Orthotic braces, or orthoses, are used to provide support to a weakened body part or joint.

Bracing be utilized to restrict motion of a joint in fracture or injury recovery and they can also enhance recovery dynamically to provide stability and prevent injury in athletic activities.

Bracing is essential in patients’ recovery from joint pain. Braces improve the stability of the injured joint, so a patient can stay mobile even while they’re healing. Joints injured from a sports event or overuse experience accelerated healing when braced. Bracing also reduces the risk of reinjury and the compensatory pain caused when an injury affects a patient’s gait.

Research shows that bracing reduces pain levels and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

For people suffering from osteoarthritis, bracing minimizes pain and increases stability by shifting weight away from the damaged part of a joint. As a result, these patients can remain active, which actually helps their condition. Patients report feeling more confident in performing daily activities when fitted with a brace. Certain types of braces also offer compression, which helps with swelling, associated injury, or arthritis.

Most insurance plans provide coverage for orthoses. Recent studies on the cost effectiveness of orthoses have shown promising results. Studies show that the use of an orthosis actually reduces the overall cost of healthcare as a result of increased patient mobility and a reduction in related health issues. Additional studies are currently underway to further quantify actual cost savings in healthcare expenses for patients who receive an orthosis as opposed to those who do not.

Dr. Syal offers a variety of products with expertise to address patient’s splinting, bracing and post-operative care needs. As an experienced expert in joint replacement and sport medicine surgery Dr. Syal provides a patient centred approach for his patient’s post-operative pain management and rehabilitation. Below are some of the various products available to patients.


Clima-Flex™ OA offers a new level of comfortable, cooling relief through compression and offloading for patients with mild to moderate OA knee pain. New DonJoy C-6 Fabric Technology delivers breathable, moisture-wicking comfort that’s soft to the touch, antimicrobial and incorporates temperature control. Keyless offloading enables on-the-fly hinge adjustment to empower patients with convenient, comforting relief from OA knee pain. Clima-Flex™ OA is sleek and ideal for light activities such as walking, golf, or hiking.


The custom Defiance is DonJoy’s flagship knee brace. With clinically-proven technology including the 4-Points-of-Leverage System™ plus innovative, high-tech materials and design, this lightweight brace provides durable support for moderate-to-severe ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL instabilities. Plus, the low-profile design fits comfortably underneath clothing and sports uniforms, including hockey and football. As the strongest of DonJoy’s functional braces, the custom, carbon composite Defiance is recommended for high-collision sports, while its featherweight materials and custom fit also make it the brace of choice for activities of daily living. Available with the LoPro FourcePoint Hinge, the only hinge clinically-proven to protect the ACL. Defiance technology is on the field, on the court, on the slopes and in the water protecting knees and providing confidence to those who wear it.

Polar Care Wave

The home advantage for cold and compression. Polar Care Wave combines motorized cold therapy with active compression in a simple and compact system, making it ideal for facility and home use. Polar Care Wave is easily transported from the hospital, physical therapy clinic or athletic training room to the patient’s home, extending the benefits of cold and compression.

Polar Care Wave is designed to reduce pain and edema to optimize patient recovery. Motorized cold therapy and compression devices, like Polar Care Wave, have also been shown to decrease narcotic use post-operatively. The Polar Care Wave System is intended to treat post-surgical and acute injuries to reduce edema, swelling, and pain where cold and compression are indicated. It is intended to be used by the order of a licensed healthcare professionals in hospitals, outpatient clinics, athletic training settings, or home settings.

VersaROM® Hip Brace

Precise, individualized protection and support. The low-profile, DonJoy® VersaROM® Hip helps deliver effective,
functional ROM restriction in 15° increments. Easy-to-use abduction/adduction push buttons and malleable hip and thigh shells help provide an individualized fit for increased patient comfort and compliance. The adjustable compression belt with easy-grip pull tabs anchors the hip joint, and the padded thigh cuff increases optimal alignment. With a universal fit, one brace fits right or left hip up to a 54” waist circumference

OA Nano

Material science collides with innovation to create high-tech functional comfort in a lightweight design. The flexibility of the magnesium frame allows for an intimate fit while the revolutionary nano MAG material provides strength to off-load and provide pain relief. OA Nano, for mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA), is designed for people to stay active and move freely, making patient compliance a reality.

OA Reaction Web

The OA REACTION WEB™ brace is a unique and effective way to treat osteoarthritis knee pain utilizing patented silicone web technology. The easy to wear open framework is designed for a comfortable, non-slip fit.

  • Silicone Web Technology: Scientifically designed to provide shock absorption and anterior knee pain relief treating OA of both the knee joint and the patella.
  • Low-profile Design: Wear it under pants, skirts or with exercise clothing as a discreet solution for pain.
  • Four-way, Adjustable Wraparound Design: Comfortable, form-fitting design creates a custom-like fit for most legs that is easy to apply.
  • Patented, Integrated Silicone: Comfortable offloading of the knee with a nonslip cup effect; the hexagon design allows air pockets to gently support the knee.
  • Easy to Wear: The most open and lightweight design available in OA knee bracing.

Playmaker II

Even mild ligament strains can bring activity levels to a halt. Playmaker II provides the stability needed and comfort required to empower movement. Playmaker II is the right move. DonJoy has taken the reliable Playmaker brace and enhanced it with Hi10TM (high tenacity nylon/spandex fabric) offering an unmatched comfort and fit. The advanced spacer fabric on the front and back promotes a “cool” environment for activities on all levels. This brace continues the use of DonJoy’s proven DIII hinge bringing a custom design to manage ROM options. And molded strap tabs allow for quick and easy adjustments to deliver a secure, comfortable fit. Recommended for non-contact sport and activities of daily living. Suitable for mild to moderate ligament instabilities. Ideal intermediate-level product for sporting activities.

