Ossur Braces

Ossur Braces

The Unloader brace is suitable for mild to severe uni-compartmental osteoarthritis of the knee, where there is degradation of cartilage in one side of the joint, most commonly on the inside (medial) of the knee but it can also be on the outside (lateral). It works by shifting the force away from the affected side of the knee to the less affected side, thereby reducing the bone on bone contact when mobile and taking away the pain for the patient.

Do you have knee pain?

If so, you may have osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and be suffering unnecessarily from its associated pain, inflammation and stiffness. Many people with knee OA are forced to give up activities that require standing or walking due to the pain, reducing quality of life and often causing weight gain that in turn exacerbates the symptoms of OA.

What does OA of the knee mean?

Knee OA is wear and tear on the knee joint with associated inflammation. It is the result of degeneration, or breakdown, of the articular cartilage that covers and protects the bones in the joint. OA of the knee is a common complaint and is a long-term condition that can’t be cured, but it doesn’t necessarily get any worse over time.

Treating OA of the Knee

The system works to balance the whole body.  When this system is compromised it leads to undue pressure through our spinal column and alters how we weight bear through our hips, knees and feet.

   It is generally recommended that all non-surgical treatments are considered before any surgical procedures are undertaken.

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Benefits of the Unloader One as a treatment option

Knee bracing is an excellent means of non-surgical intervention and the Unloader knee brace is recognised as the industry standard, and is the most studied OA knee brace with over 15 clinical studies demonstrating its efficacy.

CLINICALLY PROVEN

The Unloader line of OA knee braces by Össur are clinically proven to reduce pain and improve function.

Recent clinical research demonstrates that the Unloader provides the following results for patients:

• Decreased pain

• Improved function

• Reduction in usage of pain medication

 

How does the brace work

The Unloader brace is suitable for mild to severe uni-compartmental osteoarthritis of the knee, where there is degradation of cartilage in one side of the joint, most commonly on the inside (medial) of the knee but it can also be on the outside (lateral).

It works by shifting the force away from the affected side of the knee to the less affected side, thereby reducing the bone on bone contact when mobile and taking away the pain for the patient

“Suddenly I can stand properly, the pain is just not there and I’m standing differently. I feel like I’m upright. It’s taken years off”
John Doe
Designer
“I feel so much more confident going up the stairs and especially coming down.

I can already feel the difference”
patient 2
John Doe
Designer
“It was a real shock how immediate it was....

my leg is stable instead of me being nervous about moving it”
patient 3
John Doe
Designer
“Immediately after the Unloader brace was fitted, I was able to walk without the pain for the first time in years...I have even started running again”
John Doe
Designer

Simple, safe, easy-to-use and it works

For some patients, the Unloader One can mean surgery is no longer a priority, as their mobility is increased and pain is reduced. For others, the brace is used as an interim solution, postponing the need for surgery until they feel prepared for the procedure. Patients that use it have found it to be:

• Lightweight, comfortable & easy-to-use

• Low profile, it can be worn under normal clothes

• Has no negative side-effects when used over extended periods of time

• Adjustable so you can manage the level of tension depending on activities and even weather conditions

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