Your questions

Who gets osteoarthritis?

According to the Arthritis Foundation in the US, nearly one in three adults has been diagnosed with arthritis and it affects more women than men. Most people lead more active and sporty lifestyles than previous generations and therefore place greater demands on their joints. The number of arthritis sufferers has almost doubled in the last 20 years.

How might knee osteoarthritis affect my life?

Osteoarthritis can cause different levels of pain for different people. Knee osteoarthritis can create a vicious circle, where the pain and loss of movement causes sufferers to become less active often resulting in weight gain, which in turn can make the arthritis worse.

Living with chronic (on going) pain may lead to difficulties in working. It can sometimes contribute to depression and the impact may be felt throughout your family. That’s why it is important to seek help.

Does exercising help?

Numerous studies have shown that regular, moderate exercise is beneficial to arthritis sufferers. It helps keep your joints flexible and increases your range of motion; assists with weight control; builds strong muscles around the joints to help support and stabilize them; promotes sounder sleep; and releases endorphins which are natural pain-killers.

The Unloader One knee brace is a non-surgical treatment option that can help you stay active without causing further damage to your joints.

Can Unloader One knee brace substitute knee surgery?

The Unloader One brace can delay the need for total knee replacement surgery and improve quality of life for many osteoarthritis sufferers.

Although some people who have been wearing an Unloader One brace for many years may eventually need knee replacement, they will usually have had more healthy and active years of life before surgery becomes a necessity.

Even when knee replacement surgery is required there may often be a long wait for a surgical appointment. The Unloader One brace can be a useful interim treatment in these cases.

Interested in the Unloader One?

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This site offers information on the treatment options for knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of debilitating knee pain.



Össur is a global leader in the development of non-invasive orthopeadics. Always at the forefront of innovation, delivering a wide range of products and services, Össur’s reputation has been built on scientifically-proven designs with the emphasis on clinical outcomes.

The Unloader One knee brace is one of the company’s flagship products.








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Do you have a question on the Unloader One or want to know more about how to get the brace? Our experts welcomes your questions or comments.Karolin Lindgren Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist
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