Trizone Ankle

Trizone ankle support is a low profile performance product designed to increase ankle stability, plantar fascia support, and decrease swelling and inflammation while fitting comfortably in any shoe without compromising fit and function.


  • Three zones of compression strategically placed around the ankle to deliver peak performance
  • Silicone banding injected directly onto the sleeve adds medial/lateral support to sprained ligaments, strained tendons and weak ankles
  • All-natural Carbonized Bamboo is thermal regulating and anti-bacterial helping eliminate odours
  • Comfortably fits in all shoe types
  • Reflectivity for enhanced visibility in low light conditions

Trizone Elbow

The Trizone elbow support is a low profile performance product designed to keep you moving through repetitive motion injuries including strains, swelling and inflammation, tendinitis and soreness.


  • Three zones of compression strategically placed around the elbow deliver peak performance
  • Silicone banding injected directly onto the sleeve targets pain from golf and tennis elbow while stabilizing the joint and supporting the bicep and triceps muscles
  • All-natural Carbonized Bamboo is thermal regulating and anti-bacterial helping eliminate odours
  • Anti-migration technology helps to keep the elbow sleeve secure to the bicep and eliminate slip
  • Reflectivity for enhanced visibility in low light conditions

Trizone Knee

TriZone Technology for 3 Zones of Performance: Directional, wicking fibers provide Compression, Comfort and Cooling. DonJoy combined two advanced materials—compression knit and silicone—to create a lightweight, low-profile knee sleeve that delivers high-performance targeted pain relief. TriZone Knee combines the benefits of proprioception and compression into one fast application.

Trizone Tennis Elbow

The elbow compression sleeve provides all day comfort with everyday arm movements as compared to traditional tennis/golf elbow products on the market that require and air bladder and static hook and loop closure system. The Trizone Tennis/Elbow support is a low profile performance product designed to relieve pain from both tennis and golf elbow.


  • Three zones of compression strategically placed to deliver peak performance
  • Silicone banding injected directly onto the sleeve targets pain from golf and tennis elbow
  • All-natural Carbonized Bamboo is thermal regulating and anti-bacterial helping eliminate odors
  • Anti-migration technology helps the sleeve to stay put on the forearm and eliminate slip
  • Reflectivity for enhanced visibility in low light conditions

UltraSling PRO

The new DonJoy® UltraSling PRO takes the next step in providing comfort, compliance and convenience to help improve the post-operative experience for you and your patients. The unique design of the UltraSling PRO helps immobilize and support the patient’s arm and shoulder with a comfortable universal sling and shoulder strap option that’s easy to apply and adjust. Telescoping, customizable straps may be easily trimmed to fit a wide range of patients. A new ‘shoulder ring’ slides easily over the arm in supine or sitting position and helps evenly distribute weight taking pressure off the neck. A removable contoured cushion helps provide abduction and relieves pressure on the ulnar nerve.

Universally designed to fit the right or left arm, the UltraSling PRO features an envelope that can be adjusted and sized to accommodate a wide range of patients. Plus, the revolutionary shoulder strap system allows for fast, easy application


Velocity represents an evolution in DonJoy ankle brace technology, utilizing several new, proprietary design features, resulting in a new level of ankle brace performance and providing the foundation for successful ankle injury prevention and treatment.

Features & Benefits:

  • R3 (Rapid–Rigid–Ratcheted) TechnologyTM provides circumferential tibia/ bula compression
  • Prevents abnormal inversion and eversion
  • Rigid uprights protect during impact
  • SpeedWrapTM for secured ankle joint compression (ES & LS versions only)
  • Available in black or white (ES version only)


The X-Act ROM Elbow brace is a versatile, easy to apply, comfortable telescoping brace, allowing for ideal fixed or protected range of motion to help improve patient outcomes following surgery or injury. The easy shape-to-fit malleable forearm and bicep cuffs contour to the anatomy for a custom fit. Plush thermoformed pads with unique anti-migration material maximize comfort for long-term wear and improved patient compliance. All four cuffs telefit to size for a more precise fit on any size patient. Snap-to-fit buckles allow for ideal adjustment with one hand. Universal size fits most patients.

X-Act ROM Knee

The X-Act ROM is remarkably quick and easy to apply, allowing efficient use of OR time. The anti-migration foam and dynamic suspension frame naturally contour this lightweight brace to the patient’s leg, providing a precise fit after surgery. The X-Act ROM Knee Brace, with swivel and snap features, anti-migration foam and dynamic suspension frame, provides post-op patients with a lightweight, comfortably fitting brace.

TriFit™ Web Knee Brace

TriFit™ Web Knee Brace is a non-invasive and non-habit forming alternative to surgery and medication, TriFit is a supportive, unintimidating solution that can be incorporated into any lifestyle efficiently and comfortably.

Engineered for anyone and any activity, this revolutionary brace is the antidote to the painful and aging knee. Never before has form, fit and function been wrapped in one low profile knee brace, designed to fit each individual knee.

TriFit™ is the next big thing in cutting-edge bracing. Never before has form, fit and remarkable function been wrapped in one low profile knee brace and engineered for everybody and every activity.

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