The use of UnloaderOne® Knee brace for patients with knee arthritis

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Knee arthritis is a condition caused by the degeneration of the cartilage in the knee joint. It is the most common arthritic condition affecting the elderly in Singapore. It affects an estimated 40% of the adult population. Of these, only 10% seek medical advice and only 1% are severely disabled.

Despite the severity of their knee pains, most doctors tend to prescribe only painkillers or joint supplements which only mask the painful conditions. Otherwise, they are often advised to go for extensive knee replacement surgeries.

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The UnloaderOne® knee brace:

This brace is uniquely brought in by INLIVEN MEDICAL and is specific for the prevention and pain relief in arthritic knee conditions. It is applicable for ”Bow-knees” as well as ”Knock knees”. In patients who are hesitant to have invasive and potentially dangerous knee replacement surgery, the UnloaderOne® knee brace is a useful alternative. INLIVEN MEDICAL has been using this knee brace to help our patients with knee arthritis for the last 5 years and more. Together with a comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation program, we have enabled patients to remain pain-free and mobile despite their extensive arthritis.

UnloaderOne® is a comfortable, lightweight, low-profile brace that provides excellent suspension and unloading leverage. Utilizing Össur’s clinically proven 3-Points of Leverage, the dual Dynamic Force Straps are easily fine-tuned using the SmartDosing® system. Recent research demonstrates that Unloader One reduces pain, improves function and decreases the use of pain medication.

The UnloaderOne® knee brace is suitable for:

*Mild to severe unicompartmental osteoarthritis
*Unicompartmental knee conditions requiring load reduction, such as Articular Cartilage Defect Repair, Avascular Necrosis, or Tibial Plateau Fracture
*Thigh circumferences of 13.5” to 29” (34.3cm to 73.5cm) and calf circumferences of 9.8” to 24” (24.9cm to 61.5cm)
*All non-contact activities

Features and benefits:

*Össur’s Sensil® liners are designed to improve comfort and reduce migration
*Color-coded Quick Fit buckles simplify application and removal

The Doctors and Trainers at INLIVEN MEDICAL are trained specifically to assess the patient’s suitability for this brace. The brace is fitted and adjusted specifically to tailor to the patient’s thigh and leg circumference. This provides a very comfortable device which helps to assist the patient in his daily activities. Most patients who have used the brace claim to have a reduction of pain, improved stability and better mobility. Follow-up checks on the use and fitting of the brace are also done within the premises of the clinic and guided by the medical doctor-in-charge. This ensures continued patient care for the arthritic condition. Purchase of the brace is done on the spot in the clinic with all fittings and future follow-ups done at the clinic. This provides patients with the ease and convenience as well as the safety of having proven medical providers assist them with the usage of the brace.

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