Recent clinical research by the Steadman Philippon Research Institute demonstrated potential decreased pain, improved function and a reduction in usage of pain medication for patients using the Unloader One knee brace. The support provided by the brace may enable users to take up activities they might have started to avoid because of the pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. For some patients, the Unloader One may mean surgery is no longer a necessity, as their mobility may be increased and knee pain may be reduced. For others, the knee brace is used as an interim solution, potentially postponing the need for surgery until they feel prepared for the procedure.
of patients reported a reduction in the use of pain medication.*
of patients reported a reduction in the use of over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatories.*
of patients reported a reduction in the use of prescription anti-inflammatories.*
* Briggs, K.K., Matheny, L.M., and Steadman, J.R. 2012. Improvement in quality of life with use of an unloader knee brace in active patients with OA: A prospective cohort study. J Knee Surg 25, 417-422. This study was sponsored by Össur.
Alternative brace options
Unloader One Lite and Unloader One braces are solutions you can rely on for the adventure ahead. For other needs, such as support for early OA or support with ligament instability, check out these options.