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Tru-Pull Lite


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Tru-Pull Lite for mild to moderate patellar dislocation

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Product Description

It may be "Lite", but it's strong enough to relieve pain!

The Tru-Pull Lite is DonJoy's most comfortable, low profile and shortest patellofemoral brace, yet strong enough to relieve knee pain! This patella support brace is designed with pull straps above and below the patella (kneecap). This puts a "true" and consistent pull on the kneecap during flexion and extension, which realigns the patella. By properly aligning the kneecap you reduce the pain that comes with patellofemoral problems like dislocating your kneecap.

This brace is ideal for runners, recreational athletes, or individuals who are looking for extra patella support during their daily activities.

The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite knee brace is used to treat or prevent the following injuries:

  • Mild to moderate anterior knee pain
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction
  • Lateral subluxation
  • Patellar maltracking

Product Features...and the benefits you'll experience!

  • Bifurcated Strap
    This two-pronged strap pulls the patella into proper alignment and helps reduce the pain from patellofemoral dysfunction.
  • Dual Durameter Buttress System
    Provides a soft tacky connection with the patella ensuring maximum support, while maintaining complete comfort.
  • Thigh and Calf Anchors
    You'll no longer have to tug to keep your brace in place. These independent anchors prevent the brace from rotating.
  • Breath-O-Prene Fabric
    You'll love the comfort that comes from this anti-microbial, wicking fabric that is hypoallergenic, breathable, and lightweight.
  • Plastic Hinges
    Provide a little additional medial and lateral stability enhancing the overall support for your knee.

Sizing and Measurements

Click on the Size Chart tab above to learn how to measure your leg to determine what brace size you need.

Shop our complete selection of knee braces or browse additional DonJoy products.

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
XS 13" - 15 1/2" 12"-13" 10"-12"
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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  • diana at 29/05/2014 11:04 am
    • which brace would you suggest for lateral patellar tilt and chonromalasia? i have been mcconnell taping but that is just not practical for the long term. i do mild workout but am not a hardcore athlete. thank you so much for your help.
    • Diana
      The Tru-Pull Lite would help you with this problem. The brace has a buttress that is positioned on the outside of your kneecap and is pulled across the knee joint similar to the McConnell taping. The brace is low profile and comfortable to wear
  • Michelle at 24/05/2014 4:53 pm
    • My daughter is a dancer who has suffered multiple kneecap dislocations. Will this brace allow her to have complete range of motion (i.e. ability to fully bend her leg, squat down completely to the floor, etc.) necessary for dancer?
    • Thank you for your question. Your daughter will have full range of motion with this brace.
  • Christina at 18/05/2014 4:13 am
    • My doctor said my knee cap slips inwards when I run. Will this brace help stop that?
    • Christina
      This brace will keep the kneecap from moving laterally or towards the outside of your knee. If you need a brace that will keep the kneecap from moving medially or towards the insdie of your knee you will need to order the ooposite leg. For example: If the leg that you need the brace for is the right leg, you will need to order a left brace so that the buttress will be on the correct side for you knee. I hope that helps
  • Ginger at 13/05/2014 2:56 am
    • I participate in triathlons, can this brace be worn in the water?
    • Ginger
      Yes you can wear that brace in the water. It is not made of neoprene so it won't collect water
  • TRACY at 9/05/2014 2:43 am
    • L1812
  • Anthony at 3/05/2014 2:01 am
    • As my previous question pertained to my left knee, would the performer work as well for my right knee that gets slightly swollen when doing sports and sometimes in a lot of pain to have to put more weight on it for compensating for my left knee, or would the tru-pull lite be better for my right knee? Thanks again for the suggestion on my left knee.
    • Anthony
      The performer wuold work well with the knee that is painful becuase of compensating for the other leg
  • Anthony at 2/05/2014 7:10 am
    • I injured my infrapatella tendon in the military in 2009. It is stretched thin and can even hurt by just walking a couple miles. Was curious if the donjoy tru-pull lite would be able to support my tendon and knee on a day to day basis, as well as give it enough support to do sports? Like football, baseball, and basketball.
    • Thank you for your question. The Tru-Pull Lite would be appropriate for patellar tracking issues. You may want to look at the DonJoy performer which would give your patellar tendon support as well as the joint itself.
  • Bart at 20/04/2014 1:18 pm
    • My daughter has been using a MedSpec Dynatrack Plus Patella Stabilizer with CoolFlex - Black- for active play (soccer), often with an under sleeve - for post medial reefing surgery tracking (patellar subluxation) issues. The original brace type was from her orthopedic surgeon. However, she's been unable to find a size (small or medium) that either doesn't constantly need adjustment in game / fits well or doesn't 'hurt'. In general would this be an equivalent brace (or better) / ok with sports? If not, what would be? Also, do sizes run small/large or on point?
    • Bart
      The Tru-Pull Lite is basically the same brace type as the MedSpec. The material is more comfortable than the MedSpec, and the measurments are pretty right on.
  • Melissa at 26/03/2014 12:43 pm
    • I need to replace my j-knee brace prescribed by the ortho doc years ago. I recently began light running again as exercise, is the Tru-Pull Lite a good option for that? Also, what size do you recommend since I'm on the line of M and L due to calf size. Thanks

