Rigid Hinged Knee Braces - Great for Sports!

Rigid hinged knee braces are ideal for day-to-day activities and all sports, especially contact sports like football or basketball. Hinged knee braces provide the maximum amount of stability for a person recovering from ligament instabilities like ACL tears or someone who suffers from mild medial/lateral instability. For maximum fit and protection, check out our custom knee braces for ACL protection.

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How Does a Rigid Hinged Knee Brace Work?

Rigid hinged knee braces are ideal for maximum protection for the knee. They guard against ligament tears and other knee injuries. Many rigid hinged knee braces have specially designed hinges situated on each side of the knee to help stabilize the knee joint and to prevent it from moving unnaturally. They also come with straps that hold the knee brace in proper position on your knee. When the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) move too far apart from one another, that can over-stretch the ligaments, leading to knee injuries such as ACL tears and meniscus strain. That's exactly what rigid hinged knee braces help prevent. If you participate in sports or have had previous knee injuries, then a rigid hinged knee brace could help provide the extra support and stabilization you need to perform at your highest level. Check out the rigid hinged knee braces recommended by our bracing experts:

DonJoy Defiance III Custom Knee Brace - the best custom knee brace available on the market
DonJoy Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint Hinge - the only hinge proven to help prevent non-contact ACL injuries
DonJoy FullForce Knee Brace - one of our most popular rigid hinged knee braces