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DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite

A low-profile, and extremely comfortable patella support brace for mild to moderate patellar dislocations.

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It may be “Lite”, but it’s strong enough to relieve pain!

The Tru-Pull Lite is DonJoy’s most comfortable, low profile and shortest patellofemoral brace, yet strong enough to relieve knee pain! This patella support brace is designed with pull straps above and below the patella (kneecap). This puts a “true” and consistent pull on the kneecap during flexion and extension, which realigns the patella. By properly aligning the kneecap you reduce the pain that comes with patellofemoral problems like dislocating your kneecap.

This brace is ideal for runners, recreational athletes, or individuals who are looking for extra patella support during their daily activities.

The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite knee brace is used to treat or prevent the following injuries:

  • Mild to moderate anterior knee pain
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction
  • Lateral subluxation
  • Patellar maltracking

Product Features…and the benefits you’ll experience!

  • Bifurcated Strap
    This two-pronged strap pulls the patella into proper alignment and helps reduce the pain from patellofemoral dysfunction.
  • Dual Durameter Buttress System
    Provides a soft tacky connection with the patella ensuring maximum support, while maintaining complete comfort.
  • Thigh and Calf Anchors
    You’ll no longer have to tug to keep your brace in place. These independent anchors prevent the brace from rotating.
  • Breath-O-Prene Fabric
    You’ll love the comfort that comes from this anti-microbial, wicking fabric that is hypoallergenic, breathable, and lightweight.
  • Plastic Hinges
    Provide a little additional medial and lateral stability enhancing the overall support for your knee.

Sizing and Measurements

Click on the Size Chart tab above to learn how to measure your leg to determine what brace size you need.

Shop our complete selection of knee braces 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.

Note: This product runs small. If you measure between sizes we recommend going up one size for optimum comfort and fit

    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"
    XXXL 29 1/2" -32" 21" -23" 22" -24

    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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DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite reviews

A former runner, this knee support was suggested by a factory medical consultant when he learned of an upcoming, two week trip I was making to medieval cities of the Mediterranean, which would involve rough cobblestones, a fair amount of walking/climbing, and vigorous sightseeing. A cane and this knee brace allowed me the support for my 75 yr old right knee, which allowed me to keep up w/ an energetic tour group. Great "Lite" product, which would recommend; cheaper than a new knee! - Bill
I have a few issues with my knee that I believe are all related to stability of the joint. They include Patella Tendonitis (Runner's Knee), IT Band pain, and recently swelling and pain on the inner knee or Meniscus. I've only used this brace a few times, but so far I'm very pleased with it. I've been able to increase my distance without the pain a swelling that's held me back for the last year. This brace stays in place and isn't restrictive. It allows me to go out a run 5 miles without worrying about it sliding down my thigh or calf. I'm back in the game and training for my next marathon. - Greg
I love this knee brace and it has saved me from not being able to play volleyball but there is one problem i have to rebuy one every 6 months because the velcro doesn't last forever. - vballplayer
This knee brace is totally amazing. My knee problems kept me from riding my bike regularly. This brace allows me to ride my bike virtually pain free. And, its size and flexibility still allows me some bending of the knee without impeding my ability to complete daily tasks. It's amazing how much pain relief this brace offers. It's the best pain management device on the market, as far as I'm concerned. My knee feels much better with it on than off. I agree the velcro doesn't last forever, but it is still the best brace I've ever owned. - Linda
Great product until the velcro stops working, diminishes quickly at 3-4 months for me and now at 5 months they are barely staying on. I have TWO, 1 for each knee and they are BOTH failing terribly and exactly the same way. I go out my way to be very careful putting them on and taking them off, which has not helped. This is definitely a quality issue!!! IF the velcro issue can be solved, you have an excellent product but I sure can't afford to order TWO braces every 4-6 months! Velcro problem makes it a 1 star BUT the brace is so good the first 3 months or so that I'll give it a 3 Star (Average). If there was no QUALITY ISSUE with the velcro, I would have given this Brace a 5 Star! - Tony
Awesome Brace...light..comfortable...great support...only negative is velcro on straps doesn't last long enough..would like to see donjoy replace with a stronger more durable velcro for fastening straps. Otherwise totally awesome brace!! - hoopslover
This knee brace is amazing! I dislocated my knee two months ago and this brace is enough support where i feel protected, and not too much to where Im going overkill. I definitely suggest this brace!!!!!!! - Emily
This is a superb knee brace I suffered from dislocated kneecap often when playing football, but this brace solved that whilst still allowing a lot of flexibility. Regarding the velcro, its very true that it loses its stickyness but I easily resolved this by tucking it in under its self (where the strap initially begins) after doing a full loop round the back of the knee. - eakin
Had surgery to "fix" my patella dislocation problem and 1 month after being released to return to sports the patella gave out while making a cut in running lines. Had on a compression/cheaper knee brace and my volleyball knee pads when this occurred. The doctor had said the knee pads would likely be enough support and did not recommend a brace. ($4,000 after insurance down the drain) He was wrong! Went in again to get the knee drained and had to sit out 2 weeks before being somewhat ready to return. Bought this brace in the meantime and now use it in conjunction with the McConnell Taping procedure. The combo of both of these methods work great! Basketball season has started had I bought another brace foe the opposite leg as a precaution. It was also recommended I do this by the Dr. who drained my leg after the initial failed surgery. Both braces hold up well and don't slide around even without the knee pads. I highly recommend them for a lateral patella dislocation problem! I'm a super aggressive athlete who races motorcycles, snowboards, wake boards, high jumps, pole-vaults, long jumps, triple jumps and plays volleyball and basketball. I am not kind to my knees... and these work. (Suggest using a strapping tape, and a base tape, not linen tape with the McConnell taping.) - Rogogirl
I am constantly moving all day at work. Walking, standing, sitting, with my knee in all kinds of positions. But it remains comfortable and provides good support all day. When I get home and take it off, my knee feels stronger, as I move around the house. - bigoboy
I am a certified spin instructor. Over the course of many years of indoor and outdoor cycling I started having problems with my right knee. I had gel injection and steroid shots but it still felt weak. Then some weeks later I re-injured it. I thought at the time my cycling would have to come to an end until I had knee surgery. I took a chance on this brace and how glad I am! I am back to cycling once again! It gives me the support I need without hindering my pedal stroke. My knee feels like it has become stronger. I recommend this one for anyone who needs a great brace for cycling. - Spingirl
Chronic knee problems for years: bone on bone. Gave up jogging around age 60; several years later took up power walking (10 km in about 77 minutes, hills included). Power walked a half marathon on my 70th (2 hrs & 46 min), but then suffered terribly with left knee pain. Several visits to a physio - still no relief, he suggested this knee brace. Relief! Eighteen months later, I'm still going strong. This product has made it all possible. Highly recommended. - Mike
Great knee brace. Comfortable and very stable - leah
Tennis Girl
I love this brace! It allows me to play tennis and keeps my knee and kneecap steady and in place! I have had it for 6 months now, and it has kept me from surgery, too! - Tennis Girl

