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Offline Lindshess

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Full knee brace wonít stay in place
« on: April 19, 2021, 01:36:18 AM »
Hi everyone! I had an ACL/MCL repair 2/25/21 and have been in a full hinged knee brace since. Since the swelling has gone down and Iíve been more mobile, the dang thing wonít stay up. I have the straps directly below and above my knee tighter and the putter straps a bit looser per my doc and PTís recommendations. It still constantly slides down to the point where I canít walk more than a minute before I have to readjust it. Iíve tried it on bare skin, legging and pants- it actually pulls my pants down too until I look like I have a saggy diaper on! Any tips on how to keep the thing in place??? I have to wear it another 4 weeks, so canít burn it until then.

Offline Petal

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Re: Full knee brace wonít stay in place
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 08:40:11 AM »
I get same issue with full brace. Only thing I found that worked was to stitch belt loops to a pair of leggings- wear a tight belt then do the brace up tight.  without wearing a tight belt at waist the brace pulls my leggings down, I can't wear one over jeans or trousers as just too uncomfortable but leggings with a belt works for me.   only takes 10 minutes to stitch some loops to leggings so as can take a belt.  Brace completely wrecks leggings so I buy cheap ones and accept they won't last as long as normal.   I make the belt loops out of strong nylon strap but anything strong will do.