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 Osteoarthritis alters the natural characteristics of the knee joint. This generally occurs as part of the aging process or as the result of an earlier knee injury or knee surgery. OA causes degeneration of the articular cartilage and tissues which provide a natural cushion between the bones in the knee. Patients with OA will often have abnormal angulation of the leg -- medial OA causes the knee to bow out and lateral OA causes the knee to bow in. When you stand or walk and all of your weight is on your affected leg, your body weight is concentrated on...

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Osteoarthritis (OA) Offloading Knee Braces are specially designed to decrease the pressure on a painful arthritic knee. Suitable for either medial or lateral compartment OA, offloading knee braces are designed to decrease pressure through the arthritic compartment of the knee, resulting in decreased pain, decreased swelling and increased function. This in turn will slow the progress of the arthritis, prolonging the life of the knee and hold off a Knee Replacement. Overview According to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis in the knee. The wearing of cartilage allows for a bone-on-bone...

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