What is the Donjoy OA Reaction Web Knee Brace?
Donjoy OA Reaction Web Unloader Knee Brace is an entry level knee brace for those suffering from the early stages of osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic knee pain. Designed to off-set pressure and support the patella, the brace uses medical grade silicon which has been anatomically designed to extend and retract with various leg movements.
Don't let OA knee pain slow you down
As of this year, 8.5 million people are afflicted with OA, and a staggering 175 million people are affected by it worldwide. OA is a degenerative disorder in the knee that affects the cartilage and can be brought on by a number of factors ranging from post-operative stress, sporting trauma, or even old age. Cartilage is slowly worn away, causing movements to become painful and joints to be distorted as the body attempts to repair itself.
While there is no cure for it as of yet, knee braces can aid in slowing the degeneration and provide suitable pain relief for OA sufferers.
How does it work?
Donjoy OA Reaction Knee Brace uses a number of techniques to relieve OA pain. The most notable is the patented open web design, which features a network of durable, high grade silicon that wraps around the knee to provide appropriate shock absorption and support. The silicon absorbs and releases kinetic energy, allowing the wearer to regain confidence in their movements and stay active.
The brace also uses two silicone condyle pads that support the knee on either side. Non-slip and secure, the condyle pad uses a hexagonal design to create an air pocket which holds closely to the skin. These pads not only aid in pain relief, but also off-load any extra pressure being placed on the affected compartment.
Lightweight, breathable, and discreet, the Donjoy OA Reaction Knee Brace comes with a fitted undersleeve to gently compress the skin to increase blood flow and promote recovery. Combined with contoured back pad, straps, and moisture wicking material, it becomes clear that this knee brace has been designed with maximum comfort in mind.
What Is an Unloader Knee Brace?
An unloader knee brace unloads stress from the affected joint. Most often, unloader knee braces are prescribed for those with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (affecting the inner portion of the knee).
When you walk, if you have medial knee osteoarthritis, the instability in the knee can be obvious to someone who is watching you walk -- the knee actually wobbles towards the inside. Usually the affected leg has a bow (bow legged, genu varus). Some designs of unloader knee braces can unload either the medial (inner) or lateral (outer) part of the knee -- just by adjusting the unloading hinge. This takes stress and unloads the side of the knee that has the arthritis, taking the pressure off and helping re-align the knee. This can help reduce pain, inflammation and help you walk better.
- Breathable and lightweight open web design
- Silicone condyle pad to provide gentle off load
- Adjustable aluminium uptight to increase off-load
- Easy to wear wraparound design
- Discreet design that can be comfortably worn under clothes
What size do I need?
To find out what size you need, please measure the thigh circumference 6" above the middle of your kneecap.
- XS= 13 - 15.5" (33 - 39 cm)
- S= 15.5 - 18.5" (39 - 47 cm)
- M= 18.5 - 21" (47 - 53 cm)
- L= 21 - 23.5" (53 - 60 cm)
- XL= 23.5 - 26.5" (60 - 67 cm)
- XXL= 26.5 - 29.5" (67 - 75 cm)
- XXXL= 29.5 - 32" (75 - 81 cm)
A physiotherapist will personally contact you to help identify the ideal configuration of this brace that will work for you. So, don't worry if you are not sure which side to 'unload' to help with your osteoarthritis of your knee.
- Mild to Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis
- Chronic knee pain
|Size||Thigh Circumference (6" or 15 cm above mid knee cap)|
|XSmall||13 – 15.5” (33 – 39 cm)|
|Small||15.5 – 18.5” (39 – 47 cm)|
|Medium||18.5 – 21” (47 – 53 cm)|
|Large||21 – 23.5” (53 – 60 cm)|
|XLarge||23.5 – 26.5” (60 – 67 cm)|
|XXLarge||26.5 – 29.5” (67 – 75 cm)|
|3XLarge||29.5 – 32” (75 – 81 cm)|
|Circumference measured 6" (15 cm) above mid kneecap.|
DonJoy Braces Warranty – LIMITED 6 months
DonJoy warrants the rigid components (frame, hinges, etc.) of their braces for 1 year and warrants the soft components (pads, straps, etc.) for 6 months from manufacturing or material defects.
EXCLUSIONS: DonJoy does not warrant products for cosmetic deficiencies caused by regular wear and tear.
We offer free advice from a registered treating Physiotherapist.
Similarly to having a pharmacist available to answer your questions in regards to medications you buy at a pharmacy, we are here to answer your questions on our products in regards to your health.
We can discuss general issues about injuries, muscles, joints, pain etc. and provide advice on what products and exercises will help your specific needs. We will respond within 24 hours.