Big Knee Brace for Large Legs with Patella Support

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Why You Need This Orthopedic Knee Brace for Large Thighs

Knee pain is a relatively common phenomenon that is even more prominent among those struggling with obesity. Each pound of body weight puts five pounds of force on your knee. Therefore, it is easy to understand why being overweight or obese can lead to or accelerate knee problems and pain. Unfortunately, this knee pain can prevent obese people from living a more active lifestyle, making weight loss even more difficult.

For this reason, BraceAbility is happy to offer this plus-size knee support that comes in a variety of sizes as large as an XXXXL knee brace, which fits leg circumferences up to 31 inches. Plus, you’ll pay the same affordable price for the size 3XL or 4XL, as you would purchasing a medium or large knee brace! See more bariatric braces and supports.

BraceAbility’s plus size knee sleeve for large legs was designed to protect your knee from future injuries, alleviate your knee pain, and provide comfortable support to your knees.

This knee brace can help treat many causes of knee pain and knee conditions including:

5 Reasons Why You'll Love This Plus Size Knee Support for Big Legs

This neoprene knee brace is one of BraceAbility’s best and most popular knee supports thanks to several innovative features, which allow overweight patients to enjoy a more active, pain-free lifestyle, in addition to protecting their knee against injury.

  1. Comfortable, Open-Patella Design

    With an opening around your patella (kneecap), this extra large knee support is more flexible and breathable than solid knee sleeves or ACE bandage wrap. The open patella design also eliminates pressure over your sore or swollen kneecap, making it comfortable for all-day wear.

  2. Made out of a Soothing, Premium-Grade Neoprene Material

    The material of this bariatric knee stabilizer is also comfortable against your skin. Plus, the flexible material and lightweight fit make it easy for you to move about and engage in light physical activity while wearing this comfortable knee support for obesity. 

  3. Reduces Swelling and Promotes Healing

    This neoprene fabric provides warmth and moderate elastic compression to your sore knee, which reduces swelling and encourages blood flow to speed up your recovery process. View more of our neoprene knee braces.

    Plus, at only 13” long and 3/16” thick, this discreet black knee sleeve is not too flashy and flat enough to fit under ordinary pants, such as jeans, but still thick enough to provide the necessary amount of compression and support.

  4. Customizable Tubular Buttress and Spiral Stays

    This extra-large knee brace features a sewn-in, tubular buttress. The solid tubular buttress encircles your entire kneecap, promoting proper patellar tracking and movement. However, you can also trim the buttress for customizable support over, under, or on either side of your kneecap, if desired. Learn more about why you might be experiencing anterior, posterior, medial, or lateral knee pain.

    In addition, aluminum spiral stays are located on the medial (inside) and lateral (outside) sides of your knee to help provide stability. These stays reduce pressure on your kneecap and improve patellar tracking, which helps treat conditions such as patella instability, patellar subluxation, and kneecap dislocation.

  5. Easily Adjustable Pressure Straps

    Two adjustable pressure straps located above and below your kneecap prevent your knee brace for thick quads from slipping around or sliding down.

    As an added bonus, the Velcro closures found on these straps is medical-grade, making it 10 times stronger than the standard, retail-grade Velcro you will find on other braces purchased at Walgreens, Target, or other online retailers, for example.  

Frequently Asked Questions About This XXXL Bariatric Knee Brace

  • What conditions does this knee brace treat? Helps to manage pain from injuries like knee arthritis, knee osteoarthritis (OA), grade I collateral ligament sprains, patellar subluxation, chondromalacia, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral tracking dysfunction, patellar dislocation, quadricep tendonitis, and plica syndrome.

  • Who can wear it? With sizes from L all the way up to 4XL, overweight and plus size men and women can wear this knee support for big legs.

  • How do I know what size to get? Using a fabric tape measure, measure the circumference of your leg 6” above the center of your kneecap and 6” below the center of your kneecap. To get the most accurate measurements, we recommend having a close family member or friend assist you. Refer to our sizing graphic in the photos above to choose the right size.

  • How do I put on this plus size knee brace?

    • With all Velcro straps undone, insert your foot into the largest end (logo should be on top) and pull the sleeve up your leg.

    • Center the circular opening over your kneecap. The stitched seam should run down the backside of your leg, centered behind your kneecap.

    • Starting at the bottom, feed the strap through the d-ring. Then, pull the strap and secure Velcro closure at your desired tension level.

    • Repeat with the top strap. Tighten or loosen the straps throughout the day if necessary.

  • Can I wear this brace over my pants? Yes, but this knee brace is meant to fit against your skin for a better grip. It can be worn above tight pants or leggings if necessary.

  • How tall is this knee brace? 13.5”.

  • What material is this sleeve made of? Latex-free, 3/16” thick, premium-grade neoprene, Velcro closures, and aluminum spiral stays.

  • When should I wear this oversized knee brace? This lightweight knee brace can be comfortably worn all day while sitting, standing, and during physical activity. However, you should check with your primary care physician before wearing any compression knee sleeve or orthopedic support while sleeping.

  • Washing Instructions:Close Velcro closures and hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Then, lay it flat to air dry completely before reapplying.

  • Other features:

    • An enclosed trimmable tubular buttress is included.

    • Hinge-free design for comfortable support.

    • A good option for heavy people with larger calfs and thighs.

  • Color: Black.
Sizing chart for knee brace for large thighs. Available in sizes L-4XL.
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