Ossur Rebound® Cartilage

The success of an articular cartilage repair is dependent upon patient compliance during the rehabilitation process and the protocol is based on restricted cartilage load combined with gradual increase in activity. Many rehabilitation protocols suggest partial weight-bearing as the standard of care for successful outcomes. However, patient compliance to partial weight-bearing instructions with crutches has been shown to be inconsistent.

The Rebound Cartilage is a protective functional solution designed to support regeneration of the knee cartilage after repair procedures such as Microfracture, OATS and (M)ACI. Based on the clinically-proven 3-Points of Leverage System and patented Cartilage Protection Straps,™ joint unloading is maintained in flexion for protection of the cartilage during the healing process.

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Key Benefits:

  • Unloads the affected knee compartment
  • Limits ROM where required
  • Provides proprioceptive control


Articular cartilage defect repair needing unicompartmental load reduction or range of movement restriction. Cartilage knee trauma benefiting from unloading or movement restriction and needing pain relief.

May also be beneficial for other unicompartmental knee conditions that require unloading, movement restriction and pain relief such as:

  • Meniscal repair
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Condylar bone marrow lesions (i.e. bone bruises)

Rebound® Cartilage Case Studies

Key opinion leaders around the world are incorporating Rebound Functional Healing products into their treatment protocols to improve patient outcomes. Read their full case studies below:

Dr. Mats Brittberg

Professor, Region Halland Orthopedics at Kungsbaca Hospital, Sweden.

Two patients with cartilage lesions treated with temporary unloading.

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Dr. Peter Verdonk

Antwerp Orthopaedic Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Antwerp University Hospital.

Female patient who underwent lateral subtotal meniscectomy seven years prior experiencing chronic pain at the lateral tibiofemoral compartment of the left. She was treated with a lateral meniscal allograft transplantation with bone trough.

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Dr. Matthew Provencher

Complex Shoulder, Knee and Sports Surgeon at The Steadman Clinic

47-year-old male with symptomatic medial femoral condyle cartilage defect in the setting of varus alignment, treated with high tibial osteotomy and medial femoral condyle osteochondral allograft.

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Order Information

REBOUND CARTILAGE: Without Flexion Control

Size Measurements1 Right Left
Small 12.2-14” (30.9-35.6cm) B-2545X0002 B-2546X0002
Medium 14-16.75” (35.6-42.5cm) B-2545X0003 B-2546X0003
Large 16.75-20” (42.5-50.8cm) B-2545X0004 B-2546X0004
XLarge 20-24” (50-61cm) B-2545X0005 B-2546X0005

X = 1 (Medial) or 2 (Lateral)
1 Circumference: 6” below mid-patella

REBOUND CARTILAGE: With Flexion Control

Size Measurements1 Right Left
Small 12.2-14” (30.9-35.6cm) B-2547X0002 B-2548X0002
Medium 14-16.75” (35.6-42.5cm) B-2547X0003 B-2548X0003
Large 16.75-20” (42.5-50.8cm) B-2547X0004 B-2548X0004
XLarge 20-24” (50-61cm) B-2547X0005 B-2548X0005

X = 1 (Medial) or 2 (Lateral)
1 Circumference: 6” below mid-patella