In short For Prof. Olivier Barbier, French knee expert, non-surgical methods are always the first choice for treating osteoarthritis of the knee. The GenuTrain brace is part of his multi-modal pain therapy.
- For the orthopedist and sports physician, the relieving brace is the primary option for treating pain in the medial compartment, which is affected in 90 percent of cases.
- In cases of medial osteoarthritis of the knee, GenuTrain OA reduces the external knee adduction torque, which is increased (usually caused by axial misalignment), to lessen one-sided strain in the joint.
- The French military physician’s multi-modal pain therapy also includes medication and patient education regarding lifestyle, diet and body weight.