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Hi I had a partial knee replacement last June 2017 on my right knee and this put too much strain on my left knee. It is now sticking and locking as well as giving way and causes me a great deal of pain even at rest but especially walking.
?I have had x-rays and as it isn't bone on bone just reduced cartilage the surgeon is reluctant to do a knee replacement at this time. The x-rays have shown that I am bow legged and he has recommended an unloader knee brace to shift the weight from my inner (medial) knee to the outside.
These are expensive £600 and I need to know of anyone's experiences.
?Do they hurt? They look very cumbersome. Do they actually work or am I wasting my time and money just putting off the inevitable knee replacement?
?I have tried many off the shelf knee supports but they actually hurt when holding the knee almost like a toothache being poked!
?Also I am very chubby above the knee and much slimmer below so find the supports just roll down.
?I know these expensive ones are made to measure so would hope they fit but I find it hard to believe they will stop the Osteoarthritis from hurting.
Sorry for the ramble just looking for some guidance. Thank you
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