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Lateral J Patella Knee Brace

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Stabilizes the kneecap to prevent dislocations and alleviate pain. Unique patented nylon core and polyester Lycra fabric, it allows for improved airflow while still giving ample support and compression.

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Is the Lateral J Patella Brace Right for me?

If you suffer from lateral patellar subluxation, dislocations, or improper patellar tracking this is the brace for you. Still not sure? Try our Brace Advisor for personalized product recommendations to meet your needs!

Designed to treat and protect:

  • Dislocating Kneecaps (Patellar dislocation)
  • Lateral Patellofemoral Malalignment
  • Lateral Patellar Subluxation
  • Chondromalacia

Best for:

  • Everyday activities
  • Non-contact sports

Stabilizes The Kneecap To Prevent Dislocations And Alleviate Pain

The DonJoy Lateral J knee brace is our most popular patella stabilizing brace. The brace is equipped with a tubular, lateral "J" buttress that runs alongside the knee and provides support against lateral patellar subluxation, dislocations, or improper patellar tracking. The Lateral J can be worn during day-to-day activities, as well as sports and in water.

Drytex or Neoprene? Drytex is DonJoy's exclusive solution for patients with neoprene sensitivities or those who prefer less warmth from their bracing. Constructed of a unique patented nylon core and polyester Lycra fabric, it allows for improved airflow while still giving ample support and compression. Perfect for people in warm weather climates and those with neoprene allergies or irritations. (Photo images are of Drytex material with seams. Neoprene material, not shown, does not come with seams). Neoprene is a thicker material that will provide more warmth.

With or Without Hinge? This brace is available with a removable hinge for added stability for an additional cost. You should order the brace with a hinge if you have joint instability. It will provide more medial and lateral support. Otherwise, you should order the brace without a hinge.

Product Features...and the benefits you'll experience!

Tubular, Lateral "J" Buttress
Helps stabilize your kneecap (patella). Available in left or right configuration.
Lateral to Medial Straps
Provides additional stabilization and you get to adjust the straps to provide the support that you need.
Available in Drytex or Neoprene
Pick the material that suits your needs.

Product Care

Hand wash with mild detergent and air dry.

Sizing and Measurements

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


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Size Chart & Fit Help


Take the measurement of your thigh and calf 6" above and below your kneecap using a flexible type tape measure.  Use the circumference 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" 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"


