Meniscus Tear Braces

How to Select a Meniscus Brace

If your meniscus is torn on one side/compartment or have developed OA due to the bone-on-bone rubbing with the meniscus worn thin, you need an unloader knee brace. An unloader knee brace is worn to reduce load on the symptomatic side to either the medial or lateral compartment, relieve painful symptoms caused by your meniscus tear or arthritis, and improve quality of life. Select an OA brace below or click here.

If your meniscus is torn on both sides/compartments, you may have developed OA, a unloader is not recommended. We suggest a ligament brace for general knee support if you have developed OA in both the medial and lateral compartments. Select a hinged knee brace below or click here.

Need additional help selecting a meniscus brace? Use our guided tool, Brace Advisor, for recommendations based on your level of activity and usage of brace for prevention or for a previous meniscus injury.

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  • DonJoy

    Reaction WEB Knee Brace

    Regular Price: $99.99

    Special Price $89.99

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    Our best solution for anterior pain. Innovative design works to shift weight away from the painful areas in the knee. Read More
  • DonJoy

    Economy Hinged Knee

    $74.99
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    Designed to support a MCL/LCL injury and protect from re-injury. Read More
  • DonJoy

    Deluxe Hinged Knee Support

    $119.99
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    For moderate stability of ligament, meniscus injuries, sprains, and osteoarthritis Read More
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    Playmaker II Knee Brace

    $189.99
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    Improved Playmaker! Immeasurable comfort. Ideal for mild to moderate ACL, MCL and LCL instabilities. Read More
  • DonJoy

    Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint Hinge

    $549.99
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    The strongest and most supportive off-the-shelf option for contact sports with added ACL support via the FourcePoint Hinge. Read More
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    DonJoy

    A22 Custom Knee Brace

    $899.99
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    Custom-fit for you with lightweight titanium offers the best ACL protection for non-contact sports. Read More
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    Defiance III Custom Knee Brace

    $899.99
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    Recognized as the best ligament protection available. Top-of-line protection that is custom fit for your leg. Ideal for athletes who participate in contact sports and want to prevent a knee ligament injury or re-injury. Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    Bionic Knee Brace

    Regular Price: $84.99

    Special Price $64.99

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    Maximum support for MCL/LCL instabilities, hyperextension and general meniscus support. Read More
  • DonJoy

    Performer Hinged Neoprene Patella Support

    $46.99
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    For mild ligament sprains, strains, Osgood Schlatter or patellar instabilities Read More
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    FullForce Ligament Knee Brace

    $524.99
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    Provides complete protection of the ACL for athletes who don’t want to lose speed by weighing themselves down with a heavy brace. Read More
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    Drytex Hinged Air

    $149.99
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    Designed for joint pain relief associated with patellofemoral malalignment Read More
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    OA Adjuster™ 3 Knee Brace

    $679.99
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    The improved OA Adjuster™ 3 is powered by nano MAG™ and reinforced with a tough aluminum frame making it the most durable and functional DonJoy OA knee brace. Read More
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    Bionic Comfort Hinged Knee Brace

    $59.99
    Comfortable dual-hinged knee brace with wrap-around design for patella stabilization. Read More

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Treatment for a Torn Meniscus

A meniscus tear, also known as cartilage tear, typically occurs through contact sports, although it can be injured in other ways. When the meniscus is torn through sports, it is typically accompanied by other ligament injuries such as an ACL tear. The meniscus is comprised of two pieces of cartilage that reside between your thighbone and shinbone. This cartilage helps cushion your knee joint and keep it stable. It can be torn when your knee is twisted with a lot of force. You might have torn your meniscus if you feel pain, experience swelling, and cannot straighten your leg.

RICE treatment (Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate) may be sufficient to a slightly torn meniscus. This will provide comfort to alleviate the pain and lessen the swelling as the meniscus heals over time. A major tear may require surgery.

The best treatment for a meniscus tear is to understand the injury, rest, and wear a knee brace specifically designed to support a meniscus injury. A knee brace ideal for meniscus tears will support the knee in a position to help prevent it from rotating too far in an unnatural direction. It would ideally be worn for daily activities if you have previously had an injury and during sports for prevention whether or not you have previously been injured.

Continue reading more about meniscus tears and learn more about why our DonJoy Deluxe Hinged is the best brace for meniscus protection.

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