Unloader or Offloader braces can be used to relieve the pain of Unicompartmental knee OA.
This trial of 149 patients found improved outcomes with use of the brace comparative to a placebo brace.
So these braces can be very effective and non invasive assistance for those struggling despite rehab. They are however expensive and some patients find them difficult to tolerate due to discomfort.
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