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DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support

Made of perforated, breathable, rubber-like neoprene, it provides more stability and comfort.

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Wear Comfortably During Sports & Activities

The breathable, hook-sensitive neoprene vest grips the skin to allow precise placement of the donut-shaped foam pad. The hard-shelled foam pad helps protect the AC joint from further injury. Simply apply adhesive-backed hook to the foam pad to prevent migration. No restrictive and uncomfortable straps are necessary!


On the inside the perforated, breathable, rubber-like neoprene grips the skin so the support moves with the athlete - it’s as if the stabilization straps are attached directly to the body.


Universal design fits both right and left shoulder. Comes complete with vest, pad and adhesive-backed hook material. Pad is also sold separately and can also be used with the Sully Shoulder Stabilizer.


Features:

  • Elastic straps attach with hook and loop at any point.
  • Perforated breathable, rubber-like neoprene grips the skin so the support moves with the athlete
  • A protective, closed-cell foam pad
  • Anchor strap for use with shoulder separations
  • Can be worn while participating in sports
  • Available in 5 sizes

Shop our complete selection of shoulder braces or browse additional DonJoy products.

Size Chest Measurement Bicep Circumference
XS 34" - 40 " 9" - 10.5"
S 36" - 40" 11" - 13"
M 38" - 42" 13" - 15"
L 42" - 46" 14" - 17"
XL 46" - 51" 15" - 17"
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  • From Ed D at 12/10/14 8:51 AM
    • How does this brace work for tennis players. This would be for my left shoulder and I am left handed (i.e. my request shoulder).
      I am concerned about reduced range of motion. However, I think a brace would be helpful. When I do some of the rehab exercises if I support the back of the shoulder with my other (right hand) I eliminate the painful "clicking" that comes from behind the shoulder blade.
      Also, I take a size 54 jacket and wear 2xl tee shirts. I have very broad shoulders.
      I do not see a 2xl size. The xl seems only recommended up to 51". Any thoughts?
    • Ed
      The Sully does not have to be used with the straps which would limit motion. The vest can be worn by itself and it will provide warmth and some compression of the shoulder. The sizes are based on two measurments the bicep circumference and the chest circumference. If you are bigger than a XL The brace can be made with custom measements but it will have to ordered and measured by a Don Joy sales rep. http://www.djoglobal.com/contact-us/sales-rep-locator
  • From Chris at 12/1/14 4:37 PM
    • I am recovering from clavicle ORIF surgery (plate & 9 screws) and steadily recovering shoulder flexibility and strength. I am looking for a brace to provide a bit of support to the shoulder for motorcycling, to help against fatigue. Is this the product you would recommend? (Will discuss with my surgeon and physiotherapist also.) Thanks.
    • Chris
      The Sully is used to restrict shoulder motion after should dislocation but can be used to give stability to the shoulder as well. You could use the support with or without the straps
  • From Paul at 11/29/14 7:31 PM
    • I have dislocated my shoulder 3 times and i play varsity hockey but after visiting my doctor who is a specialist in shoulder dislocations he told me to pick up a sully shoulder support brace to continue playing contact but here you are referring to the shoulder stabilizer as the way to go for contact sports and i am just wondering if you can tell me what makes the shoulder stabilizer better for contact then the sully shoulder support ?
      thank you
    • Paul
      Both the sully Shoulder Stabilizer and the Don Joy shoulder stabilizer are ok with sports. The DonJoy will only restric the shoulders external rotation and abduction. The Sully is much more verstile and will restrict many different instabilities. I would reccomend the Sully
  • From Ed at 11/18/14 3:34 PM
    • My 17 year old son was just diagnosed (MRI) with large linear labral tear just a week before starting his senior year of basketball. Surgeon wants to do surgery immediately which will require him forfeiting his last year of basketball. He is looking for anyway to postpone surgery and play. Is the Sully a viable option to allow him to "play through" such an injury?
    • Ed
      The Sully can be worn to restrict movement in the shoulder, which may decrease your sons pain while playing. The brace comes with velcro straps that can be attached to the vest and used to protect the shoulder from different instabilities. This may help him
  • From Andy at 10/6/14 8:57 AM
    • My daughter is about 5'4" and 105/110lbs. She is a lacrosse goalie and has a torn labrum. We ordered the small Sully and that seemed too big. Now we're going to try the X-Small. On the Small it looked like there was a lot of room on the bicep and a bit of a wrinkle / fold on main portion (which I assume means it is too big).

