Common Questions about POD Active Knee Braces

Most queries about POD Active Knee Braces can be answered through the following questions and answers.

Why do I need a knee brace?

Why do I need a knee brace?

Knee braces assist in the prevention of knee injuries during rides and sport, while also providing treatment for those who have already suffered an injury.  POD K-Series Braces feature full frontal impact coverage, protecting against roost, rocks, branches plus crashes. Our lightweight frames and adjustable cuffs combine with the Human Motion hinge system to protect against ACL, MCL, PCL & LCL ligaments, rotary and combined instabilities.

Knee Brace or Knee Guard?

Knee Brace vs Knee Guard

Knee Brace vs Knee Guard – The fundamentals.

Where can I buy POD Active products?

Where can I buy POD Active products?

Please use the Dealer Locator, Online Dealer Locator and International Distributor locator to find the closest Authorized POD dealer to you.

Dealer Locator

Please use the dealer locator to find your local dealer.

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International

Please find your country and distributor on the list.

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How much do POD braces, parts and accessories cost?

How much do POD braces, parts and accessories cost?

Below are our suggest retail prices for POD braces, accessories and parts, though please note that these prices are subject to change without notice.

Contact your closest Authorized POD dealer for more information.

What is the difference between a K4 & K8?

What is the difference between a K4 & K8?

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POD’s K8 knee brace is the lightest, Pro Level Carbon brace on the market, while our K4 Fiberglass/Nylon chassis makes next generation comfort and performance accessible to the masses.

What POD Brace model is right for me?

What POD Brace model is right for me?

Model Selector

POD’s K8 knee brace is the lightest, Pro Level Carbon brace on the market, while our K4 Fiberglass/Nylon chassis makes next generation comfort and performance accessible to the masses.

How do I select the right size brace?

How do I select the right size brace?

It is recommended that brace fitting and adjustment be carried out by a suitable healthcare provider or through your local POD Active dealer.

A list of POD Active dealers can be found here.

Sizing Guide

Sizing Chart

NOTE: Due to varying shapes, knee measurements should only be used as a guide when determining the correct brace size.

1. KNEE WIDTH

Knee Width
Measure across the centre of the knee using the POD Sizing Tool. Take measurements in a weight bearing position at full extension (i.e. with leg fully straight).

2. KNEE CIRCUMFERENCE

Knee-Circumference

Measure the circumference of the knee directly underneath the kneecap using a soft tape measure or string. Take measurements in a weight bearing position at full extension (i.e. with leg fully straight).

3. TRY BRACE ON
Walk and bend your leg to aid the brace in settling. The brace should feel comfortably snug.
If the measurements indicate you are between sizes, we recommend to go up a size.

NOTE:
Due to varying shapes, knee measurements should only be used as a guide when determining the correct brace size.
It is recommended that brace fitting and adjustment be carried out by a suitable healthcare provider or through your local POD Active dealer.

Fitting and adjustment, what do I need to know?

Fitting and adjustment, what do I need to know?

It is recommended that brace fitting and adjustment be carried out by a suitable healthcare provider or through your local POD Active dealer. A list of POD Active dealers can be found here.

Step 1:

Fitting_Step 1

Unfasten all straps by releasing the Strap Ends on the lateral/outer side of the brace, and pulling the Strap Ends through the Strap Loops.

Step 2:

Fitting_Step 2

With your knee bent at a 90° angle, place the brace over the knee so that the hinge is located against the side of the knee joint.

Step 3:

Fit the Lower Strap #1 (directly below the knee) first, as this strap is located above the calf muscle and aids in the correct position of the brace. Pass the Strap End through the Strap Loops ensuring the strap is flat against your leg, tighten until snug and comfortable, and then fasten the Strap End.

Steps 4:

Fitting_Step 4

Repeat for the Upper Strap #2 (directly above the knee), Top Strap #3 and the Bottom Strap #4. NOTE:

When positioned correctly the hinges will be centred on the knee and your leg will move freely. Re-apply the brace if this is not the case.

NOTE:

Fitting_Step 4 note

When positioned correctly the hinges will be centred on the knee and your leg will move freely. Re-apply the brace if this is not the case.

Step 5:

Fitting_Step 5

Remove the brace by repeating Step 1. NOTE:

Do not over tighten or cross the straps. If you experience any pain or discomfort while fitting or using this brace, you should discontinue use immediately and consult your healthcare provider. If the brace causes discomfort on application or during use, repeat steps 3 to 4 to refit the brace with adjusted strap tension/placement.

How should I clean my POD knee brace?

How should I clean my POD knee brace?

We recommend that you inspect your brace after each ride, to ensure that the brace is functioning correctly and that there is no damage. Clean your brace with warm water and allow to air dry. Remove frame liners and straps, clean in water and let air dry. Do not place in a dryer.

Do not use detergents or chemicals that could affect the finish and function of your brace. Do not use a pressure washer as this could damage your brace.

What comes inside a K-Series Knee brace box?

What comes inside a POD Knee brace box?

