Cartilage Knee Sleeve Brace


Attention Medicare Patients

Provides compression and stability for meniscus tear, swelling, bursitis, and minor ACL tears.

Is the Cartilage Knee Sleeve right for me?

For addressing knee instabilities and for those who need ligament and patella support during activities post-surgery. Try our Brace Advisor for personalized product recommendations to meet your needs!

For joint support after arthroscopic surgery, a built-in inverted horseshoe foam pad provides anterior knee compression.

Arthroscopic surgery is performed for a number of reasons, such as

  • Removing bone or cartilage from the knee space (this can lead to knee pain relief!)
  • Removing or repairing torn ligaments, acl tears, and meniscus tears
  • Removing inflamed joint lining, and
  • Draining fluid for knee swelling and bursitis

After the surgery, you'll need protective support - that's the whole purpose of the Cartilage Knee Sleeve.


  • Inverted horseshoe foam compression pad
  • Medial/lateral spiral stays for additional stability
  • Heavy knit cotton elastic sleeve

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

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Product Questions

Is this a removable horseshoe pad and is this sleeve made of Neoprene?
Question by: Nan on Mar 30, 2010, 12:35 PM
The padding around the knee cap is made of foam on the DonJoy Cartilage Knee Brace. Foam does a nice job of padding the area around the patella and keeping the knee cap stable.
Answer by: Admin on Mar 30, 2010, 12:35 PM
I am looking for a brace to help with support for sports activities after a knee cap fracture 5 months ago. I like that this has some padding around the patella, but will it provide the support I need for my slightly unstable knee?
Question by: Stephanie on Apr 18, 2010, 7:11 PM
We would recommend the DonJoy Performer Patella Knee Support

This brace is ideal for knee instabilities and will provide ligament and patella support during activities.
Answer by: Admin on Apr 18, 2010, 7:11 PM
Can this product be used while swimming laps in a pool at a moderate pace?
Question by: George on Jun 13, 2010, 2:45 PM
For water activities we suggest using a brace constructed with the neoprene material. The DonJoy Performer Knee Support would be a better option. See the link below for product information:

Answer by: Admin on Jun 13, 2010, 2:45 PM
Hi, I broke my knee cap in October and have been in a knee Immobilizer ever since. I recently found out that I have a torn meniscus. My doctor told me not to bend my knee. Will this brace be good for me? If not what would you suggest? I've lost so much muscle mass I'm my leg, my current immobilier doesn't fit anymore.
Question by: Melissa on Dec 4, 2010, 5:54 PM
Hello Melissa,

Our current line of immobilizers can be found here:

Answer by: Admin on Dec 4, 2010, 5:54 PM
I have a torn medial meniscus with osteoarthritis (not much cartilege left) and a sprained mcl. Is this a good product for me? Thanks.
Question by: Jeanne on Jan 16, 2011, 2:48 PM
It will give you some compression to keep swelling which will help with taking the edge off your pain, but to help support the knee and take stress off the cartilage and the knee joint you would need a rigid frame brace with hinges.

Rigid Braces:
Answer by: Admin on Jan 16, 2011, 2:48 PM

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.

Note: This product runs small. If you measure between sizes we recommend going up one size for optimum comfort and fit

    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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