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DO NOT BUY -- Buy the Model 6455-1 instead. (especially XL)
on May 8, 2010
This might be the most annoying thing I've ever purchased. But read on I give some good advice, I just don't complain...
My wife bought the Mueller "One Size" (model 6455-1) from the local Walgreens. It's a cool product that you can adjust (according to the chart printed on the back) from 12 to 21 inches. -- It was just a bit too small.
She went on Amazon and found the Mueller model #3333XL. The back of that box (and description on-line) says 20-24 inches. I was thrilled because that SHOULD HAVE fit me just fine.
Only one problem.
*Both braces are the EXACT same size.*
No Joke, I have them both in front of me. If you hold them up, the material is the EXACT same width. How the same manufacturer (of medical devices no less) can be this inconsistent in their sizing is beyond me.
Rather than order this (which is not real adjustable) you may as well go ahead and order the "One Size" which has different pockets to move the hinges according to your leg size. That way if it is too big you can adjust down or if someone else needs it, they can use it. - And it's 5 bucks cheaper to boot!
*** If you're buying this in extra large because the 'regular' size ones don't fit, then don't bother. ***
I gave it a single star because -silly me- I think a product should be the size they say it is.
BUT having said that, I can tell just by the look and feel it is a high quality product.
And if you're sure of your size and you never think someone a different size will get any use out of it, the quality of the 3333XL is better than the One Size. (6455-1)
But unless you're positive of the size, just get the adjustable one, the quality is fine and you'll save 5 bucks.
I hope this review saves someone a few days of pain the poor sizing chart caused me.