Optimum combination of tried-and-tested knee support and patellar support strap
Genumedi PSS is a knee support for reliable guidance and stabilisation of the knee joint and to relieve tension on the patellar ligament (tendon) insertion. The compressive knit improves proprioception and sensorimotor function of the knee. The tendon pad with silicone dot coating stimulates the patellar ligament.
Two-part pad system for easy patellar guidance and specific reduction of pressure and tension at the tip of the patella and the tibial tuberosity
Offset strap system for balanced pressure distribution
Pressure exerted by the integrated silicone dot coating stimulates proprioception to increase quadriceps muscle tone
Proprioceptive compression for reliable guidance and stabilisation of the joints
How does it work?/Mode of action
The silicone pads in the Genumedi PSS relieve the pressure on the kneecap and, in conjunction with the knitted fabric's compression, produce a massaging effect. This effect encourages circulation through the joint and therefore helps reduce swelling and effusions and alleviate irritation and pain. It simultaneously helps improve muscular control and the body's own stabilisation of the knee joint. The pressure applied by the additional belt strap and the pad under it reduces tension on the patellar tendon thus creating relief for the tendon insertions and alleviating pain.
Supports are most beneficial during physical activity.
Open the two belt straps.
Hold the support with the thumb on the inside at the top end of the side stabilisation rods.
Pull the support over the knee in such a way that the two silicon pads cover the centre of the kneecap without applying any pressure. Make sure when positioning the support that the smaller pad (tendon pad) is located below the kneecap over the patellar tendon.
Now close the front belt strap with your leg slightly bent. Check when doing so that this strap runs over the small pad.
Then close the rear belt strap.
The belt may be cut to the individually required length. To this end, open the hook and loop fasteners at the end of the belt and shorten it accordingly.
Then check the support's position again.
To remove it, first open the two belt straps. Then reach into the support from the bottom end and pull downwards.
Please take care that trained staff instruct you when putting on the support for the first time.
The support can in principle be worn throughout the day. This must depend on how comfortable the wearer is. Moreover, the knee may not be bent by more than 70° when sitting. The support should be removed for long breaks (e.g. long periods sitting, long drives or sleeping).
If you suffer excessive pain or discomfort during wear, please take off the product immediately and contact your doctor or specialised shop.
The support is suitable for use in water. After use, please rinse thoroughly.
Poliamide, polyester, elastane
The silicone ring is not supposed to be removed before washing. Fabric softener, fats, oils and ointments can attack the material and the Clima Comfort effect can be impaired. We recommend using a laundry bag. Soap residues can cause skin irritation and material wear.
Wash the product by hand, preferably using a medi clean detergent, or in delicate cycle at 30°C using a mild detergent without fabric conditioners.
- Do not bleach.
- Leave to dry naturally.
- Do not iron.
- Do not dry clean.
- Patellar tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Following injury to the patellar tendon
- Diseases or injuries of the skin in the area of use, especially with inflammatory symptoms (excessive warming, swelling or reddening)
- Sensitivity and perfusion disorders of the legs or feet (e.g. in the case of diabetes)
- Lymph outflow disorders, as well as undiagnosed swellings of soft tissues, apart from the area of use
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How to use our Genumedi PSS knee supports for relieving pain at the patellar tendon insertion. Date of issue: until January 2018.
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How to use our Genumedi PSS knee support for relieving pain at the patellar tendon insertion. Date of issue: until June 2018.
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How to use our Genumedi PSS knee supports. Date of issue: from June 2018.
Genumedi® PSS – medi’s new knee support for jumper’s knee
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