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  • From Mike at 3/25/2010 5:25 PM
    • I have disclocated my kneecap once and subluxated it twice, will this brace give me the support I need but also prevent those injuries?
    • If you are trying focus the support and control on just the patella the Tru-Pull Lite is a great brace. Lightweight and very efficient at at supporting the patella without a lot of extra material making it very comfortable and cool to wear. If you feel like you need a brace that gives you similar patella support and also additional support for your entire knee you can also look at the DonJoy Lateral J Knee Brace (
  • From Mike at 9/24/2010 6:45 PM
    • I'm between L and XL on the size charts - knee 17 1/2" - thigh 22 1/2" - calf 18". Which size should I get?
    • Hello Mike,

      I recommend going with the XL size and adjusting as needed.
  • From Marv at 10/15/2010 1:26 PM
    • Can this be worn when running? How about for a marathon?
    • Hello Marv,

      As long as the brace is a proper fit, it can be worn while running.
  • From Sherie Wolpert at 11/23/2010 6:36 PM
    • Is there an open back to the DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite brace? I have a baker's cyst and need a patella support brace with an open back.
    • The back of this brace is closed. You might consider this brace instead. The "open pop" option is open in the back.
  • From AL CUNNINGHAM at 12/12/2010 9:01 AM
    • Hello Al,

      There are no replacement straps, but the brace does have a 6 month warranty. Did you obtain this brace from us? If so, please email us @ with your order number and I'll be happy to process the replacement. If you did not obtain this item through us and it is still under warranty, please return your item to the facility that provided it for a replacement. They should handle the exchange for you.
  • From Kim at 2/7/2011 6:17 AM
    • I am having pain below my knee cap and general soreness after a day of skiing. Long ago I had problems with my patella and am wondering if this would be a good brace to give me some additional support on the slopes. I do not want a brace that is too long as I have shorter legs and do not want something that goes into my ski boots.
    • Hello Kim,

      The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite will assist in stabilizing the patella only. If that is all you need or want in a brace then this is a good choice.

