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Tru-Pull Lite


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Low-profile and extremely comfortable for mild to moderate patellar dislocations.

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Features & Benefits:

Bifurcated Strap
This two-pronged strap pulls the patella into proper alignment and helps reduce the pain from patellofemoral dysfunction.
Dual Durameter Buttress System
Provides a soft tacky connection with the patella ensuring maximum support, while maintaining complete comfort.
Thigh and Calf Anchors
You'll no longer have to tug to keep your brace in place. These independent anchors prevent the brace from rotating.
Breath-O-Prene Fabric
You'll love the comfort that comes from this wicking fabric that is breathable, and lightweight.
Plastic Hinges
Provide a little additional medial and lateral stability enhancing the overall support for your knee.

Is the Tru-Pull Lite for me?

For mild to moderate patella instabilities, dislocations, or tracking issues. Ideal for runners, recreational athletes or those who need extra support during daily activities. Still not sure? Try our Brace Advisor for personalized product recommendations to meet your needs!

Designed to support and protect:

  • Patella (kneecap) instabilities
  • Patella (kneecap) dislocations
  • Patella (kneecap) tracking issues
  • Mild to moderate anterior knee pain
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction
  • Lateral subluxation
  • Patellar maltracking

Best for:

  • Everyday activities
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Walking

It may be "Lite", but it's strong enough to help relieve pain!

The Tru-Pull Lite is DonJoy's most comfortable, low profile and shortest patellofemoral brace, yet strong enough to help relieve knee pain! This patella support brace is designed with pull straps above and below the patella (kneecap). This puts a "true" and consistent pull on the kneecap during flexion and extension, which realigns the patella. By properly aligning the kneecap you reduce the pain that comes with patellofemoral problems like dislocating your kneecap.

This brace is ideal for runners, recreational athletes, or individuals who are looking for extra patella support during their daily activities.

The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite knee brace is used to treat or prevent the following injuries:

  • Mild to moderate anterior knee pain
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction
  • Lateral subluxation
  • Patellar maltracking

Sizing and Measurements

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

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

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.

Note: This product runs small. If you measure between sizes we recommend going up one size for optimum comfort and fit

    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"
    XXXL 29 1/2" -32" 21" -23" 22" -24

    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 (81)

Product Questions

DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite

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  • Rudy at 9/26/2016 10:57 AM
    • I'm looking at purchasing the do joy pull lite patella brace. I however was wondering if that brace would be ok for tackle football? I wanted something light and not bulky and wouldn't interfere with running . Thanks Rudy
    • Thank you for contacting Better Braces. The Tru-Pull lite can be worn for football and is recommended if you are just looking for the patellar support. It does have hinges that can be removed if desired. It is shorter than most patellar braces and will not limit your motion while playing.
  • Mary Caldwell at 8/9/2016 9:22 AM
    • For the Tru-pull lite brace, would I be able to position a patient's patella laterally and inferiorly and the brace would maintain this position?
      thank you
    • With the Tru-Pull Lite, it has two-pronged straps that pull the patella into proper alignment and helps reduce the pain from patellofemoral dysfunction. It provides support along the patella to ensure constant yet subtle stability.
  • Stephanie at 7/24/2016 9:53 AM
    • We are having a hard time finding the right type of brace for our daughter who is a Goalie for Hockey. We need something low profile to help prevent dislocation from reoccurring which will also fit within her goalie pads and not cause wearing on her skin at the hinge from going down into the butterfly position. At this point we are feeling a little hopeless and wondering if she will have to give up her sport as we cannot find a knee brace that will not last more than 3 months and does not cause issues. Will this be the right fit?
    • As a goalie, the Tru-Pull Lite, should offer her the support she needs, as well as being a shorter brace to allow for more comfortable movement.
  • Sara at 6/21/2016 6:15 PM
    • I have issues with my patella subluxing. I am now missing a large chunk of cartilage due to my patella subluxing and removing it. My knee is unstable and still quite painful. My doctor is trying to avoid surgery and hopes that this injury will eventually heal. I am currently wearing a reinforced patella stabilizer brace and was looking into purchasing a different one. I am trying to determine if the tru- pull lite or the lateral J patella knee brace would be better? What are the main differences between those two braces? Thank you.
    • Both the Lateral J Knee Brace and the Tru-Pull Lite have support on the lateral side of the brace to help the patella track correctly.The main difference between the two would be the Tru-Pull Lite is a shorter brace than the Lateral J, which makes it lower profile and easier to fit under clothing, as well as lighter weight on the leg.
  • Susan at 4/25/2016 7:35 PM
    • My daughter is a softball catcher, dislocated her patella a couple of months ago, is this brace flexible but provide enough stability for her to catch in it.
    • Yes this brace should still allow the knees to bend fully without any restrictions
  • Ann at 4/14/2016 3:18 PM
    • Hi, I am going camping soon and I will be kayaking and jet skiing in lake/river water, can I wear my tru pull lite during this?
    • Hello,
      Thank you for your question. You can wear the Tru-Pull Lite during water activities but recommend you rinse the brace after use and allow to air dry. You can also hand wash the brace and buttress with soap and water to return the "tacky" feel after use in the water. Please contact with questions or concerns.

