For successful overall therapy of the patient, functional treatment with bandages
and supports is applied before or after surgery, or even as an alternative for patients
who are unwilling to undergo surgery.
The functional support shifts and distributes the stress from the affected joint,
thus making it more stable. The mechanism influences our body awareness reducing
the risk of injury and thereby stopping cartilage erosion.
For patients suffering from knee arthritis (gonarthritis), following types of sports
are particularly suitable:
Therapeutic supports are more effective when complimented by medicine or physiotherapy.
Orthopaedic supports or braces advised against osteoarthritis are
Medical supports and braces are prescribed by the doctor if required, and the patients
are measured for the correct fit by specialist medical retailers (e.g. surgical
appliance dealers): the user’s relevant measurements are taken so that an exact
anatomical fit is achieved.