Our Best MCL Knee Brace
Protect Your Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) During Sports and Everyday Activities
The DonJoy Playmaker Knee Brace is one of the best MCL braces in the DonJoy family because it provides support for mild to moderate MCL instabilities. It's a soft-hinged knee brace so you can feel comfortable wearing it during everyday activity, but still strong enough to support you during more rigorous movement. Here are some features and benefits that make the DonJoy Playmaker one of the best MCL braces:
About MCL InjuriesThe MCL (medial collateral ligament) is one of the four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. The MCL connects your femur (thigh bone) to your tibia (shin bone) along the inside of your knee. Sudden force against the outside of the knee joint can cause the MCL to stretch too far, which can lead to tearing and injury.
Treatment for MCL tears depends on the severity of the injury. Several weeks of taking a break from activity, icing the knee and performing strengthening exercises will usually allow the area to heal. Surgery is typically only used for the most severe MCL tears. A knee brace for MCL is often recommended to provide additional support and stability, especially if the patient plans on returning to sports.