Measure the knee for which you are buying the brace. Standing, bend the leg no more than 45 degrees, and with a flexible tape measure, measure around the largest part of the knee, directly over the patella. (If a flexible tape measure is not available, measure with a string or other flexible material and mark the measurement, then lay over a ruler).
Dual medial and lateral steel stays create solid joint stability in the knee.
This neoprene knee brace with steel stays provides a high level of support, extra long compression sleeve, and fits either the right or left knee. The neoprene material is 0.1875 inches thick, for therapeutic heat retention and soft tissue compression, while two-sided nylon construction ensures long-lasting durability. A padded buttress, two medial, and two lateral stays create solid joint stabilization. Two Velcro straps and four elastic crossing straps provide additional ligament support, and a newly redesigned wide back allows for increased mobility and ease of motion.Protection Levels
McDavid offers a range of sports medicine products based on protection and support levels. Each level provides soft tissue support through compression, and may promote healing through therapeutic heat. This product is Protection Level II.
Protection Level I, Primary:
- General purpose protection
- Minor pain, sprains, and instability
- Relief from arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis
Protection Level II, Advanced:
- Minor to moderate protection
- Slight ligament instabilities or pain
- Offers more protection than simple sleeves
Protection Level III, Maximum:
- Ultimate in protection
- Moderate to major instabilities and pain
- Provides the maximum level of support
In 1969, Dr. Robert F. McDavid, operating out of a basement in Bellwood, Illinois, developed what became the first widely used lateral protective knee brace in football. Today, the company manufactures more than 400 products for athletes and active people of all ages, designed to help prevent injury while enhancing performance. The company is the most recommended brand of braces among sports medical professionals, and an industry leader in sports medical products and technical performance athletic wear.