Knee Braces For After A Knee Replacement

What is the best way to help with recovery after a knee replacement?

Knee replacement (or knee athroplasty), is a commonly performed surgical procedure to remove the diseased areas of the joint and replace it with a prosthesis. It is generally performed for individuals who have arthritis of the knee and experience grinding of the structures due to wear and tear.

This procedure can be performed as a total or partial knee replacement. It is important that adequate support and protection is provided for the affected knee post surgery to ensure a smooth recovery process.

Bauerfeind's high-quality knee supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the post-operative symptoms and instabilities following a knee replacement surgery. We have appropriate braces dedicated to minimise the pain and swelling to help complement and facilitate your recovery. The gentle fabric is comfortable and flexible, allowing you to perform everyday activities without any restrictions to movement.

The GenuTrain S Hinged brace is particularly good as it provides the highest level of support around the knee joint with its hinged bars and adjustable strapping system.


BEST KNEE BRACES FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT


GenuTrain Knee brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

$149.95

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

  • Integrated donning aid allows you to easily put on the knee brace
  • Soft hollow of the knee for enhanced wearing comfort
  • Three-dimensional active knit for an ideal fit and optimal neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Fits either leg the same version can be used for right and left
  • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

 

GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

$239.95

The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. This patella knee brace features a unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

  • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
  • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
  • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.

 

GenuTrain A3 Knee brace

An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support of complex, chronic arthritic knee pain.

$229.95

If you suffer from osteoarthritis or degenerative knee pain, the clinically developed GenuTrain A3 knee brace can provide pain relief and targeted support for your knee joint. It is also suitable to treat minor meniscal strains and micro-tears.

  • 3D Airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort
  • Expansion zone in the calf area makes it easier to put on
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement

 

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability or MCL injury.

$289.95

The hinged knee brace was engineered using Bauerfeind’s gradient compression, lateral joint splints and a viscoelastic pad to provide active protection of the knee.

The joint splints guide the knee, providing lateral movement support while keeping the area stable. This improves sensorimotor function for maximum movement control.

  • Three-dimensional fabric – Automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilisation.
  • Viscoelastic pads – Provides a massage effect during movement.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.
  • Reduced pressure at the edges – Prevents constriction.

 

HOW TO ENSURE OPTIMAL RECOVERY AFTER A KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY?

  • Physical therapy. Strengthening exercises prescribed from your physiotherapist or exercise physiologist help to build muscles around the knee, easing the load on the joints and reducing pain.
  • Stretching. Lessen stiffness and reduce pain through stretching exercises.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful for pain management.
  • Support and brace. A Bauerfeind brace offers enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression, which targets specific joints and relieves pain.

Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent knee pain.

 

How long does it take to recover from knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement surgery takes a while to recover from. You can stop using crutches around 6 weeks post-op, with swelling, inflammation, pain and discomfort reducing within 3 months to up to a year.