      If you'd like to add stability to the leg as well, you'll need hinges as well as stabilization:

      DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace

      DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System
  • From Kathleen at 3/24/2011 8:52 AM
    • I have a level 4 "runners knee" and am looking for a wrap around brace that comes in an x large that doesn't go up on the thigh but still supports my misaligned knee. Hoping to find one that stays in place!
    • The Donjoy Reaction Knee Brace sounds like it would be a good brace for you. You can find that knee brace here:
  • From Amanda Garrett at 5/6/2011 12:30 PM
    • i am a 16 year old and i was a gymnast for 12 years and now recently switched over to competitive cheerleading im and active tumbler and have dislocated my knee numerous time and have had multiple surgerys and it still dislocates with a knee brace on. will this stop it from further more dislocation or just a maybe
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is indicated to prevent lateral patella dislocations and many female athletes like this product because it's shorter in length and stays up well. Let us know if you have any other questions.
  • From Lynn at 8/18/2011 7:10 PM
    • My daughter wears the L1810 which has helped her tremendously. What is the best way to wash it?
    • Handwash with mild detergent and airdry.
  • From Rachel Clark at 9/3/2011 1:44 PM
    • Im unsure what size to order. My knee center is at most 12.5 , 12 calf, and near 16 on my thigh? Im afraid the Xsmall will be too tight, but worried the small will get loose. Would the xsmall stretch with time. I have a hard time fitting braces bc they are all too big. I have a patella strap that is a x-small. I really need a good brace and I like how this one is not huge and bulky. Thank you for your time.
    • I would suggest going with the size Small. It will fit much better than the XS, this brace fits fairly snug, so the XS will be very uncomfortable.
  • From Jenifer at 11/9/2011 4:01 PM
    • I am a distance runner and I was just told I have a torn meniscus. I am still able to run without too much pain, but I am looking for support during my long runs to prevent further injury. I need something that will move with me while running. Would this be the best brace?
    • NO this product is for patellofemoral (knee cap) conditions, not for meniscus. I'd recommend the Donjoy Hinged Knee or Economy Hinged knee for your condition and activity level.
  • From Brendan at 1/19/2012 12:38 AM
    • Hi there
      I dislocated my knee approx 6 months ago and still am unable to run without pain. I play Australian rules football so there is a lot of contact and running.
      I am worried about dislocating it again and have been advised to get a brace. Which brace would you recommend and why out of the Tru-pull light and the Tru-pull Advanced?
    • The TruPull Lite or Reaction knee brace would be recommended for your condition and activity level.
  • From amc at 4/13/2012 10:53 AM
    • I do Tae Kwon Do, Boot Camp and MMA Classes. My right knee has cartilage issues. What brace is moves easily with the body and will keep my knee in a good place.The activities are high impact. Thank you
    • Hi,

      Either the Tru-Pull Lite or Reaction knee brace can be worn during high impact activities and will help with patella tracking.

      Have a nice day.

  • From Nikki at 5/1/2012 7:57 PM
    • What material is the Tru Pull Lite brace made out of? My patient is allergic to neoprene. Was also looking at drytex Lat J brace.
    • The TruPull Lite is made out of Drytex a neoprene alternative.
  • From Stephanie Gamache at 6/6/2012 11:35 AM
    • I am looking for light-weight braces for hiking. I have maltracking patellas and bursitis. Will the DonJoy tru-lite pull work for this?

      Stephanie Gamache - Gillam & Associates, Inc.
      p 803-648-2835 f 803-642-9769
      1652 Columbia Hwy.
      Aiken, SC 29801
    • Yes the Tru-Pull Lite is a lightweight product ideal for your injury and lifestyle.
  • From Chris at 6/7/2012 8:46 AM
    • I was recently fitted with the TruPull Lite Brace. How tight or loose is this brace suppose to fit?

    • It should fit snugly on the leg.
  • From Rani Freeman at 6/20/2012 3:39 PM
    • Is this brace a sleeve that slides on or is a wrap around design? Thanks!
    • This brace you pull up over the foot into position, then the straps ared pulled over to the inside of the brace and attached to help the knee cap move in its natural motion.
  • From Cheryl at 7/27/2012 9:51 AM
    • What is the gel incert inside the knee wrap for. Can you use it as a cold pak.
    • It is used as a buttress to make the patella track correctly.
  • From Brandi at 7/30/2012 12:03 PM
    • I have recently gotten this brace, and I absolutely love how it has been helping, however it has begun to rip, is there anything i can do to replace it without having to pay for a brand new one?
    • has a 90 day return policy.
  • From Linda at 8/2/2012 8:13 PM
    • Can I order 2 different braces to try and return the one I like least? Also do you bill insurance companies?
    • We do not bill insurance. Better Braces has a 90 day return policy.
  • From Vanessa at 9/7/2012 7:37 AM
    • I have maltracking patella that is chewing up my cartilage in my knee, will this correct the problem and will I be able to avoid surgery?
    • Vanessa, Thank you for contacting DJO Global. This product is designed to keep the patella from maltracking issues to the lateral side of the knee. I cannot answer if you will be able to avoid surgery as I do not know how much damage your knee has now. It will keep the Patella from causing more damage to the knee cartilage.
  • From Hodges, Barbara at 10/10/2012 4:53 PM
    • I had a torn meniscus repaired several mths ago and my knee feels very unstable and hurts when on it for long periods. I am short and a largeperson-5’1, 225. I need to wear the brace under slacks-what do you suggest—I ordered the donjoy cartlage knee brace, however, it does not work-what about the tru pull lite?
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is made for knee cap, it will not help with the feeling of instability. If you are looking for a low profile hinged brace (which will give the knee more stability) You should examine the Economy Hinged Knee it is a low profile brace, with a metal hinge for stability and it has a wrap around feature to fit your leg better.
  • From ahmad at 10/30/2012 8:21 PM
    • Two questions please:
      1) is it comfortable to wear /put on this brace all the time?
      2) is it comfortable to cross legs if it is on my knee?

