Genu Arexa

An operation is usually unavoidable after a ligament injury in the knee, such as tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament. The Genu Arexa knee brace optimally supports each phase of the healing process after surgery but also during conservative treatment without an operation. It not only prevents undesirable movements, but also restores your safety and confidence in your own mobility. Furthermore, it permits a controlled transition from your first steps after the operation to full weight bearing. The knee brace can also be worn at night and during physiotherapy exercises.

Why do doctors, O&P professionals and patients rely on the Genu Arexa? Because it is easy to use: its self-adapting plastic shells perfectly mould themselves to the shape of the user’s leg the first time the brace is worn, and numbered straps make it simpler to put on and take off. Plus, it features a user-oriented, multiple award-winning design and can be easily adapted without any tools.

Auto-adaptive plastic shells

Plastic shells on the distal and proximal end of the brace automatically adapt to the contours of the leg when the straps are tightened, ensuring a high level of wearer comfort.

Numbered straps

To make the brace easy to put on and take off, the straps are numbered in the sequence they have to be fastened. The brace is versatile in application. A front upper strap is included as an option for easy modifications. It is delivered in the ACL version.

Anatomical tibia pad

The anatomically shaped tibia pad is height-adjustable and prevents pressure points on the sensitive shin bone. It also prevents unwanted rotation movements.

Easy and pain-free application

The frontal application of the Genu Arexa makes it comfortable to put on.

Click-2-go system

The medically required movement limits can be adjusted quickly and without tools thanks to the innovative Click-2-go system. The option of adjusting the brace to the individual knee width using spacers makes it possible to adapt the width of the brace to the degree of knee swelling, for example.

Slim and lightweight design

The entire brace is designed for a high level of patient compliance. The slim design plays an important role in this regard, making it possible to wear the brace close to the body and unobtrusively under clothing. Another important factor is the low weight of the brace (size M: 530 g), which offers the patient the greatest possible freedom of movement.

50K13 - Knee

Genu Arexa

Guarantees therapeutic success

An operation is usually unavoidable after a ligament injury in the knee, such as tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament. The Genu Arexa knee brace optimally supports each phase of the healing process after surgery but also during conservative treatment without an operation. It not only prevents undesirable movements, but also restores your safety and confidence in your own mobility. Furthermore, it permits a controlled transition from your first steps after the operation to full weight bearing. The knee brace can also be worn at night and during physiotherapy exercises.

Why do doctors, O&P professionals and patients rely on the Genu Arexa? Because it is easy to use: its self-adapting plastic shells perfectly mould themselves to the shape of the user’s leg the first time the brace is worn, and numbered straps make it simpler to put on and take off. Plus, it features a user-oriented, multiple award-winning design and can be easily adapted without any tools.

Terms and conditionsInjury during sports, recreation and work
User groupadults
ApplicationsBracing & Support/ (OTS)

Genu Arexa

An operation is usually unavoidable after a ligament injury in the knee, such as tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament. The Genu Arexa knee brace optimally supports each phase of the healing process after surgery but also during conservative treatment without an operation. It not only prevents undesirable movements, but also restores your safety and confidence in your own mobility. Furthermore, it permits a controlled transition from your first steps after the operation to full weight bearing. The knee brace can also be worn at night and during physiotherapy exercises.

Why do doctors, O&P professionals and patients rely on the Genu Arexa? Because it is easy to use: its self-adapting plastic shells perfectly mould themselves to the shape of the user’s leg the first time the brace is worn, and numbered straps make it simpler to put on and take off. Plus, it features a user-oriented, multiple award-winning design and can be easily adapted without any tools.

Auto-adaptive plastic shells

Plastic shells on the distal and proximal end of the brace automatically adapt to the contours of the leg when the straps are tightened, ensuring a high level of wearer comfort.

Numbered straps

To make the brace easy to put on and take off, the straps are numbered in the sequence they have to be fastened. The brace is versatile in application. A front upper strap is included as an option for easy modifications. It is delivered in the ACL version.

Anatomical tibia pad

The anatomically shaped tibia pad is height-adjustable and prevents pressure points on the sensitive shin bone. It also prevents unwanted rotation movements.

Easy and pain-free application

The frontal application of the Genu Arexa makes it comfortable to put on.

Click-2-go system

The medically required movement limits can be adjusted quickly and without tools thanks to the innovative Click-2-go system. The option of adjusting the brace to the individual knee width using spacers makes it possible to adapt the width of the brace to the degree of knee swelling, for example.

Slim and lightweight design

The entire brace is designed for a high level of patient compliance. The slim design plays an important role in this regard, making it possible to wear the brace close to the body and unobtrusively under clothing. Another important factor is the low weight of the brace (size M: 530 g), which offers the patient the greatest possible freedom of movement.