    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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  • Melissa at 9/4/2016 4:12 AM
    • I am overweight and have been working out. While doing lunges and squats I hurt my knee. Since then my knee is noticeable and as the day wears on when I'm on it more becomes stiff and feels like it needs more support above and below the kneecap. I do use steps daily and have found going up isn't bad but coming down is worse remember I'm heavy. What brace gives best support?
    • It sounds like you need a more general knee support brace, with hinges. The Lateral J is for patella instabilities. My suggestion would be the DonJoy Economy Hinged Knee. This gives medial and lateral support with a built in stop to prevent hyperextention. See the link for more details: https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-economy-hinged-knee
  • James at 8/17/2016 8:12 AM
    • I play soccer, but I play pretty rough both my right and left knee caps dislocat would it be good for me to get these braces
    • Yes, if you have dislocation problems with your patellas the DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace will be a good fit for your needs.
  • Cheryl at 8/1/2016 5:43 PM
    • I dance and about 30+yrs ago I tore a cartilage on the left side of my right knee. I'm one piece I have to get on my knees which is hard to do because I can't stay on my right knee very long. So I need a brace/ pad that will give me stability and support. Can you help me please?
    • The DonJoy Economy Hinged Knee, https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-economy-hinged-knee, may offer more stability and support for dancing, as the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace is designed more for patella stabilization.
  • Veronica at 7/26/2016 5:32 AM
    • My son has patella subluxation to the left knee. He plays football and has to wear a brace. He had a brace but it kept sliding down during football. Which brace would be good for him for his knee, that will stay on under football pants and wont be uncomfortable for him.
    • The DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace is probably the best brace we carry that will address the patella subluxation, while fitting under football pads.
  • George at 5/10/2016 11:17 AM
    • I was born with very bony kneecaps that stick out and I have 3 to 4 patella dislocations a year. Even a slight twist causes dislocations. Would this help me?
    • If you have many dislocations then I would suggest the Tr-Pull Advanced System Knee Brace. This brace is our most supportive knee brace for someone who dislocates the kneecap often. the brace comes with two different buttress the can be used and the straps pull the kneecap into the correct position.
  • Alison at 5/5/2016 5:53 AM
    • I dislocated my kneecap badly in September of 2014. I've had a lateral release (which didn't work), then MPFL replacement/reconstruction surgery. The last surgery was in June of 2015. I've had a rough time with rehab, but have finally been cleared to play ice hockey again and am looking for a brace. My biggest issue is pain, but I also want stability. Is this brace the best bet for me?
    • The Lateral J is a good option for you. The other option is the Tru-Pull Lite. This brace also has a lateral buttress for the kneecap and can be pulled to add support.
      https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-lite
  • Scott at 5/3/2016 2:46 PM
    • My patella is of center, I don't remember by how much. No injury, or surgery, just the occasional swelling. Can I wear the drytex lateral j patella knee brace all the time, or is it only for strenuous activity?
    • The brace can be worn as much or as little as you would like. The brace can be worn by both athletes and non-athletes to help keep the patella tracking correctly
  • Steve at 4/6/2016 7:33 PM
    • My daughter plays softball and having trouble with finding brace that fits comfortably under her pants. Will this brace? Or can wear this or any other brace over pants and still get support
    • Yes this brace will fit under softball sliding pants
  • Troy at 3/31/2016 3:21 PM
    • How can I tell the difference from a "right" DonJoy Hinged Lateral J Brace versus a "left"?
    • The "J" Butress in the sleeve goes on the outside of the knee
  • Chris at 3/25/2016 7:10 PM
    • I dislocated my right leg kneecap which caused a medial patellofemoral ligament and medial patellar retinaculum tear. Had surgery on 3/2. I'm still in a full leg brace to keep it straight. I'll be starting physical therapy next week. Although, I do not play any contact sports at this point in my life (I'm 35). I do stay active. I'm looking for the best brace to use once I can get back to normal activities.
    • The Tru-Pull Lite would be a good choice for you. The brace will help to keep the kneecap tracking in the correct postion and support the knee. The brace is a small brace, not too bulky and can be worn for activity.
      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-lite
  • Ashley at 3/21/2016 8:29 PM
    • I ordered the small lateral J drytex brace. I play football and when I run or do anything super active my brace tends to shift from the upper thigh. I constantly have to move it back into the complete right fit for every play. It stays in place with my lower leg, just not the upper. Do you suggest a smaller size?
    • A smaller size might help or a different brace such as the Tru-Pull Lite
      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-lite
  • Starr at 3/4/2016 2:12 PM
    • Hi my size for a knee brace is 22 18 17 I not sure to get the large or xlarge
    • i THINK THE LARGE MAY ACTUALLY BE OK FOR YOU
  • Whitney at 2/17/2016 9:47 AM
    • Question about sizing. I measured my thigh at 25.5 inches, knee 16, calf 16. I already have this knee brace I got from an orthopedic doctor over 10 years ago and it's a medium. I can get it on and it fits. What size should I order for my left?
    • Your going to have to order the XL to fit the thigh
  • Jessi at 2/6/2016 8:35 PM
    • I am currently using the Don Joy Tru-Pull Advanced system knee braces for both my left and right knees. Although I feel they do the job for help with patella tracking, I have to return them because the patella hole has too much pressure on the top of my knee cap (too much downward pressure as in my knee cap is being pushed more towards the floor rather than floating freely within the hole). This causes a lot of discomfort and I'm unable to flex my legs properly wearing the brace. My question is, how much downward tension does the patella hole on the Lateral J Patella knee brace have vs. the Advanced Tru-Pull?
    • Try the Tru-Pull Lite knee braces. The hole for the kneecap is bigger than the hole for the Advanced system, yet still have the same pull
      http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-lite
  • Brennan at 12/1/2015 12:40 PM
    • I am a hockey goalie and dislocated my knee from a player falling on my leg during a game. As i said I am a goalie so I go down on my knees a lot so would this brace be good for me to wear while playing hockey again? And which material would be best to wear under my hockey equipment, drytex or neoprene?
    • Brennan
      The lateral j knee brace would help keep your knee from re-injury. It should fit under your pads and allow you to move. The drytex material would be best
  • Skier, patellar tracking disorder at 11/14/2015 7:35 AM
  • Scott Stachyar at 10/15/2015 3:02 PM
    • My son is a 6ft 4 in 280 lb lineman he wears your knee braces to protect his mcl and acl and they worked !! How ever he did just dislocate his knee cap and they want him to switch to a jay brace . Does the hinge version of this do both protect the knee cap and mcl and acl ?
    • Scott
      If you son wears our rigid knee braces you can order a accessory that will help the kneecap. The Tru-Pull Advanced Attachment is used with out rigid knee brace ans a lateral support for the kneecap, so he can still have the protection of our functional knee brace. http://www.djoglobal.com/products/donjoy/tru-pull-advanced-attachment The attachment can be ordered through Don Joy Direct at 800-336-6569
  • Kari at 9/12/2015 7:38 AM
    • I'm right on the border for measurements between the large and medium, should i go large or medium? does the brace typical fit large or small?
    • Kari
      In my experience the braces can run a little small so I would suggest going with the large.
  • MMS at 9/3/2015 5:25 PM
    • My RT patella is positioned far lateral from center. Braces for people with center-aligned patellas simply don't work, as it sits on top of my patella rather than around it. Will this product will work for my patella tracking disorder?
    • Either the Tru-Pull Advanced System or the Tru-Pull Lite would be a better option for your case.