      I just wanted to check if you have any other size option that I may be missing or if there is a strategy to getting it to fit right in the event the X-Small seems still too big.
    • Andy
      The brace size is based on a chest measurment and bicep measurement. There may be some room even on the smallest size. If the XS is still too big the only other option is to get one custum made and that would need to be doen through a DJO Sales rep.
  • From Kevin at 9/26/14 4:11 AM
    • Biceps measured flexed or un-flexed?
      Thanks
    • measured in a non-flexed position
  • From Dan at 9/25/14 2:37 PM
    • I'm recovering from shoulder surgery and still have a few more weeks to be in the Donjoy Ultrasling III - which I really like - great quality.
      After I'm out of the sling, I'd like some support and the Sully seems to be a good option. I work at a desk job - could the Sully be comfortably worn under dress shirts and look ok?

      Thanks
    • Dan
      The sully Can be worn under clothes but it is neoprene so may be warm
  • From Brad Vincent at 9/23/14 12:26 PM
    • I am in need of a shoulder brace to prevent anterior dislocation. I need to be able to wear it to play football. Im just not sure which in the best brace??
    • Brad
      Depending on which position you play and how much restriction you need. The Sully gives the most stability options and you can tighted the straps to get as much restriction as you need. The DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer is only going to protect for a naterior dislocation
  • From Stephen Smith at 9/23/14 12:17 PM
    • I play college baseball and dislocated my throwing shoulder 3 years after surgery on the same shoulder. I pitch and also play shortstop and hit for my college team. Which shoulder brace would be best suited for me to stabilize my throwing arm while pitching. Will this brace restrict me in any way from either pitching or hitting ?
    • The Sully will give more motion than any of the other stabilizers that we carry. You can adjust the straps for how much restriction you need, or none at all just wear the vest
  • From Michelle at 9/17/14 5:10 AM
    • Hi, my son had surgery for a anterior labrum tear in December and is 17 playing high level soccer and is a goalkeeper. Since surgery his shoulder has come out twice. He is back in rehab to strengthen his shoulder and back muscles. Will the sully help him.
      Thank you
      Michelle
    • The Sully is mad to prevent dislocations and subluxations, it will help him keep from dislocation his shoulder.
  • From Austin at 9/10/14 3:44 PM
    • I have been having problems with shoulder dislocation since last year, I play volleyball very competitively and am looking for something to hold my shoulder in place for hitting and serving
    • Austin
      The sully would be the best fit for you. It can be adjusted for multiple instabilities but still be able to use the arm
  • From mr.krobb at 9/2/14 8:42 PM
    • will this brace help even with loose joints after the dislocation? and will it help protect from dislocation in the upward direction rather than in the front or back
    • This brace will help to stabilize the shoulder joint after a dislocation. The brace can stabilize multi-directional instability as well as after anterior and posterior dislocations
  • From Lynne at 9/1/14 5:18 PM
    • I am a 56 year old female Bowler and i use a 13 lb ball. I have a torn rotator cuff. Will this brace help reduce the pain while bowling?
    • Lynne
      The Sully shoulder support is used to restrict shoulder motions, and you could try using it for either multi-directional instability or rotator cuff deceleration. The instructions tell you where to use the straps for each of these
  • From Kristie at 8/25/14 8:59 AM
    • My son has a slap 2 tear on the labrum. Will this help stabilize his shoulder for sports.
    • Kristie
      Yes the Sully will help to stabilizer the shoulder. The straps can be adjusted to limit any motion that he may get pain and instability.
  • From Janie at 8/22/14 9:02 AM
  • From James at 8/19/14 9:15 AM
    • I am a rugby player who suffered a hyper abduction on my shoulder while attempting to make a tackle. One shoulder is fine, but whenever I try to make tackles with the bad one, I get the same shooting pain anytime it is not straight head on contact. I know it is not a major structural issue through MRIs, but it has still limited my game. Which brace would be best for preventing further hyperabduction, while still allowing me the range of motion necessary to be successful? Thanks
    • James
      Both the Sully Shoulder Stabilizer and the DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer will limit shoulder abduction but the Sully will most likley allow more because the brace and straps are neoprene so they will stretch. The DonJoy is a less flexible material, you may want to try the Sully.
  • From Kristi at 8/13/14 9:11 AM
    • My daughter has a partially torn labrum and doesnt want surgery yet due to basketball. Her shoulder causes a lot of pain and is not very stable. I ordered the sully stabilizer but now after reading the comments maybe she would be better with just the sully support. What do you think? She plays point guard for her team.
    • Kristi
      The Sully Shoulder Stabilizer is going to be the best support for your daughter. The support can be used for a vareity of shoulder instabilities depending on how the straps are used and the instructions that come with the support are very eay to understand on how to use the straps. another alternative is not to use the straps at all but just wear the support and it can restrict her movement somewhat.
  • From Sandy at 6/30/14 11:45 AM
    • My 17 yr old son broke his collar bone last year. He had surgery and has a plate and six screws. He is a High School varsity QB and I need to know if there is something he can wear to protect his clavicle and still be able to throw.
    • Sandy
      We do have a product for the shoulder called the Chattanooga Sully AC Shoulder support. http://www.betterbraces.com/chattanooga-sully-ac-shoulder-support The support comes with a pad that is made to cover the AC joint of the shoulder but itcould be used over the area where his fracture was to give extra padding under his shoulder pads
  • From Krystie at 6/7/14 7:14 PM
    • Will it get really hot to wear? I don't want to get uncomfortably hot while sweating during my sports. I'm really interested in this product so I want to know how it feels. Also is it uncomfortable to wear?
    • Krystie
      This product is neoprene so it will be hot in hot weather, but it is effective in supporting the shoulder and is not uncomfortable to wear but it will restrict motion
  • From Krystie Weckesser at 6/6/14 11:04 AM