Benefits at a glance

Genu Arexa - guides and stabilizes

User with the Genu Arexa knee brace biking with her friend
Enhanced safety after the operation

Years of experience show that a knee brace such as the Genu Arexa helps stabilise the injured knee after the operation and protects it against unwanted movements. It helps you quickly regain confidence in your own mobility and muscle strength.

Ottobock’s Genu Arexa knee brace on a patient’s leg
Comfortable to wear

The plastic shells of the knee brace automatically adapt to the contours of your leg the first time it is worn. Soft, washable padding ensures ultimate wearer comfort. The height-adjustable tibia pad protects particularly sensitive areas. 

Genu Move exercise programme with the Genu Arexa for follow-up treatment of an anterior ligament rupture
Genu Move

Developed by doctors, the Genu Move exercise programme supports the follow-up treatment of your knee injury and enables you to actively contribute to your rehabilitation at home as well. It is aimed at restoring the load-bearing capacity, mobility, strength and coordination of the affected leg.

Patient opening the hook-and-loop closures on Ottobock’s Genu Arexa knee brace
Easy to use

Putting on and taking off the brace is incredibly simple. You don’t have to step into the brace. Simply place it on the front of your leg and then fasten the straps in numerical order.

User Experience

A little further every day

Jessica with the Genu Arexa

Jessica ruptured her cruciate ligament while skiing. The Genu Arexa knee brace is helping her on the way back to everyday activities.

Functionality

Knee support for cruciate ligament tears

How does a cruciate ligament tear occur?

The anterior cruciate ligament often tears during abrupt braking movements where the knee is flexed, curved slightly inward and simultaneously rotated outwards (valgus stress). This type of injury is particularly common when skiing and playing football. The posterior cruciate ligament, on the other hand, tears less frequently and mostly due to powerful external forces.

Therapy after a cruciate ligament tear

The Genu Arexa knee brace is a device for the conservative follow-up treatment of cruciate ligament injuries such as distensions, partial ruptures or ruptures. It is used for injuries to the anterior and the posterior cruciate ligaments as well as the medial and/or lateral collateral ligament. While it is intended primarily for functional follow-up treatment after ligament reconstructions, it is also used for the conservative therapy of chronic, complex instabilities of the knee joint.
Specifications

Product information

Terms and conditionsInjury during sports, recreation and work
User groupadults
ApplicationsBracing & Support/ (OTS)
Functional principlesother
ProductionAssembled
MaterialAluminium, Plastic, Textile
Product typeKnee orthoses, rigid frame

Product Data

Article numberSizeSideKnee circumference AThigh circumference B
50K13=L-SSleft (L)32 - 37 ″39 - 46 ″
50K13=R-SSright (R)32 - 37 ″39 - 46 ″
50K13=L-MMleft (L)37 - 41 ″46 - 53 ″
50K13=R-MMright (R)37 - 41 ″46 - 53 ″
50K13=L-LLleft (L)41 - 46 ″53 - 61 ″
50K13=R-LLright (R)41 - 46 ″53 - 61 ″
50K13=L-XLXLleft (L)46 - 50 ″61 - 69 ″
50K13=R-XLXLright (R)46 - 50 ″61 - 69 ″
50K13=L-XXLXXLleft (L)50 - 56 ″69 - 79 ″
50K13=R-XXLXXLright (R)50 - 56 ″69 - 79 ″
Downloads

Documents

Instructions for use
50K13Instructions for use

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Instructions for use | 50K13 Genu Arexa
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Declaration of conformity
50K13Declaration of conformity

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Declaration of Conformity for 50K13
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FAQS

Answers for you

What can I do to speed up/support the healing process?

To promote healing as effectively as possible, train your knee from the outset using the Genu Move exercise program. Talk to your doctor first.

Do I have to take the brace off during movement training?

No. Especially in the beginning, wear the brace even during the rehabilitation exercises. That makes training safe without putting the graft at risk.

Can I take the brace off overnight?

Even at night, the knee can be moved to joint positions that cause increased strain. It is therefore sensible to wear the brace at night as well. 

Why should I wear a brace?

A brace not only protects the cruciate ligament graft, it also supports the therapy of accompanying injuries (meniscus, collateral ligaments, and cartilage). A knee brace such as the Genu Arexa stabilizes the injured knee, prevents unwanted movements, and simultaneously allows you to control weight-bearing on your knee and gradually transition to movement. With the Genu Arexa, you can gradually expand the range of motion after talking to your doctor so that you can soon return to work and everyday activities.

Can I do my daily tasks with the brace?

Please discuss this with your doctor.

How can I clean the brace?

Remove the textile component from the brace.
Fasten all hook-and-loop closures.
Wash the textile component in warm water at 30°C with a standard mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
Allow to air dry. Do not expose to direct heat (e.g. sunshine, stove or radiator).
Plastic elements can be wiped with a damp cloth.