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Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace - Neoprene


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For mild ligament sprains, strains, patellar instabilities

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Product Description

Ideal Application:

Recommended for mild or moderate ligament joint pain, sprains, strains, meniscus tears, patellar instabilities.

Features Benefits:

  • Medial/Lateral polycentric aluminum hinges
  • Thigh and calf straps provide additional support and compression
  • Sewn-in pad for additional patellar support
  • Compressive neoprene support

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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 diameter you measure here to choose your size.

    Size Thigh Knee Center Calf
    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.


Product Questions (37)

Product Questions

DonJoy Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace - Neoprene

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  • Cadey at 9/13/2016 5:14 PM
  • Britt at 9/9/2016 12:36 PM
    • I live in Michigan where it gets cold and one has to wear long pants. My doctor says to wear this daily and I was wondering if I would be able to wear it over pants as it will not fit under my jeans.
    • All of the braces are recommended to be worn against the skin, including the DonJoy Perfomer Hinged Patella Knee Brace.
  • Brent at 9/5/2016 6:23 PM
    • I recently had surgery on my Left patella tendon (complete tear of lower tendon) i have full flexibility just need something to support my knee while rebuilding muscle mass and prevent hyper extension. Also to get and do some sport activity. will this be ok?
    • Yes, the DonJoy Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace will provide support and stability while you regain mobility and strength.
  • Suzanne Warmanen at 8/17/2016 6:42 AM
    • I would like to purchase this brace for both of my knees. How do I specify Right and Left when ordering?
    • The DonJoy Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace - Neoprene can be worn on either leg.
  • Max at 7/19/2016 10:47 PM
    • This brace turns up on the search when I clicked MCL, is this brace appropriate for MCL.? I chose this one because I also have patella reconstruction so it seems to be a good combo for me. Thank you
    • Yes, this would provide support for both the patella and the MCL.
  • Suzy_wuzy at 6/22/2016 9:37 AM
    • any other colors offered then black?
    • The DonJoy Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace is only available in black.
  • Kristina at 4/9/2016 6:14 PM
    • My husbands doctor said he needs a "C" brace for his knee? I don't see anything that says that on here.
    • Possibly the Webtech Short Knee brace is what he is referring to. This brace has suppont both below the kneecap and above the kneecap https://www.betterbraces.com/webtech-short-knee-brace
  • Alicia N at 2/29/2016 9:11 PM
    • I have a torn meniscus and my knee cap doesn't sit properly (sits sideways). I have the knee brace with the u sharp hard piece on one side. I need something that will hold my knee cap stable but help with the tear. Is this my best option?
    • It sounds like the brace you currently have should keep the kneecap in the correct position. The Performer Knee brace will profvide support around the kneecap becasue it has a "U" shaped buttress at the bottom of the kneecap area. The brace will provide medial and lateral support becaus of the hinges as well.
  • Julie at 2/16/2016 5:44 PM
    • I have Patella Subluxation of my left knee. My ortho has recommended I get a patella stabilizing brace for when I play tennis. Which brace would your recommend. Thank you for your help!
    • The Tru-Pull Lite knee brace is a short small profile brace that will keep the patella tracking correctly and prevent knee dislocation
  • Val at 12/25/2015 6:22 PM
    • I have patella femoral syndrome in both knees. I have pain on the top of my patella. It locks up then cracks, I can't drive for a long time, I can't squat, basically my life is miserable. Can you recommend some good braces please!
    • The don Joy Reaction Web knee brace is a good brace that may help decrease that pain in the front of your knee. The brace has a webing design that absorbs forces on the knee and disperses them away from the front of the knee decreasing pain.
  • Jessi at 11/27/2015 9:47 AM
    • I'm looking for a brace that I can wear for powerlifting, as well as everyday usage. I am 15, and have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 2, and am having significant pain daily. What (right) knee braces would be good for someone like me?
    • Jessi
      I would suggest a brace that will provide some compression to your knee. Maybe the Trizone Knee Brace. the trizone will provide compression and mild support for the knee. https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-trizone-knee-brace
  • Rene at 10/7/2015 7:38 AM
    • I have a torn tendon on my quad connecting to the patella. Currently in a brace from the doctors but looking for the after medicated time of wear. My workouts consists of boxing and cross training. Looking at this brace, what do you recommend?
    • Rene
      The Hinged Performer Patella brace would be a good brace for you because it will give you general knee support with the bilateral hinges and patellar support as well.
  • Julie at 10/5/2015 4:20 PM
  • Lorna at 9/17/2015 11:23 AM
    • I am looking for a knee brace for my sister whose measurements are: Above knee: 27" `: Knee Cap 23" : Below knee 21"
    • Loma
      You can try the Reaction Web Knee Brace in the XL/XXL size. The brace will provide relief form anterior knee pain and the brace is a wrap around so it will still work with that bigger knee center size. https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-reaction-knee-brace
  • Kelsey at 9/15/2015 2:58 AM
    • I've been playing soccer since I was 13 I'm now 17 and have been told that I have Patella-femoral Syndrome I am still going to keep playing was wondering if this brace would be good for me to wear during soccer?
    • Kelsey
      The Don Joy Performer is a possible choice for you. Another choice that may be a little cooler and lower profile would be the Reaction Web Knee Brace. The Reaction Web helps to decrease anterior knee pain by absorbing force on the knee and dispearing them away from the front of the knee to decrease pain. https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-reaction-knee-brace
  • Brenda at 4/27/2015 6:36 PM
    • My daughter has been diagnosed with a bone contusion of her left knee. Contusion is lateral posterior. She needs a brace for basketball that allows her to return to play pain free. Her current brace from the doc is very bulky and has large hinges that could be dangerous to other players. Would this be a good brace?
    • Brenda
      This brace could work for you or the Economy Hinged Knee Brace as well. The Economy Hinged Knee Brace has a hinge that is sewn into the material.https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-economy-hinged-knee
  • Chase at 12/22/2014 3:06 PM
    • If u have bad knees at the age of 15 and play baseball. Ive have been a catcher my whole life and its hard for me to bend down on my knees, but i still want to catch. Should i buy this product??
    • Chase
      The Performer knee brace will provide stability around the kneecap, so if you have pain in the front of your knees then this brace may help however the back of the braces may bunch up behnd you knees shile squatting. another brace to take a look at would be the Reaction Web knee brace. This brace is a little less material behind the knee but will provide relief to anterior knee pain. https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-reaction-knee-brace
  • Bill at 11/11/2014 10:16 AM
    • My daughter plays volleyball all year around and has patellar pain just below her kneecaps. She has used a strap and it supplies some relief. Would a brace be better and, if so, what brace do you recommend for this problem? Should it be hinged or not? Thank you.
    • The DonJoy Performer would be a good choice for a knee brace. The brace provides a patellar buttress around the knee cap to reduce that discomfort. Another option would be the Reaction Web Knee Brace. The brace absorbs force around the knee cap and dispearses it within the webing of the brace decreasing pain. https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-reaction-knee-brace
  • Elizabeth Smith at 10/8/2014 10:39 AM
    • Currently my daughter is using a dual strap knee brace by Muellers for tendonitis but the quality of the velcro is poor and only lasted 1/2 of her cross country season. Would this product be a good alternative. She needs to be able to have full motion, lightweight and of course be able to run in it.
    • Elizabeth
      This brace would work for your daughters knee. Another option is the Reaction Web Knee Brace. It is a little lighter, cooler and lower profile. https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-reaction-knee-brace
  • mike c at 8/31/2014 3:11 PM
    • I have a similar brace that needs replacement and I'm looking for options.