      Kind Regards,

      Heather Kwiatkowski, MA, ATC
      Product Specialist

  • Chom at 4/2/2016 6:22 PM
    • I need a left knee brace with an inside hinge or double hinge for my knee that slip inside and strained meniscus golfing, I am a left handed golfer and hurt my back leg. My leg measurement are 23"thigh 19 " calf and center knee is 15 1/2"... What do you recommend for golfing?
    • The Don Joy Economy Hinged knee brace will offer both inside and outside support of the knee and can be worn on either knee. The large size would be the closest for you knee
  • Fr. Doug at 3/29/2016 7:38 AM
    • Is this brace low profile enough to fit under dress pants and blue jeans? Can it be adjusted by rolling the pants' leg up?
    • As long as your pants are not tight against your skin you should be able to get the brace under them. The buttress on the front of the brace does bulk up a bit
  • Chambray at 2/28/2016 9:52 PM
    • How do I wash the Tru-Pull Lite Knee Braces?
      And do I have to remove the metal hinges?
    • The hinges are plastic so you do not need to remeove them prior to washing. Wash by hand with a mild soap and let air dry.
  • Felice at 2/20/2016 4:49 AM
    • What is the Donjoy patella stabilizer leave welts on my leg?
    • If you have received an injury from wearing a brace take it back to where you purchased it
  • Mary at 1/30/2016 6:31 PM
    • I purchased this brace for a lateral patellar tracking issue. I am having a slight problem in trying to figure out how to adjust it properly. Is the buttress supposed to be in contact with the skin all of the time? When walking, it only seems to come in contact when I flex my knee, and lift away when my leg is straight. Is this an adjustment or size issue? Thanks.
    • The actual buttress is blue and velcros onto the soft fabric. You can move it in the correct spot so it will be in contact with your kneecap
  • Henry Jon at 1/7/2016 8:38 PM
    • I have this brace but was wondering if it would be strong enough to keep my patella stable while doing intense sport like wrestling where the leg is being put in all sorts of weird positions or should I be using a different one of your braces?
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is a lower profile version of the Tru-Pull Advanced System. The Tru-Pull Lite can be used for your knee with wrestling.
  • Jared at 1/4/2016 6:31 AM
    • I have a problem with patella subluxation and dislocation. I'm looking for a brace that I can wear comfortably all day long. Not much sports but occasionally some basketball or volleyball. I have an allergy to neoprene. My questions are which do you reccommend for all day wear, the Tru Pull Light or the Tru Pull Advanced? Does either come without neoprene? Also I was reading reviews and there were quite a few said that the Tru Pull Light was a good brace but the velcro was a poor quality. Those reviews were from 2013. Has this quality problem been fixed?
    • The Tru-Pull Advanced does have neoprene in it but the Tru-Pull Lite does not. The Tru-Pull Lite is made of nylon, and spandex. We do have a 6 month warranty on the brace for manufacture defects excluding wear and tear.
  • Jennifer at 12/27/2015 4:42 PM
    • Will this brace replicate patella taping? My pain goes away when I'm taped but I hate fussing with that every day and the tape always comes loose anyway. I'm not sure if I need this or a J brace for my tracking issues, patella femoral pain, and arthristis.
    • Yes this brace will pull your kneecap toward the medial side just like patella taping does
  • Laurie at 11/28/2015 6:26 AM
    • I am currently using the TRU-PULL LITE and for my knee, it's doing everything it is supposed to do, and has substantially reduced the pain level. However, it is quite short, and digs into the back of my calf and thigh. I'm looking for the same performance, but something longer. Do you have anything you would recommend?
    • Laurie
      The Tru-Pull Advanced system is the longer version
  • Nancy at 11/20/2015 9:01 PM
    • Neoprene and latex both make me itch like crazy! "Breathe-o-prene" makes me nervous. Will it irritate my skin? What material is it made of? Thanks!
    • Nancy
      The brace is made of Nylon and it does say that someone who is sensitive to neoprene by products should no wear the brace
  • Matt at 11/3/2015 9:40 PM
    • Hello, would this be an good knee brace for surfing, would it fit under a wetsuit and be okay in salt water? I've had 3 lateral patella dislocations and looking for more support. Thanks!
    • Matt
      The Tru-Pull Lite is a brace you can wear in the water and if your wet suit isn't too tight it should fit under neath it.
  • Renee at 9/4/2015 9:38 PM
    • I was in a bad car accident. Ankle, heel, tibia, fibula held together with metal now. My knee cap we found out later is out of place. It causes me extreme pain. I've tried braces from the doc but they slide. Does this one seem to stay put? Really needing something to help until I can have surgery in the winter. THANKS.
    • Renee
      This brace is shorter than other braces so it may stay up on you better. The brace will hold the kneecap for you as well.
  • Michael Bradley at 9/4/2015 9:39 AM
    • Hi i had bi partite patella surgery and they removed the smaller piece of my knee cap on the outside of my left knee. I have muscle atrophy in my quads, but am starting to build back muscle the more i strengthen my glutes and hamstrings. I am starting to feel pain in my patella due to it subluxing or slipping out of the groove towards the outside of my left knee. Should i use this particular brace or a different Donjoy to take away the pain when i squat and lunge. (Also when doing tests with my physical therapist, he pushes my patella inward into the groove and i can squat pain free.)
    • Michael
      This brace should help with the problems you are having. The brace pushes the kneecap medially to help prevent that subluaxion
  • Kevin at 8/30/2015 6:52 PM
    • I have read a few questions that this brace should be worn against the skin. I am wondering if one can wear KT Tape underneath to add even more support and patella tracking?
    • Kevin
      Yes for this brace to work most effectivly it should be worn against the skin so that the buttress can attache to the leg and push that kneecap over. you can try wearing the tape underneath
  • Kevin at 8/30/2015 6:48 PM
    • I am purchasing the Donjoy Tru-Pull Lite to use when inline skating as I have a number of issues with my knee that this brace is designed for. Any thoughts on whether I should include or exclude the hinges based on the mechanics of straight line skating?
    • Kevin the brace comes with hinges but you can remove them if they are uncomfortable. The hinges jhust add medial and lateral support
  • jessica coelho at 8/18/2015 5:43 PM
    • hi i dislocated my knee patella 6 weeks ago and i was wondering what knee brace can u purchase where i am able to play soccer last time i got on the field i hurt my knee again and i had no brace im back to my program of strengthening my knee but i think i rather buy a good brace for my knee where it lessons the chances of getting it dislocated again would this brace donoy tru-pull lite do the trick?
    • Yes, the DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite will stabilize the patella and help prevent it from tracking improperly. The Tru-Pull Lite is low profile and breathable which makes it excellent for sports.
  • Bethanie at 6/20/2015 11:22 PM
    • I fell on my knees 2 months ago and now have pain on the lateral side of my right knee. Stretching my IT band now causes intense pain. The bursa above and below my right knee are swollen and hurt. I can't kneel or twist either of my knees without pain. I am waiting on workers comp to refer me to an MRI and PT. I wore out my Future Brace, which kept falling down. What Brace would you recommend while I wait for referrals to be accepted?
    • Hello,
      Thank you for your question. To provide general knee support and patellar stabilization you may want to use the Tru-Pull Advanced System knee brace with hinges. The hinges will provide medial/ lateral support and flexion/extension control. The buttress and strap will pull provide patellar stabilization.

      DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System
  • Liz at 6/4/2015 8:06 AM
    • I have osteoarthritis and chondomylacia...would this brace work for me?
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is better suited for patella tracking issues. I would suggest the DonJoy OA Reaction Web Knee brace for your condition. It will provide an offload to the OA affected compartment of your knee, as well as apply compression surrounding the patella. You can view the product here: https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-oa-reaction-web-knee-brace
  • dantheman at 5/19/2015 12:59 PM
    • how do you wash one of these braces? DonJoy TRU-PULL LITE, RT, XL
    • Hello,
      The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite, can be hand washed, with cold water, in a mild detergent, and then air dry. Do not place the brace in the dryer.
  • max at 4/14/2015 8:17 AM
    • Is the Donjoy Tru-pull light made of drytex?

      I may need to have surgery on my knee as well after displacing it for the first time. Would this be OK to wear after the surgery or would you recommend a different one?
    • Max
      Yes The Tru-Pull Lite is Drytex and can be worn after surgery
  • Jack at 3/11/2015 5:20 PM
    • How much does this brace weigh?
    • Jack
  • Roman Alpert at 1/11/2015 6:42 PM
    • A lot reviews complain of velcro issues. Have any improvements been made to correct this? What is the warranty on this product and does the warranty cover velcro issues?
    • The velcro has been updated and it has a six month warranty
  • Emily at 12/26/2014 5:27 PM
    • Hello, I am a long distance runner. I have an issue with my hip where I have hip displaysia on my right side and my knees bow in quit a bit due to weakness in my hips. Since my right knee bows in the most, my knee and my hip are fighting where they each pull the knee. Every time my knee is in a somewhat or all the way bent position, my knee cap shifts out of place. My physical therapist and I agreed this may be a good brace for my running. Will this really help track the knee cap in the correct position? Since I'm a runner, sometimes after running in something for a month or so, you find it does not work. Is this fully returnable and refundable if it does not work?

    • Emily
      The Tru-Pull Lite will help keep the kneecap tracking correctly while you run. We do have a 90 moneyback guarentee so if it does not work you can be credted
  • Shannon at 11/12/2014 12:48 PM
    • WIll this still be effective if I wear it over my clothes such as leggings or skinny jeans? I don't have many pairs of pants that would fit over top of it.
    • Shannon
      The brace should be worn against the skin, to get the benefit from it.
  • David at 11/2/2014 9:40 PM
    • I see that the braces shows the gel support in the outside of the knee. When I have previously dislocated my knee caps several a times it has always gone to the inside of my knee and was wondering if I still order a right leg brace( the leg I dislocated) and wear it upside down or just order a left legged brace and wear it in my right leg so it supports the inside of it???
    • David
      If you need a brace for the right leg but want it to protect the patella medially then you will need to order a left brace and wear it on the right leg.
  • Shannon at 11/1/2014 9:53 AM
    • What does the back of this brace look like - is there an opening or is it solid. Just wondering if it will pinch. It's for my daughter who dances and I don't want it to pinch and irritate with the constant movement.
    • Shannon
      It is a belt the back is solid
  • Julie at 9/29/2014 11:46 AM
    • I had a total left knee replacement 16 months ago
      My physician advised me to get a brace to support my
      Knee I want to return to low mileage running. My pt
      Recommended the tru pull.
    • Julie
      Are you having problems with your kneecap? Does it track incorectly? This is what the Tru-Pull Lite is used for. Usually this is not worn by someone who just had a total knee replacement. If you are having some discomfort around the fron of the knee but no instability the DonJoy Reaction Web knee brace might be a better choice. You can call product support at 888-405-5124, and we can help you find a brace that will fit your needs
  • Melani at 9/27/2014 5:53 PM
    • My son has a torn MCL and just recently dislocated his patella. Do you have a brace that would allow him to wrestle with support once he is released? There can not be metal supports on the side.
    • Melani
      The Tru-Pull Lite could be used. It does have two plastic hinges in the brace but they can be removed if needed. This brace would give him the support for the patella and keep it in the right position
  • Daniel at 9/26/2014 2:16 PM
    • I have patella alta, would you recommend this brace?
    • Daniel
      I would suggest the DonJoy Reaction Web knee Brace for that condition. The Webing material will give the entire patella support, where as the Tru-pull Lite will push the patella towards the inside of your knee. With patella alta the kneecap sits high so the Reaction would be a better choice
  • Nick at 8/17/2014 8:52 PM
    • Just wondering if you can where a proctective sleeve under this brace or does it have to be touching your skin to work correctly?