    • Hi Ahmad,

      The Tru-Pull Lite is a comfortable and low profile knee brace. It is also easy to apply.

      Have a nice day.
  • From Talha at 11/21/2012 5:54 PM
    • Can these be ideal to play soccer?
    • Hello, Talha -

      The "ideal" would be personal preference and patient diagnosis. The Tru-Pull Lite is designed for people with patellar tracking issues. The people who normally utilize these braces are people whose patella tracks laterally (towards the outside of your leg) as it helps to track the patella inward and stabilize it. If you are suffering for this type of issue, this could be the right brace for you for your activity as it is not a large and bulky brace.

      If you would like to further discuss, we encourage you to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a great day!
  • From ALTURKI at 12/12/2012 7:34 PM
    • Hi There

      I believe I am in need for DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite Tru-Pull Lite for mild to moderate patellar dislocation ($126.90).

      My question is that is there any shop I can go and see this product because I do not want to spend my money and then find it not beneficial for my case.

      Please help me on this
    • Hello, Alturki -

      The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite is designed to support your condition of patellar dislocation. We do not sell this product off the shelf at stores, however, we do offer a 90 day return window should you find that the brace does not suit your needs.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a great day!
  • From joe at 2/5/2013 4:12 PM
    • How does the Reaction knee brace compare with the Tru-pull lite? I was training for a marathon 2 years ago and developed patela instability and had to give up training. I am running again and simply use a knee sleeve, but I know if I try to get into the higher mileage again, the sever pain will return and sideline me. Any thoughts?
    • Hello, Joe -

      The Tru-Pull Lite is designed to track your patella medially (guides it towards the midline of your body). This is a brace worn by people who generally have suffered from dislocations/subluxations since this is more of an agressive tracking system as it actually guides the patella inward. The Reaction is a general patellar stability brace. It assists in tracking the patella neutrally and assists in general knee pain caused by chondromalacia or general tracking issues/instability. If you have not suffered from subluxations, the Reaction would be a suitable brace as it alleviates pressure from the knee cap and disperses it throughout the joint.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Patty at 4/3/2013 5:15 PM
    • How do you know whether to get Left or Right?
    • Hello, Patty -

      The brace is designed to normally track one's patella medially. Thus, if you purchase a RIGHT leg DonJoy Tru-Pull LIte brace, the knee cap will be tracked medially (toward the left knee) with the bifurcated strap, and vice versa.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Haddy at 5/11/2013 9:27 PM
    • Can this knee brace be worn immediately after a patella dislocation, or do I need to wait for the swelling to go down. When I use the leg straightening brace to stop my knee from bending (that the hospital provided) my muscles waste away.
    • Hello, Haddy -

      As far as when the brace can be worn, that would be completely up to your physician. His/her protocol for treatment is the one you have to follow, so if they have you immobilized in a brace, I would reach out and ask them how long until you are able to get into a functional one.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Allen at 5/31/2013 8:53 AM
    • Hey there,

      I suffer from occasional patella dislocation. I dislocated my knee about once every couple of years. I'm extremely active. I surf 3-4 times a week, hike, run and climb. I'm looking for a brace I can surf with. Will this brace work for me?

    • Hello Allen,

      Absolutely, this brace will work for you. It's our lowest profile brace, shortest in length patella brace we have. You can wear this brace in the ocean, we recommend rinsing it afterwards. If you want a Patella Brace with additonal knee support we also have a Tru-Pull Advanced.

      Please Call us to speak to a Product Specialist. 1-888-405-3251.

