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Performer Knee Support Brace


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A sleeve style brace for mild arthritis, sprains, strains and relief from inflammation and joint pain.  Read More

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Is the Performer Knee Support right for me?

Ideal for active individuals recovering from mild arthritis, knee sprains, hyperextension, strains and meniscal tears, and temporary relief from inflammation and joint pain.

Ideal Application

This sleeve style brace is recommended to provide knee support for mild arthritis, knee sprains, hyperextension, strains and meniscal tears, and temporary relief from inflammation and joint pain.

*** Color of the support is reversible Black or Blue ***

Features and benefits

  • Streamlined design for even compression and support
  • Neoprene construction retains body heat for warmth and comfort
  • Open patella reduces direct pressure on kneecap

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

Size Chart & Fit Help

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
    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"

    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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  • Gary at 4/1/2015 6:33 PM
    • I have Osteo Arthritis in the medial (inside) compartment of my left knee. I am 71 and work out on the eliptical machine and play golf several times a week and wonder which brace would benefit me the most..
    • Gary
      I would suggest the OA Reaction Web knee Brace to wear while doing your activites. The brace is low profile in design and has a singe upright that is on the opposite sid eof your OA. The upright pushes against the knee to help unload the affected compartment, in this case the medial. The brace is easy to put on and very light weight.
      You would want to order the left medial/right lateral brace
  • Lauran at 11/10/2014 3:08 PM
  • Tammy Bushong at 9/24/2014 9:17 PM
    • Severe osteo arthritis in all 3 chambers of both of my knees. Very little cushion left in left knee right knee has none. Total knee replacement is going to be done but not for 3 to 4 months yet. Which brace would be best for support as I cant even stand long enough to do dishes
    • Tammy
      If you have OA in both the medial(inside) and lateral(outside) compartments, I would suggest one of our hinged knee braces such as the DonJoy Deluxe Hinged knee brace. It will give support to both side of the knee. However, if you only have damage to one side of the knee one of our Unloading braces would help decrease the pain in that compartment. The OA Adjuster 3 is best for severe arthritis.
  • Hope at 9/3/2014 6:26 AM
    • Is this a good knee brace to use while riding a horse? I have pain in my left knee when I ride and have been told to get a brace for it for support.
    • Hope
      I depends on where your pain is. If you have pain around the kneecap then this brace will work for that. If you are having pain on the inside or outside of your knee then a hinged knee brace might be best such as the Deluxe Hinged Knee:
  • Jay at 8/25/2014 11:59 AM
    • Hello. I was wondering if this would be good for runner's knee? I also wear a defiance knee brace, would this fit under it?
    • Jay
      This won't fit under the Defiance. You can try the DonJoy Cross Strap it is not too thick. but will give relief from patellar tenonitis
  • Caitlin at 8/14/2014 7:15 PM
    • I had ACL reconstruction as well as most of my meniscus removed due to tearing. I was told I have little to no cartilage left. I have daily knee pain and swelling which increases with use. I am doing the Insanity videos and while I have no pain during the exercises, I am quite sore afterwards. What brace would you recommend? Thank you.
    • Caitlin
      If you have pain in the front of your knee then the DonJoy Reaction Web Knee Brace might be a good choice for you. The brace absorbs force on the kneecap and dispearses it away into the webbing of the brace to help decrease pain.
  • Tweety at 6/29/2014 9:50 AM
    • I had a minuscus tear surgery 6 months ago. I started my treadmill and have to do a lot of stairs during the day. My knees and around area feel very sore. I was looking for something to keep my knee from being sore around the minuscus tear and the muscles around. I am planning for a 5K or a 1/2 marathon as well. Would this product be recommended?
    • Tweety
      The Performer Knee brace is helpful for anterior knee pain around the kneecap. Another alternative to the Perform that we have had success with is the DonJoy Reaction Web Knee Brace. This brace is great for knee pain especially going up and down stairs. It is lighter and cooler than the Performer, also not as bulky
  • Bella at 6/17/2014 5:09 PM
    • I had an MPFL (medial patella femoral ligament) reconstruction surgery almost three months ago. I am completely out of my hinge brace but I'm looking for a little bit of support for when I'm walking around at work because my quad strength isn't completely back yet. what would you recommend
    • Bella
      Take a look at the Tru Pull Lite Knee Brace this brace can be used after the type of surgery you had to give you some stability around the kneecap while you are still recovering. The brace is low profile and the materila is not as hot as the Perfomer Knee Brace.
  • anthony at 5/2/2014 2:38 PM
    • I was recommended the donjoy performer from you guys for my infrapatella injury on my left knee and I took my measurements; thigh: 17.25", knee: 15", & calf: 15". so I'm unsure what size to get the small or medium?
    • Anthony
      Order the medium, even though your thigh is a small. The small might be too tight on your calf
  • William at 4/19/2014 4:44 AM
    • I had a patellar dislocation and have been in a hinged knee brace. My Doctor is recommending I switch to a soft brace, would this be a good choice? I am was moderately active (eliptical 4-5 times a week) before this injury and want a brace that will let me get back to that level again.
    • William
      I would suggest the Tru-Pull Lite: The brace is low-profile very comfortable to wear and will help keep the patella tracking in the correct position. You can also wear this doing all kinds of activities
  • Kathleen at 4/4/2014 7:12 PM
    • My 12 tear old daughter experiences knee fatigue during her Karate class. She does not have an injury but I am looking for some kind of knee support that will help prevent injury and help with fatigue.
    • Kathleen
      Fatigue is one of the precursers for injury incurring, so if your daughter is have fatigue and continues to participate I would suggest a hinged knee brace just to protect the ligamentous structures of the knee. The economy hinged knee brace will give her mild to moderate stability.
  • Alan at 3/30/2014 7:01 PM
    • Thigh 20 calf 16. Seems I'm somewhere between medium and large. I'm inclined to go large but I'd appreciate your feedback.
    • Alan
      Measure the circumference of your knee center and see where that lies. I would go with the medium because 16 at the calf is the begining of the range so the calf may be too big
  • Tom at 3/24/2014 6:27 PM
    • I have an off the shelf Ossur CTI brace (size M) for skiing with a level I-II sprained MCL. I am a little worried there is too much "play" in the brace and I'm looking for a neoprene knee sleeve that will tighten the brace and provide more padding between knee and hinge. Is this the best brace for this application? How thick is this neoprene? Other suggestions?