      If you can what kind of sleeve do you recommend?

      Thank you!
    • Nick
      For this brace to work correctly it should be against your sking however, if the material is irritating your sking the Reactions Web undersleeve might work underneath the brace. https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-reaction-knee-undersleeve
  • Vicki at 7/12/2014 3:14 PM
    • My daughter needs this brace for her left knee, where will the Velcro straps be, on the inside or outside of the leg? The reason I am asking is because this Velcro the brace she has now scratches her opposite leg and tears her shorts too.
    • Vicki
      The velcro on this brace is located on straps that wrap around the leg so most likley the velcrom will lay on the front of the leg. The ends with the velcro can be adjusted to make the staps longer or shorter.
  • Sam at 6/26/2014 6:27 PM
    • Hi.

      I'm trying to order the proper size tru-pull lite for my daughter.

      Here are the measurements we took:

      Center: Between 15 and 15 1/4"
      Thigh: 21 1/4"
      Calf: Between 14 1/4"

      It appears that for the 1st two measurements she's between a medium and a large, and for the 3rd measurement (calf) she's between a small and a medium.

      What would be your recommendation as to which size to order?
    • Sam
      Bsed on your daughters measurements, I would suggest you order the medium brace. She is only a 1/4 inch larger in the knee and thigh and I think that will be ok. If she is too big in the calf the brace will slide down
  • diana at 5/28/2014 6:04 PM
    • which brace would you suggest for lateral patellar tilt and chonromalasia? i have been mcconnell taping but that is just not practical for the long term. i do mild workout but am not a hardcore athlete. thank you so much for your help.
    • Diana
      The Tru-Pull Lite would help you with this problem. The brace has a buttress that is positioned on the outside of your kneecap and is pulled across the knee joint similar to the McConnell taping. The brace is low profile and comfortable to wear
  • Michelle at 5/23/2014 11:53 PM
    • My daughter is a dancer who has suffered multiple kneecap dislocations. Will this brace allow her to have complete range of motion (i.e. ability to fully bend her leg, squat down completely to the floor, etc.) necessary for dancer?
    • Thank you for your question. Your daughter will have full range of motion with this brace.
  • Christina at 5/17/2014 11:13 AM
    • My doctor said my knee cap slips inwards when I run. Will this brace help stop that?
    • Christina
      This brace will keep the kneecap from moving laterally or towards the outside of your knee. If you need a brace that will keep the kneecap from moving medially or towards the insdie of your knee you will need to order the ooposite leg. For example: If the leg that you need the brace for is the right leg, you will need to order a left brace so that the buttress will be on the correct side for you knee. I hope that helps
  • Ginger at 5/12/2014 9:56 AM
    • I participate in triathlons, can this brace be worn in the water?
    • Ginger
      Yes you can wear that brace in the water. It is not made of neoprene so it won't collect water
  • TRACY at 5/8/2014 9:43 AM
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  • Anthony at 5/2/2014 9:01 AM
    • As my previous question pertained to my left knee, would the performer work as well for my right knee that gets slightly swollen when doing sports and sometimes in a lot of pain to have to put more weight on it for compensating for my left knee, or would the tru-pull lite be better for my right knee? Thanks again for the suggestion on my left knee.
    • Anthony
      The performer wuold work well with the knee that is painful becuase of compensating for the other leg
  • Anthony at 5/1/2014 2:10 PM
    • I injured my infrapatella tendon in the military in 2009. It is stretched thin and can even hurt by just walking a couple miles. Was curious if the donjoy tru-pull lite would be able to support my tendon and knee on a day to day basis, as well as give it enough support to do sports? Like football, baseball, and basketball.
    • Thank you for your question. The Tru-Pull Lite would be appropriate for patellar tracking issues. You may want to look at the DonJoy performer which would give your patellar tendon support as well as the joint itself.
  • Bart at 4/19/2014 8:18 PM
    • My daughter has been using a MedSpec Dynatrack Plus Patella Stabilizer with CoolFlex - Black- for active play (soccer), often with an under sleeve - for post medial reefing surgery tracking (patellar subluxation) issues. The original brace type was from her orthopedic surgeon. However, she's been unable to find a size (small or medium) that either doesn't constantly need adjustment in game / fits well or doesn't 'hurt'. In general would this be an equivalent brace (or better) / ok with sports? If not, what would be? Also, do sizes run small/large or on point?
    • Bart
      The Tru-Pull Lite is basically the same brace type as the MedSpec. The material is more comfortable than the MedSpec, and the measurments are pretty right on.
  • Melissa at 3/25/2014 6:43 PM
    • I need to replace my j-knee brace prescribed by the ortho doc years ago. I recently began light running again as exercise, is the Tru-Pull Lite a good option for that? Also, what size do you recommend since I'm on the line of M and L due to calf size. Thanks

      13.5 center knee
      18 thigh
      16 calf
    • Melissa
      The tru-pull lite is a great brace for that and based on your knee measurments the medium should work
  • Jason at 3/5/2014 9:18 AM
    • Is the Don Joy Tru Pull Lite machine washable?
    • No all of our braces should be washed by hand with a mild soap and air dried
  • E. Doyle at 2/2/2014 2:06 PM
    • Can this brace be washed. If so, how. My son is using them and discarded any info.

