Donjoy Playmaker Xpert Hinged Wraparound Knee Support
Combining breathable materials with a free-flowing wraparound design, the Donjoy Playmaker Xpert Hinged Wraparound Knee Support is the ideal warm weather knee brace. Fitted with polycentric hinges and hard-working compression straps, this Playmaker model provides excellent support without causing you to overheat.
Please note that this knee brace can be worn on either the left or right leg.
The Donjoy Playmaker Xpert is available in seven different sizes to suit most individuals. To determine which size is right for you, measure the circumference of your thigh from around 15cm above the middle of your patella (kneecap). Once you have this measurement, use the table to find your size, then select it from the drop-down at the top of the page.
Please measure 15cm above the centre of the kneecap
|Thigh Circumference (cm)
|Part Number (SKU)
|33 - 39cm
|39 - 41cm
|47 - 53cm
|53 - 60cm
|60 - 67cm
|67 - 75cm
|75 - 81cm
Our Sizing Tips
- If you're on the boundary between two sizes, we recommend choosing the larger size for greater comfort
- This brace is meant to be compressive and will feel tight as a result; if you would prefer less tightness, please choose a larger size
- If you do not own a flexible tape measure, wrap a piece of string around your thigh, then measure the string with a ruler
- Please take into account any joint swelling before buying, as this could mean you need a larger size
Which Conditions Can This Brace Help With?
Thanks to its universal design, patella support and compressive nature, the Donjoy Playmaker Xpert is an excellent all-round knee brace for many conditions, these include:
- Medial and lateral support
- Ligament injuries
- Patella instabilities
- Patella maltracking
Key Features and Benefits
- Premium nylon/spandex material blend provides tenacious grip and coolness for the skin
- Breathable fibres make this the ideal summer knee support
- Slim, lightweight profile is less burdensome than other supports
- Removable polycentric hinges provide robust stability
- Popliteal cut-out provides extra comfort and flexibility behind the knee
- Open patella "doughnut" helps stabilise and track kneecap movement
- Protruding patella insert helps protect the kneecap further
- Adjustment straps above and below the knee for tailored compression
- Ambidextrous to fit either left or right leg
Stabilises and Tracks the Patella
Fitted with removable polycentric hinges and an anatomical patella "doughnut", the Donjoy Playmaker Xpert pulls no punches when it comes to patella support. The hinges work together with the open patella to stabilise the kneecap and improve tracking during motion. If desired, the hinges can be removed for less restriction when necessary.
One drawback that comes with any knee support is the stuffy discomfort that can often be felt after long periods of wear. In answer to this common problem, the Donjoy Playmaker is built with intensely breathable nylon fabric that provides a cooling sensation on the skin, making it the ideal knee brace for summer.
The Donjoy Playmaker Xpert features two compression straps: one above and one below the kneecap. These straps allow you to adjust the level of tightness and compression as you see fit, enabling you to tailor treatment based on your doctor's recommendation, or on your own preferences for comfort.
How Do I Fit the Donjoy Playmaker Knee Support?
Fitting the Donjoy Playmaker Knee Brace is quick and easy, just follow these simple steps.
- Wrap the kneepad around the knee and close the fabric at the front of the brace
- Position the brace so that the joints are parallel and the open-patella is over the kneecap
- Fasten the thigh and calf straps
Learn More About The Donjoy Playmaker Xpert
Want a deeper dive into what makes the Donjoy Playmaker Xpert tick? Take a look at this brief informational video that shows you what the Playmaker is all about.