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  1. 1. A person who has torn their ACL has (during initial 12-months after ACL reconstruction) 50% 60%-80% of ACL injuries occur in 2x of ACL injuries are Risk of ACL injury to the opposing (opposite) knee is that of the reconstructed knee (all sports) 27% Same study showed another BRACING REDUCES INJURY RATES AMONG COLLEGE PLAYERS VS. UNBRACED PLAYERS returned to play but didn’t perform at the same level before ACL tear 30% Recent clinical study showed that OF HIGH SCHOOL/ COLLEGE FOOTBALL players didn’t return to play after ACL reconstruction. Fear of re-injury was the primary reason Numerous high-profile athletes in college and professional football rely on DonJoy knee bracing to allow them to compete 23 25 OF AP TOP 23 of AP Top 25 college teams trust the DonJoy Defiance knee brace to protect their players from ligament injuries Many professional football players (from all positions) rely on the DonJoy Defiance knee brace to rehab or prevent injury. DonJoy knee bracing is endorsed by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) 1. Paterno MV. Paper #2. Presented AOSSM Annual Meeting; July 11-14, 2013; Chicago. 2. Griffin LY, Albohm MJ, Arendt, EA, et al. Understanding and Preventing Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Review of the Hunt Valley II Meeting, January 2005. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006 34:9. 1512-1532. 3. Arendt EA, Agel J, Dick R. Anterior cruciate ligament injury patterns among collegiate men and women. Journal of Athletic Training, 1999; 34(2):86-92. 4. Wright RW, Magnussen RA, Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Ipsilateral Graft and Contralateral ACL Rupture at Five Years or More Following ACL Reconstruction. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Am. 2011;93:1159-1165. 5. Spindler et al. Return to High School and College-Level Football After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. Published online Aug. 24, 2012. 6. Beynnon BD, Pope MH, Wertheimer CM, Johnson RJ, Fleming BC, Nichols CE, Howe JG, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Am. 1992; 74:1298-1312. 7. Beynnon BD, Fleming BC, Peura G, Johnson RJ, Renstrom PA, Nichols CE, Pope. The Effect of Functional Knee Bracing in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the Weightbearing and Nonweightbearing Knee. 1995. 41st Annual Orthopedics Research Society Meeting. 8. Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Fleming BC, Peura G, Renstrom PA, Nichols CE. The Effect of Functional Knee Bracing on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the Weightbearing and Nonweightbearing Knee.American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1997; 25(3):353-360. 9. Birmingham T, Bryant D, Giffin J, Litchfield R, Kramer J, Donner A, Fowler P. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of Functional Knee Brace and Neoprene Sleeve Use After Anterior Cruciate. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2008, 36:4. 648-655 Ligament.Reconstruction 10. Queen R, Butler RJ, Dai B, Garrett WE. Effects of Knee Extension Constraint Bracing on Lower Extremity Motion Patterns in Post-ACL Reconstruction Patients. Interium Report of 6-12 month data from the ongoing study, 2012. 11. Yu B, Herman D, Preston J, Lu W, Kirkendall DT, Garrett WE. Immediate Effects of a Knee Brace with a Constraint to Knee Extension on Knee Kinematics and Ground Reaction Forces in a Stop-Jump Task. AJSM. 2004; 32:1136-1143. 12. Albright JP et al. Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Sprains in College Football: Effectiveness of Preventative Braces. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1994 22:1. 12-18. 13. Sitler M et al. The Efficacy of a Prophylactic Knee Brace to Reduce Knee Injuries in Football. A Prospective , Randomized Study at West Point. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1990; 18(3):310-315. 14. Walters DR. Research Tackles Prophylactic Knee bracing. Biomechanics. December 2000; 7:12, 34-37. PREVENTION 4-Points-of-Leverage frame design provides significant strain reduction on the ACL Knee Bracing Offers increased patient confidence after ACL reconstruction DonJoy's FourcePoint Hinge Technology provides: • improved joint mechanics • improved symmetry between both knees • increased flexion angles (helps keep knees out of the "at risk" position) Strong lightweight carbon fiber provides strength and protection. In a 2 year study (Division 1 program), days lost to knee injury reduced 91%through use of custom prophylactic knee bracing greater risk of a second ACL injury 1 year olds2 3 4 5 5 5 6,7,8 9 12,13 10 10 11 14 FourcePoint Technology anterior thigh anchor anterior tibia strap applies an active constant load to prevent anterior tibial translation 1 lower thigh strap pushes femur anteriorly 3 posterior tibia anchor 2 4 PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS (PRIMARILY FEAR OF RE-INJURY) INFLUENCE THE ABILITY TO RETURN TO PLAY. Resistance engages in last 25° of extension PROTECTION DonJoy was founded in 1978 in a Southern California garage by Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line Captain Mark Nordquist and local lawyer Ken Reed. Today, we provide bracing for some of the world’s top professional athletes, as well as thousands of professional, collegiate and high school football teams. DonJoy is proud to support and protect athletes of all ages, at every level, from back-yard games to football’s biggest stage.

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