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DonJoy Drytex Adjustable Patella Donut

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DonJoy Drytex Adjustable Patella Donut

Unique nylon core and polyester lycra fabric that allows for improved airflow

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Durable and Lightweight

The Drytex Adjustable Patella Donut is a neoprene alternative, constructed of a unique nylon core and polyester Lycra Fabric that allows for improved airflow. A trimmable full-circumference donut provides for patellar control. Ideal for patients who have neoprene based allergies or irritations.

This support offers full-circumference patellar control for chondromalacia, patellar tracking abnormalities and tendonitis.

Features & Benefits:

  • Durable, lightweight, breathable fabric
  • Trimable tubular donut for desired direction of patella control
  • Alternative to neoprene

Shop our complete selection of knee sleeves or browse additional DonJoy products.

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.

    Size Thigh Knee Center Calf
    XS 13" - 15 1/2" 12"-13" 10"-12"
    S 15 1/2" - 18 1/2" 13"-14" 12"-14"
    M 18 1/2"- 21" 14"-15" 14"-16"
    L 21"- 23 1/2" 15"-17" 16"-18"
    XL 23 1/2" - 26 1/2" 17"-19" 18"-20"
    XXL 26 1/2" - 29 1/2" 19"-21" 20"-22"

    Center Knee 1.Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, legs slightly bent and leg muscles contracted.
    6 in Above 2. Measure up six inches from the center of your knee with a tape measure, as shown.
    Thig Circle 3. Measure the circumference of your thigh at the 6-inch mark, as shown.
    6 in below 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 6-inch mark.


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  • From Betty at 11/17/11 10:16 AM
    • Please explain the term "open popliteal". As I understand, the popliteal area is in the posterior part of the knee. Is there a hole in that area? If so, the picture doesn't show that - it shows a hole in the anterior part of the knee. It would be great to have a picture that demonstrates the "open popliteal" option.
    • Yes Open Popliteal means a hole in the back on the knee brace.
  • From fran at 1/19/12 1:15 PM
    • Is this good for tennis? I have Illotibial band Syndrome--need somethig more than just a strap.
    • This product is good for Patellofemoral pain not IT Band Syndrome. You may try the Donjoy Cross Strap.
  • From Sandra Barker at 12/10/13 9:46 PM
    • What is the difference / advantages or disadvantages of having the open popliteal vs. the closed one?

      I've had a closed one before and it gets quite uncomfortable when I bend my knee. Would an open one just allow for more flexibility or is there other issues involved?
    • Sandra,
      The open vs closed popliteal is a personal preference. Having it closed will offer a more uniform compression. However, having it closed is uncomfortable for some people (like yourself), in which case an open popliteal would be the best option. Thank you for your question.
  • From Net at 2/8/14 9:51 PM
    • Hi,
      Is this good for knee's pain during ski?
    • Net
      You can wear this sking, if you have pain in the front of your knee while skiing another option that might work a little better is the Don Joy Reaction Knee Brace:
      This brace takes the forces on your knee and dispearses them through the webing of the brace to decrease pain.
  • From Melissa at 6/13/14 7:48 PM
    • My daughter uses this brace for Patella tracking disorder and she has the open popliteal. Is there a benefit to the closed popliteal? Also, is there another brace option for her that comes in colors (she's 9)?
    • Thank you for your question. The open vs closed popliteal will be primarily a personal preference. As far as option you could look at the Tru-Pull Lite, which is a little more "fun" looking that the Adjustable Patella. Also, if her patella tracking isn't severe you could look at the Reaction WEB which has several color options.

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