- Ideal for more severe pain and instability in the knee
- Powerful 13,800 G magnets promote faster healing and maximum pain relief
- Flexible side stablizers and adjustable compression straps reduce strain weak knee joints
- Wear the support for long periods of time without overheating and without perspiration build-up, because Acticel™ technology maintains ideal therapeutic conditions between your skin and the support at any level of physical activity
- Wrap around design for easy application
- Improves flexibility more rapidly after an injury
The Platinum Magnetic Knee Support provides maximum knee pain relief, fully adjustable compression, and superior support for knee instability. Designed to help more severe discomfort from arthritis, knee sprains, post-surgical recovery, torn cartilage, and other painful injuries that cause weakness in the knee joint.
The Platinum Knee Support contains the most powerful configuration of magnets found in any Therion magnetic knee brace. 14 high-energy 13,800 gauss neodymium and 4,300 gauss ceramic magnets are strategically placed along the sides of the knee, below the knee cap, and behind the knee. This ensures maximum magnetic therapy coverage around the entire knee joint for faster pain relief and healing.
Results from a 2-week, double-blind study found that applying magnets over painful knee joints not only reduced pain, but also enhanced physical knee function when walking.
Hinman MR, Ford J, Heyl H (2002). Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. "Effects of static magnets on chronic knee pain and physical function: a double-blind study." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 8(4): 50-5. PMID: 12126173
Therion supports and braces are made with patented Acticel™ high-performance fabric. Acticel™ provides superior compressive support, and offers significant advantages over other neoprene and elastic support materials.
Acticel™ technology maintains an ideal comfort zone between your skin and the support at any level of physical activity, allowing Therion orthopedic supports to be worn for long periods of time without overheating and without perspiration build-up.
I recently returned from a 124 mile hiking walk around the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. I couldn't have done it without my Therion. I have a little bone on bone action in my right knee, and the 11 day walk was very comfortable with my Therion.
Pete – Edgewater, FL
The Platinum Magnetic Knee Support opens flat – making it easy to put on and adjust from a sitting or standing position. Two tension straps provide fully adjustable compression above and below the knee, helping to reduce muscle strain and pain while you're bending or walking. Spiral spring stays on both sides of the knee provide added stability and support, without restricting your movement. You’ll appreciate the additional support when walking with a weak or injured knee.
Please note: Not everyone can use magnets. There are a few restrictions.
|Name||Platinum Magnetic Knee Support|
|Magnet Size||3/4" diameter x 1/4" thick|
|Polarity||Bio-North (Negative) facing the body|
|Type of Magnet(s)||Neodymium and Anisotropic Ceramic|
|Manufacturer Gauss Rating||13,800 G / 4,300 G|
|Surface Gauss||3,900 G|
|Effective Penetration||8" (20 cm)|
|Material||Acticel™ patented high performance orthopedic material|
|Color||Platinum Gray / Black|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
What is Acticel?
Acticel™ is a high-performance orthopedic material that provides superior compressive support, and offers significant advantages over other neoprene and elastic support materials.
The comfort problem with orthopedic supports
Traditional Neoprene supports provide excellent compression, but are non-breathable so they prevent heat and sweat from escaping. This causes over-heating and excessive sweat build-up, making them very uncomfortable to wear for more then a short period of time.
While having advantages over traditional non-breathable Neoprene in certain circumstances, “Breathable” supports provide minimal therapeutic heat benefit because of their uncontolled heat loss. This causes condensation of sweat, which cools the skin. At higher levels of activity, the support will eventually become soaking wet and very uncomfortable. There is also a significant reduction in the compressive and elastic qualities of the material.
What are the benefits of Acticel™?
Acticel™ creates a perfect therapeutic microclimate between your skin and the support by maintaining optimum therapeutic temperature and low moisture (sweat) at any level of physical activity.
This patented technology is why Therion orthopedic supports can be worn for long periods of time without overheating and without sweat build-up.
How does Acticel™ work?
Acticel™ uses a pattern of dome-shaped vapor chambers, each with a tiny hole at the top to replicate the way the leaves of a plant transpire (lose water vapor).
While resting, excess body heat and perspiration rise into the dome-shaped chambers and exit through the tiny holes at a controlled rate. The chambers flex and stretch with each movement of the body, causing excess heat and perspiration to be pumped out of the small holes. This also allows cooler, drier air to enter from the outside.
The unique pumping action of the vapor chambers increases and decreases with the user's level of physical activity. This ensures that body heat, blood flow and compression remain consistent during a wide range of activities.
What is the science behind Acticel™?
Acticel™ technology is based on the laws of thermodynamics and diffusion where heat will always move from an area of high temperature to an area of low temperature; and water vapor will tend to move from an area of higher density to an area of lower density in order to regain equilibrium.
The unique design of the Acticel™ vapor chamber provides the required air space for excess perspiration to evaporate and collect as vapor. This creates the necessary conditions to establish a steep diffusion gradient at the tiny hole on top of the chamber, allowing maximum removal of vapor, while minimizing therapeutic heat loss.
|Size||Knee Measurement*||Item No.|
|Small / Medium||12½" – 15"||OS245|
|Large||15¼" – 17"||OS246|
|X-Large||17¼" – 21"||OS247|
|* Measure the circumference of your leg at the kneecap. Use this measurement to select the proper size from the chart. If it is between two sizes, we recommend you order the smaller size.|