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Discussion of general support braces

PROD# Discussion     

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Look here for a discussion of braces designed to provide general overall support.


  • The Genutrain by Bauerfeind is an excellent generalized support for the knee. Made from a knit material the Genutrain is very breathable, making this support very comfortable to wear during activity. Metal stays medially and laterally in combination with a gel pad surrounding the patella make this an excellent brace for generalized support and compression of the knee. Lighter weight material on the back of the brace prevent bunching behind the knee. The only potential problem with the Genutrain is, if you have a large difference between the diameter of the thigh and the diameter of the calf, the Genutrain may not stay in place. For heavy people, the Genutrain may not be the brace of choice.
  • The Neomax Patellar Stabilizer is also an excellent all around knee support. The Bioskin Patellar Stabilizer is Made from neoprene covered with lycra for increased comfort. The strap below the knee allows the brace to stay in place even on people with large thighs and small calves. Even heavy people can usually fit into the brace without it sliding down the leg. Metal stays medially and laterally in combination with a bolster around the patella make this excellent for generalized support and compression of the knee. significantly more comfortable over standard neoprene, does add bulk.
  • The Hely & Weber Knee Sleeve is an excellent alternative if all that is wanted is compression. This is a neoprene sleeve, so you will get hot and sweat under this support.