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DonJoy Playmaker II Knee Brace

New Improved Playmaker! Immeasurable comfort. Ideal for mild to moderate ACL, MCL and LCL instabilities

This item requires custom fitting and is only available through your doctor with a prescription.

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Even mild ligament strains can bring activity levels to a halt. Playmaker II issues the stability needed and the comfort required to empower movement. Playmaker II is the right move, so get your move on! This knee brace provides support for a hyperextended knee, ACL, MCL, and LCL instabilities caused by injury.

Features & Benefits

  • Made with spacer fabric for breathability
  • Wrap-around style allows for easy on/off application and quick adjustments
  • Designed with DIII hinge to deliver support in all ranges of motion
  • Four Points of Leverage straps are positioned to enhance ACL support
  • Sleeve or wraparound options available
  • Neoprene is more compressive and warm than the Spacer option
  • Spacer material is ideal for patients with sensitivities to neoprene
  • Designed to support and protect ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus injuries and hyperextended knee
  • Best for basketball, baseball, soccer

Size Chart & Fit Guide

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.

Size Thigh Knee Center Calf
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)
    Center Knee 1.Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, legs slightly bent and leg muscles contracted.
    6 in Above 2. Measure up six inches from the center of your knee with a tape measure, as shown.
    Thig Circle 3. Measure the circumference of your thigh at the 6-inch mark, as shown.
    6 in below 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 6-inch mark.

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    Great brace for function and durability

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    I purchased 2 Playmaker II braces for my son playing high school football, He is an offensive lineman, 6'8" 280 lbs, so fitting into anything is always an issue. We decided on this particular style for comfort, protection and durability. This brace is holding up amazingly throughout preseason and 11 weeks of regular practices and games. Once a week hand wash and drip dry is the only maintenance thus far. I would highly recommend this brace for rugged use, with little slide and no irritation.
    Pros: Comfort, Function, Durability and Price.
    Cons: Very little, occasional trimming of strap fibers.
    Posted on October 28, 2019
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    I purchased this brace and looked it so much i purchased a second one! I love in las vegas nv, and own my own business, working out in the 115 degree heat, this brace breaths! Have not had any sweating under the brace at all, supports my knee for my torn acl and miniscus, super comfortable , wear it all day up to ten hours a day! With no discomfort!
    Pros: All the above
    Cons: None at all
    Share Your Usage: Daily Use
    Posted on June 26, 2018

    Very good

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    Chose this brace after complete ACL reconstruction surgery. Super comfy, barely notice it's on, and provides enough stability for snowboarding. Haven't used it for soccer yet, but think it will work well!
    Pros: affordable
    Share Your Usage: Sports, Recently Injured
    Posted on February 15, 2018
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    I have this in both the Medium Sleeve, and the Large Wrap. My measurements put me right on the line for sizes, so it was hard to know which to select, based on the different design. I love this brace. It does exactly what I need it to for a torn ACL and pre-op support.
    Cons: The sleeve version is very supportive, but with the knee donut it's very hard to have any mobility. The wrap version is the opposite. Much better mobility but not much support in the kneecap. So it depends on what you need from it.
    Share Your Usage: Recently Injured, Daily Use, Recovering from Injury
    Posted on January 1, 2018

    great for MCL strain recovery

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    Am using this brace to stabilize a knee that suffered a Grade 3 MCL strain 5 weeks ago. My PT and the ortho doc's PA both recommended this specific brace. I initially tried the sleeve style but found the wraparound style was the better choice to accommodate the swelling in the knee. I wore it directly on the skin for the first three weeks. Had one point of mild skin irritation with a seam on the lateral side after wearing it all day. Now I am wearing it over thin pants. The brace is very adjustable, allows for strengthening and ROM exercises while providing the lateral/medial support my knee needs as the tissue heals. Highly recommend. It is worth every penny.
    Pros: see above
    Cons: see above
    Share Your Usage: Recently Injured, Daily Use
    Posted on March 18, 2017

    Poor fit

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    I ordered my brace per the sizing chart. Found that the brace does not fit well. It constantly slips down. The metal supports dig into my calf leaving a bruise. The back of the brace pinches my skin and is very uncomfortable. Will have to contact rep for proper sizing since this does give excellent support I will reorder.
    Pros: Good support and light weight. Easy to pull on and the Velcro holds very well. It comes with an extra Velcro replacement strap and stops.
    Cons: Improper fit. Slips down. Difficult to remove especially if you have a problem bending your knee.
    Share Your Usage: Recently Injured
    Posted on March 5, 2017
    Hi Ken, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry this brace did not work for you. We offer a no-risk, unconditional 30-day money back guarantee. Please contact customer service for any issues. Thank you, Customer Service
    24 Jul, 2018

    Has allowed me to keep up with my fun, active lifestyle

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    I tore my LCL while playing rugby and after 1.5 months, I purchased this brace with the help of my physical therapist. This brace was recommended for the hinges on both the left and right side of the knee. I was able to go back onto the pitch for rugby practice with the help of this brace! It gave me the confidence I needed to continue catch, run, step and tackle. This brace definitely helped my leg regain its strength and motion throughout my recovery.
    Pros: Helps with regaining confidence Very supportive
    Cons: It's huge, but well worth it
    Share Your Usage: Sports, Preventing Injury, Recovering from Injury, Recently Injured
    Posted on February 27, 2017

    Great brace allowed me to continue hiking in the mountains!

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    I live in the high country up in the mountains of Colorado and like to hike. I started having really bad pain whenever I was hiking downhill. At first I tried some less expensive braces with no help. I decided after talking with customer service to give this brace a try and it worked. I am now able to hike up and down steep inclines with no trouble. Also, the brace has caused me no discomfort having used on many hikes 6-8 miles each. next year I plan on conquering some 14ners with the help of this brace!
    Posted on November 12, 2015

    Great Knee Brace

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    I have owned several braces that were specially made for me. I have never had a brace in this price range that works and is as comfortable as this brace. This brace stays in place and gives very good support.
    Posted on August 17, 2015

    Awesome knee brace !!!

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    I strained my knee playing hockey and was out for 6 weeks, this brace helps me play now with no pain and gives me a secure feeling about playing again.
    Posted on November 1, 2014