Make sure you start with the brace in the right position. The middle of the hinges should be slightly above the top of the knee cap and be pushed slightly back behind the mid-line of the knee.
When applying the straps hold the hinges in place so the brace doesn’t move.
Try not to over tighten the thigh straps (straps #2 & #3) this will push the brace down the leg.
Always follow the order of the straps if other straps have to be re-tightened. Start with the bottom calf strap #1, then upper thigh strap #2, then lower thigh strap #3 and end with the upper calf strap #4.
Calf strap #5 does not need to be taken off after it is properly positioned.