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Abstract Background Unloading knee braces can provide good short-term pain relief for some patients with unicompartmental osteoarthritis (UOA). Their cost is relatively small compared with surgical interventions. However, no previous studies have reported their use over a duration of 5 years or more. Methods Up to 8 years of prospective data were collected from 63 patients who presented with UOA. After conservative management with analgesia and physiotherapy, patients were offered an unloading brace. EQ-5D (EuroQol five dimensions) questionnaires were collected at baseline and after wearing the brace. Cost and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) were compared with a total knee replacement (TKR) with...

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There could be a few reasons for this, especially when you are noticing it only on one side. It could just be structural --the way you are put together--you could have one leg longer than the other or your hips may be situated in the pelvis a bit differently.  You could have some degeneration/arthritis of the knee joint and you may need to seek out a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. If your left leg is only slightly knock kneed, you may be able to do a few things to correct it or at least prevent it from worsening. Often...

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