Osteoarthritis knee brace for pain relief.

After a thorough evaluation, our orthotists can help you find the type of knee brace recommended for your diagnosis. Our practitioners educate you to achieve the maximum benefit from your brace. If your brace is not comfortable or needs an adjustment, just schedule a follow-up so we can find you a more comfortable fit. We are the industry leader in OA knee pain relief, and we offer a money-back guarantee.

Are you holding off on your elective knee surgery because of COVID-19?

Ask your doctor for a referral and then call to schedule a visit with one of our Certified Orthotists. They can help you find the knee orthosis that fits correctly and reduces your daily pain! A recent patient recounts his experience with his Collier practitioner.

Michael came to Collier Orthotics because he was having quite a bit of knee pain from arthritis and a torn meniscus, and wasn’t quite ready for knee surgery. Michael speaks about his care journey with Collier Orthotics and Prosthetics, and how they found him the unloader knee brace which allows him to get back to his daily activities with a lot less pain.

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Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee Brace Solutions

  • Thruster RLF
  • DUO Dual-Upright Dynamic Unloader
  • Legacy Thruster
  • Legacy Thruster
  • Z-12 OA
  • Axiom adjustable
  • OA Impulse Push

Single-Upright Pull Technology Solutions

Thruster RLF: For Severe Applications

Clinically 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
  • A dial allows incremental adjustments
  • Custom or semi-custom designs

Indications

  • Moderate to severe unicompartmental 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

The 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

  • A 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

DUO: For Moderate to Severe Applications
The DUO (Dynamic Unloading Osteoarthritis) brace is the only dual-upright dynamic OA brace on the market. 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 ligament 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

Provides OA pain relief while stabilizing the knee and protecting the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL. The only difference in the two braces is the size of the brace

z12 orthosis

These orthoses provide OA pain relief while stabilizing the knee and protecting the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL. The Axiom is available in a choice of magnesium for comfort or aluminum for high impact.

Z-12 OA: Moderate Applications

  • OTS version has 3° of correction built into the frame can increase off-load adding condyl pads
  • Custom has up to 8° of correction capability
  • 13-15-inch frames

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
  • Ideal for Tibial plateau fractures, Meniscus Tears and PRP injections
  • Ideal for Tibial plateau fractures, Meniscus Tears and PRP injections

Axiom Adjustable: For Moderate Applications

axiom orthoses
  • Similar to the Z-12, the dual-upright Axiom 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
  • 17 inch frames

OA Impulse Push: For Mild Applications

The 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.

  • 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.

Contact a practitioner today to learn more about how you can get out of pain and back to your daily activities.