      The Lite might be a good place to start as the buttress can be moved to sit on the lateral side of your patella instead of on top of it.
  • Tomeka Smith at 8/30/2015 10:44 AM
    • My daughter is a competition cheerleader and she popped her knee cap out of place. Is this a brace that she could use while tumbling and competing?
    • Yes, this brace would be appropriate.
  • Cheryl at 8/27/2015 5:17 AM
    • My 12 year old daughter is a cheerleader and was recently diagnosed with <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/knee-injuries/patellofemoral-pain-runners-knee">patella femoral syndrome</a> and requires a brace with lateral patella support for her left knee. It is important that the brace doesn't restrict her movement and she wants a brace that will do this yet be as short as possible. Her thigh measured 15" about 2" above the patella and about 17 inches 5-6" above. What would you recommend?
    • I recommend the Tru-pull lite, to provides the most support for someone who has a patella that dislocates laterally. The brace is 9" in length and the shortest available. I recommend measuring her Knee and order the brace based off her knee measurement, since the brace is only 9" in length. This brace does run a little small so, if she's on the upper end of the size chart, order the next size up.
  • Michelle at 8/19/2015 8:48 AM
    • My 15 y/o son dislocated his knee cap during <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/football">football</a>. His positions are outside linebacker and wide receiver. I am looking at this brace and am wondering if I should purchase the hinges. The knee is stable with tenderness over his MCL. Would you recommended the hinges and what material?
    • Yes, we would suggest going with the hinged version. This will provide more medial and lateral support and protection. For sports the Drytex material is suggested, it is a bit more breathable and comfortable.
  • Juliana at 8/8/2015 4:47 PM
    • I'm in dance and I need a knee brace that isn't bulky and could potentially fit underneath my leggings. Would this be the right brace? I had <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/knee-injuries/hyperextended-knee">hyperextended my knee</a> and dislocated my knee cap and need protection while l'm dancing.
    • The Tru-Pull Lite, http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-lite is good for mild to moderate patella instabilities, dislocations, or tracking issues and should offer protection while dancing.

