Unloader braces

Effective braces that are solutions you can rely on so you'll be ready for the adventure ahead. Lightweight and discreet to help you rediscover your sense of adventure.

Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: mild to moderate

Movement: low to average impact

Activities: walking, shopping, gardening, golf


Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: moderate to severe

Movement: average to high impact

Activities: walking, hiking, running, cycling


Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: mild to moderate

Movement: low to average impact

Activities: walking, shopping, gardening, golf


Alternative brace options

Unloader One Lite and Unloader One offer proven pain relief for the adventure ahead. For other needs, such as customized size and appearance, or support with ligament instability, check out these options.

Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: moderate to severe

Movement: average to high impact

Activities: heavy-duty work and walking
 


Össur Össur

Osteoarthritis: mild to moderate, combined with ligament instability

Movement: fast and sliding, high impact

Activities: track & field, snow sports, basketball


How do Unloader Braces Work?

Unloader knee braces unload the affected, painful side of the knee using a 3-Point Leverage System. The thigh and calf shells account for two points of leverage, while the Dynamic Force Strap (the diagonal strap above the knee) provides the third. This system "unloads" the pressure from the affected area, providing a reduction in pain. Unloader knee braces feature a lightweight, low-profile design, which is barely noticeable, and fits discreetly under clothing. Utilizing the SmartDosing® dial with Boa® technology, it provides you with a simplified, single hand dosing dial for on-the-fly adjustability, helping you better manage unicompartmental OA knee pain.

Unloader Hip is designed to reduce load on the affected joint surface through rotation and abduction of the femoral head. The brace is designed to optimize Hip OA treatment. With its breathable materials and integrated elastic sections, Unloader Hip provides a comfortable and snug fit -allowing a discreet fit under clothing.

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Find a practitioner

Talk to your doctor about getting an Össur Unloader brace for your knee osteoarthritis. Once prescribed, visit an orthotist or use our search tool to find a practitioner near you who can get you fit with the right brace.