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DonJoy OA Everyday Osteoarthritis Knee Brace

For mild to moderate osteoarthritis and ligament instabilities

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Everyday Relief from the Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis!

Mild to moderate unicompartmental osteoarthritis and mild ligament instabilities

Features and Benefits

  • Patient controlled telescoping condyle pad allows patient to “fine tune” load according to activity level
  • Lightweight - 19oz
  • Anterior application with quick release straps for ease of application
  • Ergonomic sweeping medial thigh/calf frame
  • Shorter overall length (12-1/2”)
  • Contoured cuff shells oppose the 3-Pt load and redistribute it across a broader surface area
  • Swivel straps & Sili-grips, strap padding for anti migration
  • Floam™ condyle pad with 100% memory foam for increased patient comfort and compliance
  • Thermoformed suede padding is standard on each brace
  • Custom braces (frame and hinge) have a lifetime warranty.

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 the United States have OA*
  • The incidence of OA is expected to increase even more as the U.S. population ages*
  • Over 7 million Americans are limited in their ability to participate in their main daily activities because of their arthritis*

The joint most often affected by osteoarthritis is the knee. Knee OA is caused by the degeneration or breakdown of articular cartilage that covers the ends of 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 Foundation

What 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.

***NOTE: This item can take up to 2 weeks to ship***

Shop our complete selection of knee braces or browse additional DonJoy products.

Take the measurement of your thigh and calf 6" above and below your kneecap using a flexible type tape measure.  Use the diameter you measure here to choose your size.

    Size Thigh Knee Center Calf
    XS 13" - 15 1/2" 12"-13" 10"-12"
    S 15 1/2" - 18 1/2" 13"-14" 12"-14"
    M 18 1/2"- 21" 14"-15" 14"-16"
    L 21"- 23 1/2" 15"-17" 16"-18"
    XL 23 1/2" - 26 1/2" 17"-19" 18"-20"
    XXL 26 1/2" - 29 1/2" 19"-21" 20"-22"
    XXXL 29 1/2" -32" 21" -23" 22" -24

    Center Knee 1.Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, legs slightly bent and leg muscles contracted.
    6 in Above 2. Measure up six inches from the center of your knee with a tape measure, as shown.
    Thig Circle 3. Measure the circumference of your thigh at the 6-inch mark, as shown.
    6 in below 4. Measure down six inches from the center of your knee with a tape measure, as shown. Then measure the circumference of your calf at the 6-inch mark.


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DonJoy OA Everyday Osteoarthritis Knee Brace reviews

This is a quite comfortable brace. Very lightweight, easy to put on and off. Very supportive of the knee joint and ligaments. Highly recommend. - Tam

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Questions on DonJoy OA Everyday Osteoarthritis Knee Brace

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  • From Shadow at 10/6/2014 6:39 AM
    • Age 70 with cartilage issues. Both upper and lowe bones are rubbing and with barely any cartilage there is pain and swelling.
      Would this product help in alleviating pain and help with better ease in walking?
      If not, please recommend with is best.
      Thanks Much.
    • Shadow
      The OA Everyday will help with this problem. The brace unloads the side that has the bone on bone and rubbing so it is easier to walk and do activities or daily living. There is a adjustable hinge on one side of the brace that can be adjusted to unload the painful area
  • From marty at 7/30/2014 1:35 AM
    • Hi I've grade 4oa on the lateral side of my left knee. I'm 33 and still very active. Could you suggest a brace that I could use for crossfit and soccer? Thanks
    • Marty
      Either the OA Full Force or the OA Nano. Both are light weight and for active people. The difference is that the Nano is 14oz, has a magnesium frame and the Full Force is 20 oz and has a aluminum frame, a little stronger than the Nano. Both are for Mild to moderate OA.
  • From Bill at 7/14/2014 6:48 AM
    • my question is:
      my friend has synovitis on both knees, both medial liquid. I am not sure which ones are better for her.she is about 40 years old. She is not sure which side, medial or lateral, are hurt. so I don't know how to choose medial or lateral.

