When your leg is injured and should not bend, a knee immobilizer provides the support to keep your leg straight and promote healing. A knee stabilizer is usually adjustable and is fitted by a healthcare provider to be worn over clothing.
This brace is usually worn only when walking. It may be removed when in bed or sitting unless otherwise instructed by your doctor or therapist. You will continue to wear the knee immobilizer when walking until you can do straight leg raises in bed and your doctor or therapist says you may walk without it.