U-Shaped Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace with Stays


This cooling patella knee brace features a u-shaped buttress that supports and stabilizes the knee cap, enabling it to help with many different knee injuries and conditions. The patella stabilizer knee brace is flexible, breathable and lightweight, making it comfortable for long-term or active use.  

L Code: L1800=A4466
Detailed Description

Patella Knee Brace with Stays

This patellar tracking brace features a u-shaped buttress that supports the kneecap. The sewn in buttress also helps keep the kneecap in its proper position.

The patella stabilizer brace is softer than a hinged knee immobilizer but still flexible. It also includes spiral stays that prevent the dislocated knee cap brace from rolling or bunching.

The patellar stabilizing brace can help with the following conditions:

If one sustains a more serious injury involving the ligament tears and the like, surgery and/or an immobilizing knee brace may be needed.

The tubular patella tracking knee brace compresses the tissues around the kneecap, which is great for reducing inflammation and promoting healing.

But the patellar tracking disorder brace is open at the kneecap and the popliteal area at the back of the knee. The open kneecap area of the stabilizing knee brace keeps pressure off a sore kneecap as it moves within the opening of the support.

The open popliteal area of the patella stabilizing knee brace prevents bunching and makes the support more flexible for movement.

Both of these openings also enhance the breathability of the cooling knee brace.

The material of the knee brace to hold the kneecap in place is also quite breathable and comfortable to wear. It allows both heat and moisture to escape, adding to its appeal as one of the best knee braces for patella tracking disorder.

The knee brace patella stabilizer can be hand washed in warm water and mild soap. It should be air dried. High temps should not be used to wash or dry the brace.

Straps below and above the knee cap hold the knee brace with patella stabilizer in place. This is important since wearing knee braces to keep the kneecap in place do little good if they are sliding down the leg. The Velcro closures of the strap allow a high degree of sizing adjustment.

Around six inches of material should reside above the mid-knee cap if the knee brace patella support is properly applied.

Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace to Keep Kneecap in Place

This is one of the best knee braces for patellar instability stemming from a wide variety of injuries or conditions that compromise one’s patellar tracking.

Patellar tendonitis, also known as jumper’s knee, is a common ailment among athletes whose sports require frequent jumping or kicking. Such repeated stressors on the patellar tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone can irritate and inflame it, causing pain. (Learn more about jumper’s knee.)

A patellar tendon strap can tack down the tendon, easing discomfort. The inferior u-shaped buttress of this particular torn patella tendon knee brace works similarly. Plus a full knee brace for severe patellar tendonitis has the added benefit of compressing and supporting the tissues around the kneecap.

Another possible sports injury involving the kneecap is a dislocated or subluxated patella. These refer to the patella slipping fully or partially out of its groove, causing severe pain and instability. Treatment for a dislocated knee will involve a period of immobilization via a cast or a patella immobilizer brace, followed by gradual mobilization of the knee and physical therapy to regain strength and range of motion.

Unfortunately, dislocating one’s patella leaves one substantially more vulnerable to recurrent injuries. Therefore, this buttress is a particularly popular knee brace for dislocated kneecap. The sewn-in u-shaped buttress stabilizes the patella and helps the kneecap to track as it should. The flexible design and breathable material help make this one of the best braces for patellar subluxation treatment.

Besides its actual application as a knee brace that holds the patella in its proper position during movement, it also offers peace of mind that one’s knee will not give way or buckle during a game.

This is also a great knee immobilizer for patellar tracking disorder where the kneecap shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. This might be caused by weak thigh muscles, tight or loose soft tissues of the leg, repeated knee stressors, traumatic injury to the knee like a dislocation, or patella baja or patella alta where the kneecap sits abnormally low or high relative to the femoral groove, respectively.

A knee brace for patellar instability can help correct the kneecap’s alignment and improve its function. Another benefit of a patella knee brace with a u-shaped buttress is that this is a non-invasive and cost efficient way to manage one’s symptoms.

Most of these injuries can be treated conservatively—without surgery. But in the rare cases where surgery is necessary, one might consider a bilateral hinged knee braces with patella buttress. After a period of immobilization has come to an end, this brace can support the knee after patella surgery as one gets back to normal activity.

Key Features of Patellar Tracking Brace

This open kneecap sleeve has a number of qualities that make it a comfortable solution for treating patellar tracking problems and other sources of kneecap pain. Following is a list of them.

  • Knee stabilizer brace with u-shaped buttress
  • Inferior buttress is sewn in so it stays put
  • Patellar instability brace helps with patellar tracking
  • Brace for knee pain when bending supports the knee
  • Patellar braces include spiral stays that keep it from rolling over or bunching
  • Knee brace for patella support has openings at the patella and popliteal area
  • Open popliteal and patella improves breathability and flexibility of the support
  • Material of this bilateral patellar subluxation brace allows heat and moisture to escape
  • Breathable knee tracking brace is lightweight and comfortable
  • Two Velcro strap closures allows a customized, secure fit
  • Indications: patella subluxation and dislocation, patella-femoral tracking syndrome, patella alta/baja, patella tendon injuries
  • Can also be used after a period of immobilization following surgery
  • Black knee brace for small patellar tendon tears
  • The patella support knee brace is 13" tall
  • Plus-sizes of this patella tracking support are available, up to 4XL

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Customer Reviews






I've had a bad knee for many years and worn many braces. This is the only brace I've found that has all the important features for a plus size brace.

1. - It's a slip on brace. The wrap around braces that fasten in the back are too hard to reach when you're plus sized. The braces that fasten in the front are not a good idea for plus size people because they tend to ride down your leg or even fall off the minute you stand up. Braces that fasten in the front also offer no support whatsoever to the patella.
2. - It has a patella buttress. Even if your particular knee injury is not patella related, for a plus size person the buttress helps hold the brace in place and prevent the brace from riding down as you walk.
3. - Wrap around velcro straps. These allow you to get just the right amount of snugness to the brace for maximum support while still being comfortable. Braces that have no straps don't offer enough support for moderate to severe knee injury, and braces with straps that don't wrap all the way around don't support as well.
4. - Stabilizing stays on both sides. I've tried the braces with metal hinges. If you have to wear a knee brace under a pair of pants like I do, braces with hinges are not a good idea. The metal hinges eventually start wearing holes in the sides of your pants. The stabilizing stays offer almost as much support as metal hinges but are less visible under pants and wont wear holes in your pants.
5. - It's not neoprene. I live in a warm climate and neoprene braces get hot and make you sweat if you wear your brace most of the day like I do. Neoprene braces worn daily in a hot climate can eventually give you a rash on your skin where you wear the brace, plus the brace gets stinky quickly. The material this brace is made out of is very cooling which is much more comfortable for long term daily wear and the brace stays cleaner longer which means you don't have to constantly wash it to keep it clean.

I highly recommend this brace for any plus size person who is looking for a good quality knee brace.
*When you take your knee measurements, if you are an in-between size and not sure which size to order, I recommend going with the smaller size. My measurements were in between a 3xl and 4xl. I went with the 4xl and had to return it because it was too big. The 3xl fits fine.
Heads up to the customer service phone person and the guys in shipping for getting my 3xl brace out to me as fast as possible. Thanks BraceAbility, you now have a customer for life!




Thank heaven


Im a big girl and couldn't find a brace for my knee. The hospital sent me home with a brace that slide down my leg when I stood up. I needed a brace that would help me get back to my regular routine. The plus size brace was the perfect solution.






And I ran across this site cuz now I can get the right size knee braces that I need for both legs and hopefully they work for me I've been in so much pain with these two legs so maybe this is a gift from God to find the site

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