To get the most benefit and the longest life from your knee brace, use it as instructed by your doctor and the specific fitting and care instructions for the relevant brace. Every time you put the brace on, make sure the hinges are situated where the knee bends, and that the straps and tapes are fastened securely around your leg as instructed. During activities, check the position of the brace to make sure it has not moved.
Inspect your knee brace regularly for signs of wear and damage, and have any problems repaired immediately. A well-worn brace should be replaced to ensure you get the most benefit from it. Follow the cleaning instructions that come with the brace. Typically, any fabric on knee braces should be cleaned regularly with soap and water. Exposed metal should be covered to protect others from harm.