A knee immobilizer is a type of brace used to provide support and limit movement of the knee. This will make you more comfortable as your injury heals.
The knee brace should be worn whenever you are out of bed, unless told otherwise. You may wear it in bed while asleep for the first few nights or until the pain starts to go away. Otherwise, you can remove the brace at night to avoid muscle stiffness from lack of joint movement.
You can open the hook-and-loop brace to dress, bathe, and apply ice or heat packs as directed.
Call 911 if you have:
Shortness of breath
When to seek medical advice
Call your healthcare provider right away if any of these occur:
Worsening pain in the knee
Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the foot
Increased swelling, redness or warmth of the knee joint
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