Donjoy OAdjuster Osteoarthritis Knee Brace - Lateral, Left - Medium - Revolutionary Progressive Loading System for Relief!Designed for moderate to severe, unicompartmental Osteoarthritis...
Donjoy OAdjuster Osteoarthritis Knee Brace - Lateral, Left - Medium - Revolutionary Progressive Loading System for Relief!Designed for moderate to severe, unicompartmental Osteoarthritis. The OAdjuster is recommended for ligament instabilities and post-operative rehabilitation. Features and Benefits:Light weight - 21 ozSleek profileIntegrated daily load adjustmentPatient adjustment key20° of varus or valgus rangeNew Bi-axial hinge technology4- point dynamic leverage systemArthritis friendly featuresCommended for Ease-of-Use by the Arthritis FoundationThe OAdjuster offers an off-the-shelf solution to osteoarthritis pain with its revolutionary Progressive Loading System, providing an integrated patient- controlled load adjustment. The Bi-Axial hinge allows for a double upright design to contour to the leg and fit comfortable, without migration. The Load Sensor, a DonJoy exclusive, helps to determine the forces being applied by the brace. What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?Arthritis refers to more than 100 diseases that affect the joints and their surrounding tissues. Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common form of arthritis. The statistics on OA are staggering: Nearly 21 million people in theUnited States have OA The incidence of OA is expected to increase even more as theU.S. population ages Over 7 million Americans are limited in their ability to participate in their main daily activities because of their arthritisThe joint most often affected by osteoarthritis is the knee. Knee OA is causedby the degeneration or breakdown of articular cartilage that covers the endsof the bones that meet at the joint. Cartilage serves as a cushion between the bones, providing a smooth surface for the bones to move against each other.When the cartilage deteriorates the bones may actually be rubbing together. Your physician will often refer to this as “bone-on-bone” osteoarthritis. Arthritis FoundationWhat is Osteoarthritis (OA) knee bracing and how does it work?Knee braces are available that are specifically designed to treat OA. They stabilize the joint, reduce pain and help to build stronger muscles, which allows patients to return to the activities they love. Load redistribution and joint alignment Through a process called “off-loading” or shifting, OA braces relieve pain by redistributing the weight bearing load on the painful or affected compartment of the joint to the healthy or unaffected compartment. Increased function Studies have shown that wearing an OA brace can increase daily functions and decrease pain. Patients diagnosed with OA who wear a knee brace will generally feel better in the morning, be more active during the day, and rest more comfortably at night.What to expect from a Osteoarthritis (OA) knee brace Braces cannot cure OA and may not be right for everyone. However, it is a viable solution for many people. The ideal candidates are typically active people who are motivated to strengthen their muscles and willing to wear a brace to realize the benefits of this form of treatment. Discuss treatment goals with your doctor and others on your health care team before you get a brace. Don’t expect a brace to feel good from the start. It may take from a week to a month to get used to how the brace feels on your leg. Be patient. It took a long time for your knee OA to develop. Bracing has come close to eliminating pain for some people with knee OA, while others experience moderate relief. Provides the ability to control the desired amount of load as needed.