    • Will this brace work for volleyball players too? And I would also need it for badminton so I need a full range of motion. But I also need it for basketball. Will this brace work for all of these sports?
    • Thank you for your question. This brace would be appropriate for any individual who needs full range of motion during their activities.
  • From Bernie at 5/23/14 5:16 AM
    • My 17 year old son recently had surgery to repair a torn labrum. I am trying to decide which would be best for him, the shoulder support or shoulder stabilizer. I have read the questions and answers and think we should get the support. He players football and baseball. He plays linebacker and wide receiver, that is why I am thinking the support will be best for him. Which would you suggest.
    • Thank you for your question. Because your son needs range of motion to perform in his chosen sports the DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support would be the best choice for him.
  • From P.J. at 5/8/14 5:17 PM
    • Do they make this in a double shoulder model?
    • PJ
      That would be a custom made Sully and you would need to go through a DJO Sales rep to order it direct and get measured for it. You can find your local DJO Sales Rep here:http://www.djoglobal.com/contact-us/sales-rep-locator
  • From Paul at 5/6/14 10:37 AM
    • Can the Sully Shoulder Stabilizer be easily put on by myself, with straps, adjustments, etc. Thanks
    • Paul
      This brace is easily put on with the help of another
  • From Kristen at 4/8/14 4:11 AM
    • I was reading what others had asked to see if this might work with my shoulder/scapular injury, and on one answer to someone who asked specifically about winged scapula and associated nerve damage you said this brace would definitely help and was recommend. But another person asked about support for his shoulder blade, you said this brace "will not help or support the shoulder blade, just the rotator cuff." I am confused by the contradiction in answers.
      I have muscle weakness from nerve damage in my shoulder, a winging scapula and compensatory pain because I can't physically keep my scapula/shoulder aligned in the correct position (due to the muscle weakness). I am researching whether a brace would help by keeping the whole shoulder area supported. Since there are 2 opposing answers on here for similar questions, could you provide a clearer answer to the question of whether this brace would be appropriate for scapular support?
    • Thank you for your question. The Sully is designed for shoulder instabilities associated with the rotator cuff. Because of the design of the vest, it will apply some compression to the scapula which may add some comfort and stability to the winging scapula you are experiencing.
  • From Blair at 3/22/14 8:20 PM
    • I have had dislocated my shoulder three times in the last year. Would this brace provide suitable protection for snowboarding and working out?
    • Blair
      The Sully Shoulder Stabilizer is indicated for those who have instability in the shoulder and comes with a set of straps that can be attached to protect multiple instabilities. This would be the best choice.
  • From Daniel at 3/6/14 8:27 AM
    • I recently dislocated my shoulder swinging a golf club (i'm a righty and it was my left shoulder). Will this brace prevent (or at least significantly decrease the likelihood of) a repeat dislocation? Will it affect my swing substantially?
    • Daniel
      The Sully Shoulder stabilizer will help to decrease the motion that puts you shoulder in danger of a re-injury. The straps can be applied for a variety of shoulder instabilities and you can pull the straps as tight as you need, so you can control how much motion you give yourself.
  • From Susan - Mom of Cheerleader at 2/3/14 1:57 PM
    • My daughter is a cheerleader and is a base. She occasionally has shoulder pain. Will she be able to raise her hands above her head with this brace?
    • She should if you do not use any of the straps to restrict motion.
  • From Menashe Mike Yarkony at 1/10/14 1:51 PM
    • 1. I am an 81 year old active male with a torn rotator cuff. Had surgery about 7 years ago but tore again.
      2. Is the DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support suitable for use in water? I swim regularly and have competed in the past. If it is suitable can I use it during competition in Master's swimming?
      3. I also skate and play recreational ice hockey and have difficulty shooting the puck,(left hand shot) due to shoulder pain. would the DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support fit under shoulder pads?
      4. I am 5' 10". Chest 40" Biceps 11.5"
      Thanks for your help
    • Thank you for your question. The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support can be worn in water and under pads. It is made of Neoprene, much like a wet suit material. You would want to make sure to rinse after each use and hang dry. Based on your measurements you would fit into a small. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.
  • From IMB at 1/3/14 1:14 PM
    • I have a 6.2 190 lb son who plays basketball and dislocated his shoulder. He popped it back in within seconds of the incident but i want him to play in a brace for the remainder of the year to try and negate recurrence. Is the brace restrict his motion to a point it will hinder his ability to play? thank you
    • Thank you for your question. This would be the appropriate brace for your son. You will be able to adjust the desired range of motion and restrictions for his shoulder. Please call us or email if you have any further questions.
  • From Al at 12/20/13 4:38 PM
    • I recently had surgery to reattach my labrum. My surgeon has recommended the Sully Shoulder Support to give me stability in the joint when playing soccer and various other sports. I am hoping to play cricket as well, what stability will the brace give me in relation to the twisting motion in my shoulder when bowling?
    • Al,
      The shoulder brace is designed to stabilize, assist or restrict movement of the shoulder post-injury and post operatively. You will adjust the straps to your comfort level, elastic straps attach with Velcro at any point, in any direction and with any amount of force. This brace will offer you the stability you are looking for, the level of support can be adjusted to your preferance level. Thank you for your question.
  • From Westin at 11/1/13 3:21 PM
    • I am a professional motocross racer. I've had 4 surgeries. I currently have a bone graph from my hip. I've had dislocation and instability problems. I need a brave that well provide support and be able to limit my range of motion with some padding. What brace well fit my needs best?

