There are a few different types of unloader knee braces. All function to offload one side of the knee, which is generally arthritic. The two different types of unloader knee braces are:
- Unloader fit (mild to moderate arthritis)
- Unloader one (moderate to severe arthritis)
There is also a custom made version of the unloader one available if there is an unusual leg shape. These braces can be worn for heavy-duty work, walking and a variety of sports. They can be bulky, but extremely effective in reducing pain levels and avoiding/delaying the requirement for knee surgery.
Most people feel the difference the instant that they try the brace on. Our clinicians will determine the best version of the brace for your level of activity, leg shape and severity of arthritis.