    • The hinge can be taken our from inside the brace then you can hand wash the brace with a light soap and let it air dry.
  • Poppy D at 1/19/2014 12:01 PM
    • Hi, I have dislocated my knee several times and am looking for a knee brace which will enable me to play netball and live an active life. Will this knee brace be suited?

      My measurements are: (inches)
      tight 15 1/2
      mid-knee 13
      calf 12

      which size would you recommend?
    • Hello,

      I recommend a Size Small. The tru-pull lite is 9" in length and is mostly centered around the knee, the brace will not cover the thigh at all. The knee size is the most important for this brace.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Sheila at 1/17/2014 5:52 PM
    • I am in need of replacing an older (years old) Donjoy Patella Knee Sleeve I received from my orthopedic after having a chipped patella due to a lateral dislocation. I have had several dislocations since and tracking issues with my left knee. I swear by this brand and also had a hinged brace for skiing and wake boarding. I don't do those sports now. I like to do spin cycling. Simple twisting can cause a dislocation.
      I'm not sure which brace is best for me: Lateral J Patella or the True Pull Lite. I think the latter as tracking and dislocation are my primary issues. The doctor said no hinges. Sizing - I had a medium sleeve but it's too tight now. My measurements are Thigh 20.5 / Knee 15 / Calf 15. I'm on the edge of M going to L. Which size and brace? Thank you.
    • Sheila
      The Tru-Pull Light is a better choice because you can bring your buttress right up to the edge of your kneecap and pull the straps tight holding it in place. The brace has two plastic hinges which you can take out of the brace. If you feel a medium is too tight on you know you may want to try the large.
  • Connor Emmitt at 11/4/2013 8:48 AM
    • I have had subluxation of both my knee caps...I have used bigger more bulkier braces in the past but they always slide down and are on comfortable...Will the the try pull lite brace be ok to play basketball in?
    • Connor
      Yes the Tru-Pull Lite can be worn while playing basketball and will support your knee and protect it from subluxation.
  • Kinda at 10/8/2013 8:12 AM
    • I have partial ACL tear need brace for few months until surgery. Will this be good support?
    • The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite is used primarily for patellar tracking. The DonJoy Deluxe Hinged Knee Brace can be used as a temporary support until surgery. However, if you plan to use this brace after surgery, a more rigid brace like the FullFrorce or the Fource Point would be a better option. Thank you for contacting DJO Global.
  • Kayla at 10/4/2013 6:16 PM
    • My doctor told me to get the <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-lateral-j-patella-knee-brace">Lateral J Patella Knee Brace</a> for the issues I am having on the inside of my right knee. I was looking at this one and wondering if it provides the same support as the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace. I work out and lift weights daily and thought maybe this one would be more ideal?
    • Kayla
      Thank you for contacting Product Support. Both the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace and the Tru-Pull Light provide stability to the knee for patellofemoral pain associated with subluxation and /or dislocation of the patella. The differences between the two are that the Lateral J is a little longer brace that is made out of neoprene and can come with or without medial and lateral hinges. The Tru-Pull Lite is a low profile brace with breathable material, a gel buttress that goes right on the skin to give maximal support of the patella, and two pull straps that allow you to have a constant pull on the kneecap. The True-Pull Lite also comes two medial and lateral plastic hinges to give more support. Either of these braces can be worn during exercise, but the Tru-Pull lite is lower profile and might be a better choice. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.

      Diana Keith MA, ATC
      Product Support Specialist
      DJO Healthcare Services
      DJO, LLC
      A DJO Global Company
      1430 Decision St, Vista, CA 92081-8553

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  • Tracy at 8/7/2013 1:15 PM
    • Our dog ate the gel pad that holds the knee in correct position while wearing the brace. Can you reorder just the gel pad that goes inside the knee brace?
    • Hello Tracy,

      Yes, please call Customer Care to place your order. Ask for the buttress kit part # 25-9985.


      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Jim at 8/4/2013 9:07 AM
    • I've got an odd set of measurements, thigh 27, knee 19, calf 19. what size would you recommend for the Tru-Pull Lite?
    • Hello,

      I recommend an XXL, this is a short brace. 9inch's in length, I would use the Knee Center measurement.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Alexis at 7/23/2013 7:30 AM
    • My second opinion doctor told me that Patellofemoral Syndrome, and did not go into specifics (not my doctor of choice but due to health insurance)...
      Anyway, my lifestyle has slowed down enormously due to the pain. It is in both knees but my right knee is where the pain is really hurting. It is quit painful to walk up the stairs and I am only 30. Is this the brace to get? Is this something I should wear all the time (during work) or just while working out (running and such)? How do I determine size?
      Thank you so much. There are just so many options out there for braces and I am not sure if I am on the right track.
    • Hello Alexis,

      The Tru-Pull lite will help with Patella Dislocations and Mal-tracking. To determine your size you will need to measure your leg 6 inch's above the knee, 6 inch's below the knee and the knee center. Then look at the size chart to determine your size.