      Thank you, Westin
    • Westin
      The DonJoy Sully Shoulder support will give you support and padding. It comes with velcro straps that you will need to attach to prevent motion and you can get the AC pad as a accessory. The AC pd goes on top of the shoulder.
  • From Jake at 10/25/13 5:04 PM
    • I play baseball and i just suffered a significant tear in my labrum on my non throwing shoulder. This causes my shoulder to dislocate when I swing the bat. Will i be able to swing a bat with this brace on and not dislocate my shoulder? Also would i be able lift weights with this brace?
    • Jake,
      The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support will provide controlled range of motion for the shoulder. You will have the ability to play baseball as this brace is designed to stabilize, assist or restrict movement. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further question.
  • From Louis Nicolosi at 9/25/13 3:32 AM
    • I have a tendon tear in my Latissimus Dorsi musles as well as shoulder impingement. My Doctor does not reccomend surgery to repair the torn tendon and wants me to continue rehab on on my shoulder to reduce the impingement issue. This occured by playing to much golf. I want to continue to play and was wondering if the Don Joy Sully shoulder support would help me get me back on the course?
    • The DonJoy Sully Shoulder support is designed for shoulder stabilization and to assist or restrict movements. Although the brace would offer compression to your injury it is not an indication of use for your specific injury. I would recommend contacting your physician and seeing if he thinks this brace would be a good option for you. Sorry I could not be of more assistance. We wish you a speedy recovery.
  • From Paul Stillmunkes at 8/10/13 8:29 AM
    • What size is needed for a 165 lb 18 year old. we need to purchase a shoulder stabilizer. is this a sully? He is 5' 8".
    • Hello ,

      Find the size chart at http://www.betterbraces.com/saunders-sully-shoulder-support and below.

