- 4 Points of leverage
- Visit fitting centre for help
- Ideal for ACL or PCL Injury
- Will fit with ski boots
The Donjoy Armor Hinged Knee Brace is one of the most high level and supportive knee braces on the market. It is provides un-paralleled support to the cruciate ligaments in the knee. The Donjoy Armor forms a lightweight exoskeletal frame for the knee made from aircraft grade aluminium, which follow the contours of the calf and thigh.
One of the best features of the brace is; Donjoy’s unique Fourcepoint hinges, located either side of the knee. Unlike the conventional offloading gear hinge which connects the thigh and calf through a series of geared pivot points providing a stabilising force, whilst mimicking the knees movement. The Fourcepoint hinge is different, knees are most vulnerable to injury during the later stages of extension (straightening your leg) the Forcepoint hinge uses a spring mechanism to apply a gradually increasing resistance during extension, this dampens the movement preventing any sudden jerks on the joint, the best comparison is to a soft closing draw in the kitchen the mechanism takes effect just in time to stop the draw slamming or in this case the knee becoming injured. You are also able to adjust the resistance level between 5 settings depending on your injury and activity level.
Donjoy apply their four points of leverage theory to the Armor to provide a constant force to the tibia, which reduces the instability in the ACL by removing load from the knee and dispersing it between the thigh and calf muscles. The four points are as follows:
Wearing a Donjoy Armor, will prevent all unnatural movement in the knee, whilst retaining a full range of natural movement. This means that it is suitable to wear for a large range of purposes, from day to day wear, to taking part in sports at a high level. It can be worn to stop unstable knees from hyper extending, twisting, or bowing (both laterally and / or medially).
The Donjoy Armor is extremely popular for use in snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding where ACL tears and ruptures are very common, other sports include motocross racing, walking, running and climbing. The only time the Armor will not be suitable is for contact sports due to the solid nature of the metal frame and the risk of injury to other players.
To find out more about ACL Injuries, see our blog - ACL Injuries
Features and Benefits of the Donjoy Armor Hinged Knee Brace
Please call 01522 875252 to book an appointment at our Lincoln, so we can make sure the brace fits correctly. Firstaid4sport are the leading authorised fitter for this product in the UK. Fitting is free, there is no obligation to buy, and we have a large range of braces in stock for you to try (we won’t just recommend the most expensive). You can see more information on our fitting centre here - Donjoy Fitting Centre.
If you are unable to attend for a fitting we have made a comprehensive video to help you measure and fit an Armor at home - How to fit a Donjoy Armor
Bend the knees to 90 degrees either in a squatting position, or sat down so you can see down your shin; then measure around your thigh 6 up from the middle point of your kneecap. The circumference around the thigh at this point corresponds to the sizes below;
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Please note that the additional condyle pads are not included as standard – we aim to ensure they are included free of charge, however if your brace is sent directly from the manufacturer via direct ship item or international shipments we cannot always ensure they are included. If you specifically require them added then please contact before ordering us to check.
At Firstaid4sport, we aim to provide an effective delivery service using a number of delivery options available to our customers which can be found and determined within the online ordering process.
For our standard delivery service, we use Royal Mail and Courier delivery services. Standard delivery usually takes up to 5 working days from despatch date. Postage and packaging costs are dependable on the weight of the product(s). Please note that standard delivery may take longer than stated if circumstances beyond our control disrupt postal services. Standard delivery does not include Special Goods or Dangerous Goods delivery methods (see Delivery Policy below for more details).STANDARD DELIVERY IS FREE ON ALL UK ORDERS OVER £60 (exclusions apply)
If you would like to receive your goods sooner, customers can opt for our next working day delivery service. We also offer a next day delivery service to arrive before 12pm the next day.
Note: A working day is classed as Monday to Friday. Saturdays and Sundays are not considered working days.
Please note that your order must be placed before 3pm to be despatched on the same day.
Extended delivery times of 2 days apply for a small number of UK postcodes for items posted on our inland services. For a full list of postcodes where services have an extended delivery time, please refer to www.parcelforce.com or literature available in all Post Offices.
Please be aware we are unable to refund the next day service if you experience a delay.
For international shipping we use DPD who advise that delivery will usually be made within 2 -3 days of despatch. However, due to the nature of overseas shipping, flights and customs we are unable to guarantee this. First Aid 4 Sport cannot offer compensation for any delay incurred on parcels sent outside of the UK.
If you order on a Friday before 2:59pm (excluding bank holidays) you are eligible for Saturday delivery.
Customers should note that all delivery times stated are provided on a guideline basis only and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
All orders using standard delivery to the UK mainland over £60.00 will not be charged for delivery unless an alternative service is selected by the customer. Note that standard delivery excludes Special Goods, Dangerous Goods and Aerosols.
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Firstaid4sport's working hours are 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am - 4pm on Fridays. Our sales team will be happy to deal with any queries you might have during these times. Any orders placed before 3pm Monday - Friday will be despatched immediately, providing that all goods are in stock and all details are correct (including any delivery, invoice and payment details).
All orders placed after 3pm Monday - Thursday will be automatically despatched the following working day. For any order placed after 3pm on Friday, or over the weekend period, goods will be despatched on the following Monday morning.
Next working day delivery with no signature
Choosing the option for next working day with no signature required does waiver the customers rights to claim for a missing or delayed parcel if logged with the couriers as delivered. Firstaid4sport cannot claim for these parcels and therefore if they go missing or are delayed, Firstaid4sport will not be able to provide replacement goods or a refund.
Please note that the Civil Aviation Authority place restrictions on the number of aerosols that can be sent and the services that we use to send these. Aerosols cannot be dispatched by air so regrettably we are unable to deliver these products to Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Ireland.
If your basket contains an aerosol, your order will be sent by a special courier at an additional cost.
If your order includes an aerosol and the parcel is returned to us due to the prohibited item, Firstaid4sport is not responsible for the delay or for refunding the postage for prohibited items. If this affects your delivery please contact us on 01522 875252.