What type of knee brace is best for torn ACL support?

Hinged knee braces work best for preventing ACL and other knee injuries.

What is a functional ACL brace?

Functional knee braces are designed to protect an injured ACL or ACL graft and to prevent further intra-articular damage by reducing abnormal anterior translation of the tibia with respect to the femur.

How much does a DonJoy knee brace cost?

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Should I wear a knee brace before ACL surgery?

Wearing a brace after injury and before surgery will help to stabilize the knee joint and reduce the risk of re-injury while you wait, which is important to minimize the possibility of complications. It can help maintain modified physical activity and muscle strengthening.

Should I wear a knee brace with a torn ACL?

Following your ACL surgery, your grafted ligament is at risk of rupture. This means that if significant force is placed on your knee during the healing process, the graft may not be able to endure the pressure. It is because of this that the use of a knee brace is often recommended.

Do ACL knee braces really work?

In most cases, the answer is no. No study has clearly shown that post-operative knee braces protect the healing graft after an ACL reconstruction.1 In multiple studies, patients who have had ACL reconstruction surgery were given a knee brace and compared to patients who did not wear a knee brace.

What does a functional knee brace do?

Functional knee braces are intended to stabilize knees during rotational and anteroposterior forces. They offer a useful adjunct to the treatment and rehabilitation of ligamentous knee injuries.