The patella brace or patella strap is ideal for supporting the kneecap. In cases where the kneecap does not track properly (malalignment), a patella brace is able to keep the kneecap in place.
A patella band also works very successfully with adhesion problems of the patellar tendon where the underside of the kneecap is sensitive to pressure (insertion dinopathy or "jumper's knee").
The patella is part of the knee joint. Often a combination brace that provides support to both the knee joint and the kneecap