Check out what comes with your POD K-Series Knee brace.

What warranty does the POD Knee brace come with?

What warranty does the POD Knee brace come with?

LIMITED WARRANTY (Original Owner Only)

The POD Active knee brace is covered by a limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. This limited warranty covers the product for one-year from the date of purchase. The limited warranty DOES NOT cover damage caused by accident, negligence, abuse, extensive use, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown in colours and materials over time. POD Active will repair or replace (at its sole discretion) any defective part covered under this warranty with items of comparable size and style.

Contact your POD Active distributor to obtain service under this warranty prior to returning any product for warranty evaluation.

NOTE: WHILE EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY OF FUNCTION, STRENGTH, DURABILITY AND COMFORT, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT INJURY WILL BE PREVENTED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.

CAUTION: THIS KNEE BRACE SHOULD BE USED IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. THIS IS A SUPPORTIVE KNEE BRACE ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED OR GUARANTEED TO PREVENT INJURY. POD ACTIVE PTY. LTD. ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURY, OR CONDITION, WHICH MIGHT OCCUR WHILE USING POD ACTIVE KNEE BRACING PRODUCTS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS, CONTACT POD ACTIVE PTY. LTD. BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT.

POD Active has an extensive network of international distributors located through out the world. Should you have any queries related to any POD Active products please contact your local distributor for service and support first.

A full list of POD Active distributors can be found here.

Can I claim my POD Knee braces on medical insurance?

Can I claim my POD Knee brace on medical insurance?

CODING

POD Active provides possible coding suggestions based on publicly-available information as a convenience to our customers. POD Active products that have been assigned HCPCS codes by Medicare through the coding verification process are posted below. The assigned codes are the required billing codes for these particular products. POD Active accepts no responsibility whatsoever in this regard, nor does POD Active make claims, promises or guarantees as to the availability of reimbursement for any POD Active product.

Medical Device CE/MHRA

POD K Series – CE_Declaration of Conformity

Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Can I service a POD Knee brace myself?

Can I service a POD Knee brace myself?

Yes, POD Knee braces are easy to service and re-build yourself. All spare parts can be purchased from your local dealer and found on the POD website.

How do I change the hinge locking angle?

How do I change the hinge locking angle?

Each POD K-Series brace comes with a set of thin and thick red hinge stops. Inserting a combination of these within your brace hinge housing will reduce the locking angle of your POD Knee brace. Please watch the video to see how to replace ligaments, plus insert hinge stops.

How do I replace the Hinge Housings and Ligaments?

How do I replace the Hinge Housings and Ligaments?

Please watch the video to see how to replace ligaments and hinge housings.

How do I replace the padding on my POD Knee brace?

How do I replace the padding on my POD Knee brace?

Please watch the video to see how to replace the padding on your POD Knee brace.

How do I replace the strapping on my POD Knee braces?

How do I replace the strapping on my POD Knee braces?

Please watch the video to see how to replace the strapping on your POD Knee brace.

How do I convert my POD Knee brace for multi sport use?

How do I convert my POD Knee brace for multi sport use?

Please watch the video to see how to convert your POD Knee brace for multisport use.

I broke a part on my POD Knee brace, what do I do?

I broke a part on my brace, what do I do?

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Please use the dealer locator to find your local dealer.

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Yes, all POD Knee braces are easy to service and re-build yourself. All spare parts can be purchased from your local dealer and found on the POD Active website.

Will both of my legs be the same size?

Will both of my legs be the same size?

We recommend that you measure each leg individually, as they can vary in sizes.

Can I use my POD braces in salt water?

Can I use my POD braces in salt water?

Philip Koster

Yes, your POD braces are waterproof and perform in all environments. We recommend that you inspect your brace after each use, to ensure that the brace is functioning correctly and that there is no damage.

Clean your brace with warm water and allow to air dry. Remove frame liners and straps, clean in water and let air dry. Do not place in a dryer. Do not use detergents or chemicals that could affect the finish and function of your brace. Do not use a pressure washer as this could damage your brace.

How to become a POD Dealer/Distributor?

How to become a POD Dealer/Distributor?

Become a Dealer / Distributor

BECOME A DEALER / DISTRIBUTOR

Send us an email by completing the form on the link to the left.

You can expect to hear back from us within 48 hours.

How do I apply for sponsorship?

How do I apply for sponsorship?

Apply for sponsorship

APPLY FOR SPONSORSHIP

Send us an email by completing the form on the link to the left.

You can expect to hear back from us within 48 hours.

Can I still get parts for my old POD braces?

Can I still get parts for my old POD braces?

POD K-Series braces are easy to service and re-build yourself. All current spare parts can be purchased from your local dealer and found on the POD website.

K300 & K700 Knee Brace parts may become limited, though contact POD for more information.

Dealer Locator

Please use the dealer locator to find your local dealer.

FIND YOUR LOCAL DEALER

International

Please find your country and distributor on the list.

FIND YOUR DISTRIBUTOR