      Wearing the brace along with Physical Therapy will reduce your symptoms.

      Thanks For Contacting Donjoy.
  • Janice at 7/14/2013 6:44 AM
    • Is this brace used for corrective measures or pain relief?
      Will wearing this brace for an extended period of time help realign the patella?
    • Hello Janice,

      The tru-pull lite is a Patella Brace that provides support to a dislocating patella. There is a buttress to support the patella, medially or laterally depending on your specific injury. No brace has the capability of realigning anatomical structures, it may only provide support while in use. Physical Therapy may assist you with mal-alignment.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Shannon at 6/26/2013 11:00 PM
    • I have recently been having problems with my kneecap dislocating twice in the past 6 months in addition to several partial dislocations in that time. However, my kneecap dislocates medially, not laterally like most. Can this brace be worn to prevent medial dislocations or does it mostly protect from lateral dislocations? If it's for lateral dislocations can you recommend another brace that would be good for a knee that has a tendency towards medial dislocations? Also I've been trying to start learning some water sports, so can the brace been worn in water and is it still effective?
    • Hello Shannon,

      Yes, you can wear the Tru-pull lite for medial dislocations. You will need to order the opposite leg to achieve this. For example, If your injured knee is the Right then order a Left Knee Brace.

      This will change the buttess location and protect against Medial Dislocations.

      thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Jeff at 6/24/2013 9:57 PM
    • I dislocated my knee lat wensday am in a full leg brace right now am set up to get the trupull lite soon can you bend your knee with this can it be used for normal walking and does it fit nice under clothing
    • Hello Jeff,

      The Tru-Pull Lite is made of a mesh/lycra material. It is very flexible, allowing full range of motion. It measures 9 inch's in length, and can be worn under loose jeans.


      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.
  • Kristen at 6/3/2013 5:58 PM
    • I recently had a MRI done and was basically told the back of my kneecap was gone. I have been trying to determine what the best brace would be for me. I am only 5'2" so a lot of these braces seem like they would take up the majority of my leg and I am in between sizes (from what I have read on others I should go with the larger size, a large for me 22 thigh, 15 knee and 15 calf)I have been hesitant to get a knee brace because I always had issues with it not staying on my thigh with the sleeve types. I feel the most pain in my knee when bending, jumping, etc. It actually was making a loud creaking noise and popping before I rested it for a few weeks. Hopefully you can point me in the right direction, thanks so much!
    • Hello Kristen,

      Your measurements fall into a Large. Measure 6"above your knee cap. If you are 22", your size is a Large. The Tru-Pull Lite is your best option, it measures 9" inch's in length. Its the shortest patella brace we have, provding moderate support. It's great for athlete's who want to compete wearing a brace, its very comfortable.

      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
      XS 13" - 15 1/2" 12"-13" 10"-12"
      S 15 1/2" - 18 1/2" 3"-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"

      Please contact a Product Specialist with any additional questions. 1-888-405-3251.
  • Darian at 5/31/2013 9:23 AM
    • My knee has dislocated many times. I run often and it recently has slipped out just during a normal run, on the road. I am looking for a brace that will stabilize the kneecap, but not be too bulky to run in. I currently have the DonJoy J-lat brace, and during my run it fits extremely tight, and seems to slide downwards and actually causes pressure on the inside of the knee, forcing the kneecap outward. Which is absolutely the opposite of what it should do. I have worn the brace twice, once last year during an obstacle race, and once today, when it almost pushed my kneecap out. The Tru-pull lite looks like it could suit me better? I don't know. I just want something I can run in, that gives lateral support. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your help.
    • Hello Darian,

      The Tru-Pull Lite is great for athletes. It's low profile, shortest Patella brace we have. It comes with an adjustable Buttress, which velcro's to the brace.

      Two Buttresses and included 1/4, 3/8" to acheive desired support.

      Please call us to speak to a Product Specialist. 1-888-405-3251.
  • Patty at 4/3/2013 5:15 PM
    • How do you know whether to get Left or Right?
    • Hello, Patty -

      The brace is designed to normally track one's patella medially. Thus, if you purchase a RIGHT leg DonJoy Tru-Pull LIte brace, the knee cap will be tracked medially (toward the left knee) with the bifurcated strap, and vice versa.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • Hodges, Barbara at 10/10/2012 4:53 PM
    • I had a torn meniscus repaired several mths ago and my knee feels very unstable and hurts when on it for long periods. I am short and a largeperson-5’1, 225. I need to wear the brace under slacks-what do you suggest—I ordered the donjoy cartlage knee brace, however, it does not work-what about the tru pull lite?
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is made for knee cap, it will not help with the feeling of instability. If you are looking for a low profile hinged brace (which will give the knee more stability) You should examine the Economy Hinged Knee it is a low profile brace, with a metal hinge for stability and it has a wrap around feature to fit your leg better.
  • Vanessa at 9/7/2012 7:37 AM
    • I have maltracking patella that is chewing up my cartilage in my knee, will this correct the problem and will I be able to avoid surgery?
    • Vanessa, Thank you for contacting DJO Global. This product is designed to keep the patella from maltracking issues to the lateral side of the knee. I cannot answer if you will be able to avoid surgery as I do not know how much damage your knee has now. It will keep the Patella from causing more damage to the knee cartilage.
  • Linda at 8/2/2012 8:13 PM
    • Can I order 2 different braces to try and return the one I like least? Also do you bill insurance companies?
    • We do not bill insurance. Better Braces has a 90 day return policy.
  • Brandi at 7/30/2012 12:03 PM
    • I have recently gotten this brace, and I absolutely love how it has been helping, however it has begun to rip, is there anything i can do to replace it without having to pay for a brand new one?
    • BetterBraces.com has a 90 day return policy.
  • Cheryl at 7/27/2012 9:51 AM
    • What is the gel incert inside the knee wrap for. Can you use it as a cold pak.
    • It is used as a buttress to make the patella track correctly.
  • Chris at 6/7/2012 8:46 AM
    • I was recently fitted with the TruPull Lite Brace. How tight or loose is this brace suppose to fit?

