Mobius Knee Braces
|Thigh Circumference (in)||16 - 18||18 - 20||20 - 22|
|Thigh Circumference (cm)||40 - 46||46 - 50||50 - 56|
General Sizing informationIf you are unsure about your size, compare your body measurements to the charts provided to determine the correct fit. These charts will give you a good idea of the size to order, but be sure to read special sizing information that may accompany an item description. Some merchandise dimensions may vary from the averages charted here.
Measure the circumference of your thigh approximately 6" (15cm) above the center of the knee cap.
- Step 1: First, hold back the Cable Release Button and pull out the Tendon Back Plate until the Cable is fully extended. Then slide the Brace over your leg and center the Patellar Shell over your kneecap while bending your leg. The brace should fit snug on the sides of your knee. If the brace is loose or too snug choose an Optional Patellar Shell Pad until the brace fits snug against the sides of your knee.
- Step 2: While holding the Tibial Shell firmly against your upper shin, attach Velcro Strap #1 locating the Tibial Strap Pad above your calf muscle and just below the crease behind your knee.
- Step 3: While holding the Tendon Back Plate against the back of your thigh and above the crease behind your knee turn the Cable Tensioning Dial clockwise until the cable is tight.
After adjusting the Cable Tensioning Dial to your desired amount of resistance there should be between 0.10"(2 mm) and 1.00"(25 mm) of exposed Cable, as shown in Detail A above.
If the distance is less than 0.10"(2 mm) and the Cable Tensioning Dial locks out, then try replacing the Standard Tendon Back Plate pad with the Optional thicker Tendon Back Plate Pads. If you still can't achieve proper tension in the Cable, then you need to try a smaller size brace.
If the distance is more than 1.00"(25 mm) then you need to try a larger size brace.
- Step 4: Attach Velcro Straps #3 and #4 and re-adjust Cable Tensioning Dial, if necessary, so that the Cable is as tight as you can make it without being too uncomfortable. The tighter you make the Cable the better knee protection you will have.
To remove the brace, first remove Velcro Straps #1, #3, and #4. Then, while holding back the Cable Release Button, pull the Femoral Shell away from your thigh until the cable is completely extended and remove the brace.
Customizing Your Fit
Everyone's legs are different shapes and sizes and many people have different size legs. Mobius X8 Braces are completely customizable to accommodate different leg sizes and shapes. Each braces come with two different optional thicknesses of Patellar Shell Pads so that you can get the brace to fit as snug as possible against the sides of your knees. Many people have smaller or larger than normal upper legs and many people have smaller and larger than normal lower legs. To accommodate this, Mobius offers Pad Fit Kits for the X8 Braces.
For example: If you fit a Small or Medium brace, but your lower leg is relatively larger, then you could replace the Tibial Shell Pads with thinner pads from a Medium or Large Pad Fit Kit. And you could replace the lower Straps with larger Straps from a Medium or Large Strap Kit. The same can be done for the upper leg.