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Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace

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Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace
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Donjoy's Drytex Playmaker knee brace provides ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL support in a breathable, soft-hinged knee brace design.
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Regular Price: $179.99

Price: $174.99

Regular Price: $179.99

Price: $174.99



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The Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace is an intermediate knee brace that provides support for for mild to moderate ACL, PCL MCL and LCL instabilities. Designed to offer protection and comfort, the Donjoy Drytex Playmaker employs the unique Four Points of Leverage strapping design in a soft-hinged brace thus making it one of the most popular ligament knee braces for sports and daily activities.

The Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee brace features a 16" length, low profile hinges, and breathable fabric for improved airflow to keep you cool and dry. The polycentric hinge design mimics the natural movement of knee and provides hyperextension protection along with support for ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL collateral ligament injuries. It's available in a sleeve or wraparound version, and comes with or without an open popliteal cutout in back of the knee for extra comfort. Not sure which version to get? See our explanation of these features in our "Q/A" section above.

Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace Features:

  • Drytex fabric - Lightweight, breathable, neoprene-free material allows for improved airflow to keep athletes cool and comfortable; perfect for use in warm weather climates.
  • Low profile polycentric hinges for support.
  • Sleeve design offers a more precise fit and added compression around the knee.
  • Polycentric hinges for enhanced performance.
  • Four Points of Leverage strapping design provides added knee stability for the ACL and PCL ligament injured patient.
  • The standard polycentric hinge accommodates Extension stops: 10, 20, 30 and 40 degrees (10 degrees installed) // Flexion stops: 45, 60, 75 and 90 degrees (Optional Flexion/Extension Stop Kit (p/n 25-0422-0-00000) purchase required).
  • Length: 16".
  • Brace style: Soft-hinged.
  • Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large. See sizing chart tab for measurement instructions for fitting help.
  • Color: Black
  • Version: Open Popliteal (cutout in back of knee) / Closed Popliteal (fabric left in back of knee).

Recommended Manufacturer HCPC: L1815 + L2435


The Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace may be used to treat:

  • Mild to moderate Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears.
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) tears.
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) tears.
  • Combined mild knee instabilities.

Sizing chart

Sizing Chart:

Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace sizing


Measurements taken at knee center, 6" above knee center (thigh), and 6" below knee center (calf)

SizeThighKnee CenterCalf
XSmall 13" - 15.5" (33 - 39 cm) 12" - 13" (30.5 - 33 cm) 10" - 12" (25.5 - 30.5 cm)
Small 15.5" - 18.5" (39 - 47 cm) 13" - 14" (33 - 35.5 cm) 12" - 14" (30.5 - 35.5 cm)
Medium 18.5" - 21" (47 - 53.25 cm) 14" - 15" (35.5 - 38 cm) 14" - 16" (35.5 - 40.5 cm)
Large 21" - 23.5" (53.25 - 59.5 cm) 15" - 17" (38 - 43 cm) 16" - 18" (40.5 - 47 cm)
XLarge 23.5" - 26.5" (59.5 - 67.25 cm) 17" - 19" (43 - 48.25 cm) 18" - 20" (47 - 50.75 cm)
XX-Large 26.5" - 29.5" (67.25 - 75 cm) 19" - 21" (48.25 - 53.25 cm) 20" - 22" (50.75 - 56 cm)
XXX-Large  29.5" - 32" (75 - 81.25 cm) 21" - 23" (56 - 61 cm) 22" - 24" (53.25 - 58.5 cm)





 Drytex is a unique breathable fabric composed of nylon and polyester Lycra fabric for comfort: latex free.

Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace

What Is The Four Points of Leverage System?

The Donjoy Drytex Playmaker knee brace has a unique strapping system that controls the lower leg bone (tibia) to reduce knee instability with cutting and pivoting activities. The straps and hinge bars create to form Four Points of Leverage that successfully enhances ACL stability.

  • Point 1 Anterior: The first point of leverage is the anterior thigh cuff. It acts as a point for rotating the femur anteriorly.
  • Point 2 Posterior: The second point of leverage is the posterior calf cuff. It acts as a point for rotating the tibia posteriorly.
  • Point 3 Posterior: The third point of leverage is a posterior thigh strap, which is applied while drawing the hinge bars posteriorly on the knee.
  • Point 4 Anterior: Incorporating the fourth point generates the crucial opposing force. By tightening and affixing the anterior tibial strap, the hinge is drawn into proper position, and the tibia is rotated posteriorly.
Provides stability with all of my activities
My doctor recommended this Donjoy playmaker drytex knee brace for my knee pain. I have arthritis, torn cartilage, and more and have felt about 70%improvement in my knee pain since wearing the brace. I originally got the large (wrong size) but was able to exchange for the Xlarge easily which arrived the very next day. Terrific service.
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Great brace for all my sports activities
After reading many reviews online for knee braces to help my bad knees I decided to give this Donjoy enhanced drytex playmaker a try and I was pleasantly surprised at how my knee felt while wearing it. FOr many years my knee would buckle when getting out of the car but with this brace my knee feels very supported and the stability is much much better. I give it 4 out of 5 stars simply because it's 16" long compared to my last brace which was shorter. This Donjoy drytex playmaker is softer than most sleeve style braces so I can comfortably wear it for 6-8 hours each day.
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Skiing Now With Less Pain
I use this brace for skiing and it works well. This is my second - they tend to last about a couple years and then I get a new replacement. My orthopedic doc recommended I get this one after my last accident on the slopes two years ago.
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Great For Football
I'm using this currently for a MCL sprain and it's been helpful. Our high school is in FLorida and it gets very humid here during the summer. This drytex playmaker breathes for me and doesn't prevent me from cutting and pivoting out on the field. Thanks.
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Happy With The Quality
Eight months now after meniscus reconstruction and ACL reconstruction. I have been using this brace before and after my knee surgeries on the advice of my orthopedic doctor. The material breathes well and doesn't trap heat like my previous neoprene braces. The strapping on this brace is also slightly different in the way it cinches down to the hinges to provide better stability for the knee. I feel more confident now with it on whenever I'm playing soccer.
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Great Brace, Great Price
Best price. Brace in two days. Great service
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