Knee immobilizers are often used after surgery to help prevent unwanted movement that could re-injure the leg or cause harm to the healing area. A key example of this is during sleep, when a patient may toss and turn and accidentally reinjure the knee joint. Knee immobilizers are also sometimes called knee splints. Knee splints stabilize the knee joint and cushion it from impact from outside forces. Often times they even have a rigid shell that adds extra protection. In some cases knee immobilizers help in preventing bacteria and other organisms that cause infection from getting on the wound. Your doctor may also use knee splints to help rehabilitate the knee. Many knee immobilizers come with controllable range of motion hinges so your physician can adjust how much you can rotate your leg. This helps patients heal faster and safer. Check with your doctor to learn what's appropriate for your situation or injury. Shop for a knee immobilizer today!