  • Bo at 2/16/2015 8:21 AM
    • Would the hinge be a good idea if you also strained your MCL along with the kneecap dislocation?
    • Yes, the hinges will protect that ligament.
  • Jeffrey at 11/28/2014 7:52 PM
    • I am a long time ice hockey official and have been experiencing some right knee pain (knee cap) the past year. I will probably need a knee replacement one day. I had a synvisc/cortisone shot a few times that has helped but still have some discomfort especially when I push off from a standing position to follow the flow of the play. What type of knee brace would you recommend for this type of activity? Need something that is flexible and easy to put on before taking to the ice.
    • I would suggest the DonJoy Reaction Web. This brace is light weight easy to put on and helps reduce anterior knee pain caused by patellofemoral pain.
  • kyrena at 11/19/2014 7:19 PM
    • How thick is this material?
    • 1/8th of an inch
  • Matt at 11/13/2014 6:49 AM
    • My Doctor recommended a J brace or a C brace (She wasn't sure of the name) for my knee because my IT band is pulling my knee out of alignment. Which brace is going to do that for me?
    • Matt
      The Lateral J Knee Brace will help with the problem you are having with your knee.
  • Tim at 8/9/2014 12:44 PM
    • My daughter had a patellar subluxation about 16 months ago. She is now playing <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/soccer">soccer</a> and feels the need for knee support. We are going to order this brace. How do we determine if she will gain additional benefit by having the hinges?
    • You will only need the hinges if she has joint instability which, it does not sound like she has any. She does not need the hinges if her only issue is patella subluxation.
  • Chandni at 7/10/2014 1:40 PM
    • I have dislocated the same knee three times in the last 10 years, and I'm only 21. I am a dancer and cannot imagine my life without dancing, but my doctor says if it happens again then I'll have to get surgery to tighten the ligaments that hold my kneecap in place, because both kneecaps are very loose (it's a wonder this hasn't happened to my other knee yet). My PT suggested this brace for dancing in the future, so I just want (1) to verify if this is a good choice, (2) are the hinges a good addition for my situation, and (3) what the two materials are like and how they differ.
    • 1. Yes, this brace is appropriate for someone who has dislocated the kneecaps
      2. I would suggest that you do not need the hinges, they are only needed if you feel you have instability in the knee joint
      3. Neoprene is like wetsuit material and drytex is similar but more breathable and not as hot
      4. This is a great brace for dancers.
  • Ben at 3/7/2014 9:53 AM
    • Hi, I've dislocated my knee cap a few times and recently chipped the patella as well. My doctor said that chipped spot will grow back with weaker fibro cartilage as the stronger original hyaline cartilage will not grow back. I'm looking for a brace that will prevent future dislocations and also protect the fibro cartilage from chipping, is this J brace right for me?
    • This a good brace to prevent further dislocations. Another choice is the Tru-Pull Lite. It is a shorter brace not as hot and gives a little more control over pulling that kneecap into the correct position. Either brace would be a good choice.
  • Sue at 3/4/2014 6:42 AM
    • My 11 year old daughter has dislocated her patellar twice during dance due to patellar tracking/groove issues. The doctor had prescribed an xs Breg PTO brace, but the hinges are too restrictive for dance and she cannot wear it. Do you have any other suggestions for something lighter that has a j or buttress to keep the knee cap tracking properly, but still allow for less restrictive movement such as a dancer would need.
    • This is a great option for your daughter's diagnosis and will provide the stability she needs for dancing without impeding her motion.
  • Richie at 2/19/2014 6:14 PM
    • Two and a half years ago, I dislocated my kneecap playing football. I went through PT and wore the Tru-Pull Lite brace. About 6 months later, I dislocated my kneecap again while playing indoor soccer with the Tru-Pull Lite brace on. After that, I switched to the Breg PTO Soft knee brace and have had no knee issues since while wearing it during 2 football seasons and 1 lacrosse season.

      Now, 2 years removed from my last dislocation, I am considering trying out a lighter knee brace because I have not had any knee dislocations or subluxations since but am still uncomfortable playing sports without a knee brace. My biggest concern with this J brace is if it really does keep sufficient pressure on the lateral edge of the kneecap when the leg is fully extended. Can you verify this? Also, how does this brace compare with the Breg "Lateral Stabilizer Soft Knee Brace"? Is one better than the other?