      Size Chest Measurement Bicep Circumference
      XS 30" - 40 " 9"-10.5"
      S 34" - 40" 11"-13"
      M 38"- 42" 13"-15"
      L 42"- 46" 14"-17"
      XL 46" - 51" 15"-17"


      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Joe at 8/7/13 8:19 PM
    • I play football and i play defensive end. I have a torn labrel. Is this a good brace for that? And do you recommend it?
    • Hello Joe,

      If you are going to attempt to play with a torn labrum, I recommend the Donjoy Stabilizer. It provides the most support for Shoulder Dislocations. You are able to limit motion with this brace.

      thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Gabbie at 7/31/13 6:30 PM
    • I have dislocated my shoulder 9 times. I had a torn labrum and had a surgery to repair it. After the surgery it had continued to dislocate. Would The Sully be a good fit for me to use while I play soccer or would another be better?
    • Hello Gabbie,

      If you need maximum suport I recommend the Donjoy Shoulder Stabilizer, it is made up of stronger material, and provides more support than the Sully. The Sully is great for sports like volleybal, baseball etc., because it provides support but doesn't limit motion. If you would like to limit motion please try the Donjoy Shoulder Stabilizer.

      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-shoulder-stabilizer

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Rafael at 7/16/13 1:06 PM
    • I had a Bankart Lesion 8 years ago and fix it with an arthroscopy. Last year riding my skate I felt (not hard at all) and I dislocated my shoulder again.
      I am also a snowboarder (advanced) and now I have no confidence on doing those sports. Which shoulder brace will be more apporpriated to my situation?
      Thanks
    • Hello Rafael,

      I recommend the Shoulder Stabilizer it provides the most support, limits flexion and abduction. Which is the range where a shoulder will dislocate. See the link below.

      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-shoulder-stabilizer

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From Brandon at 5/29/13 10:24 AM
    • This past year during our homecoming football game i tore my labrum and dislocated my shoulder. Will this product help prevent another shoulder dislocation while playing football or should i find a different brace more suited for football?
    • Hello Brandon,

      The Sully Shoulder Brace is best suited for Basketball,Baseball Players. For football players we recommend the Donjoy Shoulder Stabilizer, this brace limits Flexion, Abduction. You can adjust the restrictions by tightening the straps. We also have a shoudler kit available that can be screwed onto the Football Pads, instead of wearing the chest portion.

      The Shoulder Stabilizer is the best brace to protect your recent repaired Labrum.

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

      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.

      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-shoulder-stabilizer
  • From Jake at 4/13/13 12:19 PM
    • I recently dislocated my shoulder playing rugby. I may not be playing rugby any longer, but I do plan on continuing soccer. I am not sure if I tore my labrum yet but regardless i plan on purchasing this brace. If i need surgery, would this be a good brace to use when I return to soccer?
    • Hello, Jake -

      Yes, this is an appropriate brace for you to wear to support your injury during your desired activity.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Bren at 4/6/13 6:02 PM
    • Can I wash my sully brace? I skateboard with it and it smells so bad!
    • Bren,
      We recommend hand washing with a mild detergent and allowing to air dry.
  • From carole at 2/10/13 1:14 PM
    • I have had bursectomy, spur removal subacromial decompression and a acomioclavicular joint exision. I am a keen wakeboarder and waterskier and would like to know if there is a product suitable for use in watersports for shoulder protection.
    • Hello, Carole -

      The DonJoy Sully Shoulder is the most appropriate brace to stabilize your shoulder. It is made of neoprene, so it can be worn in the water during your activities. We recommend that you rinse the brace in tap water to make sure that no salt or chlorine remains on the brace and allow for it to air dry.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • From Johnny C at 11/21/12 3:38 PM
    • How well would the brace work for Crossfit and olympic weight-lifting? I have osteoarthritis, which was the result of a rotator cuff and labral tear, and I'm hoping a brace like this might help with some of the popping.
    • Hello, Johnny -

      The Sully Shoulder Support is normally used for stabilization of the shoulder girdle. Many athletes wear it after shoulder dislocations and subluxations to prevent further occurances. While wearing the support, it will restrict your range of motion, so it's not something you would probalby wear while olympic lifting. It may help with some of the popping in your joint as usually shoulder motions are what cause the popping.

