Playmaker Knee Brace
Our most popular intermediate level knee brace.
The DonJoy Playmaker knee brace provides dependable support for mild to moderate ACL and/or PCL, MCL and LCL instabilities. What makes this knee brace unique from other soft-hinged knee braces is the incorporation of DonJoy’s revolutionary Four-Points-of-Leverage, helps to reduce instability in the ACL.
In addition to providing superior ACL support, the Playmaker is a comfortable brace to wear. A low profile design, breathable fabric, and polycentric hinges allow for uninhibited movement of the knee.
The DonJoy Playmaker knee brace is available as a sleeve or wraparound brace, and with or without open popliteal cutout (opening behind the knee). Not sure what version is right for you? Check out our explanation of these options on the "Ask a Question" tab above.
The DonJoy Playmaker knee brace is used to support or prevent the following injuries
- Mild to moderate ligament instabilities including the ACL, PCL, MCL, and/or LCL.
- Knee Hyperextension
Product Features…and the benefits you’ll experience!
The strap design of the Playmaker knee brace family enhances support of the knee joint, and in particular, the anterior cruciate ligament. Learn how Four-Points-of-Leverage works.
- Polycentric Hinges
These hinges conform to the knee joint's natural motion so you’ll get to enjoy uninhibited movement of your knee.
- Drytex Fabric
This lightweight fabric is a neoprene alternative that provides better airflow, which is ideal for those who live in warmer climates or suffer from allergies.
- Available as a Sleeve or Wraparound brace
You can choose the style you’re most comfortable putting on.
- Brace Length: 16 Inches
- Brace Style: Soft Hinged
Sizing and Measurements:
Click on the Size Chart tab above to learn how to measure your leg to determine what brace size you need.
A wraparound knee brace is applied to the knee by wrapping it around and attaching it with Velcro.
Each version has it's own pros and cons:
Sleeve Knee Brace
Pros: Fits more snugly and stays in place. Once it's on it's requires little adjustment
Cons: Harder to get on and off, doesn't work well over pants
Wraparound Knee Brace
Pros: Easier to apply especially for those with less hand strength, can be worn over thin pants, can be tightened or loosened for a more adjustable fit. Great for users who can't bend over as well and have trouble getting a sleeve on or off.
Cons: Velcro can loosen during activity requiring a quick tightening of the Velcro.
I had undergone an ACL surgery almost 10 years ago now. And during this 10 years I never played major sports.
As of today I still feel that my ACLK is not so effective, as knee is quite free, and I fear that it might give away easily.
Now I would like to play sports like Squash, Tennis , Basket ball can you please advise the best brace which should be suitable.
Take a look at the DonJoy PlayMaker.
In addition to providing superior ACL support, the Playmaker is an extremely comfortable brace to wear. A low profile design, breathable fabric, and polycentric hinges that allow for uninhibited movement of the knee make this brace a favorite amongst athletes.
The DonJoy Playmaker knee brace is available as a sleeve or wraparound brace, and with or without open popliteal cutout (opening behind the knee)
Take the measurement of your thigh and calf 6" above and below your kneecap using a flexible type tape measure. Use the circumference you measure here to choose your size.
|XS||13" - 15.5" (33-39 cm)||12"-13" (30-33 cm)||10"-12" (25-30 cm)|
|S||15.5" - 18 .5" (39-47 cm)||13"-14" (33-35 cm)||12"-14" (30-35 cm)|
|M||18.5" - 21" (47-53 cm)||14"-15" (35-38 cm)||14"-16" (35-40 cm)|
|L||21" - 23.5" (53-60 cm)||15"-17" (38-43 cm)||16"-18" (40-45 cm)|
|XL||23.5" - 26.5" (60-67 cm)||17"-19" (43-48 cm)||18"-20" (45-50 cm)|
|XXL||26.5" - 29.5" (67-75 cm)||19"-21" (48-53 cm)||20"-22" (50-55 cm)|
|XXXL||29.5" - 32" (75-83 cm)||21"-23" (53-58 cm)||22"-24" (55-60 cm)|
|1.Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, legs slightly bent and leg muscles contracted.|
|2. Measure up six inches from the center of your knee with a tape measure, as shown.|
|3. Measure the circumference of your thigh at the 6-inch mark, as shown.|
|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