Ossur Unloader Hip Brace

Ossur Unloader Hip Brace

Brand/Manufacturer: OSSUR/ROYCE MEDICAL
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  • FSA Approved

Ossur Hip Unloader Brace is made to maximize the treatment of hip osteoarthritis in order to increase mobility and lessen pain. It is built with special dynamic rotation straps that have been clinically shown to reduce internal rotation and adduction moment and provide proprioceptive support throughout the gait cycle by applying compression with a tried-and-true pulley system design.

Why Choose Hip Unloader Brace

  • Pulley system for improved stability and pain relief
  • Dynamic Rotation Straps with SmartDosing dial allows individual adjustment of the external rotation force if needed
  • Easy donning and doffing thanks to pocket wrap closure system and zipper
  • Premium quality lycra for breathability and a snug fit

Item # Desc Pkg Price
B-465350030 Small, Women Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350032 Medium, Women Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350034 Large, Women Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350036 X-Large, Women Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350038 2X-Large, Women Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350031 Small, Men Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350033 Medium, Men Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350035 Large, Men Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350037 X-Large, Men Each
$1965.49
$1375.79
B-465350039 2X-Large, Men Each
$1965.49
$1375.79

Ossur Hip Support Brace Parts Description

  • (a) Pulley System
  • (b) Rotation Control Strap
  • (c) Thigh Strap
  • (d) Belt Arm
  • (e) Front Closure
  • (f) Zipper
  • (g) Upper Alligator Clip
  • (h) Lower Alligator Clip
  • (i) SmartDosing® Dial
  • (j) Trochanter Pad
Unloader Hip brace
 

Indications

Conditions benefitting from hip repositioning and/or compression around the greater trochanters may include:

  • Hip osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Labrum tears 

What to buy with Hip Brace for Osteoarthritis


How to Apply Ossur Hip Unloader Brace?

Note: At initial evaluation, fold belt arms and straps instead of cutting. When the appropriate length has been determined, cut as needed to obtain the final fit.

Rotation Control Strap Placement (Figure 2) 

  • Before donning the Unloader Hip, fasten Rotation Control Strap on the affected side by threading the Upper Alligator Clip through a slit in the belt arm, and attaching it to the button hook.
  • SmartDosing Dial should be at the "0" mark.
  • Temporarily fasten the lower strap end at the bottom of the trousers, so that it doesn‘t tear at the Lycra during fitting.
  • Have the user don the brace.
Rotation Control Strap Placement
 

Belt Arm Adjustment (Figure 3–4)

  • Detach Front Closures from Belt Arms.
  • Fold/Cut Belt Arms vertically, so that they are aligned with mid-line.
  • Re-attach Front Closures.
  • Close Belt Arms so that they overlap tightly but comfortably around the waist.
Belt Arm Adjustment Belt Arm Adjustment
 

Rotation Control Strap Adjustment (Figure 5–7) 

  • Detach Upper Alligator Clip. Fold/Cut the strap so that the SmartDosing edge is positioned below the Belt Arm line (approximately 2 cm/0.79“).
  • Detach the Lower Alligator Clip, and fold/cut the strap to obtain ideal tension. It should feel tight, but not uncomfortable when wrapped around the thigh and attached to the outer side of the leg.
  • With the leg rotated slightly outwards, set the SmartDosing dial at the “5” mark. When rotating the leg towards the front and lifting it slightly, the patient should experience agreeable tension in the leg.
  • Repeat the Lower Alligator Clip adjustment if necessary. The objective is to obtain adequate tension with SmartDosing at the “5” mark.
Rotation Control Strap Placement Belt Arm Adjustment Rotation Control Strap Adjustment
 

Thigh Strap (Figure 8–9)

  • Position the Thigh Strap so that its dot is positioned over the dot on the Rotation Control Strap.
  • Thread the slim end through the opening, and fasten securely.
Thigh Strap Thigh Strap
 

Pulley System Adjustment (Figure 10–12)

  • Verify the length of Pulley System strings by pulling at handles, and attaching to Belt Arms.
  • If the handles overlap, shorten strings by using the spooling system located inside the handles.
  • Fasten the Pulley System so that it sits tightly and comfortably on the Belt Arms.
Pulley System Adjustment Pulley System Adjustment Pulley System Adjustment
 

Trochanter Pad (optional) (Figure 13)

Apply pad when peak pressure reduction on greater trochanter is needed, and/or to increase sealing effect on labrum.

  • Position the Trochanter Pad on the greater trochanter of the affected hip by attaching it under the Belt Arm.
Trochanter Pad
 

Final check

Verify that the brace is sitting correctly on the body, with all parts accurately positioned. Ask the patient to walk around, sit down, and stand up, to ensure proper fit. Adjust as necessary, then proceed to cut straps and belt arms to the ideal length.

Ossur Hip Unloader Brace User Manual

How to maintain Hip Unloader Brace?

  • Detach Upper Alligator Clip. Fold/Cut the strap so that the SmartDosing edge is positioned below the Belt Arm line (approximately 2 cm/0.79“).
  • Detach the Lower Alligator Clip, and fold/cut the strap to obtain ideal tension. It should feel tight, but not uncomfortable when wrapped around the thigh and attached at the outer side of the leg.
  • With the leg rotated slightly outwards, set the Smart Dosing dial at the “5” mark. When rotating the leg towards the front and lifting it slightly, the patient should experience agreeable tension in the leg.
  • Repeat the Lower Alligator Clip adjustment if necessary. The objective is to obtain adequate tension with SmartDosing at the “5” mark. Thigh Strap (Figure 8–9)
  • Position the Thigh Strap so that its dot is positioned over the dot on the Rotation Control Strap. Thread the slim end through the opening, and fasten securely.

Safety Instructions

  • If you have issues like poor blood flow, nerve problems, or sensitive skin, ask your doctor before using.
  • If your skin turns red, use the brace less. Increase slowly as your skin gets used to it.
  • Only use this device for yourself.

Warnings:

  • If you notice a change or loss of function, stop using the device and see a healthcare professional.
  • If the device looks damaged or isn't working right, stop using it and contact a healthcare professional.
     

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can benefit from the Ossur Hip Unloader Brace?

The brace is designed for individuals with hip conditions such as osteoarthritis, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labrum tears, and other conditions that may benefit from the repositioning of the hip and compression around the greater trochanters.

2. How do I adjust the brace for a personalized fit?

The SmartDosing dial allows you to customize the external rotation force, and the Rotation Control Strap can be adjusted to your specific needs, ensuring a tailored level of support and comfort.

3. Is the Ossur Unloader Hip Brace easy to put on and take off?

Yes, it is designed for easy application and removal with its pocket wrap closure system and zipper, making it user-friendly for daily use.

4. What kind of pain relief does the brace provide?

The brace's pulley system is designed to reduce pain and enhance hip stability by addressing biomechanical issues often associated with hip conditions, which can improve comfort and mobility.

5. Can I wear the brace for extended periods of time?

Yes, the brace is made from premium-quality Lycra material, offering breathability and a snug fit for long-term comfort during various activities. However, it's essential to follow healthcare professional guidance for extended use.


Size Chart

Size Measurement
Small 31.5" - 35"
Medium 35" - 38"
Large 38" - 41"
X-Large 41" - 45"
2X-Large 45" - 49"

 

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