      Have a Great Day.
  • From Darian at 5/31/2013 9:23 AM
    • My knee has dislocated many times. I run often and it recently has slipped out just during a normal run, on the road. I am looking for a brace that will stabilize the kneecap, but not be too bulky to run in. I currently have the DonJoy J-lat brace, and during my run it fits extremely tight, and seems to slide downwards and actually causes pressure on the inside of the knee, forcing the kneecap outward. Which is absolutely the opposite of what it should do. I have worn the brace twice, once last year during an obstacle race, and once today, when it almost pushed my kneecap out. The Tru-pull lite looks like it could suit me better? I don't know. I just want something I can run in, that gives lateral support. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your help.
    • Hello Darian,

      The Tru-Pull Lite is great for athletes. It's low profile, shortest Patella brace we have. It comes with an adjustable Buttress, which velcro's to the brace.

      Two Buttresses and included 1/4, 3/8" to acheive desired support.

      Please call us to speak to a Product Specialist. 1-888-405-3251.
  • From Kristen at 6/3/2013 5:58 PM
    • I recently had a MRI done and was basically told the back of my kneecap was gone. I have been trying to determine what the best brace would be for me. I am only 5'2" so a lot of these braces seem like they would take up the majority of my leg and I am in between sizes (from what I have read on others I should go with the larger size, a large for me 22 thigh, 15 knee and 15 calf)I have been hesitant to get a knee brace because I always had issues with it not staying on my thigh with the sleeve types. I feel the most pain in my knee when bending, jumping, etc. It actually was making a loud creaking noise and popping before I rested it for a few weeks. Hopefully you can point me in the right direction, thanks so much!
    • Hello Kristen,

      Your measurements fall into a Large. Measure 6"above your knee cap. If you are 22", your size is a Large. The Tru-Pull Lite is your best option, it measures 9" inch's in length. Its the shortest patella brace we have, provding moderate support. It's great for athlete's who want to compete wearing a brace, its very comfortable.

      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" 3"-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"

      Please contact a Product Specialist with any additional questions. 1-888-405-3251.
  • From Jeff at 6/24/2013 9:57 PM
    • I dislocated my knee lat wensday am in a full leg brace right now am set up to get the trupull lite soon can you bend your knee with this can it be used for normal walking and does it fit nice under clothing
    • Hello Jeff,

      The Tru-Pull Lite is made of a mesh/lycra material. It is very flexible, allowing full range of motion. It measures 9 inch's in length, and can be worn under loose jeans.

      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.
  • From Shannon at 6/26/2013 11:00 PM
    • I have recently been having problems with my kneecap dislocating twice in the past 6 months in addition to several partial dislocations in that time. However, my kneecap dislocates medially, not laterally like most. Can this brace be worn to prevent medial dislocations or does it mostly protect from lateral dislocations? If it's for lateral dislocations can you recommend another brace that would be good for a knee that has a tendency towards medial dislocations? Also I've been trying to start learning some water sports, so can the brace been worn in water and is it still effective?
    • Hello Shannon,

      Yes, you can wear the Tru-pull lite for medial dislocations. You will need to order the opposite leg to achieve this. For example, If your injured knee is the Right then order a Left Knee Brace.

      This will change the buttess location and protect against Medial Dislocations.

      thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Graeme Wilson at 6/27/2013 4:31 AM
    • My leg sizes are Thigh 17 inches; Knee 15 inches; Calf 14 inches.
      What size would you suggest?
    • Hello Graeme,

      I recommend you measure again to be sure of your measurements, make sure you are standing. The Tru-Pull lite is a short brace, measuring about 8" long. With the measurements you have I recommend a Medium.

      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.
  • From Graeme Wilson at 6/27/2013 4:34 AM
    • Has the velcro issue (mentioned in reviews) been fixed for the DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite?
    • Hello Graeme,

      Yes, the Tru-Pull Lite is a great brace for Patella Dislocations, Tracking Issues. The velcro is designed to withstand shearing forces and holds up in athletics very well.

      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.
  • From dale buckton at 7/1/2013 10:14 PM
    • hi my measurments are thigh 24 inches knee 17 inches and calf 17 inches. Should I go the large as I am losing weight or the xl?
    • Hello Dale,

      I recommend an XL, the Tru-Pull Lite is 9" in length and you should go by your Knee Center measurement. Your in between sizes, I recommend going up.

      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.
  • From Brooks at 7/11/2013 8:18 PM
    • I am an ice hockey goalie, would this brace restrict my butterfly movement?
    • Hello Brooks,

      You will have full range of motion with this Brace. The brace measures 9" in length, made of mesh material with a rubber buttress to stabilize the knee cap.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Janice at 7/14/2013 6:44 AM
    • Is this brace used for corrective measures or pain relief?
      Will wearing this brace for an extended period of time help realign the patella?
    • Hello Janice,

