A hinged knee brace is commonly used to support the knee following injury or surgery. The hinge allow the knee to move. This is beneficial for certain injuries, but may be harmful for others. Please check with your medical professional if this is appropriate for you injury prior to using.
Can I bend my knee?
For many injuries yes you may be able to bend the knee, however for some injuries in the early stages it may not be recommended. You should check with your medical professional if this is recommended.
How do I take the brace off?
If your medical professional advises that it is safe to remove the splint, then the catches can be unclipped to remove the brace. Usually it is not necessary to adjust the velcro straps.
My brace keeps falling down my leg?
Unfortunately this is a common issue with all braces on the leg. You may be able to adjust the brace to get a tighter fit. Avoid over tightening it as this may restrict the blood flow to the leg.
Due to the shape of the leg being conical there is no way around this.
Am I safe to drive?
This depends upon the injury you have sustained. You should check with your medical professional.
Can I go to work with the brace on?
This depends upon the injury you have sustained, and where you are in your recovery. You should check with your medical professional.