Protect your medial collateral ligament during sports and everyday activities.
The DonJoy Playmaker Knee Brace is the best MCL brace because it provides support for mild to moderate MCL instabilities. It's a soft-hinged knee brace so you can feel comfortable wearing it during everyday activity, but still strong enough to support you during more rigorous movement. Here are some features and benefits that make the DonJoy Playmaker the best MCL brace:
Provides superior MCL support with DonJoy's revolutionary Four-Points-of-Leverage technology. It reduces strain on your knee ligaments (MCL, ACL, PCL and LCL) by applying pressure on your leg in four places (known as the Four-Points of Leverage Dynamic System), which prevents them from moving beyond their natural range of motion.
Provides uninhibited movement with polycentric hinges that conform to your knee's natural motion.
Keeps your knee cooler than other wraparound knee braces or knee sleeves. The Playmaker is made from breathable Drytex fabric, a patented, lightweight material that provides better airflow than neoprene.
Lots of options to ensure proper fit and total comfort. Available as a sleeve or wraparound brace, open or closed popliteal (back of the knee), and comes in multiple sizes
About MCL Injuries
The MCL (medial collateral ligament) is one of the four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. The MCL connects your femur (thigh bone) to your tibia (shin bone) along the inside of your knee. Sudden force against the outside of the knee joint can cause the MCL to stretch too far, which can lead to tearing and injury.
Treatment for MCL tears depends on the severity of the injury. Several weeks of taking a break from activity, icing the knee and performing strengthening exercises will usually allow the area to heal. Surgery is typically only used for the most severe MCL tears. A knee brace for MCL is often recommended to provide additional support and stability, especially if the patient plans on returning to sports.
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Finding the Best MCL Brace for You
The best MCL brace is the DonJoy Playmaker Knee Brace because you can use it for everyday activities or during sports. The strap design of the Playmaker enhances support of the knee joint, which helps prevent MCL injuries and provides stability for a recovering MCL. Plus it's an extremely comfortable knee brace to wear, making it a favorite amongst patients.