      The tru-pull lite is a Patella Brace that provides support to a dislocating patella. There is a buttress to support the patella, medially or laterally depending on your specific injury. No brace has the capability of realigning anatomical structures, it may only provide support while in use. Physical Therapy may assist you with mal-alignment.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Alexis at 7/23/2013 7:30 AM
    • My second opinion doctor told me that Patellofemoral Syndrome, and did not go into specifics (not my doctor of choice but due to health insurance)...
      Anyway, my lifestyle has slowed down enormously due to the pain. It is in both knees but my right knee is where the pain is really hurting. It is quit painful to walk up the stairs and I am only 30. Is this the brace to get? Is this something I should wear all the time (during work) or just while working out (running and such)? How do I determine size?
      Thank you so much. There are just so many options out there for braces and I am not sure if I am on the right track.
    • Hello Alexis,

      The Tru-Pull lite will help with Patella Dislocations and Mal-tracking. To determine your size you will need to measure your leg 6 inch's above the knee, 6 inch's below the knee and the knee center. Then look at the size chart to determine your size.

      Wearing the brace along with Physical Therapy will reduce your symptoms.

      Thanks For Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Jim at 8/4/2013 9:07 AM
    • I've got an odd set of measurements, thigh 27, knee 19, calf 19. what size would you recommend for the Tru-Pull Lite?
    • Hello,

      I recommend an XXL, this is a short brace. 9inch's in length, I would use the Knee Center measurement.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Tracy at 8/7/2013 1:15 PM
    • Our dog ate the gel pad that holds the knee in correct position while wearing the brace. Can you reorder just the gel pad that goes inside the knee brace?
    • Hello Tracy,

      Yes, please call Customer Care to place your order. Ask for the buttress kit part # 25-9985.


      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Kayla at 10/4/2013 6:16 PM
    • My doctor told me to get the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace for the issues I am having on the inside of my right knee. I was looking at this one and wondering if it provides the same support as the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace. I work out and lift weights daily and thought maybe this one would be more ideal?
    • Kayla
      Thank you for contacting Product Support. Both the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace and the Tru-Pull Light provide stability to the knee for patellofemoral pain associated with subluxation and /or dislocation of the patella. The differences between the two are that the Lateral J is a little longer brace that is made out of neoprene and can come with or without medial and lateral hinges. The Tru-Pull Lite is a low profile brace with breathable material, a gel buttress that goes right on the skin to give maximal support of the patella, and two pull straps that allow you to have a constant pull on the kneecap. The True-Pull Lite also comes two medial and lateral plastic hinges to give more support. Either of these braces can be worn during exercise, but the Tru-Pull lite is lower profile and might be a better choice. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.

      Diana Keith MA, ATC
      Product Support Specialist
      DJO Healthcare Services
      DJO, LLC
      A DJO Global Company
      1430 Decision St, Vista, CA 92081-8553

      O 760-734-3144

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  • From Kinda at 10/8/2013 8:12 AM
    • I have partial ACL tear need brace for few months until surgery. Will this be good support?
    • The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite is used primarily for patellar tracking. The DonJoy Deluxe Hinged Knee Brace can be used as a temporary support until surgery. However, if you plan to use this brace after surgery, a more rigid brace like the FullFrorce or the Fource Point would be a better option. Thank you for contacting DJO Global.
  • From Connor Emmitt at 11/4/2013 8:48 AM
    • I have had subluxation of both my knee caps...I have used bigger more bulkier braces in the past but they always slide down and are on comfortable...Will the the try pull lite brace be ok to play basketball in?
    • Connor
      Yes the Tru-Pull Lite can be worn while playing basketball and will support your knee and protect it from subluxation.
  • From Sheila at 1/17/2014 5:52 PM
    • I am in need of replacing an older (years old) Donjoy Patella Knee Sleeve I received from my orthopedic after having a chipped patella due to a lateral dislocation. I have had several dislocations since and tracking issues with my left knee. I swear by this brand and also had a hinged brace for skiing and wake boarding. I don't do those sports now. I like to do spin cycling. Simple twisting can cause a dislocation.
      I'm not sure which brace is best for me: Lateral J Patella or the True Pull Lite. I think the latter as tracking and dislocation are my primary issues. The doctor said no hinges. Sizing - I had a medium sleeve but it's too tight now. My measurements are Thigh 20.5 / Knee 15 / Calf 15. I'm on the edge of M going to L. Which size and brace? Thank you.
    • Sheila
      The Tru-Pull Light is a better choice because you can bring your buttress right up to the edge of your kneecap and pull the straps tight holding it in place. The brace has two plastic hinges which you can take out of the brace. If you feel a medium is too tight on you know you may want to try the large.
  • From Poppy D at 1/19/2014 12:01 PM
    • Hi, I have dislocated my knee several times and am looking for a knee brace which will enable me to play netball and live an active life. Will this knee brace be suited?