      If you have further quesitons on the product, we suggest you call our product specialist to further discuss at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a great day!
  • From Allen at 8/20/12 7:02 AM
    • My son plays Free Safety and had shoulder dislocation I was wondering which shouldler brace would good for him to use?
    • The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support would be an excellent choice.
  • From Jim Walker at 6/17/12 8:02 PM
    • I recently seperated my shoulder doing Brazilian Jui Jitsu. What shoulder product do you have that will provide stability and padding so that I can use it while doing BJJ ? Thanks
    • Pleasd call us so we can get more information and better direct you to the brace that would best suit your needs.
  • From Eduardo at 6/1/12 11:36 PM
    • Hi, I had a AC joint separation grade 3, one year ago, I want to practice jiu jitsu, wich would be the best protection and functional device? thanks.

      Eduardo
    • We offer the Chattanooga AC Sully which is what would be the best product for you.
  • From VJ at 5/9/12 7:30 AM
    • I get skin rashes with neoprene, is this available in alternate material? I have used Donjoy Drytex material in the past for knee brace and it worked a lot better.
    • I am sorry but it is not. The drytex material is not velcro compatible, so the straps would not stay attached. You might try the Donjoy Stabilizing Shoulder. That is not made of neoprene.
  • From Lisa at 8/10/11 11:15 AM
    • My 16 yo has a winged scapular (destabilization) and nerve damage. She is an avid sailor and sails most days all summer - which has irritated things. Orthopedist recommended rest between seasons and the Sully brace. Any idea how this would wear/work under a life jacket and with a trapese harness (worn to crew)? How much does it weight?

      Thanks,
      Lisa
    • The Sully brace would be a great option for your daughter. It is very light weight (~1-2lbs) and is very low profile and would fit under a lifejacket easily.
  • From tony at 8/10/11 9:37 AM
    • My father had a stroke and is looking for a brace to support his shoulder.
      Would the sully brace help?
    • The sully brace will help give some support and stability for his shoulder, especially if he has some subluxation and dislocation issues.
  • From William C. at 7/11/11 7:58 AM
    • I play corner back in football and would like to know if this brace would work for me? I need to be able to make interceptions and knock football down. And also tackle will this brace work for me!?
    • Yes the Donjoy Sully Brace would be appropriate for you.
  • From dom at 5/26/11 3:30 PM
    • Is this reccomended for a person with a bankart lesion?
    • Hey Dom,
      Yes this can be used with a patient with a Bankart Lesion. The Donjoy Shoulder Stabilizer would also be appropriate. The level and type of activity of the patient would be your determining factor between the two. If the patient needs to be able to raise his arm above his head the Sully would be appropriate. If that is not needed for his activity and mroe support is desired than the Donjoy Shoulder Stabilizer would be more appropriate.

      Thanks
  • From mike at 5/24/11 3:13 PM
    • Is this brace good for a football player who was a bankart lesion?
    • Hey Mike,
      You can use this brace for a Bankart Lesion but his position would be more of a determining factor for which brace to use. If he is a lineman, line-backer, etc, a Donjoy Shoulder stabilizer would be better. If he is a skill position player the Sully would be better.

      Thanks
  • From Melissa at 5/6/11 8:44 PM
    • After cutting the straps to length, how do you secure the Velcro to the strip?
    • It sounds like you cut and trimmed the wrong end of the strap. One end has a sewn on velcro tab that should not be trimmed but rather, this is the section that is fixed first to the Sully Harness during application. The other end of the strap does not have velcro permamently attached to it, there are velcro tabs in the package sent with the product that you can add to that end to fix to the harness, therefore making it trimmable. I hope that helps. If not, please call us at 800-553-6019.
  • From Jonathan at 4/14/11 11:01 PM
    • Hi, I play rugby and had shoulder labrum surgery on my left shoulder. I also only have half of my glenoid fossa because it was fractured during previuos injuries. I've been playing with just an ordinary brace, however I'm looking for something more. Would the sully shoulder support help with reducing the chance of instability?

      Thank you
    • Yes, the Sully shoulder brace will help decrease the instabilities and some range of motion in your shoulder, while still allowing you to be functional and participate in rugby.
  • From Michael at 4/13/11 1:17 PM
    • Im looking into a shoulder brace for a shoulder separation that I am currently still recovering from and I see that this is probably a great brace for basketball. I do need one for basketball but I was also wondering if it would work well for wakeboarding?... not too sure if water would be an issue with the brace or not...

