Knee Braces



Ligament Instability Braces

(ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL tears or laxity)

These braces help stabilize the knee due to a ligament instability. They may be custom made for individuals with complete tears or post surgical (like an ACL repair), when the knee requires complete support. These braces come with a 100% manufacturers guarantee and can withstand the punishment of high-contact sports such as football, hockey and skiing. Non-custom braces are more often a neoprene sleeve, with either patellar femoral support or hinges for less severe ligament sprains. These braces offer support while walking and other lighter activities.

The best brand for custom braces and hinged knee sleeves are often suited to an individual’s lifestyle. At The Fitting Room our bracing specialist will be happy to discuss your many different options.



Unloading Knee Braces

(Osteoarthritis, Tibial Plateau Fracture, Meniscal Tears)

Unloading Knee Braces are primarily used to reduce the stress on the knee by reducing the pressure on the joint. There are several different types of braces that can unload either the inside or outside of the knee, depending on the specific diagnosis. The brace that will work best for you usually depends on your lifestyle and how much pressure and strain is exerted onto your knee joint. Our brace specialist in The Fitting Room will be more than pleased to discuss different options and find the brace that will work best for you.

Post-Surgical Knee Braces

(Total Knee replacement, Tibial Plateau Fracture, ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL tears)

To be put in one of these braces often means that surgery has happened or will happen in the near future. There are two main brace types that we use, the knee immobilizer and the rehab lite brace. The knee immobilizer has several rigid stays that prevent any movement of the knee and protect the knee after total knee replacement or after a reconstruction surgery of the knee ligaments. They are not exactly comfortable to wear because they keep the knee completely straight. The rehab type brace is different, it allows the patient to bend the knee with two hinges on the outside of the knee. The surgeon is able to limit certain range of motion with this brace by putting stops into the hinges. Any questions about these two types of braces please visit us at The Fitting Room in Belleville, if you need one of these braces we can certainly set up the brace for you as well.