The most popular of the hinged range. This high quality neoprene sleeve, knee support brace has many features found in the Mustang range. Although shorter and slimmer overall, the Pinto offers a high degree of lateral support, as well as excellent torsional stability.
Available in 2 neoprene versions, Standard or Floprene®. Overall length is just 12ins (30cm), a slimmer lightweight design weighs just 400 gms (approx) Fitted with 2 adjusting straps allowing precise individual adjustment.
Unique self-centring hinges although smaller, these nylon composite hinges offer all the functionality as those of the Mustang brace. Easily worn under clothing and designed to provide protection and prevent injury during active / extreme sports. Also helps to protect old injuries.
The Pinto brace is excellent for the support of mild instabilities of the knee, for situations of mild *ACL, *PCL instability and *LCL or *MCL tears. The added benefit of this particular brace is that it can provide support to users with patella (knee cap) problems providing extra control of the knee due to the open patella design. Unlike many other support braces available at present, the Pinto has removable hinges and thus can be used not only as a stand alone knee brace, but with the advantage of being used as a compressive support with the hinges removed. The Pinto is ideal for situations where some control of the knee is required against lateral, rotational and hyperextension. Can be worn as a preventative brace for activities such as Ski-ing and Motocross. (*abbreviation guide FAQ).
What you can expect from the Pinto:-
This brace is designed to give your knee good stability. You should expect this product to feel comfortable when worn yet offering lateral, rotational and hyper-extension control to the knee. As well as retaining full freedom of natural joint movement with no restriction. The brace will support the ligaments in cases such as stretched ACL causing mild instability or damaged MCL etc. The Pinto is a middle of the line brace offering good support for active people when returning back to their chosen activity.
The Pinto is designed for use by people who require knee stability. It can help to control mild knee instability yet offer good support. Especially effective when worn as a preventative measure during active sports.
- Unique nylon composite hinges with self centring central guide plates which help control mild knee instabilities.
- Slim design that can be worn under clothing.
- Slip on design with a three dimensional shape to follow the contours of the leg.
- Designed for use in all types of sports activities and for use during convalescing.
- Available with an extra protective hard shell Knee cup (PL44) as an option for extreme sports use such as Motocross, Snowboarding, Skating.
- PL1234 (buttress pad) is included free with the PL01
The Pinto is used in many of the following sports:
- Ski-ing Snowboarding
- Rugby Football*
- Water Skiing
- Running, Fell Walking
- Racket Sports