Unfortunately, my age and arthritis in my hands makes putting the brace on and taking it off quite difficult. Were it not for these two factors, I would rate it higher. Consideration should be given to using magnets as a means of closure (I say this because my BIPAB face mask uses magnets to hold the face mask in place). As it is, it's a real problem for me every time I need to use it or take it off.
I like it. It really helps.
I like it when I get it on right. I have a big knee cap so it is hard to get the brace centered sometimes. When I get it on and centered it really helps with the pain. Sometimes it slips down and I have to recenter it.
Adding to my prior review: do this if your Velcro is wearing out:
Buy additional Velcro (on Amazon they sell a twin roll of both kinds). Cut a piece and overlay it on top of each end that is wearing out, extending the end by 1”. Occasionally use a good Velcro cleaning brush to keep it sticking well (use brush on the built-in Velcro pads under the straps as well. You will have a new brace!
Hi Stephen, Thank you for sharing with us your awesome tips with the Hinged Knee Brace and keeping the velcro secure. Should you have any concern about the brace or any of our products, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you so much for being a Vive Health customer! -Warm regards, Gre_Vive Health
So Very Helpful
I am three years past a total knee replacement, with much struggle. After seeking second opinions, I am told that I have an "unstable" knee. It was advised that I lose weight, do specific exercises due to weakened tendons, and wear a knee brace. One of the physicians supplied me with a brace, but after a few months, I felt that I needed something that would give me greater stability. I found your brace on Amazon, and thought that the adjustability of the four straps would afford me a better fit and feel. I just ordered my second Vive, after having literally worn out the velcro on the first one. Wearing this brace has helped me immeasureably. I have far less pain and have started being able to do many things I couldn't do before. My other option is to have a second surgery to have my knee replaced again. I don't really want to go through all of that, not to mention that the surgeon can give assurances that it will improve much. So, right now, my answer is the Vive hinged knee support.
Hi Gregg, Thank you for taking the time to give us a positive feedback. We are happy to know that you are pleased with the Hinged Knee Brace. Looking forward to doing business with you again soon. Thank you for being a Vive Health customer! -Warm regards, Gre_Vive Health
I wear the braces on both knees. My knees have kept me from bicycling for several years. Now that I found Vive hinged knee brace I am able to ride again and even walk with out a limp. The material is light weight and stretchable and I wear them under normal clothes with no bulges . I am 71 year old.
Hi Ron, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear that the Hinged Knee Brace is working out so well for you. Thank you for being a Vive Health Customer! ~Rebecca, Vive Health CS~
Yes, the brace is washable. The hinges can be removed before washing. Just machine wash in cold water and air dry.
Can I use the hinged knee brace while working out?
Yes. It is great for workouts. The metal support hinges will help prevent your knee from twisting in unwanted directions. The thermal compression and open patella design will support your knee to reduce re-injury.
What are the hinges for?
The hinges are there to provide extra support to the knee. They keep your knee from bending laterally, which may cause injury.
Are the hinges removable?
Yes, the hinges can be removed for less support and increased flexibility.
Why use a hinged knee brace vs a regular knee brace?
The hinges provide extra support to the knee compared to a regular knee brace. The hinges keep your knee from bending in directions that may injure or re-injure ligaments, tendons. It is great for people who have existing knee problems and want the extra stability while performing athletic activities.
Why use an open patella design?
An open patella design supports the patella and reduces risk of re-injury to the front of the knee.
Will the hinged knee brace fit me?
The knee brace is universally sized and will fit most adults.
Can I wear hinged knee brace on either leg?
Yes, the knee brace will fit both the right or left leg.
What is the hinged knee brace made of?
The brace is fabricated from a lightweight neoprene and a hook and loop fastening material.
Is the hinged knee brace latex free?
No, the brace is not latex free.
Will the hinged knee brace make me sweat?
No, the brace is made from breathable neoprene that will wick away moisture and keep your skin cool and comfortable.
Can I wear the hinged knee brace while running?
Yes, the brace is lightweight, flexible and very comfortable so that it is perfect to wear while running or engaging in other active pursuits.
Can I wear the hinged knee brace while biking?
Yes, the brace is lightweight, flexible and very comfortable so that it is perfect to wear while biking or engaging in other active pursuits.
How do I put on the hinged knee brace?
Completely straighten your leg and center the open patella over your knee. Secure the fastening material straps around your leg, starting with the middle strap and then securing the upper and lower straps.
Will the hinged knee brace work on my arm?
No, the brace is specifically designed to support your knee.
Will the hinged knee brace prevent hyperextension?
With the splint and hinge system aiding the extension of the knee, this would not be the best brace for preventing hyperextension.
Is the hinged knee brace comfortable enough to wear all day?
Yes, the brace is lightweight and soft enough to wear for extended periods of time.
Can I wear the hinged knee brace over clothing?
Yes, the brace can be worn over most clothing.
Can I wear the hinged knee brace under clothing?
Yes, the brace can be worn under most pants, as long as it they not too tight or form fitting.
Does the hinged knee brace slip or bunch while wearing?
No, the open patella design and strong fastening system is guaranteed to keep the brace in place even while you are active.
Is the hinged knee brace waterproof?
No, it is not waterproof but it can be machine washed and air dried.
Will the hinged knee brace support my arthritic knee?
Yes, the supportive design will provide compression, stability and support to weak, injured and arthritic knees.
Provides support and stability to weak, injured or arthritic knees
Universal size - One Size Fits Most - Fits Right and Left Knee up to 20 inches in circumference
3mm thick neoprene
Extra-strength fastening material
Machine wash in cold water
How to put the brace on:
Sit in a sturdy chair and completely straighten your leg
Center the open patella over your knee
Secure the fastening material straps around your leg, starting with the middle strap and then securing the upper and lower straps
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