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Levitation Knee Brace

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Health Insurance Approved

Levitation braces are reimbursable under most health insurance plans. Our bracing specialists will be happy to assist you with your claim.

To find out if Levitation is a fit for your unique needs, tell us a bit about yourself. A Bracing Specialist will get in touch within 2 business days.

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Levitation® - Knee Extension Assist and Tri-Compartment Offloader™ Knee Brace

The unique tri-compartment offloading knee brace combines multiple technologies to:

Reduce pressure throughout the knee:

Levitation is the only knee brace designed to reduce forces in all three compartments of your knee. When the knee is bent, pressure increases throughout the knee, reaching up to seven times bodyweight. Equipped with a patented “bionic” knee extension assist hinge, Levitation absorbs bodyweight, reduces pressure exerted on the knee by the quadriceps.

Realign the knee:

For those with a misalignment of the knee, the optional pneumatic offloader can be added to Levitation to help realign the knee. The offloader reduces pain, improves strength and stability, and diminishes the risk of falling.

Restore strength with bionics:

Levitation’s powerful knee extension assist hinge absorbs energy when you bend your knee and returns that energy as you straighten your leg. The hinge supports the natural motion of the knee joint and helps protect your knees, allowing you to stay active longer. As your strength increases and pain decreases while wearing the brace, the power can be dialed back or turned off altogether.

For more information, please download our specification sheet (PDF)

FeaturesProduct Description
Powerful knee extension assist hingeCarbon fiber shell
Offloads all 3 knee compartments &
Reduces joint compression
“bionic” knee extension assist hinge
Equal to losing 45 lbs of body weightSizing based on customer measurements
Customizable force-output (assist)Maximum Height: 18 inches
Two-year limited warranty on shell and hingeWeight: 990 grams

By providing customized energy return that is tailored to your needs, Levitation can be used across a wide variety of applications. Below are some of the most common uses of Levitation.

Medical ApplicationsExample Athletic Applications
Knee osteoarthritisGolf
Ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL)Tennis
Meniscus (cartilage) injuriesHockey
Many neurologically-based mobility conditionsBasketball
Rheumatoid arthritisHiking

We are dedicated to product quality and want your brace to last a long time. We use aircraft grade materials in Levitation™. Product components are listed below.

Product Components
Brace ShellCarbon Fibre
Hinge & Quick DisconnectsAluminum
SpringsStainless Steel
Padding & CordPolyethylene

Levitation sizing is based on customer measurements. Our innovative strapping systems ensure the brace will stay locked in place on your leg by dynamically changing shape to match your leg as you move.

Our sizing process requires three width and three circumference measurements per leg. Once an order has been placed, a Bracing Specialist will instruct you on how to take these measurements to ensure the best possible fit.

With a prescription in hand, most insurance providers will provide coverage for Levitation.

All insurance plans are a bit different and typically vary by region and plan type. You should always follow up directly with your insurance provider for details specific to your plan.

Note that some insurers (in particular in the United States) require a reimbursement code to provide coverage. In the United States, your doctor will prescribe an appropriate HCPCS reimbursement code for custom knee bracing with extension assistance.

We’re confident that our craftsmanship will stand up to everyday use. For purchases made after January 1st, 2020 we offer a 2-year warranty on the brace shell and hinge. We offer a 6-month warranty on soft goods including strapping and padding.

See full warranty details.

If Levitation doesn’t fundamentally change your life to your full satisfaction in the first 30 days, we’ll send you a prepaid return shipping label and issue a full refund. No hidden fees or surprises. Terms and conditions apply.

Effect of a tri compartment unloader knee brace on knee moments and quadriceps activity during a chair rise and lower and stair descent in individuals with knee osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.(2020)

Design Evaluation of a Novel Multicompartment Unloader Knee Brace
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (2020)

Knee Load Reduction From An Energy Storing Mechanical Brace: A Simulation Study
Canadian Society of Biomechanics (2019)

Summary of Physical Performance Improvements Observed in Military Personnel While Wearing the Levitation Knee Orthosis
Research Abstract (2017)

Visit our Health Care Professional and Research pages for more information about ongoing research efforts at Spring Loaded.

Some of our customers have been so kind as to let us share their stories:

Dave Carney, Veteran with knee osteoarthritis – Read Dave’s Story >>

Georgette Reed, Olympian with knee osteoarthritis – Read Georgette’s Story >>

Many others have shared their story by video. Check out their testimonials above and on our youtube page.