      13.5 center knee
      18 thigh
      16 calf
    • Melissa
      The tru-pull lite is a great brace for that and based on your knee measurments the medium should work
  • Jason at 6/03/2014 4:18 am
    • Is the Don Joy Tru Pull Lite machine washable?
    • No all of our braces should be washed by hand with a mild soap and air dried
  • E. Doyle at 3/02/2014 9:06 am
    • Can this brace be washed. If so, how. My son is using them and discarded any info.

    • The hinge can be taken our from inside the brace then you can hand wash the brace with a light soap and let it air dry.
  • Poppy D at 20/01/2014 7:01 am
    • Hi, I have dislocated my knee several times and am looking for a knee brace which will enable me to play netball and live an active life. Will this knee brace be suited?

      My measurements are: (inches)
      tight 15 1/2
      mid-knee 13
      calf 12

      which size would you recommend?
    • Hello,

      I recommend a Size Small. The tru-pull lite is 9" in length and is mostly centered around the knee, the brace will not cover the thigh at all. The knee size is the most important for this brace.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Sheila at 18/01/2014 12:52 pm
    • I am in need of replacing an older (years old) Donjoy Patella Knee Sleeve I received from my orthopedic after having a chipped patella due to a lateral dislocation. I have had several dislocations since and tracking issues with my left knee. I swear by this brand and also had a hinged brace for skiing and wake boarding. I don't do those sports now. I like to do spin cycling. Simple twisting can cause a dislocation.
      I'm not sure which brace is best for me: Lateral J Patella or the True Pull Lite. I think the latter as tracking and dislocation are my primary issues. The doctor said no hinges. Sizing - I had a medium sleeve but it's too tight now. My measurements are Thigh 20.5 / Knee 15 / Calf 15. I'm on the edge of M going to L. Which size and brace? Thank you.
    • Sheila
      The Tru-Pull Light is a better choice because you can bring your buttress right up to the edge of your kneecap and pull the straps tight holding it in place. The brace has two plastic hinges which you can take out of the brace. If you feel a medium is too tight on you know you may want to try the large.
  • Connor Emmitt at 5/11/2013 3:48 am
    • I have had subluxation of both my knee caps...I have used bigger more bulkier braces in the past but they always slide down and are on comfortable...Will the the try pull lite brace be ok to play basketball in?
    • Connor
      Yes the Tru-Pull Lite can be worn while playing basketball and will support your knee and protect it from subluxation.
  • Kinda at 9/10/2013 2:12 am
    • I have partial ACL tear need brace for few months until surgery. Will this be good support?
    • The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite is used primarily for patellar tracking. The DonJoy Deluxe Hinged Knee Brace can be used as a temporary support until surgery. However, if you plan to use this brace after surgery, a more rigid brace like the FullFrorce or the Fource Point would be a better option. Thank you for contacting DJO Global.
  • Kayla at 5/10/2013 11:16 am
    • My doctor told me to get the <a href="http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-lateral-j-patella-knee-brace">Lateral J Patella Knee Brace</a> for the issues I am having on the inside of my right knee. I was looking at this one and wondering if it provides the same support as the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace. I work out and lift weights daily and thought maybe this one would be more ideal?
    • Kayla
      Thank you for contacting Product Support. Both the Lateral J Patella Knee Brace and the Tru-Pull Light provide stability to the knee for patellofemoral pain associated with subluxation and /or dislocation of the patella. The differences between the two are that the Lateral J is a little longer brace that is made out of neoprene and can come with or without medial and lateral hinges. The Tru-Pull Lite is a low profile brace with breathable material, a gel buttress that goes right on the skin to give maximal support of the patella, and two pull straps that allow you to have a constant pull on the kneecap. The True-Pull Lite also comes two medial and lateral plastic hinges to give more support. Either of these braces can be worn during exercise, but the Tru-Pull lite is lower profile and might be a better choice. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.

