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knee brace? - December 25, 2009, 06:10 PM

recently tore my acl and am looking for some incite on knee braces for roadracing...fitment under leathers, mobility, durability, cost, etc...thanks!
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Neoprene sleeve. Keeps pressure on it and helps a lot. The DonJoy braces won't help any


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recently tore my acl and am looking for some incite on knee braces for roadracing...fitment under leathers, mobility, durability, cost, etc...thanks!
Damn Mark, how did you do that?

At one point I had to have reconstructive work done on my knee.. torn cartilage, swelling... after the operation, did a lot of physical therapy, plus when I rode, I typically wrapped my knee with an ACE bandage for support, and later used a neoprene support in place of the ACE.

It worked well until my knee healed completely... just take it easy on it, and do whatever therapy your doctor says... it does help..

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knee brace - December 26, 2009, 09:19 AM

hey ed. was a dirt bike incident. thanks for the info. did you wear the neoprene brace under leathers? was it hinged? what brand was it? i hope to be racing this season. happy holidays!
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knee brace - December 26, 2009, 09:22 AM

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I don't know of any true braces that will fit under leathers, but a neoprene sleeve or ace bandage for support couldn't hurt.

I made the mistake of buying a DonJoy brace and wore it only twice. The second time I wore it was when I played football with some friends and all it did was get in the way.
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hey ed. was a dirt bike incident. thanks for the info. did you wear the neoprene brace under leathers? was it hinged? what brand was it? i hope to be racing this season. happy holidays!
Mark, I honestly don't remember what kind it was (its been over 10 years) and yes, I did wear it under my leathers (kinda tight fit).

I found a website that specializes in knee braces (a really large amount of different types) plus they have a whole section of neoprene braces.

I would say, look at the site and see if you can find one that you think might work for you, and then print out the info and show it to your doctor to see if they think it will support your knee the way it needs to be supported, then go from there.

The website is... http://www.kneeshop.com/

Have fun, and I hope you find what you need..


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I saw a few other brand that were big $$ braces for racing but they were also very very well builts and designed to protect everything





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I've had 4 knee surgerys and a torn achilles get a brace thru your doctor cause it will be custom made for your knee. They can make you a brace with thin hinges so you can put it on under you leathers. I have a custom knee brace and a custom ankle brace. The braces off the rack can also damage your knee. So i advise you to talk to your doctor.

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