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American Football star treated with CDS Elbow Brace


Brace Orthopaedic was recently contacted by Jean-Richard Wohi, an American Football professional playing for the fourth best team in Europe, Frankfurt Universe. During this season he sustained a season ending injury, rupturing his triceps tendon and required surgery.

His surgery was successful, and he was then placed in a cast for three days. After that, German doctors supplied a CDS (Controlled Dynamic Stretch) Elbow Extension brace and he was told to wear the brace for the next six weeks. CDS works on the principle of low load prolonged stretch and offers a dynamic assistance which can be fine-tuned to the patient, both in terms of force and range of movement adjustment.

Richard, like most professional athletes, has sustained a number of injuries over the years, but commented “This is by far the best product I have ever used and has been a godsend in my recovery. What makes this brace special, is the mechanics contained within it. It assists extension and so it helps my triceps to work easier while it’s healing. It’s also made to restrict movement in the joints to set angles, which in my case were 60, 90 and 120 degrees, which had to be set every two weeks. The first adjustment was done by a Physiotherapist in Germany who had experience adjusting the brace, but then I returned to the UK and was concerned I may not find the same assistance. I contacted Brace Orthopaedic, the distributors of the product, and asked if they had someone in the West Midlands who could assist. I was helped by a lovely lady on the phone called Cathryn who organised for Alex Falkonakis to come and adjust my brace. It was a very professional and prompt service and I could not recommend this product or company more highly.”

If you would like to hear more about Brace Orthopaedic’s range of CDS braces or indeed arrange a product demonstration then please call Customer Services on 0191 258 8944 where Cathryn or Iain would be delighted to help. Alternatively, please visit our website at www.braceorthopaedic.co.uk