Opedix Knee Support System Receives Patent

Vail, CO (April 14, 2009) – Opedix is pleased to announce that they have received U.S. Patent No. 7,516,498 for their Knee Support System, issuing April 14, 2009.

"This represents the culmination of several years of hard work, correspondence and legal involvement, but we got it done," said David Gustafson, President of Opedix. "A special thanks to everyone who has worked so hard on this, and especially Dr. Michael Torry and Kim Gustafson. We’ve literally taken this from a concept in someone’s mind to Intellectually Property, and it was well worth the effort.  I couldn't be more proud," Gustafson continued.

The Opedix patent covers their unique garment with built-in "Knee Support System”. The Opedix Knee Support System uses a proprietary non-stretch fabric in a banding system that aligns the knee joint better without restricting the knee cap’s natural movement.  This improved alignment helps increase stability and reduces wear and tear of the knee joint.  The garment also utilizes compression to help reduce fatigue in muscles and optimize performance. The Opedix garment is useful for people of all skill levels and sports of all kinds, including skiing, running, climbing, hiking, skating – any  activity where the user wants increased knee joint stability without sacrificing performance.

Tested and proven effective at the world-renowned Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation, the Opedix Knee Support System combines technology and comfort into a piece you'll want to wear every time you exercise.

Opedix is an Official Supplier to the National Ski Patrol and is endorsed by the Vail Snowsports School.  All Opedix products are designed, sourced and manufactured in the USA.