    • It should fit snugly on the leg.
  • Stephanie Gamache at 6/6/2012 11:35 AM
    • I am looking for light-weight braces for hiking. I have maltracking patellas and bursitis. Will the DonJoy tru-lite pull work for this?

      Stephanie Gamache - Gillam & Associates, Inc.
      p 803-648-2835 f 803-642-9769
      1652 Columbia Hwy.
      Aiken, SC 29801
    • Yes the Tru-Pull Lite is a lightweight product ideal for your injury and lifestyle.
  • Nikki at 5/1/2012 7:57 PM
    • What material is the Tru Pull Lite brace made out of? My patient is allergic to neoprene. Was also looking at drytex Lat J brace.
    • The TruPull Lite is made out of Drytex a neoprene alternative.
  • Brendan at 1/19/2012 12:38 AM
    • Hi there
      I dislocated my knee approx 6 months ago and still am unable to run without pain. I play Australian rules football so there is a lot of contact and running.
      I am worried about dislocating it again and have been advised to get a brace. Which brace would you recommend and why out of the Tru-pull light and the Tru-pull Advanced?
    • The TruPull Lite or Reaction knee brace would be recommended for your condition and activity level.
  • Jenifer at 11/9/2011 4:01 PM
    • I am a distance runner and I was just told I have a torn meniscus. I am still able to run without too much pain, but I am looking for support during my long runs to prevent further injury. I need something that will move with me while running. Would this be the best brace?
    • NO this product is for patellofemoral (knee cap) conditions, not for meniscus. I'd recommend the Donjoy Hinged Knee or Economy Hinged knee for your condition and activity level.
  • Rachel Clark at 9/3/2011 1:44 PM
    • Im unsure what size to order. My knee center is at most 12.5 , 12 calf, and near 16 on my thigh? Im afraid the Xsmall will be too tight, but worried the small will get loose. Would the xsmall stretch with time. I have a hard time fitting braces bc they are all too big. I have a patella strap that is a x-small. I really need a good brace and I like how this one is not huge and bulky. Thank you for your time.
    • I would suggest going with the size Small. It will fit much better than the XS, this brace fits fairly snug, so the XS will be very uncomfortable.
  • Lynn at 8/18/2011 7:10 PM
    • My daughter wears the L1810 which has helped her tremendously. What is the best way to wash it?
    • Handwash with mild detergent and airdry.
  • Amanda Garrett at 5/6/2011 12:30 PM
    • i am a 16 year old and i was a gymnast for 12 years and now recently switched over to competitive cheerleading im and active tumbler and have dislocated my knee numerous time and have had multiple surgerys and it still dislocates with a knee brace on. will this stop it from further more dislocation or just a maybe
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is indicated to prevent lateral patella dislocations and many female athletes like this product because it's shorter in length and stays up well. Let us know if you have any other questions.
  • Kathleen at 3/24/2011 8:52 AM
    • I have a level 4 "runners knee" and am looking for a wrap around brace that comes in an x large that doesn't go up on the thigh but still supports my misaligned knee. Hoping to find one that stays in place!
    • The Donjoy Reaction Knee Brace sounds like it would be a good brace for you. You can find that knee brace here: https://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-reaction-knee-brace
  • Kim at 2/7/2011 6:17 AM
    • I am having pain below my knee cap and general soreness after a day of skiing. Long ago I had problems with my patella and am wondering if this would be a good brace to give me some additional support on the slopes. I do not want a brace that is too long as I have shorter legs and do not want something that goes into my ski boots.
    • Hello Kim,

      The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite will assist in stabilizing the patella only. If that is all you need or want in a brace then this is a good choice.

      If you'd like to add stability to the leg as well, you'll need hinges as well as stabilization:

      DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace

      DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System
  • AL CUNNINGHAM at 12/12/2010 9:01 AM
    • Hello Al,

      There are no replacement straps, but the brace does have a 6 month warranty. Did you obtain this brace from us? If so, please email us @ returns@betterbraces.com with your order number and I'll be happy to process the replacement. If you did not obtain this item through us and it is still under warranty, please return your item to the facility that provided it for a replacement. They should handle the exchange for you.
  • Marv at 10/15/2010 1:26 PM
    • Can this be worn when running? How about for a marathon?
    • Hello Marv,

      As long as the brace is a proper fit, it can be worn while running.
  • Mike at 9/24/2010 6:45 PM
    • I'm between L and XL on the size charts - knee 17 1/2" - thigh 22 1/2" - calf 18". Which size should I get?
    • Hello Mike,

      I recommend going with the XL size and adjusting as needed.
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    Potentially life changing braces, but have durability issues & won't fit everyone

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    I have mixed feelings about this brace. When I first get a new pair of these, it works phenomenally. All the pain and instability is gone, and my knees just work. It feels like having working knees again, and that is why I am giving these a 4 star rating. However, I have a few concerns:

