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Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Support
GenuTrain knee support stabilizes the joint, relieves pain and helps to achieve faster mobilization. The GenuTrain is the original functional knee support and has undergone continuous further development since it was launched onto the market in 1981. The new generation with the Omega pad, a new functional cushion around the kneecap, is once again setting new standards. Further improvements have been made to the support, with the result that it is now better than ever at stabilizing the joint and pressure relief for the kneecap and reduction in pain at the meniscus.
Secure hold and protection for the knee joint, the GenuTrain active support consists of anatomically contoured knit and an integral, ring-shaped, functional cushion, the Omega pad. It relieves pain by conveying the therapeutic pressure of the support from the kneecap to the soft tissues of the knee region. Two nubs on the lower edge of the pad, the Hoffa pads, exert metered pressure on the infrapatellar fat pad, thereby also increasing relief for the kneecap and supporting the pain-relieving effect. Lateral wings extend into the joint space of the knee, providing targeted pain relief at the meniscus in this sensitive area. These meniscal wings mean that the Omega pad has a similar shape to the Greek letter Ω, hence its name.
This support promotes proprioception (balance), giving heightened sensory awareness in the knee for increased joint stabilization. Graduated compression at the edges prevents constriction of circulation and makes for a more comfortable fit. Medial and lateral spiral stays keep the support from rolling or bunching.
The GenuTrain is designed for superior comfort, and is anatomically knitted for a precise fit. The fabric is breathable, regulates moisture and is gentle on sensitive skin. The active knit in the hollow of the knee is very fine to avoid irritation. A built-in donning aid allows easy pull-on application with just two fingers.
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Q. Does it have a seam?
A. Because the product is anatomically knit to best fit the body, it has a seam on the side of the support. The seam is very flat and not irritating.
Q. What's the difference between GenuTrain and GenuTrain P3?
A. GenuTrain P3 was specifically designed to treat patellar sub (shifting). Therefore, the silicone insert in the P3 has a tracking guide to prevent the patella from shifting out of place. It is also a little bit longer and has 4 stays, rather than 2, because the silicone insert is a lot larger than the GenuTrain insert.
Q. What are the stays made of and what are they for?
A. The stays are made of spiraled stainless steel (like a slinky toy when it is flat) so they are very flexible and won't rust when wet. The stays have plastic tips on the ends so they won't make holes in the material. The stays help prevent the support from rolling.
Q. Why is the kneecap covered?
A. The knit material lightly covers the patella to prevent swelling from developing in this area. GenuTrain's unique, 3 dimensional knit does not put excess pressure on the kneecap, which is a benefit.
Q. What is the elastic part of the GenuTrain made of?
A. The elastic part of the GenuTrain is a natural rubber which is a latex, natural rubber latex. It is covered by many layers of fiber and does not come in direct contact with the skin.
Available in the following colors: Black, Nature and Titanium
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