      Diana Keith MA, ATC
      Product Support Specialist
      DJO Healthcare Services
      DJO, LLC
      A DJO Global Company
      1430 Decision St, Vista, CA 92081-8553

      O 760-734-3144

      Responsibility Restorative Discipline Consistency Competition

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  • Tracy at 8/08/2013 6:15 am
    • Our dog ate the gel pad that holds the knee in correct position while wearing the brace. Can you reorder just the gel pad that goes inside the knee brace?
    • Hello Tracy,

      Yes, please call Customer Care to place your order. Ask for the buttress kit part # 25-9985.


      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Jim at 5/08/2013 2:07 am
    • I've got an odd set of measurements, thigh 27, knee 19, calf 19. what size would you recommend for the Tru-Pull Lite?
    • Hello,

      I recommend an XXL, this is a short brace. 9inch's in length, I would use the Knee Center measurement.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Alexis at 24/07/2013 12:30 am
    • My second opinion doctor told me that Patellofemoral Syndrome, and did not go into specifics (not my doctor of choice but due to health insurance)...
      Anyway, my lifestyle has slowed down enormously due to the pain. It is in both knees but my right knee is where the pain is really hurting. It is quit painful to walk up the stairs and I am only 30. Is this the brace to get? Is this something I should wear all the time (during work) or just while working out (running and such)? How do I determine size?
      Thank you so much. There are just so many options out there for braces and I am not sure if I am on the right track.
    • Hello Alexis,

      The Tru-Pull lite will help with Patella Dislocations and Mal-tracking. To determine your size you will need to measure your leg 6 inch's above the knee, 6 inch's below the knee and the knee center. Then look at the size chart to determine your size.

      Wearing the brace along with Physical Therapy will reduce your symptoms.

      Thanks For Contacting Donjoy.
  • Janice at 14/07/2013 11:44 pm
    • Is this brace used for corrective measures or pain relief?
      Will wearing this brace for an extended period of time help realign the patella?
    • Hello Janice,

      The tru-pull lite is a Patella Brace that provides support to a dislocating patella. There is a buttress to support the patella, medially or laterally depending on your specific injury. No brace has the capability of realigning anatomical structures, it may only provide support while in use. Physical Therapy may assist you with mal-alignment.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Shannon at 27/06/2013 4:00 pm
    • I have recently been having problems with my kneecap dislocating twice in the past 6 months in addition to several partial dislocations in that time. However, my kneecap dislocates medially, not laterally like most. Can this brace be worn to prevent medial dislocations or does it mostly protect from lateral dislocations? If it's for lateral dislocations can you recommend another brace that would be good for a knee that has a tendency towards medial dislocations? Also I've been trying to start learning some water sports, so can the brace been worn in water and is it still effective?
    • Hello Shannon,

      Yes, you can wear the Tru-pull lite for medial dislocations. You will need to order the opposite leg to achieve this. For example, If your injured knee is the Right then order a Left Knee Brace.

      This will change the buttess location and protect against Medial Dislocations.

      thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Jeff at 25/06/2013 2:57 pm
    • I dislocated my knee lat wensday am in a full leg brace right now am set up to get the trupull lite soon can you bend your knee with this can it be used for normal walking and does it fit nice under clothing
    • Hello Jeff,

      The Tru-Pull Lite is made of a mesh/lycra material. It is very flexible, allowing full range of motion. It measures 9 inch's in length, and can be worn under loose jeans.


