A patellar brace is a knee brace designed to stabilise or protect the kneecap.

The common brace for patellar (kneecap) instability is the 'do-nut' type, with a cut-out for the patella, and firm support to either side. There are also 'strap' braces which go around the top of the shin over the patellar tendon - for patellar tendinitis.

patellar donut brace

Neoprene Knee Support with Stabilised Patella - For general knee support and mild patellar instability 

do-nut patellar brace

FormFit Knee Brace with Hinged lateral J - For more serious patellar instability

Cho Pat strap


Cho Pat strap - for painful tendinitis of the patellar tendon under the kneecap

do-nut brace
patellar tendon strap

Dr Sheila StroverĀ (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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