Collegiate athletes rely on DonJoy Knee Braces

DonJoy Knee Braces
DonJoy Knee Braces

Collegiate athletes recognize the importance of keeping themselves healthy and avoiding injuries. After all one bad injury can take them out for the season, as well as ruin their chances of a professional career. Due to the proven success of DonJoy braces, athletes and their trainers are turning to DonJoy knee braces to prevent injuries before they occur. In fact 22 of the AP Top 25 College Football Teams wear Donjoy.

Here’s what some of the athletic trainers for these schools have to say about DonJoy knee braces

“Our offensive line coach has called the knee braces career savers…after reviewing film of practices he has noted on several occasions that serious knee injuries were avoided because of the brace. I know that we have decreased the number and severity of knee injuries to offensive linemen due to the prophylactic bracing.”
– Scott Oliaro, MA, ATC-L
Kenan Football Sports Medicine Supervisor, University of North Carolina

“Athletes have told me that they feel they might have been on a surgical table many times with an ACL injury if it wasn’t for the braces. Our athletes accept wearing them: they see the results”.
– Russ Haynes, MS, ATC, LAT
Associate Director of Athletic Training Services, University of Iowa

“The cost-to-benefit ratio is significant when you look at costs of braces vs. the loss of patient participation time, loss in production, quality of life, surgical expenses, etc.”
– Rod Walters, DA, ATC
Director of Sports Medicine and Associate AD, University of South Carolina

“Prior to bracing our offensive linemen, at least one starting offensive linemen had missed games every season for the previous five years due to knee injuries. As often as they wear their helmets, they wear their knee braces. It is an investment that is well worth it.”
– Barney Graff, ATC
Head Football and Wrestling Athletic Trainer, Oregon State University

Prevent ACL injuries in Football

Common Football Injuries - Torn ACL
Common Football Injuries - Torn ACL

With football season drawing to a close, there are many players out there suffering from a torn or ruptured ACL – one of the most common football injuries.  A torn ACL can drastically affect his ability to play the sport as coordination and mobility can both be drastically impaired. Players like Willis McGahee, Donovan McNabb, and Dante Culpepper have all had their careers impacted by torn ACL injuries.

As disastrous as this injury can be for a football player, prevention is the best way to avoid sitting on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.   A knee brace is one of the best options for ACL injury prevention.  Many colleges and professional football teams are turning to the DonJoy Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint hinge.  Check out this article to see why the Armor brace with FourcePoint hinge is great at preventing an ACL injury in football players.