      I like what I see, but I want to know if the hinges can be removed?

      The one I use now has hinges, but the brace is uncomfortable to wear for hours with the hinges; and it does help a lot without them.
    • Mike
      I do believe that the hinges can be removed.
  • Sam at 7/18/2014 7:07 AM
    • I have Osgood Schlatters. The patella tendon strap just doesn't work for me (it kind of makes it feel worse). Will this brace help subside the pain.
    • Sam
      You can try the Performer Patella Brace. It has a buttress that will go underneath the kneecap and may be less painfull that the strap was.
  • elaine at 7/17/2014 5:10 PM
    • I have patello femoral syndrome is this a good brace for this?
    • Elaine
      Yes the DonJoy Performer Knee Brace is a good brace for patello femoral syndrome
  • Andrew Smith at 5/30/2014 7:12 PM
    • I'm looking for a stable knee brace for water sports, is this the product for me?
    • you can wear this brace in the water but it is neoprene so it will eventually collect water and get heavy. Either a rigid nee brace would work depending on what your knee problem is or the DonJoy Reaction might work better since it is made of a rubber type of material and mesh in the back
  • Andrew at 5/23/2014 9:01 AM
    • not ready to invest in the 500+ models and too bulky. Is this brace good for mild stability during football with no preexisting injuries other than knees just being "sore" after long practices and games.
    • Thank you for your question. This brace has hinges which would give some support to your ligaments as well as a buttress to support the patella. It will provide you with some warmth and compression as well which could help cut down on your soreness. This brace sounds like it would be a good option for you.
  • Jason Hartsig at 3/5/2014 7:54 AM
    • With my measurements the small brace was suggested via your website. I just received it in the mail and it fits good but feels tight behind the knee when my knee is bent. Is that normal or should I have the next size up.
    • Jason
      Unfortunatly this can happen because of the fabric behind the knee, somtimes because of the thickness of the neoprene it gathers in that area. So to answer you question it is normal, but if it is uncomfortable you do have 90 days to retun the brace and exchange for something that has a popliteal opening behind the knee. The Procare Patella Stabilizer
      or the DonJoy Deluxe Donut Knee Support https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-deluxe-donut
  • Bria Fairley at 2/15/2014 5:00 PM
    • I Play Basketball & Run track , when i condition , my right knee dislocates , And i also have a torn maniscus , would This Brace Be a Good Brace For Support ?
    • Thank you for your question. This would be a good brace for you.
  • tony hawkins at 2/2/2014 2:11 PM
    • is it good for football for semipro
    • The brace can be worn for playing sports
  • JB at 8/24/2013 11:02 AM
    • My son has had severe patella dislocation 3x during competitive hockey along with mcl strain. We are looking for a low profile patella stabilizer along with rigid mcl support preferably with dual hinges.
      Please advise.
    • JB,

