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Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace

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Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace
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Playmaker knee brace - Recommended for non-contact sports & activities of daily living; Supportive for mild to moderate ligament instabilities.

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Regular Price: $179.99

Price: $175.99

Regular Price: $179.99

Price: $175.99



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The Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace provides support and protection for mild to moderate ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL ligament injuries and hyperextension instabilities. The  Playmaker incorporates DonJoy’s Four-Points-of-Leverage design to reduce ACL instability which makes it an ideal intermediate level brace for non-contact sports or full activity.

The Playmaker knee brace features polycentric hinges for support and neoprene material for warmth, comfort, and compression. The brace allows for full movement at the knee and provides the protection needed so athletes can continue to participate in their favorite sport. It's available in a sleeve version with or without a Pop cutout to reduce pinching/bunching.

Playmaker Knee Brace Features:

  • Warm and compressive Neoprene fabric construction.
  • Sleeve style for optimal fit.
  • Popliteal cutout for improved fit and comfort.
  • Versatile strapping allows ACL, PCL, or Combined Instability (CI) configuration.
  • Polycentric hinges with contoured condyle shells mimic the knee joint's natural motion.
  • Length: 16".
  • Style: Soft Hinged.

Playmaker Brace Versions:

  • Standard Pull-up Sleeve - (11-0860-x) No Pop Cutout; the material is left in behind the knee.
  • Pull-up Sleeve with Popliteal Cutout - (11-0861-x) Has oval popliteal cutout behind the knee to reduce bunching& pinching.
  • Pull-up Sleeve with Patella Donut - (11-0862-x) Pull-up sleeve with a donut buttress for patella control.
  • Pull-up Sleeve w/ Popliteal Cutout & Patella Donut - (11-0863-x) Includes popliteal cutout in the back of the knee with patella donut for patellar control.

Recommended Manufacturer HCPC: L1815 + L2435 x2



The Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace may be used for:

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

Sizing chart

Sizing Chart:

Watch our Measurement/Fitting video and then use a fabric tape measure to measure your thigh, knee center, and calf circumference for the correct size.



Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace sizing


SizeThigh CircumferenceKnee Center CircumferenceCalf Circumference
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)
2XLarge 26.5" - 29.5" (67.25 - 75 cm) 19" - 21" (48.25 - 53.25 cm) 20" - 22" (50.75 - 56 cm)
3XLarge 29.5" - 32" (75 - 81.25 cm) 21" - 23" (56 - 61 cm) 22" - 24" (53.25 - 58.5 cm)

Playmaker Knee Brace Four Points of Leverage Design:

The Playmaker features the patented 4-point dynamic strapping system found on all high end Donjoy ACL knee braces.

  • 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.
Long For My height
I'm 5"5" and got this brace for skiing. Unfortunately it was too long and ended up rubbing into the top of my ski boot. Too bad they don't make a shorter version because I really like the brace and thought it was going to be the best one for my injury.
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Neoprene Needs To Be Washed
I have the neoprene version for football and it's great - the only thing is it does stink after you play in it lots. My mom finally washed it in the sink and was able to get most of the stank out. Otherwise it's been awesome. Very durable too.
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Great Brace After Major Surgery
I had major knee surgery 15 years ago for ACL, meniscus, and cartilage injuries and have been using the Donjoy Playmaker now for over 5 years. This is my third brace. I'm still on me feet everyday at work because of my job and this brace has probably saved my knee so I can still put off having another surgery.
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Slides Down Occasionally
I've played 3 football games with this brace and the only complaint I have is that it slides down occasionally. I just re-tightened it up and kept going. The hinges on the sides have protected my knee from hits so overall it has been awesome.
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Using This Brace For Skiing
I've been using this brace for skiing over the last couple of ski seasons and it has delivered ample support. It's very comfortable and the neoprene fabric is soft and warm which my knee appreciates. It fits easily underneath my ski pants and is easy to adjust. The brace helps me ski with confidence and I'm not always thinking about my knee on turns. This Playmaker has been very helpful - recommended it to two friends.
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Volleyball girl
I sprained my ACL and the doctors outfitted me with one of these Donjoy Playmaker knee braces. Mine had a donut in the front for my patella, but is was otherwise the same. It gave me great protection when I was jumping up and landing from spiking. Good brace.
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Sized Accurately
I got the size medium and it was true to size. I decided on the pop cutout version and its been great - doesn't bunch behind the knee when I'm bending down or using my bicycle.
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Great Replacement
I tried a less expensive brace for a knee sprain I suffered last year playing high school football. It wasn't as long but was also made of neoprene. My knee got better but it didn't feel as safe and supported. I re-injured my knee a month ago and have been using this Donjoy Playmaker instead on the advice of my orthopedic doctor. This is way more supportive and and feels more protected when I'm just walking around.
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Good Lineman Protection
I'm a lineman and our school only wear DOnjoy braces so when I injured my MCL I naturally chose this brace for my injury. The neoprene keeps my knee from getting stiff and helps me play with less discomfort. The hinges and the strap design protects my knee when I;m coming out of my three point stance.
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Brace is Very Good
I tore my lateral meniscus and have worn this brace for walking and when I'm playing with the grand kids. This is my second one and I am going to order another replacement so I have a backup. I recommend this brace to anyone who has torn cartilage in their knee and needs a good hinged brace.
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Very comftorable
I am a high school lineman and I suffered from a knee dislocation. I used the Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace and it gave me a lot of support and made my knee feel more comfortable out on the football field.
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