      Thanks,
      Michael
    • The Donjoy Sully Shoulder Stabilizer can be worn for an AC Separation for both Basketball and Wakeboarding. However, please check with your physician prior to resuming these activities with this product based on their treatment protocol and your specific injury.
  • From margie at 4/13/11 12:40 PM
    • This brace looks ideal. But I barely fit the requirements for an Extra-small size.

      What if it's too big? I'll know it as soon as I unwrap it. Can I return it for a full credit (and not just for a store credit)?

      Many thanks.
    • If your brace does not fit you or work properly for your needs, our no-risk, unconditional 90-Day Money Back Guarantee allows you ample time to see if your investment in your health is doing the job you expect and deserve. If, after trying the product within this time frame, you are not completely satisfied, you may exchange the item or return the product for a refund of the full purchase price (minus shipping & handling).

  • From James at 3/18/11 8:00 PM
    • I need to know what kind of shoulder brace to purchase. The doctor has said that my shoulder is worn out and replacement is needed but I am not ready. I would like to hold off awhile if I can.
    • If you are looking for some light support and help with multidirectional instabilities, the DonJoy Sully is a great brace to help provide this support and stability while still allowing you to be functional through out the day.
  • From Brandon at 3/2/11 8:05 AM
    • I dislocated my shoulder a couple years ago and opted not to have surgery at the time. My shoulder has dislocated several times since whenever making the motion I was making when I fist dislocated it. I was playing basketball and swatted down on a ball to make a strip, since from time to time when I make that same motion, sometimes acting on a resisting force, and couple times with no resistance force to act on, it has popped out. When this happens I simply lie down and it slides back in on its own. I still play basketball from time to time and every once in a while it will happen. There is not much swelling or pain associated with the dislocation anymore, which leads to my question. Will this brace help much? Or am I to the point where I need something with even more support? Or am I beyond a brace altogether?
    • The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support, will help provide you with shoulder stability and control of range of motion. This brace is used by many athletes to assist in their instability issues and still be able to participate in sport. You may want to check with your health care provider and see if he thinks that you need to do more than just a brace, or he may be able to give you some exercises to help strengthen your muscles.
  • From Don Thomas at 2/28/11 12:14 PM
    • I have a torn rotator cuff and arthritis in the left shoulder blade. I also have a bad cervical spine.I am going to see a neurosugeon next week and am starting a job this week in a paint department. I will be lifting heavy buckets of paint. (about 30-45 pounds). Will this support brace give me enough support for this job? I know you probably can't give medical advise but will this brace be effective in supporting my back as well as my shoulder? Could you suggest something else that might work?
      Thank you.
    • This brace will not help or support the shoulder blade, only the rotator cuff. It will also not be able to support for the cervical spine.
  • From Musa at 1/31/11 5:28 PM
    • I seperated my shoulder a few times in my life from playing basketball. I have a slight torn labrel in my right shoulder. Will this should support brace help out from re dislocating my shoulder while playing basketball?
    • The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Stabilizer will help provide you with controlled range of motion while being active. It is to stabilize and restrict motion of the shoulder, in the direction of your shoulder instabilities, while still allowing you to be active and participate in sports.
  • From Cindy C at 1/28/11 4:13 AM
    • My daughter has slightly elongated ligaments in her sholder and loves basketball, however occasionaly has pain do to the instability of her sholder. Would this support help?

      Also how do you measure the chest size, is it just below the bust for women, or across the bust?
    • The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Stabilizer will help provide your daughter with controlled range of motion while being active. It is to stabilize and restrict motion of the shoulder, in the direction of her shoulder instabilities, while still allowing her to be active and participate in sports. This brace is a great option for basketball players. As far as measuring for a female you will want to measure her across her bust to get the optimal fit for her.
  • From cheryl at 1/13/11 6:46 AM
    • what is the proper way of washing this brace? should it be hand washed or can it be machine washed
    • Hello Cheryl,

      Hand wash in mild detergent and Air Dry.
  • From Dennis at 12/26/10 5:25 AM
    • I have had several shoulder sublaxations. My doctor says I have a partially torn labrum. I am in the middle of basketball season and have rested it for three weeks. Doctor says I can play again. Will this brace help my shoulder from coming out of socket.
    • Hello Dennis,

      This brace will assist in preventing the shoulder from coming out of the socked, however you'll want to consult with your doctor to determine the best type of shoulder brace for your condition.
  • From Gail at 11/8/10 12:26 PM
    • My son is 13 and has dislocated his shoulder 3 times in the last year. He plays AAA Hockey which brace would be better suited for him the Sully or the Donjoy. He loves the game and it would be nice if he could still play at any level.

