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Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace - Neoprene


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For mild ligament sprains, strains, Osgood Schlatter or patellar instabilities

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Ideal Application:

Recommended for mild or moderate ligament joint pain, sprains, strains, meniscus tears, patellar instabilities.

Features Benefits:

  • Medial/Lateral polycentric aluminum hinges
  • Thigh and calf straps provide additional support and compression
  • Sewn-in pad for additional patellar support
  • Compressive neoprene support

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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.

Size Thigh Knee Center Calf
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"


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.
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  • Andrew Smith at 31/05/2014 12:12 pm
    • I'm looking for a stable knee brace for water sports, is this the product for me?
    • you can wear this brace in the water but it is neoprene so it will eventually collect water and get heavy. Either a rigid nee brace would work depending on what your knee problem is or the DonJoy Reaction might work better since it is made of a rubber type of material and mesh in the back
  • Andrew at 24/05/2014 2:01 am
    • not ready to invest in the 500+ models and too bulky. Is this brace good for mild stability during football with no preexisting injuries other than knees just being "sore" after long practices and games.
    • Thank you for your question. This brace has hinges which would give some support to your ligaments as well as a buttress to support the patella. It will provide you with some warmth and compression as well which could help cut down on your soreness. This brace sounds like it would be a good option for you.
  • Jason Hartsig at 6/03/2014 2:54 am
    • With my measurements the small brace was suggested via your website. I just received it in the mail and it fits good but feels tight behind the knee when my knee is bent. Is that normal or should I have the next size up.
    • Jason
      Unfortunatly this can happen because of the fabric behind the knee, somtimes because of the thickness of the neoprene it gathers in that area. So to answer you question it is normal, but if it is uncomfortable you do have 90 days to retun the brace and exchange for something that has a popliteal opening behind the knee. The Procare Patella Stabilizer
      or the DonJoy Deluxe Donut Knee Support https://www.betterbraces.com.au/donjoy-deluxe-donut
  • Bria Fairley at 16/02/2014 12:00 pm
    • I Play Basketball & Run track , when i condition , my right knee dislocates , And i also have a torn maniscus , would This Brace Be a Good Brace For Support ?
    • Thank you for your question. This would be a good brace for you.
  • tony hawkins at 3/02/2014 9:11 am
    • is it good for football for semipro
    • The brace can be worn for playing sports
  • JB at 25/08/2013 4:02 am
    • My son has had severe patella dislocation 3x during competitive hockey along with mcl strain. We are looking for a low profile patella stabilizer along with rigid mcl support preferably with dual hinges.
      Please advise.
    • JB,

      I would suggest the DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System with Hinges. It is our maximum patella support and gives a great pull on the patella to give that needed support. For even more support, we also have a Tru-Pull Advanced Attachment that can be fitted onto any of the DonJoy Rigid frame braces. This would not be as low profile of option, but I did just want to let you know it was another great support option.


      Have a great day!
  • George at 6/08/2013 10:57 am
    • My 12 year old daughter is fighting osgood and tendinitis. She is a high level ODP hopeful. Is this a good brace to support her knee and allow her to play.
    • Hello George,

      Someone with Osgood-Schlatters likes the feel of compression on their knee. I recommend a knee sleeve with a horseshoe buttress to apply pressure on the Patella Tendon. The Donjoy Performer is a great choice, with or without hinge. The hinge is used for medial and lateral stability. You can also try a Patella Tendon Strap. These products in conjunction with physical therapy will assist with returning to play.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Cristian at 31/05/2013 7:53 am
    • Sometimes my knee dislocates when i run and the pain is excruciating. I'm planning to buy a knee brace but i have some questions. Does the knee brace prevents 100% knee cap dislocation? My right knee cap is the knee that always dislocates, but my left knee cap dislocated only once, so should i get it for both knees or just the right? I run a lot and i play soccer. Also which one is better for my situation DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace or DonJoy Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace?
    • Hello Cristian,

      Please consult your Physician regarding your injury, they may assist you better. In the meantime I suggest wearing the Tru-Pull Lite during activity. We also has the Tru-Pull Advanced for additional support.

      https://www.betterbraces.com.au/donjoy-tru-pull-lite https://www.betterbraces.com.au/donjoy-tru-pull-advanced-system-1

      Have a Great Day.
  • DavidP at 30/05/2013 4:48 am
  • Danny at 14/03/2013 10:47 am
    • Which size do you recommend?
      My measurements are Thigh= 18 1/4, Knee Center= 14 1/2, Calf= 13 1/2.
    • Hello, Danny -

      We would recommend the Medium.

      Thank you and have a nice day!
  • Danny at 14/03/2013 10:32 am
    • I have moderate MCL strain and mild patella instability.
      Will this work for both?
    • Hello, Danny -

      Yes, this brace will assist is supporting both your MCL and stabilizing your patella.

      Thank you and have wonderful day!
  • JT at 29/06/2012 12:28 pm
    • What is the difference between this brace and the DonJoy Performer Patella Knee Support? Just the hinges?

    • The hinges, which offer more stability for someone. Both are used for mild ligament sprains, strains, Osgood Schlatter or patellar instabilities, the hinges offer more stability in the knee.
  • Sammy at 29/02/2012 4:10 pm
    • How do you wash this brace? Can you remove the hinges?

      Is this brace good for 1 month post ACL surgery? I pretty much believe that I need the most comfortable knee brace with hinges.
    • Handwash with mild detergent and air dry. This product is recommended for patella issues not for an ACL injury. For that I would go to the Knee Ligament section, such as the Armor, Fullforce, 4titude, or Legend.
  • Sandy Kerman at 21/01/2011 5:14 pm
    • The hinge are digs into my thigh, but otherwise the brace fits. Can I bend the end of the hinge without breaking it?
    • If the uprights are digging in at your thigh and fitting correctly everywhere else, you can take the upright and pull it slightly out at that thigh portion to see if that relieves some of the pressure of the upright. If that does not work, the brace maybe too small and you may need to look at going up to the next size.
  • joshua at 11/01/2011 10:40 pm
    • How the mobility of this product during a sport like soccer or what is the best brace for soccer
    • This depends on what the brace will be correcting. Please give us a call at 800-553-6019 so that we can ask a few questions about your doctor's recommendation for a knee brace.
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