      My measurements are: (inches)
      tight 15 1/2
      mid-knee 13
      calf 12

      which size would you recommend?
    • Hello,

      I recommend a Size Small. The tru-pull lite is 9" in length and is mostly centered around the knee, the brace will not cover the thigh at all. The knee size is the most important for this brace.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From E. Doyle at 2/2/2014 2:06 PM
    • Can this brace be washed. If so, how. My son is using them and discarded any info.

    • The hinge can be taken our from inside the brace then you can hand wash the brace with a light soap and let it air dry.
  • From Jason at 3/5/2014 9:18 AM
    • Is the Don Joy Tru Pull Lite machine washable?
    • No all of our braces should be washed by hand with a mild soap and air dried
  • From Melissa at 3/25/2014 6:43 PM
    • I need to replace my j-knee brace prescribed by the ortho doc years ago. I recently began light running again as exercise, is the Tru-Pull Lite a good option for that? Also, what size do you recommend since I'm on the line of M and L due to calf size. Thanks

      13.5 center knee
      18 thigh
      16 calf
    • Melissa
      The tru-pull lite is a great brace for that and based on your knee measurments the medium should work
  • From Bart at 4/19/2014 8:18 PM
    • My daughter has been using a MedSpec Dynatrack Plus Patella Stabilizer with CoolFlex - Black- for active play (soccer), often with an under sleeve - for post medial reefing surgery tracking (patellar subluxation) issues. The original brace type was from her orthopedic surgeon. However, she's been unable to find a size (small or medium) that either doesn't constantly need adjustment in game / fits well or doesn't 'hurt'. In general would this be an equivalent brace (or better) / ok with sports? If not, what would be? Also, do sizes run small/large or on point?
    • Bart
      The Tru-Pull Lite is basically the same brace type as the MedSpec. The material is more comfortable than the MedSpec, and the measurments are pretty right on.
  • From Anthony at 5/1/2014 2:10 PM
    • I injured my infrapatella tendon in the military in 2009. It is stretched thin and can even hurt by just walking a couple miles. Was curious if the donjoy tru-pull lite would be able to support my tendon and knee on a day to day basis, as well as give it enough support to do sports? Like football, baseball, and basketball.
    • Thank you for your question. The Tru-Pull Lite would be appropriate for patellar tracking issues. You may want to look at the DonJoy performer which would give your patellar tendon support as well as the joint itself.
  • From Anthony at 5/2/2014 9:01 AM
    • As my previous question pertained to my left knee, would the performer work as well for my right knee that gets slightly swollen when doing sports and sometimes in a lot of pain to have to put more weight on it for compensating for my left knee, or would the tru-pull lite be better for my right knee? Thanks again for the suggestion on my left knee.
    • Anthony
      The performer wuold work well with the knee that is painful becuase of compensating for the other leg
  • From TRACY at 5/8/2014 9:43 AM
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  • From Ginger at 5/12/2014 9:56 AM
    • I participate in triathlons, can this brace be worn in the water?
    • Ginger
      Yes you can wear that brace in the water. It is not made of neoprene so it won't collect water
  • From Christina at 5/17/2014 11:13 AM
    • My doctor said my knee cap slips inwards when I run. Will this brace help stop that?
    • Christina
      This brace will keep the kneecap from moving laterally or towards the outside of your knee. If you need a brace that will keep the kneecap from moving medially or towards the insdie of your knee you will need to order the ooposite leg. For example: If the leg that you need the brace for is the right leg, you will need to order a left brace so that the buttress will be on the correct side for you knee. I hope that helps
  • From Michelle at 5/23/2014 11:53 PM
    • My daughter is a dancer who has suffered multiple kneecap dislocations. Will this brace allow her to have complete range of motion (i.e. ability to fully bend her leg, squat down completely to the floor, etc.) necessary for dancer?
    • Thank you for your question. Your daughter will have full range of motion with this brace.
  • From diana at 5/28/2014 6:04 PM
    • which brace would you suggest for lateral patellar tilt and chonromalasia? i have been mcconnell taping but that is just not practical for the long term. i do mild workout but am not a hardcore athlete. thank you so much for your help.
    • Diana
      The Tru-Pull Lite would help you with this problem. The brace has a buttress that is positioned on the outside of your kneecap and is pulled across the knee joint similar to the McConnell taping. The brace is low profile and comfortable to wear
  • From Sam at 6/26/2014 6:27 PM
    • Hi.

      I'm trying to order the proper size tru-pull lite for my daughter.

      Here are the measurements we took:

      Center: Between 15 and 15 1/4"
      Thigh: 21 1/4"
      Calf: Between 14 1/4"

      It appears that for the 1st two measurements she's between a medium and a large, and for the 3rd measurement (calf) she's between a small and a medium.

