Collier can fit you with an osteoarthritis knee brace for pain relief.

Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee Brace Solutions

These products represent our most recommended osteoarthritis knee brace orthoses. It is always best to consult with a practitioner to achieve the most benefits from your brace, and adjustments can be made for a more comfortable fit.

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Single-Upright Pull Technology Solutions

Thruster RLF: For Severe Applications

thruster-rlf SMClinically proven to provide pain relief. A single-upright OA brace that provides the greatest amount of OA correction on the market. The unique design of the hinge allows for 36° of brace angulation. This allows the brace to unload knee joints that have excessive tissue. It can be made to unload the medial or lateral compartment of the knee.

Features

  • Unloads using four-point load system
  • Ideal for severe osteoarthritis
  • Up to 36° of correction
  • Recommended for patients with redundant soft tissue
  • Dial allows incremental adjustments
  • Custom or semi-custom designs

Indications

  • Moderate to severe uni-compartmental OA
  • This design addresses OA conditions only, not associated with ligamentous instability
  • Recommended for moderate activities such as walking, hiking, golf, tennis
  • Not recommended for high-intensity sports such as football, basketball, skiing, etc.
  • Ideal for large patients needing maximum correction

Legacy Thruster: For Moderate to Severe Applications

Legacy_Thruster-SMThe Legacy Thruster’s hinge is on the affected side of the knee. This unique design creates relief by pulling the straps to open the joint space vs. pushing against the opposite side of the knee.

Features

  • Dial allows for incremental force adjustments
  • Up to 22° of correction can be applied
  • Unloads in a four-point load system

Indications

  • This design addresses OA conditions only, not associated with ligamentous instability
  • Recommended for moderate activities such as walking, hiking, golf, tennis
  • Not recommended for high-intensity sports such as football, basketball, skiing, etc.

Dual-Upright Dynamic Unloader Technology Solutions

duoOA_180pxDUO: For Moderate to Severe Applications

The DUO (Dynamic Unloading Osteoarthritis) brace is the only dual-upright dynamic OA brace on the market. In extension, the brace provides a load across the knee to open the joint and as the knee goes into flexion, the load turns off. The reduction of pressure when sitting eliminates the skin irritation associated with a constant pressure brace. This makes the DUO ideal for patients that wear the brace all day for activities of daily living. The DUO is ideal for a patient with an active lifestyle who may need additional support from a dual-upright brace due to ligamentous instability.

Features

  • Low profile frame
  • Dynamic loading hinge
  • Incremental arm adjustments
  • Up to 16º of correction can be applied
  • Unique strapping minimizes migration
  • For patients requiring a brace for all day use
  • Suitable for patients with redundant tissue
  • Suitable for low to moderate to high activity levels

Indications

  • This design addresses OA conditions as well as instability conditions
  • Mild to Moderate to high medial or lateral uni-compartmental OA while providing support of the ACL, PCL, MCL, or LCL and menisci
  • Recommended for moderate to high activities such as walking, hiking, golf, tennis, snow skiing and basketball

Double Up Right Push Technology Solutions


z-12-oaSMZ-12 OA: Moderate Applications

Provides OA pain relief while stabilizing the knee and protecting the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL.

Features

  • OTS version has 3° of correction built into the frame
  • Custom has up to 8° of correction capability

Indications

  • Mild to Moderate medial or lateral uni-compartmental OA while providing support of the ACL, PCL, MCL, or LCL and menisci
  • This product is ideal for elderly OA patients
  • This product is ideal for patients with shorter leg length

AxiomAdjustableOA_200pxAxiom Adjustable: For Moderate Applications

Similar to the Z-12, the dual-upright Axiom Adjustable OA features an adjustable condyle building up to 12° of correction into the brace. The Axiom frame is slightly longer than the Z-12, and can be made out of aluminum for severe cases.

Features

  • Low-profile frame
  • Adjustable condyle to increase load adjustment
  • Unique upper calf strapping mimics a finger-trap design to minimize migration
  • Can be made from lightweight magnesium or high-strength aluminum
  • Up to 12° of correction with build-up push technology

Indications

  • Mild to moderate uni-compartmental OA including combined instability support
  • Not recommended for patients with an abnormal amount of excessive soft tissue
  • Okay for activities such as basketball, skiing, softball, etc.
  • Axiom with magnesium frame not recommended for severe high impact activities
  • Aluminum design recommended for high activity

OA Impulse Push: For Mild Applications

oa_impulse_push-SMThe soft OA Impulse is ideal for patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis (OA) and an active lifestyle. The Impulse is designed to give the patient the ability to adjust the amount of OA relief by adjusting the load of the hinge, as well as to provide support and compression through Bledsoe’s revolutionary TriTech material. The combination of the TriTech material and the loadable hinge design offers fashion and function in a single OA brace.

Push Technology: The push on the non-affected side of the knee opens up the opposite side of the knee. It does this by increasing the amount of force applied at the condyle.

Features

  • Front closure with numbering system allows for easy application and removal
  • Designed with the active patient in mind
  • Adjustable dial – no tools needed
  • Up to 8º of correction from adjustable condyle pad
  • 7 different settings to allow for micro adjustments of unload
  • Gel pad on condyle designed with patient comfort in mind
  • Lightweight, weighing just under 14 oz*
  • Excellent for elderly patient application

*the weight of a medium size brace

Indications

  • Mild to moderate uni-compartmental OA. This design addresses OA conditions only, not associated with ligamentous instability.
  • Post-surgical meniscus injuries.

comfort sleeves knees

Comfort Sleeves for under your knee brace.