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DonJoy OAdjuster Osteoarthritis Knee Brace

Provides the ability to control the desired amount of load as needed.

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Revolutionary "Progressive Loading System" for Relief!

Designed for moderate to severe, unicompartmental Osteoarthritis. The OAdjuster is recommended for ligament instabilities and post-operative rehabilitation.


Features and Benefits:

  • Light weight - 21 oz
  • Sleek profile
  • Integrated daily load adjustment
  • Patient adjustment key
  • 20° of varus or valgus range
  • New Bi-axial hinge technology
  • 4-point dynamic leverage system
  • Arthritis friendly features
  • Commended for Ease-of-Use by the Arthritis Foundation

The OAdjuster offers an off-the-shelf solution to osteoarthritis pain with its revolutionary "Progressive Loading System", providing an integrated patient-controlled load adjustment. The Bi-Axial hinge allows for a double upright design to contour to the leg and fit comfortable, without migration. The Load Sensor, a DonJoy exclusive, helps to determine the forces being applied by the brace.


Medial or Lateral refers to the affected compartment.


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.


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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  • From Alfred Kaiser at 9/13/10 9:16 AM
    • Will I be able to ride a motorcycle ?
    • Hello Alfred,

      The DonJoy OAdjuster Osteoarthritis Knee Brace should not prevent you from your normal activities.
  • From Joyner at 10/27/10 9:46 AM
    • will it harm the brace wear at the beach in the sand
    • Hello,

      If you do take your brace to the breach, you must be wary of sand entering the hinge.

      After each immersion in salt water, rinse the brace in freshwater.

      To wash the liners, hand wash in mild detergent and let air dry.
  • From larry goerzen at 11/19/10 5:58 PM
    • removed straps and washed them now dont rember how they go on were do i get instruction to put them back on right
    • Hello Larry,

      The product instructions do not indicate how to put the straps back on, but if you give us a call, we'll be happy to grab a product specialist to walk you through it.
  • From Larry at 3/12/11 8:19 PM
    • i am disabled and have OA, .Lat. release and total knee replacement (R). Will medicare and my supplement pay for a knee brace like this?
    • Larry,
      Thank you for taking the time to email us here at www.betterbraces.com regarding our DonJoy OA Adjuster. This product would assist you with off loading your lateral compartment. However, we do not process insurance claims so you'd have to refer to your insurance company to verify if they would cover this product for you. Take care.
  • From Ron at 1/25/12 8:47 AM
    • Where or who buys this knee brace (BRAND NEW) I am in Charlotte, NC and I have a brand new OAdjuster for sell. Willing to ship. 40% off or better. Can be reacheed at 704-488-9578 ask for Ron
    • According to FDA lauws it is ILLEGAL to sell a brace such as this to anyone. This is a prescription item and is specific for one person use only. We will not and cannot advise on the reselling of our product.
  • From Diane at 2/10/13 3:05 PM
    • I'm a bit confused by the medial and lateral distinction. I had a minor meniscus tear on the OUTER RIGHT side of my RIGHT KNEE which has healed for the most part, but still gives me some pain. Is this considered a lateral meniscus tear, and would I order a lateral OAdjuster in order to put the load more on the opposite (inner side) of knee, or do I need a medial OAdjuster in order to put the load on the medial side????

    • Hello, Diane -

      You are correct - because you have a lateral meniscus tear, you would want to order a Lateral OA Adjuster Knee brace to unload the lateral compartment of your knee.

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

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Lorraine at 6/10/13 1:41 PM
    • I have osteoarthritis in both knees and a probable torn meniscus (even with an x-ray, the radiologist and Orthopedic surgeon couldn't tell!), but it was a painful injury and is healing. Even before the injury, I had osteoarthritis, due to various skiing, cycling injuries, and my age (60) The doctor is recommending eventual knee replacement but I want to avoid that by losing weight and using a brace, as well as getting hyuralonic acid injections, which the Dr. is willing to do.

      It will take me a long time to lose the weight I have, given my mobility, but I must try. What sort of brace will take the most pressure off my knees AND provide patellar stability (it sometimes feels hyper-extended) for activities like walking and stationary biking? The ones I've seen for osteoarthritis don't seem to fit round the patella.

      Swimming is also highly recommended. Would I need a different brace for that?
    • Hello, Lorraine -

      The Donjoy OA Adjuster 3 would be the most appropriate choice for your injury and activities.

      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-oa-adjuster-3-knee-brace

      You will want to get a 10 degree extension stop installed to assist in preventing hyperextension of the knee.

      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 Robert at 8/6/13 5:46 AM
    • Do you accept private insurance?
    • Hello Robert,

      For insurance questions please contact our Insurance Division at 1-800-548-3370.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Brian at 8/21/13 9:01 PM
    • I recently had lateral retinacular release survey just over a month ago, and they discovered that I had a partial ACL tear, and a tear in my lateral meniscus. The doctor is trying to get scar tissue to grow around the ACL tear. I want to get back active, I like to jog, cycle, run, and swim laps. Is this a good brace for me. Thank you for your help.
    • Yes this would be a great brace, you would want to order a lateral unloader.
  • From ted at 10/18/13 8:00 PM
    • I have Lyme disease and my symptoms are severe arthritic pain and I'm wondering which brace you would recommend?
    • Ted
      Thank you for contacting product support. All of our OA braces provide relief to osteoarthitis depending on the severity of OA. The OA Adjuster is for people who have moderate to sever PA and are highly active. All of the OA braces are made to unload the painful compartment of the knee. While the OA adjuster is for moderate to severe OA, the OA lite is for mild OA. All of the other braces kind of fall in between. If you go to our website Betterbraces.com http://www.betterbraces.com/knee-braces/arthritis-knee-braces All of the rigid braces are for OA in one compartment either medial or lateral. If you have general arthritis pain throughout the knee the Reacton knee Brace might work better for you. The web design takes absorbs shock and dispearses it away from the painful areas in the front of the knee. If you do have compartmental OA speak with your physician about which of the rigid braces you might need.
  • From Steve at 12/19/13 8:30 PM
    • What is the frame on the OA adjuster made from? Aluminum?
    • Steve
      Thank you for contacting DJO. The frame is made from Aircraft grade Aluminum
  • From Paul at 2/10/14 12:47 PM
    • I am an avid distance runner, but having an OA problm with my left knee (medial). Can I run with this type of brace, and which one would be best alternative for running?

      Thanks.
    • Paul
      For someone who is running ai would suggest the OA Nano. Its the lightes brace we have
      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-oa-nano-knee-brace
  • From Kathy at 3/18/14 5:43 PM
    • I have osteoarthritis in all 3 compartments, chondromalcia ( level 4), medial and lateral minicus tears, posterior horn tear, quadriceps and patellar tendinitis, and a large Baker's cyst. What brace would best suit me? I'd like to play tennis!
    • Thank you for your question. Our rigid braces are designed specifically for Medial or Lateral Osteoarthritis. You might want to look at the DonJoy Deluxe Hinged Knee Brace. The hinges will be a good feature for you, and having the compression with give you added support and relief. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact product support.

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