      What would be your recommendation as to which size to order?
    • Sam
      Bsed on your daughters measurements, I would suggest you order the medium brace. She is only a 1/4 inch larger in the knee and thigh and I think that will be ok. If she is too big in the calf the brace will slide down
  • From Vicki at 7/12/2014 3:14 PM
    • My daughter needs this brace for her left knee, where will the Velcro straps be, on the inside or outside of the leg? The reason I am asking is because this Velcro the brace she has now scratches her opposite leg and tears her shorts too.
    • Vicki
      The velcro on this brace is located on straps that wrap around the leg so most likley the velcrom will lay on the front of the leg. The ends with the velcro can be adjusted to make the staps longer or shorter.
  • From Nick at 8/17/2014 8:52 PM
    • Just wondering if you can where a proctective sleeve under this brace or does it have to be touching your skin to work correctly?

      If you can what kind of sleeve do you recommend?

      Thank you!
    • Nick
      For this brace to work correctly it should be against your sking however, if the material is irritating your sking the Reactions Web undersleeve might work underneath the brace.
  • From Daniel at 9/26/2014 2:16 PM
    • I have patella alta, would you recommend this brace?
    • Daniel
      I would suggest the DonJoy Reaction Web knee Brace for that condition. The Webing material will give the entire patella support, where as the Tru-pull Lite will push the patella towards the inside of your knee. With patella alta the kneecap sits high so the Reaction would be a better choice
  • From Melani at 9/27/2014 5:53 PM
    • My son has a torn MCL and just recently dislocated his patella. Do you have a brace that would allow him to wrestle with support once he is released? There can not be metal supports on the side.
    • Melani
      The Tru-Pull Lite could be used. It does have two plastic hinges in the brace but they can be removed if needed. This brace would give him the support for the patella and keep it in the right position
  • From Julie at 9/29/2014 11:46 AM
    • I had a total left knee replacement 16 months ago
      My physician advised me to get a brace to support my
      Knee I want to return to low mileage running. My pt
      Recommended the tru pull.
    • Julie
      Are you having problems with your kneecap? Does it track incorectly? This is what the Tru-Pull Lite is used for. Usually this is not worn by someone who just had a total knee replacement. If you are having some discomfort around the fron of the knee but no instability the DonJoy Reaction Web knee brace might be a better choice. You can call product support at 888-405-5124, and we can help you find a brace that will fit your needs
  • From Kim Draper at 10/17/2014 5:23 PM
    • I have a pcl rupture - I am starting weight baring exercises and walking on the treadmill - my therapist has asked me to get a brace to support my knee during exercises so that I can stop using the tapes which tend to irritate my skin. What brace do you recommend.
    • Kim
      If you just need a brace to give you general knee support while you start bearing wieght and walking on the treadmill, the DonJoy Deluxe Hinged knee brace may be the brace to use. It is a hinged knee brace that will give you eneral support for the knee.
  • From Shannon at 11/1/2014 9:53 AM
    • What does the back of this brace look like - is there an opening or is it solid. Just wondering if it will pinch. It's for my daughter who dances and I don't want it to pinch and irritate with the constant movement.
    • Shannon
      It is a belt the back is solid
  • From David at 11/2/2014 9:40 PM
    • I see that the braces shows the gel support in the outside of the knee. When I have previously dislocated my knee caps several a times it has always gone to the inside of my knee and was wondering if I still order a right leg brace( the leg I dislocated) and wear it upside down or just order a left legged brace and wear it in my right leg so it supports the inside of it???
    • David
      If you need a brace for the right leg but want it to protect the patella medially then you will need to order a left brace and wear it on the right leg.
  • From Shannon at 11/12/2014 12:48 PM
    • WIll this still be effective if I wear it over my clothes such as leggings or skinny jeans? I don't have many pairs of pants that would fit over top of it.
    • Shannon
      The brace should be worn against the skin, to get the benefit from it.
  • From Emily at 12/26/2014 5:27 PM
    • Hello, I am a long distance runner. I have an issue with my hip where I have hip displaysia on my right side and my knees bow in quit a bit due to weakness in my hips. Since my right knee bows in the most, my knee and my hip are fighting where they each pull the knee. Every time my knee is in a somewhat or all the way bent position, my knee cap shifts out of place. My physical therapist and I agreed this may be a good brace for my running. Will this really help track the knee cap in the correct position? Since I'm a runner, sometimes after running in something for a month or so, you find it does not work. Is this fully returnable and refundable if it does not work?

    • Emily
      The Tru-Pull Lite will help keep the kneecap tracking correctly while you run. We do have a 90 moneyback guarentee so if it does not work you can be credted
  • From Roman Alpert at 1/11/2015 6:42 PM
    • A lot reviews complain of velcro issues. Have any improvements been made to correct this? What is the warranty on this product and does the warranty cover velcro issues?
    • The velcro has been updated and it has a six month warranty
  • From Jack at 3/11/2015 5:20 PM
    • How much does this brace weigh?
    • Jack

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