The ACL is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee, ranging from grade 1 injuries such as strains and mild tears, all the way through to grade 3 injuries like full ruptures and detachments. Most commonly injured in sports, significant trauma to the knee can still cause it to be damaged. Protecting your joint with an ACL knee brace is one of the best ways to take care of the ligament, whether it's an old injury that flares up now and then, or it's a fresh problem that's got you off your feet.
Bauerfeind have spent decades with the world's best sports physiotherapists and surgeons to perfect ACL knee braces for all conditions, no matter the patient. If you're after an ACL brace, then Bauerfeind has you sorted.
How do I recover from an ACL injury?
ACL injuries are graded based on severity, with a mild strain or tear falling under grade 1 while a full rupture or separation is a class 3. Recovery changes depending on how serious it is, but in general reducing activity and movement of the ligament as targeted strengthening is the foundation, combined with bracing to protect the ligament and strengthen the surrounding anatomy, and in some cases, undergoing surgery.
Will these weaken my muscles?
While cheaper and less effective braces can cause an issue known as reliance (where the muscles become weaker and rely on the brace), Bauerfeind have perfected the blend of stability and movement. By restricting or immobilising specific parts of the ankle that need it, and freeing up the rest, you can continue to exercise, building and maintaining strength in the joint.
Can I wear these all day?
Virtually all our medical supports are designed to be worn for any length of time, whether it's half an hour after exercise to recover the muscle, or first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).