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Everyday ACL Support for Non-Contact Sports!
The DonJoy ACL Everyday Knee Brace by DJO represents DonJoy’s most comfortable, easiest to use, lightest, patient-ready knee brace and is ideally suited for non-contact sports and activities of daily living. This Donjoy knee brace is perfect for mild ACL/MCL/LCL instabilities, such as with a partial ACL tear, and is designed to provide comfortable support for patients who are non-surgical candidates needing additional support to prevent buckling of the knee with everyday walking activities.
This ACL Everyday brace is extremely lightweight at only 15 oz and features a low profile 13" brace length to accomadate people with short leg inseams. This Donjoy brace model is constructed out of aircraft-grade aluminum for a lightweight yet strong design. The Everyday ACL knee brace also has an ergonomic, swooping thigh and calf cuffs designed to provide easy clearance for the non-involved leg with walking activities. This model also has comfortable contoured, flexible cuff shells to conform to any size patient thigh, and hypoallergenic Sili-Grip strap pads to enhance proper brace suspension, and to prevent the brace from sliding down the leg. 10 degree soft stops are built into the hinges themselves to reduce impact noise when the knee is quickly extended fully. And like all Donjoy ACL braces, this model also features the patented Four Points of Leverage design to provide exceptional knee support with any type of activity.
ACL Everyday Features:
- Total Comfort Guarantee.
- 4 Points of LeverageTM system pioneered by DonJoy.
- Lightweight (15 oz.).
- Sleek, low profile (.080” thick), aesthetically pleasing, aircraft grade aluminum frame.
- Ergonomic, swooping thigh and calf cuffs provide clearance for the contralateral leg.
- Contoured, flexible cuff shells conform to patient anatomy.
- Hypoallergenic Sili-Grip strap pads promote brace suspension.
- 10° soft stops to reduce impact noise.
- Short brace length (13”) accommodates short inseams.
- 1 year warranty on frame and hinges.
- 6 month warranty on soft goods.
Four Points of Leverage Design:
The Four Points of Leverage combine to successfully apply a net differential posterior force, or constant force to the tibia, which reduces the instability in the ACL.
- Point 1 Anterior: The first point of leverage is the anterior thigh cuff. It acts as a point for rotating the femur anteriorly.
- Point 2 Posterior: The second point of leverage is the posterior calf cuff. It acts as a point for rotating the tibia posteriorly.
- Point 3 Posterior: The third point of leverage is a posterior thigh strap, which is applied while drawing the hinge bars posteriorly on the knee.
- Point 4 Anterior: Incorporating the fourth point generates the crucial opposing force. By tightening and affixing the anterior tibial strap, the hinge is drawn into proper position, and the tibia is rotated posteriorly.
Take the measurement of your thigh and calf 6" above and below your kneecap using a flexible type tape measure. Use the diameter you measure here to choose your size.
|XS||13" - 15.5" (33-39 cm)||12"-13" (30-33 cm)||10"-12" (25-30 cm)|
|S||15.5" - 18 .5" (39-47 cm)||13"-14" (33-35 cm)||12"-14" (30-35 cm)|
|M||18.5" - 21" (47-53 cm)||14"-15" (35-38 cm)||14"-16" (35-40 cm)|
|L||21" - 23.5" (53-60 cm)||15"-17" (38-43 cm)||16"-18" (40-45 cm)|
|XL||23.5" - 26.5" (60-67 cm)||17"-19" (43-48 cm)||18"-20" (45-50 cm)|
|XXL||26.5" - 29.5" (67-75 cm)||19"-21" (48-53 cm)||20"-22" (50-55 cm)|
|XXXL||29.5" - 32" (75-83 cm)||21"-23" (53-58 cm)||22"-24" (55-60 cm)|
|1.Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, legs slightly bent and leg muscles contracted.|
|2. Measure up six inches from the center of your knee with a tape measure, as shown.|
|3. Measure the circumference of your thigh at the 6-inch mark, as shown.|
|4. Measure down six
inches from the center of your knee with
a tape measure, as shown. Then measure
the circumference of your calf at the
Questions on DonJoy ACL Everyday
- From Omozegele Agbonaye at 5/9/2011 9:25 AM
- How does the knee bend in the braces? Does it have a knee mechanism?
- The ACL everyday brace has hinges along the sides of the knee that allow the brace and knee to bend freely. While still supporting the ligament structures.
- From Joe Davis at 6/9/2014 5:51 AM
- I have a neurological condition called upper neuron motor disease. It is a rare degenerative muscle condition that has greatly affected my mobility. Fortunately, I had a complete right knee replacement in 2003. My right knee is great. Unfortunately, my left knee wants to hyper-extend backwards with each step that I take. It is very demoralizing and causes my gate to be so awkward that I have to use two canes to step in my home. I am not familiar with your products, so I need some assistance with determining what product would best accommodate my mobility problem. I'm also on total social security disability, and any price discount would be greatly appreciated. I'm also on Medicare but I've never used that service and I was diagnosed in 2005. Blessed beyond imagination, I haven't had to go to a doctor for any illness since then - nine years later. Thank you for your help and assistance. Kindest regards, Joe Davis
The DonJoy ACL Everyday can be adjusted with stops to limit the hyperextension on your knee. The stops should be installed by either doctor or brace tech. Medicare does cover these braces but you would nee a prescription from your doctor and you would need to order the brace through a DJO Sales rep so they can submit it to Medicare. It would be less money to your using your insurance as we do not have any discounts on the BetterBraces website. To find your local DJO Sales rep follow this link:
- From Baps laws at 8/17/2014 7:13 AM
- Can I play football with this brace?
- That brace is not made for contact sports, so I would not suggest it. Our patient ready brace the DonJoy Armor is for contact sports. http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-armor-knee-brace-with-standard-hinge
- From Liz at 1/17/2015 11:59 AM
- I'm looking for a brace for daily activities only. I've been diagnosed with right lateral meniscus slight tear with a stretched acl. My knee tends to buckle and hyperextend depending on the position I'm in. It causes me severe pain at times. My Dr. Has me in PT to strengthen my surrounding muscles. But the brace I have isn't helping. I was wondering if the DonJoy Everyday is best for me or if you can recommend another one. Thanks.
- The Don Joy Everyday will provide you with support for the knee with daily activities and will help with the buckling and hyperextension.
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