      Finally, which material would be better to get, Drytex or neoprene? Does one material tend to slip more than the other?
    • The Breg is similar to the Lateral J, both have the same mechanism. If you would like a brace for extremely active people that will keep constant pressure on the kneecap you should look at the Reaction. It will keep the kneecap tracking in the Femoral groove, it has a teflon infused elastomeric web that as you flex it will get stronger to keep continuous support on the kneecap.
  • Christian at 1/25/2014 9:03 AM
    • I've had a 3 knee dislocations spaced about 7 years apart. All where caused by slip and falls where the knee cap displaced to the lateral side and corrected itself in the same action. My PT suggested that my quads are pretty weak, and have since been training them.

      I've had an MRI and nothing out of the ordinary has been found. I've also gone through rehab, but still I have some clunking/clicking occasionally in the knee along with pain and swelling.

      My PT originally suggested a <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/knee-braces/knee-sleeves?material=100">neoprene sleeve</a>, perhaps with some stabilizers for use in my kickboxing class which I have not been attending of late.

      I am currently using a Bauerfeind GenuTrain, but find that it causes more problems than helps pushing on the kneecap.

      After the injury, I originally purchased the "Shock Doctor Ultra Knee Support with Bilateral Hinges", which my PT said was way too restrictive and much more than I needed.

      Do you think this brace with hinges would be a good fit for me?
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is better than the Lateral J because the buttress can be positioned right at the end of the kneecap so you can control the tension against the patella.
  • Kumaran at 1/24/2014 6:44 AM
    • I had a ligament tear/stretch on my left knee some 8 years ago. I did not go for the surgery.
      I don't have any problems with normal day to day activities. But do feel the instability occasionally when I play cricket, which makes me fall. Please suggest a suitable brace which has no bulk and will give support on the sides and allow me to play freely.
    • This brace is primarily used for Patellar instabilities. If your instability is the patella this is a great brace. If your instability comes from ligaments you may consider looking at the DonJoy Deluxe Hinged Knee.
  • Charley at 1/21/2014 6:22 AM
    • Hello, I have dislocated my knees a few times over the years, the last time 3 years ago getting on a ski lift when I was snowboarding. I keep very fit and don't get a lot of trouble from my knees. The odd slip here and there, I have used the DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced braces for the past couple of years when I go <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/snowboarding">snowboarding</a>, they have been great in respect to my knee not dislocating but when it comes to comfort they are terrible. I don't use them for anything else just boarding. Do you think if I swap to these they will still be as effective, but a lot less bulky but still give the same results?

    • This is an excellent choice for patellar stability. This brace will be more stream line and along with the lateral support you received from the Tru-Pull Advanced brace you will also receive inferior patella support.
  • Andre at 12/26/2013 9:41 AM
    • I have had multiple patella dislocations over the last 20 years, it first happen while skiing, then it repeatedly happened while skating, playing hockey or making a false movement. I have met one of the top knee specialist here (Montreal) and had a bio-mechanical test perform, basically there is not much to be done beside working to strengthen my quads. The knee cartilage is bit worn and also have osteoarthritis of the knee. Ironically I don't have real pain or nothing that prevent me from running, biking or practicing karate weekly. The Dr says, I need to manage my human capital until I get older and get a total knee replacement surgery. I have always practice sport and I can't get the idea of no longer skiing, skating or playing hockey for fun. I had stop practicing those sport for few years but even though my knee cap would dislocate in all kind of situation. Last year, after training hard for 2 months, I went to ski a couple of time and my knee hold-up fine and had no pain, but I know dislocation will happen sooner or later no matter how careful I am and whatever I do. We only have one life to live and I don't want to live mine sitting in front of a TV set. I was suggest to buy a knee brace that will give me the extra security I need to practice my preferred sport. I am now very careful in ski, ( no more double daffy or 360 if you see what I mean), I only play hockey and skate in a non competing mode, just for fun. I'm thinking of ordering this brace with hinge, do you think this is the best brace for me?
    • Since you have had multiple dislocations I would suggest our best patello-femoral brace for that which would be the DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System.
      This brace will help keep the patella tracking in the right position. The material of the brace is Drytex breathable material and you can get it with a hinge to give added medial and lateral support.
  • Mary claire at 10/26/2013 10:01 AM
    • I had an ACL repair 2 years ago and I would like to start playing cutting sports again. I have developed a patella tracking issue since my surgery and my doctor suggested this brace. I am nervous to buy this brace since it is not for ACL support and I will be playing cutting sports again(recreationally).

