Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace
Neo Sports Lab has been making patella knee braces for over a decade. Its AllyFlex Sports Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace is among the best knee braces for patella stabilization. Owing to its unique design and premium quality, plus the CoolMax lining layer, which makes the brace cool and breathable, our unisex patella knee brace has become the high demand product for patella knee protection for men and women.
What is patella stabilizer knee brace?
A patella stabilizer knee brace is a neoprene brace with an enforced ring that serves as a stabilizer to hold the patella in the proper place during activities like walking, running, or squatting.
If you have kneecap pain or suffered a dislocated patella, the patella stabilizer knee brace is a good option to help keep the patella in the proper position. Other conditions like patellofemoral pain syndrome, knee arthritis, or chondromalacia patella(CMP) may also benefit from the use of such patella knee brace. Be sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist to be sure you are using the patella brace for your condition.
What Does a Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace Do?
A patella stabilizer knee brace can serve many functions depending on the specific problem for which it is being used. Some injuries that may require the use of a patella knee brace include:
- Patellar dislocation: If you have suffered a dislocated patella (kneecap), a brace can help keep the patella in the proper place during walking, running and athletic activity. A patellar control devise like NeoAlly Sports Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace should be used for this condition.
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain: After knee surgery like a meniscus tear repair or an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, a good knee brace can help stabilize the joint. Initially, a Bledsoe brace is worn. After some healing has taken place, a patella stabilizer brace can be worn during athletic activity.
- Patellar Tendonitis and chondromalacia patellae (CMP): Patellar tendonitis is a painful condition in the front of your knee. Many patients with this condition benefit from a patella knee brace stabilizer with a J-pad in the front to gently lift the patella.
- Arthritis: People with knee osteoarthritis sometimes benefit from a patella stabilizer knee brace. This helps to unload the joint surfaces of your knee.
How to choose patella knee braces?
When choose a patella knee brace, the following factors need to be put into consideration:
- Open or closed: Closed patella knee braces can sometimes cause or aggravate knee injuries by applying pressure to the patella during a workout and causing it to move off-center, or rub against the underlying joint. Many open patella braces are designed specifically to support the patella as a secondary benefit, holding it in proper alignment relative to the rest of the knee joint. Open patella braces provide slightly less support than closed patella braces, so powerlifters and bodybuilders often favor the closed design. Athletes in more active sports often favor open patella braces for their lightness and flexibility.
- More support or less support: Most patella knee braces are made from neoprene material. Since neoprene varies in thickness, strength-ability, elasticity, and durability, the patella knee brace also varies in levels of support. In general, the thicker the brace is, the better support it has. The compression straps also make difference in the knee support level, and the quality and design of the ring around patella is another key factor in patella knee support.
- Breathable or not? Some patella knee braces are made of perforated neoprene while other are not. The perforated neoprene, which has small holes on the material, allows heat evaporate through those holes and thus keeps the brace dry.
- Comfortable fit: A better designed patella stabilizer knee brace makes tightly snug around knee and comfortable to wear. This is very true when wear the brace for intensive activities such as running, hiking, or cycling.
Types of Patella Knee Braces
Open Patella Knee Brace
Braces with an open patella (a hole in the center of the brace) allow relief of knee pressure and extra knee cap support with proper movement and tracking.
Closed Patella Knee Brace
Closed patella (no hole) braces, on the other hand, offer compression at the knee cap with the same pressure as the rest of the knee and additional support
Hinged Patella Knee Brace
This type of brace keeps your knee in the proper alignment when it bends, often used post-surgery, to help heal and avoid further injuries
We make all types of patella stabilizer knee braces. We also customize build the braces to your design and requirements.