A Study: The Effect of a Knee Brace on Osteoarthritis
Bauerfeind’s infamous GenuTrain® knee brace has undergone continuous improvement since it hit the market in 1981.

The 14 time winner of the International iF DESIGN AWARD, GenuTrain® active supports strengthen and activate the muscles as well as protect and provide relief to joints.

The GenuTrain® A3 is designed to relieve complex, chronic knee pain, including pain caused by arthritis.

A recent study conducted by the Movement Medical Research, Department of Sports Medicine, University of Hamburg tested the GenuTrain® A3 knee brace on patients with grade 1-3 osteoarthritis of the knee.

The aim of the randomised and controlled study was to demonstrate the effect of a knee brace in terms of range of motion, pain reduction, and physical mobility.

In the early stages, osteoarthritis is limited to changes in the articular cartilage, followed by an inflammatory response. There are multiple factors that contribute to the development of osteoarthritis, including changes on a mechanical and molecular biological level, as well as traumatic, genetic and hormonal responses.

METHODOLOGY
Patients wearing support: 19
Patients without support: 20
Test Brace: GenuTrain A3 knee support and brace
Test method Possible pain-free walking distance; SF-36 score, WOMAC score

RESULTS
Following six weeks of treatment with the GenuTrain® A3 knee brace for arthritis, patients wearing the support demonstrated a decrease in pain, and higher values for stability of the knee and physical mobility.

The distance walked without pain increased significantly – by a factor of 2.4 times the walking distance.

Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who used the GenuTrain® A3 knee brace had better health-related quality of life than patients without a brace.

In order to receive the full benefits of your knee brace, it’s vital that you have the correct size for your body. At the Bauerfeind Australia flagship store in Sydney CBD we offer a state of the art 3D Body Measurement service to help ensure the perfectly sized product is selected.

The Bodytronic 600 digital measurement system measures the legs up to the hips as well as knees and ankles. The 3D model of your body instantly generated by the system coupled with numerous measurement data then forms the basis of an accurate choice of size and product.

Physiotherapists can rest assure their patients are measured accurately, and therefore receiving maximum relief.

Shop the GenuTrain® A3 Arthritis knee brace.

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