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Bauerfeind Knee Braces - Which Option Should I Choose?

Bauerfeind Knee Braces - Which Option Should I Choose?

The History of Bauerfeind

Bauerfeind is a family-owned company founded and manufactured in Germany. WIth almost 100 years of experience, it has become an industry leader for their compressive knit garments. With a high standard of quality, your brace is a comfortable option to assist with knee pain. 

Bauerfeinds knee braces and orthoses provide rapid relief from pain by soothing the areas that hurt and delivering the stability you need. The muscles, tendons and ligaments of the knee are the most common areas of the body to suffer pain and injury. From arthritis, ACL tears, knee surgery, ligament tears or muscle pulls, injuries, soreness, pain and inflammation can interfere with your daily life. Bauerfeind knee braces help reduce pain and swelling, providing joint stability and supporting your painful area without limiting mobility. The knit material and special viscoelastic cushioned pads make the brace the most comfortable option. 

We are here to help you break down which knee brace option would be most suitable for you. If you don't find your diagnosis listed in the options below, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you. 


Compression Levels:  Compression is a measurement of the level of pressure, measured in mmHg. The GenuTrain options listed below contain a medical compression grade of 20-30 mmHg. 

GenuTrain Knee Braces:

The GenuTrain is soft, breathable and moisture-wicking, especially in the sensitive area in the back of the knee for all-day wearing comfort. The latex that is included in the compressive knit of these garments are not in direct contact with the skin. 

 

Variety of pad shapes used across their knee bracing options for specific purpose of providing more pain relief/support: 

With the new Omega+ pad, the brace provides targeted stimulation to sensitive areas of the knee that influence pain perception and mobility. Its anatomically-contoued knitted fabric with a soft textured surface provides a gentle massage and activates the body's proprioceptors to keep the support in place. This pad type is used for the New GenuTrain, GenuTrain Comfort, and GenuTrain with Silicone. 

Thanks to the anatomically shaped pad integrated in the elastic knit fabric (elastic pressure pad), the support gives the joint and muscles a targeted, healing intermittent compression massage on every movement. This pad is used on the GenuTrain A3 model.

 

 

The orthopedic brace, with its two integral pressure cushions (pads) and a corrective strap, stabilizes the position of the kneecap and activates the musculature, thereby accelerating the healing process. This pad is used on the GenuTrain P3 model. 

 

 

Compressive Sleeve Options:

Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace:

If your knee feels weak, is swollen or painful, the GenuTrain knee brace is a highly recommended item. Embeded stays with flexible bending zones and donning and doffing aids ensure a secure fit and make the support easy to put on and take off. Contains the Omega+ pad.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Mild arthritis
  • Inflammation of the knee joint
  • Meniscus tear (without instability)

Contains Semi-Rigid Plastic Stays on the side of the brace to prevent the brace from bunching at the knee joint. 


Bauerfeind GenuTrain Comfort Knee Brace:

The 'comfort' references sizing as this brace is designed to be the half sizes of the standard GenuTrain. So if someone has a larger thigh to calf ratio, this brace option may be a better fit. Embeded stays with flexible bending zones and donning and doffing aids ensure a secure fit and make the support easy to put on and take off. Contains the Omega+ pad.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Mild arthritis
  • Inflammation of the knee joint
  • Meniscus tear (without instability)

Contains Semi-Rigid Plastic Stays on the side of the brace to prevent the brace from bunching at the knee joint. 

 


Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace with Silicone Band:

This brace is designed for the same indications as above, but has silicone dots on the top bands of the brace to resist the garment sliding down. Embeded stays with flexible bending zones and donning and doffing aids ensure a secure fit and make the support easy to put on and take off. Contains the Omega+ pad.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Mild arthritis
  • Inflammation of the knee joint
  • Meniscus tear (without instability)

Contains Semi-Rigid Plastic Stays on the side of the brace to prevent the brace from bunching at the knee joint. 


Patella Knee Brace Options:

Bauerfeind GenuPoint Knee Strap:

The special pad enables targeted compression of the patellar ligament.The pad guides and relieves strain on the patellar tendon. It massages typically painful areas during movement, thereby relieving symptoms.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Osgood-Schlatter

 

Contains rigid plastic.


Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3:

Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3 relieves pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralization), anterior knee pain ( PFS - patellofemoral pain syndrome) or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Patella alta

Contains galvanized steels stays. 

 


Osteoarthritis Knee Brace Options:

Bauerfeind GenuTrain A3:

The GenuTrain A3 orthopedic brace provides additional targetted compression on the medial side of the joint for those that suffer from medial compartment osteoarthritis of a mild to moderate severity. 

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Medial Compartment Osteoarthritis

 

Contains metal spiral stays. 


Bauerfeind GenuTrain OA:

Targeted relief for painful areas on the inside or outside of the knee joint, allowing you to be active for longer and noticeably reduce pain. With the use of the BOA dial, the brace offloads either the medial or lateral compartment for those that suffer from moderate to severe osteoarthirtis. 

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Unicompartmental osteoarthritis
  • Unicompartmental cartilage/bone lesion
  • Following unilateral meniscus lesions

Contains rigid plastic. 


Ligament Protection Options:

 

Bauerfeind GenuTrain S:

The GenuTrain S active support with lateral joint splints supports the knee joint for indications of slight instability, arthritis or osteoarthritis of the knee.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Recent meniscus tears
  • Mild instability of the knee joint caused by laxity in the ligaments, or prior ligament tears (ACL/MCL/LCL)
  • Tricompartmental Osteoarthritis

Contains rigid plastic. 


Bauerfeind GenuTrain S Pro:

The GenuTrain S Pro active support with lateral joint splints supports the knee joint for indications of slight instability, arthritis or osteoarthritis of the knee. The anatomically contoured joint splints on the Bauerfeind GenuTrain S Pro can be individually adjusted by an orthotist / medical supply retailer and their range of movement can be restricted. By adjusting the hinge, the flexion angle of the knee can be limited to 30°, 60° or 90°. The knee can also be prevented from stretching to its full extent by locking the hinge at 20°. These restrictions are designed to protect the knee and can be lifted in line with the progress of treatment.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Recent meniscus tears
  • Mild instability of the knee joint caused by laxity in the ligaments, or prior ligament tears (ACL/MCL/LCL)
  • Tricompartmental Osteoarthritis

Contains rigid plastic. 


Bauerfeind SofTec Genu:

SofTec Genu is a multifunctional orthosis for stabilization of the knee. It is used, for example,in cases of torn ligaments, collateral ligament injury or arthritis. Its construction combines: stability and control provided by fixed joint splints, healing massage provided by a pad on the kneecap and maximum wearing comfort thanks to the anatomically shaped, breathable SofTec vector-oriented knitted fabric.

 

Common Indications for use:

  • Moderate instability of knee joint caused by laxity in the ligaments, or prior ligament tears (ACL/MCL/LCL)
  • Recent meniscus tears with higher knee joint instability

Contains metal


Washing Tips:

  • Washing Machine Instructions: Place in laundry net, set spine cycle to maximum 500 revolutions/minute, cold water and gentle cycle.  Remove hinges and set velcro in place beforehand. 
  • Dry your brace support in the air and not in the dryer, otherwise the knitted fabric will be impaired. 
  • Wash your brace regularly so that the compression of the knitted fabric is retained.

Check out all our GenuTrain Knee Brace Options


Need a knee brace but not sure which product is right for your condition? Contact our Kinesiology team today for fast free advice.

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