The NuNee brace is a unique concept that utilizes a proprietary design to help distract (offload) the patella from the femur to allow for decreased friction between the patellofemoral joint. This offloading allows the knee to function more normally with decreased friction and therefore decreased pain for the individual. The NuNee’s ability to truly affect the alignment and ultimately the amount of friction in the patellofemoral joint is the critical differentiator with this system. We know that PFPS is associated with a poor tracking and friction issue leading to pain and dysfunction.
Incorporating the NuNee has allowed my clients to reduce pain levels without additional medication management. This reduction in pain carries with it a myriad of benefits. First of all, the client can remain active while the list of activities to avoid due to pain significantly reduces. This has a significant impact on the person’s ability to stay physically healthy while positively impacting the psychological side of dealing with pain and injury. The NuNee allows the person to participate in a greater array of physical therapy rehabilitation exercises without pain limiting their recovery. I have found by incorporating the NuNee brace into my practice I can advance a client’s therapeutic exercise program more quickly while getting clients back to activity faster without risk of continued irritation to the patella prolonging recovery.
– Dr. Ben Shatto