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Unloader Knee Braces: A Paradigm Shift in Managing Unicompartmental Knee Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, a prevalent chronic condition, often leads to significant morbidity. With the limitations of total knee replacement (TKR) including long waiting times and patient dissatisfaction, unloader knee braces have emerged as a viable non-surgical alternative, particularly effective in managing unicompartmental knee OA associated with knee misalignment. Knee OA is increasingly common, especially among those over 45 years old. It is often characterized by varus or valgus malalignment affecting the medial or lateral knee compartments. This misalignment not only disrupts mechanical load distribution but also contributes...

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