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Best Knee Supports for Meniscus Tears 2023

2 January 2023  |  Admin

Meniscus tears are caused when the knee is twisted forcefully because of aggressive movements or sudden shifts in direction. As a result, it is a very common injury among athletes and sports professionals, who can be taken out of action for weeks or months before they fully recover.

Wearing a knee support can help limit pain and reduce recovery time, the only problem is finding the right one to choose. To help make your decision easier, we asked our manufacturers which braces they would recommend, and came up with the top picks for the Best Knee Supports for Mensicus Tears based on their advice.

What Will This Guide Cover?

This guide will take you through our top knee braces for meniscus tears, starting with the best overall and ending with the best value option. Everything this article covers is listed down below, use the quick links to skip straight to what's relevant to you.


Best Overall Knee Support for Meniscus Tears

Winner: Donjoy Armor Knee Brace with Fourcepoint Hinge

Donjoy Armor Knee Brace with Fourcepoint Hinge

Why We Love It...

 Provides top-level protection for meniscus injuries
 Fourcepoint hinge limits direct pressure on the knee
 Four-point leverage system reduces load on the ACL
 Adjustable settings allow a custom fit for your needs

Perfect For...

 Severe meniscus injuries
 Immediately following injury
 Playing high impact and contact sports

Cons...

 Not the best for people on a budget (See our solution)
 Tricky configuration (See our solution)

Our Verdict: As the flagship support from the Donjoy knee range, the Donjoy Armor Knee Brace with Fourcpoint provides the ultimate level of protection for ACL injuries and meniscus tears. Its clever Fourcepoint hinge significantly limits sheer force on the knee, giving it the time and space needed to recover. The only drawback is the price, but this level of protection is worth every penny.

When We Asked Donjoy, They Said:  "The Donjoy Armor is durable and lightweight. It's highly flexible, making it great for recovery"

Runner Up: Donjoy 4Titude Ligament Knee Brace


Best Active Knee Support for Meniscus Tears

Winner: Bauerfeind GenuTrain S Pro Hinged Knee Brace

Bauerfeind GenuTrain S Pro Hinged Knee Brace

Why We Love It...

 Strong and sturdy adjustable hinges offer superb stability
 Holds the knee in a stable position to prevent it from moving
 Adjustable range of motion to provide personalised support
 Massaging patella pad delivers soothing pain relief

Perfect For...

 At home or on the move
 Extra pain relief
 Re-training your knee

Cons...

 A little uncomfortable (See our solution)
 A bit pricey (See our solution)

Our Verdict: When you feel ready to start moving again, the Bauefeind GenuTrain S will help you return to action safely. Adjustable range of motion hinges let you limit the flexion and extension of your knee, which helps reduce the time your knee stays in at-risk positions. This allows you to move freely with the confidence that you won't overdo it and end up back at square one.

Runner Up: Bauerfeind GenuTrain Active Knee Brace


Most Comfortable Knee Support for Meniscus Tears

Winner: BioSkin Patella Stabilising Knee Support

BioSkin Patella Stabiliser Knee Support

Why We Love It...

 Flexible stays secure the knee without restriction
 Provides compression for extra relief and support
 Made with soft breathable materials for supreme comfort
 Donut buttress holds the kneecap in a stable position

Perfect For...

 Moderate-level injuries
 Use in hot weather
 Sensitive skin

Cons...

 Not as compressive as some models (See our solution)
 Straps can be a bit fiddly (See our solution)

Our Verdict: Wearing a knee support for long periods of time can get uncomfortable, but it's essential for an efficient recovery. That's why we think the BioSkin Patella Stabiliser is genius. It's made using incredibly light, breathable materials that are soft and cool to the touch, making it easier for you to wear all day without complaint.

Runner Up: BioSkin Gladiator Hinged Pull-On Knee Support


Best Recovery Knee Support for Meniscus Tears

Winner: Actimove Tutor Knee Immobiliser Brace

Actimove Tutor Pro Knee Immobiliser Brace

Why We Love It...

 Immobilises the knee to quicken recovery time
 Anatomical shape ensures lasting wearer comfort
 30% lighter than convention knee immobilisers
 Universal size that fits the vast majority of people

Perfect For...

 Recovery straight after injury
 Immobilisation
 Faster recovery time

Cons...

 Can't be used for sports (See our solution)
 Difficult to walk with (See our solution)

Our Verdict: If a full recovery in quick time is your main objective, the Actimove Tutor Knee Immobiliser is the way to go. This brace is designed to immobilise your knee, holding it firmly in the ideal recovery position. Lighter than almost any other brace of its kind, this anatomical knee brace can be worn all day in comfort. 

Runner Up: Donjoy Playmaker II Wraparound Knee Brace


Best Value Knee Support for Meniscus Tears

Winner: Donjoy Rotulax Padded Patella Knee Support

Donjoy Fortilax Elastic Everyday Knee Support

Why We Love It...

 Elasticated design provides all-round compression
 Patella padding for extra protection and support
 Breathable design provides all-day wearer comfort
 Latex and PVC-free for those with allergies

Perfect For...

 Keeping the knee supported long after injury
 Prevention of re-injury
 Playing sports

Cons...

 Not the best for severe injuries (See our solution)
 Not as effective directly after injury (See our solution)

Our Verdict: Many braces on this list are a little on the pricey side, but there are options that won't make such a great dent in your pocket. The Donjoy Rotulax Knee Support provides the necessary level of support required for meniscus injuries without costing an arm and a leg, and it's also very flexible and comfy, meaning you can use this brace day-in day-out for months after initial injury.

Runner Up: Donjoy Fortilax Elastic Everyday Knee Support

Recover with Confidence

These knee supports are designed to help you recovery quickly and effectively. We've showcased the braces that we think are the very best, however, if you haven't quite found what you're looking for, there are more to see in our full range of Knee Supports for Meniscus Tears.

Have any questions or anything else to add? Let us know in the comments section below!