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Unloader One X Stories
My name is Peter Dudderidge, and I was referred to a Melbourne based Orthotics clinic for an Unloader One X knee brace due to painful knee osteoarthritis. From the initial consultation, where they took the time to understand my knee and leg issues, to diagnosing potential solutions and fitting the brace, the experience start to finish as been exceptional.
After a few months of using the Unloader One X knee brace in conjunction with heel raising plates in my shoes, it has made a huge difference! The brace has made it possible for me to live, play cricket & sport in general is now a lot easier and bearable.
I have gone from thinking I needed an immediate knee replacement to feeling like a replacement is now a long way off.
I would like to thank Össur for all their wonderful work. I would not hesitate to recommend the Unloader One X to anyone & would like to thank them again for helping improve & prolong my cricket journey.
Peter - Veterans cricketer Australia over 60’s cricket captain 2023.
"Using the Unloader One knee brace after loss of mobility and pain from cartilage damage has allowed me to return to orienteering and hiking in rough terrain, as well as facilitating with some cartilage repair as well."
"Taking a holiday with my daughter two years clear of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, the Unloader has allowed me to “keep up”. We trekked in Nepal, celebrated Mother's Day sunrise at the Taj Mahal and climbed Sigyra Rock in Sri Lanka. I could not have enjoyed exploring without the Unloader and I certainly would not have attained the summit! Onwards and upwards!"
"I climbed Ayers rock recently made possible by wearing an Unloader One due to the superior support it gives. It was very memorable without the pain (during and after the climb which I would normally endure) and has removed all limitations that I once had."
"With long wait times for knee replacement and ever worsening arthritis I found myself unable to put any weight on my leg. I was fitted with a knee Unloader brace, while initially very sceptical, I was absolutely amazed it works!"
"Without my Unloader brace I wouldn’t have been able to walk around Italy for 2 weeks. I would have been stuck on the couch after 1 day on cobblestone streets with high doses of anti-inflammatories. Instead I was able to keep up with my wife on our holiday."
"I am 62 and have 2 advanced arthritic knees with no lateral cartilage. The Unloader braces enable me to continue my passion of skiing around the world which was coming to an end before the braces. By far the best braces I have had in every way."
"With an Unloader I did a trip of a lifetime climbing the mountains in Nepal. Before using an Unloader brace I had given up any hope of this trip."
"I tried months of Physiotherapy, massages, and exercise to try and resolve some of the difficulties I was having in my knee, however, an X-ray later highlighted that my right knee was totally out of alignment. I consulted a physiotherapist for a solution and the Unloader One came to my rescue, everything changed for the better. This brace keeps my knee aligned and I can walk for longer distances without having to stop. I am so happy that the Unloader One has made my life much easier. I highly recommend it."
"I was having big trouble after surgery to repair a torn meniscus. My doctor said it was another operation or
an Unloader One knee brace. I tried the brace and felt immediate security in my knee, it felt like my leg was being held together while I walked. Since then, I saw rapid improvement and within months I was back to normal and no longer needed the brace or any other support. I cannot recommend it enough. For anyone in a similar situation, I can only say go and get one."
"Nearly two years after being recommended the Unloader One knee brace for my osteoarthritis, I’ve gone back to running regularly and freely without any issues. I use the Unloader One knee brace while running and I absolutely love it! I feel confident to strike the ground and my knee will take the weight and the brace doesn’t significantly alter my pace or gait."
"The Unloader One knee brace enabled me to continue my work in building new infrastructure and maintaining our large acreage. Now after over three years of work, we are at a stage where we can enjoy what we have created. It would have been impossible to get this far without the help and support of the Unloader One knee brace. Now I still use the brace daily whilst moving around the farm."