      Will this still support my ACL?
    • This brace does not give support for the ACL, only patella tracking and if you get the hinged version that will give you some medial and lateral support. The Playmaker II with a patella donut would be a better choice. The Playmaker has our four-Points of Leverage strapping system that we use on our rigid ACL braces. The strapping creates the right kind tension to protect the ACL. The other option is one of our rigid ACL braces with a Tru-Pull Attachment for your patella.
  • sierra at 9/4/2013 9:16 PM
    • I have this brace, was wondering if there was something smaller with the same support ? Also would really prefer if this brace came in tan.? I hate having to wear such a big brace and it being so noticeable. I have dislocated my left knee two times so think this is the best support ? I have read you have total mobility with this brace however I can't seem to bend my leg only to barely walk without a limp.?
    • We do not have a tan brace that would help with your patella issues, however, the Reaction is a lighter lower profile brace that would keep that patella tracking efficiently or the Tru-Pull Lite is a lower profile less bulky patellafemoral brace.
  • Andrew at 6/6/2013 7:04 PM
    • I had an ACL repair roughly 6 years ago, and a torn meniscus about a year ago. Most recently, my patella began to sublux occasionally. I'm looking for a brace that will support the patella and provide overall knee stability without being too bulky. I'd also like something that I could wear during sports. Currently, wearing it every day wouldn't be the norm...but it may develop into that as my knees get worse (at that point I would look for a more suitable everyday brace).I've basically narrowed it down to the Reaction and this brace. Which of these two braces would more fit my requirements? Or possibly a different brace?
    • This brace would be a good option for you, the J buttress provides support to the patella and the length of the brace provides compression and support to the knee.

      You have one more option for a Patella Stabilizer. The Tru-pull Lite, provides moderate support and is a smaller brace about 8 inches in length.
  • Cynthia at 5/29/2013 12:03 AM
    • I have medial and lateral patellar subluxation, though it is more pronounced in the lateral direction. I don't want a bulky brace and the J shape looks like it might provide the minimal medial support I need. I'm sensitive to neoprene so the drytex alternative is a plus. Is this brace a good choice?
    • Yes, the J Brace is a great option for Lateral Patella Support. Another option you may consider is the Tru-Pull Lite. It's a low profile brace, the shortest Patella Brace we have. Provides both medial and lateral support. Click here.">http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-lite">here.

  • Tammy Proctor at 7/17/2012 6:56 PM
    • Do you make a waterproof patella knee brace- My daughter is a swimmer and requires the brace to be streamline and water resistant. Do you make one?
    • All of our braces can be worn in the water. Garret McNamara professional surfer wears our braces. The brace will have to be rinsed with tap water and should be air dryed.
  • Don Gentry at 3/31/2012 6:27 AM
    • I have this brace in drytex and would like to know how to clean it. Can I just put it in the clothes washer on gentle cycle? I have had it for 6 weeks and it needs to be cleaned/washed.
    • Wash with mild detergent and let it air dry.
  • Carol at 11/30/2011 4:19 AM
    • My son is a wrestler and needs a brace to support his patella. His current brace only allows him to bend 90 degrees. Will this brace allow him a broader range of motion?
    • Yes, this brace will allow him full range of motion while supporting the lateral patella tracking problems.
  • Beau at 6/27/2011 2:13 AM
    • Hi. I recently got the tru pull advance system for my knees for basketball..but the braces are just way to bulky and always are slipping down and the bands go over my knee..I saw this it looks like a much more active and light brace with great support..would this help prevent patella dislocations just as well?
    • The Donjoy Tru Pull Lite or this J Brace would be more low profile than the Tru Pull Advanced System and still prevent lateral tracking and dislocations of your patella. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
  • Mike at 6/10/2011 5:26 PM
    • Have used the tru pull lite but still had some minor dislocation. Will this J brace provide more support of the knee cap?
      Daughter wants something with more support. Will this hinged product provide that?
    • I would suggest doing the Tru-Pull advanced system, you can do it with or with out hinges. This brace is going to provide the highest level of patella support.
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    Very good, excellent support and comfortable

