The CB brace is effective since expertise and technology in medical sites are utilized. Support both patient quality of life and peace of mind!
About 20 years have passed since CB Brace began. All this time, we have been helping patients face their suffering, based on doctors’ diagnoses of pain and disability of the knee. It is impossible to speak of this work without acknowledging the expertise and skills of the doctors and medical professionals.
We will explain precisely the merits and usage of CB Brace to the people concerned, and continue to support patients as a member of the healthcare team.
Passion of the developer and technology
Sakima Tamotsu, the inventor of the CB brace, had been battling injury and illness since childhood. The background to the birth of the CB brace is the spirit of ingenuity and the life of the developer. And, it has been passed down to employees. Not only the technology but this spirit and enthusiasm are the greatest strengths of Sakima Prosthetics & Orthotics.
Bring a smile to the customer through team medicine
Sakima Prosthetics & Orthotics proposes products that alleviate the failure, pain, and trouble based on medical practices by doctors and prosthetists who see patients every day. Also, we ask patients to be admitted to proper medical care.
Cooperation with the local community
The entire staff of the company is equipped to provide support to all medical professionals with the cooperation of distributors throughout Japan and around the world. We provide product information and respond quickly to care needs following delivery so that people can use our products safely and properly.
What is CB brace
A brace is “a structure in which a connecting member is incorporated,
with a joint portion and a joint member in the center.”
The brace fittings include the inner and outer struts, which are
connected by a bridge. This is referred to as the center bridge, since the
center of the joint is connected by arched steel.
From this, we have taken the initial letters of Center and Bridge and
named our product CB Brace.
SAKIMA Prosthetics & Orthotics Co., Ltd. has acquired a patent for the
structural concept of CB.
Features of CB Brace
- ①There is increased rigidity / supporting force of the brace near the fittings.
- ②Because the rigidity of the entire brace is reinforced and secured with the CB bar, it is possible to reduce the brace’s weight.
- ③There is increased flexibility due to the fittings of the struts toward the tip.
CB Brace realizes stable support, correction, and comfort even when mobile,
without sacrificing supportive capability although it is lightweight.
CB Brace is ideal for osteoarthritis (OA).
The CB bar stabilizes movement by suppressing deformation / shaking (thrust) of the joint, improves the load balance of the joint with three-point support and correction, suppresses inflammation, and alleviates pain.
Because the steel components of the entire brace are secured and reinforced by the CB bar, CB Brace is the world’s most lightweight brace. This is accomplished without reducing its supportive capability as a rigid brace, and it provides a comfort level that is close to that of a soft brace.
- A state where the muscle strength balance collapses,
then thighbone hits tibia to cause pain.
- The muscle strength balance is improved by the three-point support correction,then the pain is relieved.
The only brace for genu recurvatum
Our brace for genu recurvatum is at the core of CB Brace.
CB features are utilized to their full advantage against genu recurvatum, a condition that places a heavy burden on joints / fittings.
By setting a strong initial bending angle, CB Brace keeps the knee joint securely in a mild flexed position and facilitates exercise and muscle strengthening.
CB Brace exerts its power not only in everyday life but also at the rehabilitation site.
CB Brace is a unique brace for genu recurvatum that optimizes exercise performance while maintaining high supportive and corrective force.
Firmly prevent excessive extension in the front and in the back
We cherish the testimonials and continue to create. Testimonials from doctors about Sakima Prosthetics & Orthotics
Keio University Sports Medicine Research Center
[CB Braces: Innovative Ideas]
Orthopedists employ braces on a wide range of therapeutic occasions. Traditionally, the fundamental principle of orthopedic therapy was to immobilize the affected region with a plaster cast and let the patient rest.
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Professor Emeritus, Nagasaki University
Director, Nagasaki City Welfare Center for the Physically Disabled
[When I saw the CB brace for the first time]
I first saw the CB brace in a video of the Hemiplegia Patients Golf Competition in Okinawa held on January 26, 2013. The video was given to me by Sokatsu Yamamoto, Professor at Kumamoto Health Science University, who had served as an advisor to the event.
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Papers about osteoarthritis of knee.
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- Evaluation methods of CB-Brace for knee osteoarthritis
- Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of the Conventional Brace (Medial Side Single-Hinge Knee Brace with Strap) and the Double-Hinge Knee Brace with Center Bridge (CB Brace) for Knee Osteoarthritis
- The efficacy of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) combined with center bridge brace attachment for patients with knee hyperextension
Guide to CB brace products.
The origin of the CB brace is an orthotic developed for a hemiplegia patient. CB means Center Bridge. Taking advantage of the simple and ingenious patented technology CB (Center bridge) structure, the equipment was created for use according to the degree of symptoms or disabilities.
- Osteoarthritis of a knee(OA)
- Hyperextension of a knee
- Ligament injury