Knee brace helps Danny Cipriani recover from ligament injury
5 August 2013
England Premiership rugby player Danny Cipriani is recovering
from ligament damage with the help of an innovative knee brace that
stabilises the joint and prevents over extension.
The Genu Arexa knee brace, made by Ottobock, has allowed Cipriani
to regain mobility sooner by providing greater stability. As a
result, he trusted his joint sooner, which is critical for an early
recovery and a return to everyday activities.
"Wearing the knee brace has enabled me to carry on as normal
whilst undergoing my physiotherapy”, said Danny Cipriani. “My knee
brace allowed me to get up and about soon after my accident and has
really offered me the stability and confidence to go about my daily
activities in comfort as I recover."
Tom O'Malley, Lead Physiotherapist at Sale Sharks Rugby Club
said, "The knee brace has been instrumental in Danny Cipriani's
recovery. It provides guidance and stabilisation for the knee at all
levels and protects against hyperextension. 40% of knee injuries
involve ligament damage so the Genu Arexa is a great choice for
people who have suffered this type of trauma and who are keen to get
back out playing sports like Danny."
The international award-winning Genu Arexa knee brace from
Ottobock enables strong support in the healing process in either
postoperative or conservative treatment. The brace adapts to the
knee with help from intelligent padding and auto-adaptive plastic
shells to offer comfort to the wearer whilst protecting the knee,
providing optimal stabilisation. It also offers a practical
Click-2-Go system which allows the wearer to set the range of motion
without the use of tools. Knee stabilisation after injury ensures a
safe return to sport and everyday activities along with a feeling of