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    Knee hole could be a little bigger
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    Calf too tight; knee hole too small, thigh too big - need adjustable braces

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    The hole where the kneecap comes through is too small and I have a small knee cap. If you have an injured kneecap, or a kneecap with a hairline fracture, this small opening puts too much pressure on the kneecap. As well, I have a size medium brace. I find that my calf which measures 15" is too big for the medium brace. The leg opening at the bottom (calf) part of the brace should be adjustable or be able to be ordered in sizes to fit different people's calves. I also find that even though the lower leg portion of the brace is too tight and cuts off my circulation, the top (thigh ) portion of the brace it too large as my thigh is only 15.5 inches round (shrunk somewhat due to injury but not usually too much larger a thigh than calf). Thus, I would like the option to adjust the thigh size as well as the calf size. I require a medium to fit the calf but it is too large in the thigh. If I order a large, the calf might fit but the thigh will be huge. I suggest that Don Joy make adjustable calf sizes at the very bottom of the brace so it does not cut off your circulation. This is dangerous.
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    Hi Kathy, thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that this brace did not fit you well. You can always take advantage of our returns policy and return the brace within 60 days for a refund. We will send your feedback to our product team. -Customer Service
    Posted on November 21, 2016

    Appropriate for listed medical issues

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    Works well for appropriate medical diagnoses listed. If you are fitted for a size I would recommend going down a size. I was fitted for a medium however after using it and bending with it I wish I had purchased a size small.
    Posted on October 23, 2016

    Great for added stability!

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    This works great to stabilize my knee with added support. I received one of these at my Dr.'s office and needed another.
    Posted on October 21, 2016

    Need to make larger sizes....

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    Have had a 2 X since 2005 but now would be more comfortable in a 3X... bunches up behind the knee and gets sore after wearing for a couple of hours.
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    Hi Linda, thanks for your feedback. We will send your feedback to our products team. -Customer Service
    Posted on October 7, 2016

    Stylish, great support

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    Ordered by my Orthopaedic doctor following injury to be worn during physically stressful activity only. On the 2 occasions I've worn it, has been helpful.
    Posted on September 12, 2016

    Thank you

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    Really like the brace but the stitches on the inside makes my skin itch a lot.

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    Hi Will, thanks for your review. Sorry to hear about the itching from the stitches. You can try wearing an under sleeve between your knee and the brace to help prevent the rubbing. https://www.betterbraces.com/knee-brace-undersleeve-cotton-lycra
    Thank you, BetterBraces Customer Service
    Posted on August 30, 2016

    Great brace, very supportive and comfortable

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    I previously had a pair of DonJoy braces that I loved, and I lost them in a move. In looking to replace them I couldn't find the exact same ones, but these are close and the functionality is very similar. They are actually more comfortable than the original ones, because they don't have that tight band around the edges. I only have one small gripe with it that keep it from getting 5 stars: I wish the size was a little more adjustable. Mine fit fine at the top but are loose in the calf area, and there's not really a way to correct that. Still, it's not so loose it doesn't work, so not a huge deal.

    Unfortunately I can't wear these while doing a lot of cardio (i.e. walking/running) because for some reason they actually make my kneecap start popping weirdly after being on the treadmill for about 15-20 minutes. But I chalk that up to my knee being defective, not the brace. It definitely feels very supportive and I feel confident about its effectiveness during other activities/sports/hiking etc.
    Posted on August 16, 2016

    Don't like it should have bought shorter brace

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    The brace is very hot and still slips down sometimes.
    Posted on July 29, 2016

    It's ok. Needs some finessing.

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    It needs to be more customizable to ladies. Especially soccer players because I have more muscular thighs and skinnier calves. So sometimes it slides down. Also, there is something on the inside that irritates the back of my leg. If I wear it for a long time and especially if I sweat it burns and rubs. I have a callus building up on the back of my knee. Sometimes I can definitely tell it helps my patella femoral syndrome though.
    Posted on July 9, 2016

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