A knee brace for osteoarthritis is also known as an OA knee brace (OA is short for “osteoarthritis”), and it is sometimes called an off-loading brace. These braces are supports worn on the knees to provide joint stability and help to correct joint alignment problems.

Braces can be made of fabric, metal, and plastic. Ranging from the soft, breathable material found in the Freestyle™ OA to the more rigid designs of the Fusion® OA Plus and DUO braces, Breg osteoarthritis knee braces offer a variety of comfortable options depending on activity and instability levels.

  • Fusion OA Plus Knee Brace Fusion OA Plus

  • Freestyle OA Knee Brace Freestyle OA

  • DUO OA Knee Brace DUO

  • Legacy Thruster Legacy Thruster

  • Solus OA Plus Knee Brace Solus® OA Plus

  • OA Impulse Knee Brace OA Impulse

  • Z12 OA Knee Brace Z12® OA

Depending on the design – Freestyle/Fusion OA Plus or DUO – the brace either applies a gentle pressure by turning the brace’s thumbwheel dial or uses a unique frame adjustment to create a gentle load across the joint as the knee straightens. You and your orthopedic doctor will determine the best option for you.

Diagram and X Ray showing how osteoarthritis braces work

Most private health insurance companies and Medicare offer coverage for osteoarthritis knee braces. Check with your insurance plan to be sure.

The cost to you will depend upon whether or not you have insurance and the amount of your deductible. If you don’t have insurance and want to purchase the brace yourself, please discuss with your prescribing physician.
You should get an OA knee brace prescribed through your doctor who will determine if the brace will work for you. Your doctor, or another health care professional, will measure your knee to ensure you get the correct size. Going through a health care professional will also ensure the brace is fitted correctly after you receive it. He or she will also be able to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.