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Why should I use Unloader knee braces?

Both Unloader One and Unloader One Lite are based on the same design; aiming to apply a biomechanical force to reduce pressure on the affected side of the joint. Main advantages of unloader braces are:

  • Unloader knee braces feature a lightweight, low-profile design, which is barely noticeable, and fits comfortably under clothing.
  • The brace’s dual Dynamic Force Straps (DFS) apply a gentle force designed to reduce pressure on the sensitive bony surfaces of the knee. This may assist in reducing pain and allow increased mobility, and, utilising the SmartDosing® dial with Boa® Technology, you can easily change the dual DFS tension to adjust the degree of unloading, even through clothing.

 

The Unloader braces

Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: mild to moderate

Activities: walking, shopping, gardening, golf


Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: moderate to severe

Activities: walking, hiking, running, cycling


Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: mild to moderate

Movement: low to average impact

Activities: walking, shopping, gardening, golf


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.

25%

of patients reported a reduction in the use of pain medication.*

31%

of patients reported a reduction in the use of over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatories.*

35%

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.

Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: early to mild

Movement: low to average impact

Activities: walking, shopping, gardening, golf
 


Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: mild to moderate, combined with ligament instability

Movement: fast and sliding, high impact

Activities: track & field, snow sports, basketball


For information on Unloader braces or a fitting centre in your area, please contact our Customer Service at Össur Australia 1300 123 268, use our contact form here
Unloader braces should always be fitted by an authorised practitioner. Always read the label. Use only as directed and consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.