A new line of products were introduced by DJO Orthopedics in 2015 called the Performance Line. The world’s top athletes, trainers and sports physicians have utilized this line of knee braces as a high performance knee support.
Product Review: The Donjoy Bionic Drytex Hinged Knee Brace
“We developed DonJoy Performance to help athletes stay healthy, perform better, remain injury-free and return to play faster,” said Toby Bost, president of DJO Consumer. “We’ve brought the technology and medical innovation from the number one sports medicine brand in the world and made it readily available to all consumers.”
The DonJoy Performance Bionic Drytex Hinged Knee Brace is one of a number of high end products in this brace line.
The Bionic Knee Brace utilizes a polycentric hinge, similar in function to the DonJoy's Drytex Hinged Knee Brace. This is a joint stabilizing designed to help protect and stabilize the MCL/LCL and menisucs.
A longer version with 2 straps above and 2 straps below is available and is called the Donjoy Bionic Fullstop ACL Knee Brace . Constructed with patented Drytex material, the Drytex Knee Sleeve is moisture wicking and breathable to help keep you cool and comfortable. In addition, the dual, quick-strap design allows for easy adjustments during activity. This knee support is similar to the DonJoy Playmaker.
Some of the unique features of the DonJoy Bionic Drytex Hinged Knee Brace
- Open Patella buttress helps protect and supports the knee cap
- Bilateral polycentric hinges for ligament stability and protection
- Patented Drytex Material for moisture wicking, cool and comfortable wear
- Cushioned Anti-migration hinge covers for added comfort and anti-migration
- Mesh popliteal for breathability and comfortable fit behind the knee
- Dual quick-straps for an adjustable, secure fit during activity
- Sleeve design for easy application and a secure fit
- Reflectivity for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions
- Anti-migration silicone hem helps to eliminate slip
- Fits right and left knee
The drytex material is a great alternative to neoprene. The material is moisture wicking and breathable, so it is comfortable to wear. It is not a durable as neoprene but if I had a choice, I would stick with Drytex.
This DonJoy Knee Brace has mild patella tracking and stabilization. The longer Bionic Fullstop is more effective for ACL protection. The hinges are incorporated into a hinge protector, which is a great feature compared to the older version. The hinges are very low profile so if you have to wear two braces, the hinges do not protrude.
|DonJoy Bionic Fullstop ACL Knee Brace|
The brace is ideal for people with arthritis in the knee joint. It does not correct the joint like a true OA knee brace, but helps stabilize the knee and the drytex sleeve offers a certain degree of compression.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a sports knee brace that is low profile, comfortable to wear and offers superior stability, then this is the knee brace for you.
If you have any questions about the DonJoy Bionic Drytex Hinged Knee Brace, go to http://www.kneeshop.com