The Full Knee Helix (Open) compression sleeve provides the same great compression, comfort, and warmth to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the knee as the Full Knee Helix but without exerting any additional pressure to the kneecap. It is ideal for sprains and strains, meniscus issues, arthritis, and patellar femoral pain syndrome.
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The Full Knee Helix is our most popular knee compression sleeve, because who hasn’t had a bum knee at some point during their athletic career? The Full Knee Helix (Open) is designed with an opening for the patella, for those who want all of the benefits of the Full Knee Helix but who do not want any pressure on their kneecap. It is unmatched in its comfort, making it the hands-down choice for those who need to focus on their sport and not on their knee sleeve.
The Full Knee Helix (Open) is ideal for sprains to the ligaments of your knee joint, meniscus issues, and injuries to the tendons around your knee joint. It helps to control swelling and supports the structures around your knee while they heal.
The reinforced opening lends support to the sides of the kneecap, helping it to track correctly. For those who have a minor “wobble” or have been told that their kneecap moves slightly to the side when they bend their knee, this product can help to alleviate that issue.
It provides warmth and support, making it a go-to for arthritis sufferers, especially those who also have degeneration of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Many arthritis sufferers have found that wearing the Full Knee Helix (Open) for 2-3 hours after exercise enables them to have less pain the following day.
The Full Knee Helix (Open) is recommended for those people who are experiencing pain behind the knee cap or who have been told by their Dr. that they need a brace with an open patella. It is the same length as the Full Knee Helix, covering the entire joint plus several inches below and above the knee joint.
The Adjustable Knee Helix is recommended for those who need support of the entire knee joint but who do not want coverage over the kneecap, or for those who want support to the entire knee joint but not to the muscles above and below the knee joint.
The Full Knee Helix is ideal for those who want the simplicity of a compression sleeve that slips on. It covers the entire knee joint, as well as the tendons and muscles for several inches below and above the knee joint.
The Patella Helix is recommended for Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome (runner’s knee), pain behind the kneecap, or patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee).
The Knee Helix is the helix of choice for those who have a minor meniscus injury or an old meniscus injury, mild arthritis, or patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee).
If you need more information to help decide which knee Helix is best for you, please read this blog.
Please measure the circumference of your knee at the center of the kneecap, with your leg straight. Please do not measure your thigh. Please do not measure below your kneecap.
Which size should I order if I am in between sizes?
In general, leaner athletes prefer the smaller size. All others prefer the larger size.
Full Knee Helix (Open)
I really wanted to love these support sleeves. My ortho recommended them as an alternative to my other supports that didn’t have the knee cutout. The material is not supportive enough for my knees. I find the support from this fabric pretty minimal. I am not a thin person, I’m overweight, by a lot, which is why my knees need support, so it could just be a mismatch of design and my particular issue.
They did arrive quickly and are a lovely in every other way, just not for me.
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I'm sorry that you found your newest purchase to be not quite what you wanted. I see that you ordered two of those Full Knee Helix Opens. If one or either of them is still in the package or has not been worn other than to just try it on, we would gladly accept it/them back for a refund or an exchange for another product. We want you to be happy with your purchases and to wear them.
Customer Service Specialist
Team Body Helix
The Body Helix Full Knee Open compression sleeve I recently purchased is comfortable to wear, performs well, is built to last and is easy to clean. This cannot be said for most of the sleeves on the market today. I have tried many of them over the years. I'm 67 and my main activity these days is tennis. I also hike and bike on a regular basis.