    • Bill
      Your friend can ask her doctor if a Unloading brace is right for her, if so which compartment needs unloading. Synovitis is inflammation so she may not need an unloader brace at all unless the inflammation is being caused by arthritis. In that case I would guess that she needs a medial unloader.
  • From sundramurthy at 7/1/2014 8:37 AM
  • From John at 6/24/2014 10:01 PM
    • Is the OA Everyday ok to use for snow and water skiing. I do ski the bumps and so it would get a lot of activity.
    • John
      The OA everyday is not for active people, I would suggest the OA Nano for an active lifstyle. The brace is for mild to moderate arthritis and is extrememly light. This would be a better choice for you.
  • From ra at 2/21/2014 11:05 PM
    • in 2001 I shattered my tibia plateau when I was ready for a brace I bought the donjoy legend as I also had lcl and acl and meniscus damage to the left leg the brace over the years has helped my leg but 1 month ago I have redamaged the knee and I am in need of a brace that will help with pain relief and allow me to have a active life once again I told my dr I only wanted donjoy, is this a good brace my oa at this point is mild moderate
    • Thank you for your question. The OA Everyday will be a good option for people who need the brace for daily living. If you are an active person, the OA Adjuster would be a better option. Please feel free to call or email us if you have any other questions.
  • From Bob at 11/13/2013 3:20 PM
    • I broke my tibia plateau a few years ago, since then I have developed osteoarthritis in my knee. I am a very advid skier in the winter, 80-90 days of skiing each year. I get enflexus shots into my knees each fall which does help to prevent any pain. Which of your braces would you recommend for very active, agressive skiing. Thank you
    • Bob
      Thank you for contacting product support. Take a look at the OA Nano, This brace is for the active patient who has mild to moderate arthitis of the knee. It is the lightest knee brace on the market only weighing 14.2 oz. If you have more severe arthritis there is the OA Adjuster 3 . This brace is made of the same material as the nano but is for those who suffer from moderate to severe arthritis. Please let us know if you have any other questions
  • From DAN at 6/18/2013 6:50 PM
    • I acquired the knee brace some years ago and have forgotten how to install it. Please send apropriate directions showing the correct positioning of the velcro straps. Thanks
    • Hello Dan,

      Below find the link to patient education videos. Click on ACL Fitting, this video will demonstrate strapping sequence.

      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.
  • From Mike at 2/2/2013 6:19 PM
    • Can this brace be worn playing hockey or basketball? Will it slide down the leg when playing sports?
    • Hello, Mike -

      The OA Everyday is not designed for athletic activities such as hockey or basketball. Although suspension (the brace sliding down the leg) should not be an issue, it was not designed to withstand high forces incurred while participating in these type of sports. The OA Everyday is made for activities of daily living, such as walking, yard work, stair ambulation, mild hiking. By wearing it during high level activity, you can either compromise the support of the brace or even damage the brace itself.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From sal at 11/22/2012 10:34 PM
    • I had surgery in my left knee to repair a tiny damage problem in my left meniscus, my Dr. fixed , but now I worn my cartlige and a OA apear in my Xrays about 1mm , Im a runner , love long distance Dr. give some injecctions ( sinovial fluid) and it help to stop the pain ...with this knee brace can I be able to run not long distances but enough just to keep me in shape. sorry my english.Its not my lenguage .thanks

    • Hello, Sal -

      Yes, this OA Everyday would be a good option for your suggested activity. It is recommend for use for every day activities and for mild exercises like the running you would like to do to stay physically fit.

      If you have further questions, we encourage you to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a great day!
  • From chris gleese at 8/24/2012 9:27 AM
    • I have a torn meniscus OA . after the surgery and therapy i now accured another problem my meniscus is gone and i 2mm gap between the area of my knee where my meniscus was im looking for a knee beace. i can really use the help so i can walk with out pain
    • Chris,
      If you are looking for something for help with everyday activities of daily living then this is a great brace. It is low profile and fits under pants better than some of our bulkier braces.
  • From Charlie at 8/9/2012 11:30 AM
    • Can the OA everyday brace be worn over clothing, or just on the bare leg.
    • You can wear it over clothing, but you may have some issues of it sliding down your leg.
  • From Mark at 3/26/2012 6:46 PM
    • How can you clean the padding?
    • Hand wash in the sink with laundry detergent, rinse, and air dry.
  • From Harold Hollis at 12/26/2011 1:38 PM
    • I have OA of the right knee with the damage portion being on the inside.
      As I understand this, if I order the DonJoy OA Everyday brace it would
      be “Medical Right”. Is this correct?
    • Yes, you should order the medial unloader version.

      If you have additional questions, please call 1-800-553-6019.

      Have a nice day.
  • From Robert at 12/15/2011 3:52 PM
    • Would you recommend this brace for someone who has knee hyperextension from a stroke ?
    • No this product is for people with Osteoarthritis. You would benefit from a product with Fourcepoint Hinges such as the FullFource or Armor. This hinge has a dampening affect through extension, like having break pads on your car.
  • From Texas Gal at 12/7/2011 7:17 AM
    • I have purchased an OA Everyday. Is there a DonJoy OA Everyday video on how to correctly fit my brace to my knee? Or a PDF? I have lost the little paper that came with my brace.
    • We will eventually have videos up on how to fit a brace properly, but at this time we do not. I will forward you the PDF instructions.
  • From bill at 5/1/2011 1:22 PM
    • need the plastic closure piece for one of the straps. how do i get one
    • Hello Bill,

      You'll need to contact the manufactuer directly at 800-336-6569 and requesr replacement male clips for the OA everday straps.
  • From Misty thompson at 4/6/2011 6:45 PM
    • What is the difference between medial and lateral
    • Hey Misty
      Medial and lateral refer to anatomical landmarks. If you were looking at someone standing directly in front of you, facing you, and you drew an imaginary line down the middle of their body splitting them into equal halves, anything towards the line would be medial, and away from the line would be lateral. The inside of the leg which is towards the line is the medial side of the leg, the outside of the leg which is further away from that line is the lateral side of the leg. In this case, the medial compartment of the knee is towards the inside of the leg, and the lateral compartment of the knee is towards the outside of the leg.


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