    • Thank you for your question. Our neoprene sleeve is designed to go on the knee against the skin. The only brace covers we have is the DonJoy Sports Brace Cover. This cover is designed for the DonJoy rigid knee braces. If your brace feels too big you may need a different size.
  • Ben at 3/7/2014 7:15 PM
    • Hello,

      What knee sleeve/brace would you recommend for someone who has never had a knee injury but wants some support for prevention and peace of mind while playing football?
    • Ben
      If you are playing football and want a brace to prevent any injury to your knee then you really need a hinged knee brace. The Playmaker II is a great brace: It will give you support for both the medial and lateral ligaments with the hinges, and the strapping system will protect your ACL and PCL. If you have problems with your kneecap you can get the brace with a patellar donumt that will support the kneecap.The material is light, breathable and you can play football in it
  • Elizabeth at 10/28/2013 8:00 PM
    • I have a lot on knee pain when I do a lot of impact activities and when the weather is cold. I am going skiing this winter. Is this the best brace for preventing/ aggravating my knees so I can keep going?
    • Elizabeth,
      The DonJoy Performer Knee Support Brace will offer you compression and warmth. This will help with some of your pain on the colder days. You had also asked about the Reaction Knee brace, which doesn’t offer the compression of the Performer Knee Support but is designed to alleviate anterior knee pains. Either brace could work for you. It will be a personal preference; do you want a sleeve or a wrap around? Each brace will offer support for what you need. Please contact us if you have any further questions we can assist you with. Thank you for your questions.
  • melanie at 6/2/2013 12:57 PM
    • Is this the best option for a swimmer that needs a brace for patella instability. (Competitive swimming so need support but not drag)
    • Hello Melanie,

      I would try the Reaction Knee Brace, its has minimal neoprene, so it should provide the least amount of water absorption.

      Any further questions please contact a Product Specialist at 1-888-405-3251.
  • Kelli at 3/19/2013 6:07 PM
    • Is this suppose to be worn over or under jeans?
    • Kelli,
      This brace is meant to be worn over the skin, under clothing
  • laurie at 5/8/2012 5:37 PM
    • Are there any stays in this or is it completely flexible.
    • No this product does not have stays in it.
  • debra at 10/8/2011 10:45 PM
    • Exactly how big is the extra=large size and how long is it?
    • The length is 12" the max circumference at the thigh is 26.5", knee 17", calf 18".
  • Sherry at 7/10/2011 8:44 AM
    • Would this be suitable for doing breast stroke and flutter kicks?
    • Yes this product would be appropriate for swimming.
  • Betty at 6/5/2011 7:21 AM
    • Is the sleeve for playing sports or is it for more sedentary lifestyle? I play basketball and run track, and I am looking for a little support without having to wear my ACL brace.
    • This product is for everday activities. For ACL injuries while playing sports you would need a product with hinges and more rigidity and support. Should you have any other questions please let us know.
  • Theo at 2/23/2011 6:37 AM
    • Can the knee support be worn in the water?
    • Yes, but you'll need to rinse the support in freshwater after immersion and let air dry.
  • Carlene R. at 12/16/2010 7:11 PM
    • My thigh measures a scant 14" and my calf is 12" at the 6" above and below my knee cap. I have a couple of knee-support sleeves that are getting very old, and I can not seem to find a replacement in my size. Do you have one that will fit?
    • Hello Carlene,

      Please send me an email @ with your Thigh, Knee, and Calf measurements. With all three I'll be able to assist you in choosing a brace.

      Also let me know what you are looking to address with the brace.
  • gene christenson at 11/10/2010 1:49 PM
    • Is this a wrap or a sleeve?
    • The DonJoy Performer Knee Support is a sleeve style brace.
  • Moore at 11/7/2010 3:32 PM
    • Does this product have a rubber inside versus reversible neoprene? Having a rubber inside minimizes "slippage". I'm looking for a similar product with a rubber, non-reversible side. Thank you.
    • This product has nylon lining on the inside making it easier to get on and off. It stays in place fairly well with this lining and is more comfortable and less irritating to the skin than having neoprene touching the skin
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not a good value and not very supportive because of the thickness

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I was really looking forward to enjoying a new brace and so I thought ordering from DonJoy and finding a brace like what I had would be great. I was disappointed with the quality, not very thick and support is medium at best
I got with the DonJoy Deluxe Open Knee Support and for the price $35 a grade it D+.
Posted on September 15, 2015

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