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Knee Braces in 2020

Postby HugoMC » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:06 pm

So I have been kiting 6 months now after an ACL reconstruction. No major incidents but my BracePimp Custom brace is toast. It looks like it has been throw the wars, all the straps are worn out, hinges are rusting, paint is chipped, and all of the clasps are held together with tape & zip ties. Currently looking at replacing it with a CTI. Any other suggestions? Anyone ever tried 24mx braces.
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Re: Knee Braces in 2020

Postby TheJoe » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:43 am

I would go with a CTI if you can get your doctor to prescribe it. I have not messed my knees up yet so I don't need one. When my knees are bothering me I do wear an ace bandage compression wrap with batons in it. I would recommend asking your doctor though what is right to use. He knows your knee better than any of us on the internet.

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Re: Knee Braces in 2020

Postby Daversj » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:19 am

I have a custom CTI and am pretty happy with it. It is two years old with about a year of very frequent use in salt water and still works fine. I would rinse it in fresh water at the beginning but gave up on that pretty early on. Still fine regardless. I believe they will even refurbish it for a modest cost but it’s fine. At this point i probably don’t need it but its like a security blanket. If i plan on doing a lot of jumping i will put it on. It definitely helps mitigate twisting witch still aggravates my knee. The pounding from jumping still hurts but a brace wont reduce impacts on the meniscus. I think a custom brace CTI can be had for under 1k dollars. Years ago they were 2k, so for what you get i think they are a bargain.

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Re: Knee Braces in 2020

Postby zlatko23 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:44 am

I have torn my ACL&MCL in 2017 and haven't had surgery on the knee. I started skiing 2 months after the injury and had been using a DonJoy A22 custom knee brace since. First summer I used the brace when kiteboarding, but stopped for the consequent seasons as my knee is pain free and pretty stable. Currently I am using the brace when playing basketball and skiing, but it held up nicely during my kiteboarding sessions. DonJoy A22 is really lightweight(titanium) and low profile while providing adequate support. Very comfortable to wear for hours as well. It is worth considering alongside CTI.

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Re: Knee Braces in 2020

Postby docfox » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:58 am

Hi HugoMC,

you can go for the custom CTI.I prescribe it after ACL Surgery for my patients who are into watersports again.

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Re: Knee Braces in 2020

Postby iriejohn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:27 pm

docfox wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:58 am
Hi HugoMC,

you can go for the custom CTI.I prescribe it after ACL Surgery for my patients who are into watersports again.
I currently have a Donjoy Armour Fourcepoint brace which works pretty well in stabilising my damaged left ACL. The brace is coming to the end of It's life and I've been considering replacing it with a custom Donjoy Defiance 3 brace. I live near the sea and use the brace whenever there's wind, and also when skiing once or twice a year (in normal times). I don't jump any more because I've been told that one really bad twisted landing could mean a new knee ...

What is the difference in functionality between the Fourcepoint, Defiance, A22, and CTI braces, please?

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Re: Knee Braces in 2020

Postby zlatko23 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:37 pm

@iriejohn - I do not think there is any difference in functionality between those 3. As far as I know Defiance and A22 differ mainly in materials, weight and profile. The Defiance being the sturdier, heavy duty brace, while A22 - the low profile and lightweight but compromising in protection against heavier impacts/loads.

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Re: Knee Braces in 2020

Postby Ludmil » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:11 pm

HugoMC wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:06 pm
So I have been kiting 6 months now after an ACL reconstruction. No major incidents but my BracePimp Custom brace is toast. It looks like it has been throw the wars, all the straps are worn out, hinges are rusting, paint is chipped, and all of the clasps are held together with tape & zip ties. Currently looking at replacing it with a CTI. Any other suggestions? Anyone ever tried 24mx braces.
I highly recommend POD brace.
Their customer service is second to none too.
https://www.podactive.com/k8-knee-brace-unbreakable/
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