      Thanks for contacting Donjoy.
  • Kristen at 4/06/2013 10:58 am
    • I recently had a MRI done and was basically told the back of my kneecap was gone. I have been trying to determine what the best brace would be for me. I am only 5'2" so a lot of these braces seem like they would take up the majority of my leg and I am in between sizes (from what I have read on others I should go with the larger size, a large for me 22 thigh, 15 knee and 15 calf)I have been hesitant to get a knee brace because I always had issues with it not staying on my thigh with the sleeve types. I feel the most pain in my knee when bending, jumping, etc. It actually was making a loud creaking noise and popping before I rested it for a few weeks. Hopefully you can point me in the right direction, thanks so much!
    • Hello Kristen,

      Your measurements fall into a Large. Measure 6"above your knee cap. If you are 22", your size is a Large. The Tru-Pull Lite is your best option, it measures 9" inch's in length. Its the shortest patella brace we have, provding moderate support. It's great for athlete's who want to compete wearing a brace, its very comfortable.

      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
      XS 13" - 15 1/2" 12"-13" 10"-12"
      S 15 1/2" - 18 1/2" 3"-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"

      Please contact a Product Specialist with any additional questions. 1-888-405-3251.
  • Darian at 1/06/2013 2:23 am
    • My knee has dislocated many times. I run often and it recently has slipped out just during a normal run, on the road. I am looking for a brace that will stabilize the kneecap, but not be too bulky to run in. I currently have the DonJoy J-lat brace, and during my run it fits extremely tight, and seems to slide downwards and actually causes pressure on the inside of the knee, forcing the kneecap outward. Which is absolutely the opposite of what it should do. I have worn the brace twice, once last year during an obstacle race, and once today, when it almost pushed my kneecap out. The Tru-pull lite looks like it could suit me better? I don't know. I just want something I can run in, that gives lateral support. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your help.
    • Hello Darian,

      The Tru-Pull Lite is great for athletes. It's low profile, shortest Patella brace we have. It comes with an adjustable Buttress, which velcro's to the brace.

      Two Buttresses and included 1/4, 3/8" to acheive desired support.

      Please call us to speak to a Product Specialist. 1-888-405-3251.
  • Patty at 4/04/2013 11:15 am
    • How do you know whether to get Left or Right?
    • Hello, Patty -

      The brace is designed to normally track one's patella medially. Thus, if you purchase a RIGHT leg DonJoy Tru-Pull LIte brace, the knee cap will be tracked medially (toward the left knee) with the bifurcated strap, and vice versa.

      If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • Hodges, Barbara at 11/10/2012 10:53 am
    • I had a torn meniscus repaired several mths ago and my knee feels very unstable and hurts when on it for long periods. I am short and a largeperson-5’1, 225. I need to wear the brace under slacks-what do you suggest—I ordered the donjoy cartlage knee brace, however, it does not work-what about the tru pull lite?
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is made for knee cap, it will not help with the feeling of instability. If you are looking for a low profile hinged brace (which will give the knee more stability) You should examine the Economy Hinged Knee it is a low profile brace, with a metal hinge for stability and it has a wrap around feature to fit your leg better.
  • Vanessa at 8/09/2012 12:37 am
    • I have maltracking patella that is chewing up my cartilage in my knee, will this correct the problem and will I be able to avoid surgery?
    • Vanessa, Thank you for contacting DJO Global. This product is designed to keep the patella from maltracking issues to the lateral side of the knee. I cannot answer if you will be able to avoid surgery as I do not know how much damage your knee has now. It will keep the Patella from causing more damage to the knee cartilage.
  • Linda at 3/08/2012 1:13 pm
    • Can I order 2 different braces to try and return the one I like least? Also do you bill insurance companies?
    • We do not bill insurance. Better Braces has a 90 day return policy.
  • Brandi at 31/07/2012 5:03 am
    • I have recently gotten this brace, and I absolutely love how it has been helping, however it has begun to rip, is there anything i can do to replace it without having to pay for a brand new one?
    • betterbraces.com.au has a 90 day return policy.
  • Cheryl at 28/07/2012 2:51 am
    • What is the gel incert inside the knee wrap for. Can you use it as a cold pak.
    • It is used as a buttress to make the patella track correctly.
  • Chris at 8/06/2012 1:46 am
    • I was recently fitted with the TruPull Lite Brace. How tight or loose is this brace suppose to fit?

    • It should fit snugly on the leg.
  • Stephanie Gamache at 7/06/2012 4:35 am
    • I am looking for light-weight braces for hiking. I have maltracking patellas and bursitis. Will the DonJoy tru-lite pull work for this?

