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ACL Brace for Knee Stability

The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament is one of four major knee ligaments. If you are recovering from an ACL tear, or if you are attempting to prevent further damaging a compromised ACL, it is important that you find the best ACL knee brace possible for support.

Whether you want to feel safe while walking and avoid the buckling knees that come with an injured ACL or you want to have the freedom to enjoy your favorite sports while protecting your knees, there is a brace that will suit your needs.

Varying Levels of Support for ACL Braces

Various levels of support are available for people who need knee brace for a torn ACL. Braces available are generally made from lightweight materials and offer sport-specific benefits. This allows you to choose the right brace which can prevent debilitating injuries and let you stay on top of your game.

The DonJoy Playmaker II is a soft hinged knee brace with an intermediate level of support. If you have a mild ACL/LCL/MCL instability such as a partial ACL tear, this type of ACL brace for knee support can prevent further damage while enabling the user to participate in contact or non-contact sports.

A rigid hinged brace like the DonJoy Armor (FourcePoint Hinge) is a sturdy, low profile brace suitable for contact sports. These off-the-shelf braces are the next best thing to a custom knee brace. They are suitable for contact sports, protect the ACL, and offer extra features that can even allow skiers with an ACL injury to wear a brace without it getting hung up in gear. Covered hinges prevent snagging and also keep clothing from being torn during sports.

The DonJoy Defiance, a custom-fitted knee brace, is the ultimate in knee protection. It is lightweight and customizable to your injury, for fit, and even color and design. It is ideal for people who want to participate in all kinds of sports, including contact sports like football, while helping preventing moderate to severe knee conditions from becoming debilitating problems.

Still Not Sure Which ACL Brace is Right for You?

If you are looking for more options, you can view our full selection of ACL braces to find one that will fit your activity and level of support desired. You can also use our Brace Advisor, which is a self-guided tool to help you find the right brace. Select either "I know my injury" or "I want to prevent an Injury" and pick ACL.