      Thanks,
    • Hello Gail,

      I'd recommend the DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer (http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-shoulder-stabilizer), as it will provide more support and protection. You may even be able to use the DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer Shoulder Pad Attachment (SPA) (http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-shoulder-pad-attachment) to attach the Stabilizer to your son's pads.
  • From Whitley at 10/28/10 8:46 PM
    • I'm a basketball player can I play wearing this, or is this for just wearing around?
    • The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support is designed to be used during play.
  • From Traci at 10/19/10 3:00 PM
    • I have had reconstruction of a torn rotator cuff twice. I have a very loose shoulder joint and I am a very agressive snowmobiler. I am looking for the proper stabilizer to aid in preventing dislocation. Being a female, it looks like all of the shoulder braces ride right across the breast area. ouch!! What would give me the best stability and comfort? Thanks.
    • Hello Traci,

      The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support would be my recommendation. The material is more conforming than the DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer.

      If you are looking for simply the best stability and comfort is less of a concern, I go with the DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer.
  • From Mike at 8/6/10 7:02 AM
    • I play Wide Receiver in football and Outfield in baseball ... I suffered my first dislocated shoulder to my throwing arm. Once I am cleared to play (about a month or so more of therapy), will this brace protect against another dislocation? Also, will I be able to throw and swing a bat while wearing the brace? Will I be able to catch a pass over my head? Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my question.
    • Hello Mike!

      Thank you for your questions!

      I'll answer your questions regarding the DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support below:

      Will this brace protect against another dislocation?
      - The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support will not prevent another dislocation, but it does lower the chances of it occurring again.

      Will I be able to throw and swing a bat while wearing the brace?
      - You will be able to swing and throw, however any support will hinder range of motion.

      Will I be able to catch a pass over my head?
      - Again yes, however any support will hinder range of motion. Because this is a light support, the hindrance will be significantly less than other shoulder supports.

      Thanks for visiting us at BetterBraces.com with your questions!
  • From Jim VP at 7/19/10 5:27 PM
    • I am a football offensive lineman and play at a very high level. I have a posterior fractured glenoid rim. Rear (posterior). I have to play with the injury. I notice my instability is minimal when my elboes are in. Will this help 1. My instability to the rear when i hit people and 2. keep my shoulders "in"???

      Am i explaining this well? Do you need more detail?
    • Hello Jim,

      The DonJoy Sully Shoulder Support is not recommended for a contact sports. In your case you'd want to go with the DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer. However the DonJoy Shoulder Stabilizer is not meant to address a fracture. Typically this brace is used for ligament instabilities.

      So to answer your questions:

      Will it help? Yes, but not much.
  • From frankly at 3/24/10 10:20 AM
    • my dad is 81 years old and has a bad rotator cuff. He thinks he is too old for surgery and I kind of agree, with rehab up to six months, for him it would be a little much. Would this Sully shoulder brace help relieve some of the pain he has when he moves quickly. Also , he loves to fish and would this help?
      Thanks.
    • This brace is fairly easy to get on and off so it should work well for your father. It will provide some nice support and stability to his shoulder and the warmth of the material will ease some pain as well. Fishing and other light activities should be just fine in this shoulder brace.
  • From Janelle at 3/24/10 9:43 AM
    • Will this brace work well for shoulder dislocation and instability? Will this brace work well for baseball? Can you throw and catch freely or does it restrict your movement extensively.
    • This shoulder brace is intended for shoulder dislocation and should instability. It will help stabilize the shoulder and reduce the risk of shoulder dislocation, but it is by no means going to provide absolute protection as with any shoulder brace of this kind. Since the brace is made out of neoprene it is stretchy and will work well for baseball. You can control the amount of support or limit your range of motion with the strapping system as well. You should be able to move fairly normally in the brace, but keep in mind that in order to stabilize and protect your shoulder the brace needs to limit some range of motion.
  • From JR at 3/23/10 2:05 PM
    • I am considering purchasing the Sully shoulder brace for basketball. How can I be sure I will not have problems getting reimbursed via FSA?
      Do I need to get a Doctor to subscribe one?
    • You don't need a doctor's prescription for most FSA programs. You can simply submit the invoice that you'll receive upon purchase of the Shoulder Brace to your FSA account or insurance company. By the way this is a great shoulder brace for basketball.

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