Knee Brace Recommendation for BJJ/Grappling after ACL Revision

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  1. MikeD71588

    MikeD71588 White Belt

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    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum. I wanted to get some fellow BJJ and grappler advice on a good knee brace for training and rolling. I've recently been given the OK to resume MA training after a year of rehab from having ACL reconstruction surgery for a 3rd time on my left knee. I was recommended by my surgeon and purchased a Donjoy FullFource ForcePoint Knee Brace to wear during the first year of returning to training. This will work well for the other arts I do (JKD, Kali, Muay Thai) but for BJJ/grappling it will definitely be too bulky and restricting. Can anyone recommend a quality, function knee brace for BJJ and grappling that will allow ACL support and protection while also giving way for deep flexion of the knee for certain positions? I've investigated the Bauerfiend brand which I think will be great for rolling, but for training takedowns like Osoto Gari and any leg attacks I also wanted something that offered ACL protection. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. TheMood

    TheMood Green Belt

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    Sorry about your ACL injury. Do you think you might be able to wear something over that brace that will allow you to train with it? One of the guys I trained with used to wear a hinged brace of some kind and then a neoprene sleeve over it. He didn't seem to be too bothered by it standing or doing ground work.
     
  3. jct

    jct White Belt

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    A couple years ago, one of my son's wrestling teammates was using a hinged brace with some kind of cover over it. Something like this:

    http://www.djoglobal.com/products/donjoy/sports-brace-cover-standard

    You wouldn't be able to compete in bjj, but it should be find for stand up training, and possibly groundwork in training if your partners are ok with it.
     

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