In short A current study conducted by the Institute of Sports and Sports Science at KIT in Karlsruhe, Germany is collecting objective, clearly verifiable measurement data to assess the effectiveness of treatment with the GenuTrain OA knee brace. “The objective of our study is to get evidence-based research findings regarding the effects of the GenuTrain OA that can be included in the guidelines for treating osteoarthritis of the knee in the long term,” explain the study directors, Prof. Dr. Stefan Sell and Dr. Bernd Stetter.
- The prospective, controlled, randomized study examines 24 test subjects with proven unilateral medial osteoarthritis of the knee over the course of seven weeks, during which the patient groups wearing the medical aid were observed on different occasions.
- The effects of GenuTrain OA are analyzed from a functional and biomechanical perspective. The analysis comprises parameters related to joint kinematics and joint dynamics, including medial and lateral contact forces in the knee joint, as well as knee adduction torque.
- It also accounts for the pain perception and activity level of the test subjects.
- This data offers a detailed picture of the strain conditions acting on the knee joint.