    1. Durability. My first pair lasted about 5 months, my second pair lasted about 3. As the braces wear out, they are less and less effective, and my knees hurt more and more. Finally the velcro completely stops working and just doesn't stay put at all, which is pretty infuriating. For this price, I would really HOPE that I didn't need to replace these 3 times a year, but it seems that I do

    2. There isn't a good fit for all bodies. When I first got these they fit great, but I have been building muscle in my legs now that my knees are stable enough to do so. At this point they are so tight that they leave purplish tinge underneath, and my feet are always freezing. I've tried the next size up, but I just can't seem to get the stability I'm looking for no matter how I adjust them. And there is nothing extreme or strange about my current measurements, my legs aren't even particularly muscled or anything. Right now I'm desperately looking for another brace that can replicate the support of this brace without cutting off my circulation this way

    3. I think this is true of most patella tracking braces, but I really struggle to find clothes I can wear with these. They don't fit under anything but sweatpants, and they don't stay up right if I try to put leggings or tights under them. The velcro can be particularly nasty at destroying pants from the inside out too.

    For the record, I'm 21 and have chondromalacia, tracking issues, patellar tendonosis, and occasional subluxations. (I have instability in all my joints caused by a genetic connective tissue disorder). I work out about 5 times a week and working through an intense PT protocol. I wear these braces all day every day and have an XS
    Posted on October 26, 2015

    Great brace for lateral patella dislocation

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    Had surgery to "fix" my patella dislocation problem and 1 month after being released to return to sports the patella gave out while making a cut in running lines. Had on a compression/cheaper knee brace and my volleyball knee pads when this occurred. The doctor had said the knee pads would likely be enough support and did not recommend a brace. ($4,000 after insurance down the drain) He was wrong!

    Went in again to get the knee drained and had to sit out 2 weeks before being somewhat ready to return. Bought this brace in the meantime and now use it in conjunction with the McConnell Taping procedure. The combo of both of these methods work great! Basketball season has started had I bought another brace foe the opposite leg as a precaution. It was also recommended I do this by the Dr. who drained my leg after the initial failed surgery. Both braces hold up well and don't slide around even without the knee pads. I highly recommend them for a lateral patella dislocation problem!

    I'm a super aggressive athlete who races motorcycles, snowboards, wake boards, high jumps, pole-vaults, long jumps, triple jumps and plays volleyball and basketball. I am not kind to my knees... and these work. (Suggest using a strapping tape, and a base tape, not linen tape with the McConnell taping.)
    Posted on November 27, 2013


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    Posted on July 25, 2011

    Great brace

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    I bought this brace for my daughter after a traumatic dislocation. I'm a Physical Therapist and have worked with a lot of different braces that do nothing to stabilize the patella. This brace has been by far the best. She has been able to complete her track season, running and throwing events, as well as catching for her softball team.
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    Posted on May 5, 2017

    Works Well BUT Doesn't Last!

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    The knee brace works very well. It decreased my pain and allowed me to walk relatively pain free while completing physical therapy. BUT, it is not durable. I have had the brace for about 5 months and the velcro has almost completely given out. Considering the price, you would think the product would be better quality. So, that's pretty disappointing. Nevertheless, it keeps me mobile.
    Posted on May 13, 2016

    Excellent choice for patella tracking support.

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    A former runner, this knee support was suggested by a factory medical consultant when he learned of an upcoming, two week trip I was making to medieval cities of the Mediterranean, which would involve rough cobblestones, a fair amount of walking/climbing, and vigorous sightseeing. A cane and this knee brace allowed me the support for my 75 yr old right knee, which allowed me to keep up w/ an energetic tour group. Great "Lite" product, which would recommend; cheaper than a new knee!
    Posted on June 25, 2010

    superb knee support

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    This is a superb knee brace
    I suffered from dislocated kneecap often when playing football, but this brace solved that whilst still allowing a lot of flexibility.

    Regarding the velcro, its very true that it loses its stickyness but I easily resolved this by tucking it in under its self (where the strap initially begins) after doing a full loop round the back of the knee.
    Posted on October 3, 2013


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    This knee brace is totally amazing. My knee problems kept me from riding my bike regularly. This brace allows me to ride my bike virtually pain free. And, its size and flexibility still allows me some bending of the knee without impeding my ability to complete daily tasks. It's amazing how much pain relief this brace offers. It's the best pain management device on the market, as far as I'm concerned. My knee feels much better with it on than off. I agree the velcro doesn't last forever, but it is still the best brace I've ever owned.
    Posted on May 27, 2011

    Good large knee hole size. Good for later stages of patella dislocation.

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    Brace is good if you don't require true lateral J support. If you have really bad patella weakness and instability this brace is not for you as the sides of the brace are not long enough to support true instability. Good if you are in later stages of recovery from patella dislocation. Knee hole size is good as it is larger than other Don Joy braces.
    Posted on November 21, 2016

    How great this knee brace is!

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    I am a certified spin instructor. Over the course of many years of indoor and outdoor cycling I started having problems with my right knee. I had gel injection and steroid shots but it still felt weak. Then some weeks later I re-injured it. I thought at the time my cycling would have to come to an end until I had knee surgery. I took a chance on this brace and how glad I am! I am back to cycling once again! It gives me the support I need without hindering my pedal stroke. My knee feels like it has become stronger. I recommend this one for anyone who needs a great brace for cycling.
    Posted on June 3, 2014

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