      I would suggest the DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System with Hinges. It is our maximum patella support and gives a great pull on the patella to give that needed support. For even more support, we also have a Tru-Pull Advanced Attachment that can be fitted onto any of the DonJoy Rigid frame braces. This would not be as low profile of option, but I did just want to let you know it was another great support option.


      Have a great day!
  • George at 8/5/2013 5:57 PM
    • My 12 year old daughter is fighting osgood and tendinitis. She is a high level ODP hopeful. Is this a good brace to support her knee and allow her to play.
    • Hello George,

      Someone with Osgood-Schlatters likes the feel of compression on their knee. I recommend a knee sleeve with a horseshoe buttress to apply pressure on the Patella Tendon. The Donjoy Performer is a great choice, with or without hinge. The hinge is used for medial and lateral stability. You can also try a Patella Tendon Strap. These products in conjunction with physical therapy will assist with returning to play.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Cristian at 5/30/2013 2:53 PM
    • Sometimes my knee dislocates when i run and the pain is excruciating. I'm planning to buy a knee brace but i have some questions. Does the knee brace prevents 100% knee cap dislocation? My right knee cap is the knee that always dislocates, but my left knee cap dislocated only once, so should i get it for both knees or just the right? I run a lot and i play soccer. Also which one is better for my situation DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace or DonJoy Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace?
    • Hello Cristian,

      Please consult your Physician regarding your injury, they may assist you better. In the meantime I suggest wearing the Tru-Pull Lite during activity. We also has the Tru-Pull Advanced for additional support.

      https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-lite https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-tru-pull-advanced-system-1

      Have a Great Day.
  • DavidP at 5/29/2013 11:48 AM
  • Danny at 3/13/2013 4:47 PM
    • Which size do you recommend?
      My measurements are Thigh= 18 1/4, Knee Center= 14 1/2, Calf= 13 1/2.
    • Hello, Danny -

      We would recommend the Medium.

      Thank you and have a nice day!
  • Danny at 3/13/2013 4:32 PM
    • I have moderate MCL strain and mild patella instability.
      Will this work for both?
    • Hello, Danny -

      Yes, this brace will assist is supporting both your MCL and stabilizing your patella.

      Thank you and have wonderful day!
  • JT at 6/28/2012 7:28 PM
    • What is the difference between this brace and the DonJoy Performer Patella Knee Support? Just the hinges?

    • The hinges, which offer more stability for someone. Both are used for mild ligament sprains, strains, Osgood Schlatter or patellar instabilities, the hinges offer more stability in the knee.
  • Sammy at 2/28/2012 9:10 PM
    • How do you wash this brace? Can you remove the hinges?

      Is this brace good for 1 month post ACL surgery? I pretty much believe that I need the most comfortable knee brace with hinges.
    • Handwash with mild detergent and air dry. This product is recommended for patella issues not for an ACL injury. For that I would go to the Knee Ligament section, such as the Armor, Fullforce, 4titude, or Legend.
  • Sandy Kerman at 1/20/2011 10:14 PM
    • The hinge are digs into my thigh, but otherwise the brace fits. Can I bend the end of the hinge without breaking it?
    • If the uprights are digging in at your thigh and fitting correctly everywhere else, you can take the upright and pull it slightly out at that thigh portion to see if that relieves some of the pressure of the upright. If that does not work, the brace maybe too small and you may need to look at going up to the next size.
  • joshua at 1/11/2011 3:40 AM
    • How the mobility of this product during a sport like soccer or what is the best brace for soccer
    • This depends on what the brace will be correcting. Please give us a call at 800-553-6019 so that we can ask a few questions about your doctor's recommendation for a knee brace.
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