Knee Brace

A knee brace (immobilizer) supports your knee and keeps you from bending it. It should fit high up on the thigh. The bump or ridge goes behind the knee. Ask questions about how to put it on and how to adjust it for comfort.

HOME CARE

  • Wear and remove the brace only as told by your doctor.

  • Adjust the brace as often as needed while wearing it.

  • Do not drive a motorcycle while wearing a knee brace.

  • Do not drive a car or truck if the brace is on the right knee.

  • Learn how to walk safely on crutches, if you were fitted with them.

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Keep all follow-up appointments.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • The pain is not helped by medicine.

  • There is puffiness (swelling) or tenderness below the knee.

  • There is chest pain or shortness of breath.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch this condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.