      Stephanie Gamache - Gillam & Associates, Inc.
      p 803-648-2835 f 803-642-9769
      1652 Columbia Hwy.
      Aiken, SC 29801
    • Yes the Tru-Pull Lite is a lightweight product ideal for your injury and lifestyle.
  • Nikki at 2/05/2012 12:57 pm
    • What material is the Tru Pull Lite brace made out of? My patient is allergic to neoprene. Was also looking at drytex Lat J brace.
    • The TruPull Lite is made out of Drytex a neoprene alternative.
  • Brendan at 19/01/2012 7:38 pm
    • Hi there
      I dislocated my knee approx 6 months ago and still am unable to run without pain. I play Australian rules football so there is a lot of contact and running.
      I am worried about dislocating it again and have been advised to get a brace. Which brace would you recommend and why out of the Tru-pull light and the Tru-pull Advanced?
    • The TruPull Lite or Reaction knee brace would be recommended for your condition and activity level.
  • Jenifer at 10/11/2011 11:01 am
    • I am a distance runner and I was just told I have a torn meniscus. I am still able to run without too much pain, but I am looking for support during my long runs to prevent further injury. I need something that will move with me while running. Would this be the best brace?
    • NO this product is for patellofemoral (knee cap) conditions, not for meniscus. I'd recommend the Donjoy Hinged Knee or Economy Hinged knee for your condition and activity level.
  • Rachel Clark at 4/09/2011 6:44 am
    • Im unsure what size to order. My knee center is at most 12.5 , 12 calf, and near 16 on my thigh? Im afraid the Xsmall will be too tight, but worried the small will get loose. Would the xsmall stretch with time. I have a hard time fitting braces bc they are all too big. I have a patella strap that is a x-small. I really need a good brace and I like how this one is not huge and bulky. Thank you for your time.
    • I would suggest going with the size Small. It will fit much better than the XS, this brace fits fairly snug, so the XS will be very uncomfortable.
  • Lynn at 19/08/2011 12:10 pm
    • My daughter wears the L1810 which has helped her tremendously. What is the best way to wash it?
    • Handwash with mild detergent and airdry.
  • Amanda Garrett at 7/05/2011 5:30 am
    • i am a 16 year old and i was a gymnast for 12 years and now recently switched over to competitive cheerleading im and active tumbler and have dislocated my knee numerous time and have had multiple surgerys and it still dislocates with a knee brace on. will this stop it from further more dislocation or just a maybe
    • The Tru-Pull Lite is indicated to prevent lateral patella dislocations and many female athletes like this product because it's shorter in length and stays up well. Let us know if you have any other questions.
  • Kathleen at 25/03/2011 2:52 am
    • I have a level 4 "runners knee" and am looking for a wrap around brace that comes in an x large that doesn't go up on the thigh but still supports my misaligned knee. Hoping to find one that stays in place!
    • The Donjoy Reaction Knee Brace sounds like it would be a good brace for you. You can find that knee brace here: https://www.betterbraces.com.au/donjoy-reaction-knee-brace
  • Kim at 8/02/2011 1:17 am
    • I am having pain below my knee cap and general soreness after a day of skiing. Long ago I had problems with my patella and am wondering if this would be a good brace to give me some additional support on the slopes. I do not want a brace that is too long as I have shorter legs and do not want something that goes into my ski boots.
    • Hello Kim,

      The DonJoy Tru-Pull Lite will assist in stabilizing the patella only. If that is all you need or want in a brace then this is a good choice.

      If you'd like to add stability to the leg as well, you'll need hinges as well as stabilization:

      DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace

      DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System
  • AL CUNNINGHAM at 13/12/2010 4:01 am
    • Hello Al,

      There are no replacement straps, but the brace does have a 6 month warranty. Did you obtain this brace from us? If so, please email us @ returns@betterbraces.com.au with your order number and I'll be happy to process the replacement. If you did not obtain this item through us and it is still under warranty, please return your item to the facility that provided it for a replacement. They should handle the exchange for you.
  • Marv at 16/10/2010 7:26 am
    • Can this be worn when running? How about for a marathon?
    • Hello Marv,

      As long as the brace is a proper fit, it can be worn while running.
  • Mike at 25/09/2010 11:45 am
    • I'm between L and XL on the size charts - knee 17 1/2" - thigh 22 1/2" - calf 18". Which size should I get?
    • Hello Mike,

      I recommend going with the XL size and adjusting as needed.
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