Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee Braces are weight distribution devices. They apply a varus or valgus force to the knee to unload the affected compartment by transferring weight onto the unaffected compartment.
OA braces are only suitable for unicompartmental OA as the unaffected side must accept an increased load.
If you suffer arthritis in both the medial and lateral compartment, an unloading knee brace should not be used. An unloading knee brace cannot unload the whole joint. However you may get symptomatic relief from a compression sleeve or basic hinged knee brace.
Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease. Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee Braces can be effective in both the early stages of unicompartmental OA and once you feel mobility becomes affected and extends to severe joint issues.
Osteoarthritis Knee Braces
Donjoy OA Adjuster 3 Knee Brace