Are hinged knee braces any good?

Are hinged knee braces any good?

Are hinged knee braces any good?

They offer much more protection and stability than the more simple pull up sleeve and wrap around knee braces on the market. The hinges on the brace offer sideways stability and prevent the knee from hyperextending (bending back too far). This makes them perfect following ligament injuries.

Does DonJoy knee brace work?

There is a specific range of donjoy knee braces suitable for arthritis that can work really well to reduce pain, improve function and delay the need for surgery. They work by redistributing the way the forces go through the knee from the affected parts to the healthy parts of the knee.

What knee brace do doctors recommend?

Your doctor may recommend a hinged knee brace after surgery, but another type of brace when you’ve reached a certain point in the healing process. Hinged braces are either rigid or soft, with soft ones providing less support than rigid braces.

Can I get my DonJoy knee brace wet?

Yes, you can wear this brace in the water.

Should I wear a knee brace to bed?

For best results, you should put them on first thing in the morning and take them off right before you go to bed. They should NOT be worn overnight while sleeping. Your doctor or medical professional can also provide guidance on Graduated Compression Legwear and usage.

Can I get a knee brace wet?

DO NOT get your brace wet!!! Unless you have been specifically instructed by us to do so, never remove or reposition your brace (or let anyone else do the same) without first speaking to your surgeon or our physician assistant (PA-C).

How do I clean my DonJoy ACL brace?

CLEANING INSTRUCTION: Hand wash foam liners in water (30°C) with mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly. AIR DRY only, do not heat dry. Regular cleaning of the brace is recommended.

Is it bad to wear a knee brace all day?

If your orthopedist recommends it, you can wear your brace all day. However, improper use of a knee brace can worsen your pain or cause further damage to the knee. If you are using a brace that immobilizes your knee, the joint can weaken.