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FUTURO™ Hinged Knee Brace, 48579EN, Adjustable

3M ID 70007012514UPC 00051131201590
  • Improved Size Range. Fits 16" - 22"
  • Provides Firm Compression To Weak, Sore Muscles And Joints
  • Side Hinges Help Prevent Lateral Motion
  • Wraparound Style For Easy On, Easy Off
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More serious injuries call for the firm support of the FUTURO Hinged Knee Brace. Equipped with flexible hinges at each side, this athletic knee brace gives you the stability you need to stay in the game. Cushioning around your patella brings soothing comfort to your injury, and adjustable straps provide customizable compression. Reach for the FUTURO Hinged Knee Brace and do what you love.

  • Improved Size Range. Fits 16" - 22"
  • Provides Firm Compression To Weak, Sore Muscles And Joints
  • Side Hinges Help Prevent Lateral Motion
  • Wraparound Style For Easy On, Easy Off
  • Adjustable Straps For Customizable Support
  • Flexible Materials Promote Heat Retention And Full Range Of Motion
  • Wear On Either Knee For Versatility
  • Intended For Knee Stabilizing, Medial/Lateral Support And Firm Support After Moderate To Severe Injuries
  • Supported By Our Expert Panel Of Engineers And Medical Professionals
  • Size: Adjustable
  • Color: Black

  • Loosening and opening knee stabilizer brace, then placing on knee. Securing closures on back of knee and top.

    How to Wear

    1. Open and loosen all straps and closures. Place wider edge of the brace along the thigh while positioning the patella ring over the kneecap.

  • Looping back cinch straps and tightening, then adjusting closures to comfort.

    2. Secure top closure of brace below the back of the thigh and secure bottom closure behind calf.

  • Ensuring hinges remain along midline.

    3. Loop both back cinch straps through buckles and tighten. Adjust all closures until fit is firm, yet comfortable.

  • Adjusting and tightening for firmness and comfort.

    4. Adjust and tighten the front straps until fit is firm, yet comfortable. Ensure the side hinges remain along the midline of either side of the leg.

  • Care Instructions

    Remove hinges from brace. Close all straps and fasteners prior to washing. Hand wash with mild soap in warm (not hot) water. Rinse well and air dry.

    DO NOT: machine wash, tumble dry, dry clean, or use bleach or fabric softeners.

Attribute Name
Body Part
Color Family
Sprains, Strains
Fit Range
16" to 22"
Product Color
Product Use
Medial/Lateral Support, Sprains, Strains, Weak, Sore Muscles, and Injured Knees
Adjustable, Adjustable
Sizes Available
One Size - Adjustable
Support and Compression Level
Support Level
Where to Measure
Measure 3" above kneecap.
Customer Reviews
FUTURO™ Hinged Knee Brace, 48579EN, Adjustable is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review I bought this item 48579 Runs to small Wish it came in a bigger size
Date published: 2020-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful "Off-The-Shelf Knee" Support I'm a registered nurse and I am quite pleased with this product. Before purchasing, please be sure you measure your leg circumference three inches above your kneecap. This brace fits leg circumference of 16"-22". The instructions are clear about sizing. This product offers four strap adjustments after the brace is on for fine tuning the fit.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best brace I've ever had I have a loose knee replacement and play pickleball so needed lateral and patella support. This is the only brand (and I've tried them all) that accomplishes all of that. I wouldn't be able to play without it
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sizing I have an ACL tear in my right knee and I cannot stand the custom made DonJoy Downloader I am supposed to wear it is so clumsy and such a pain and bulky...My dad had one of these and I tried it on and it was a little tight but I cant tell you how much better my knee felt in this than in that DonJoy brace...I bought a brand new one tonight and although I can get it closed I wish you made them just a little bigger for those of us that have a little larger leg...I played sports my whole life but my legs have always been on the bigger side...Please consider making these a little bigger...
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely small I bought this for my knee and it wasn’t cheap. I didn’t realize that it does not adjust for thicker thighs until I tried it on and was confused . I’m not obese but I do have thick thighs and I could not get this to close at all. It wasn’t until I got home that I saw the size on the side of the box but I still wouldn’t know it wouldn’t fit because I do not measure my thigh often. I’m going to have to go return it.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from One Size Does Not Fit All You should not rely on your employee who designed this. Maybe they should use a large man or woman as a model. The Velcro straps barely reach and forcing them to where they stick together causes the unit to be too tight. Taking back for refund.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too Small for Me I should have read the reviews before i wasted the time and energy to order this brace. I need a brace to stabilize my knee--especially laterally, but this brace is way too small. I measure 21" diameter 3" above my knee. I'm not extremely obese, but a big girl. This thing is tiny! Might fit a kid.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from waste of time buying..had to return I just bought this product, I am a large man with muscular legs. I went with this product as it said adjustable...absolutely False!!! well maybe adjustable from a med to a small... this product need to come in different sizes!!!! absolutely frustrated !!!!!!
Date published: 2019-02-06
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