My 14 year old daughter has something called a sublexed patella. She has been going to physical therapy and has had many issues with her knee popping out of place because of this issue. It is painful for her and frustrating as well. She has worn a variety of knee braces that would either wear out, or just not be up to par for what she needed them to do. We have went through the mill of them, found some ones that we were thought were good and would find something a little better. Purchasing these can get a bit pricey though.
Compressions has offered a wonderful option here with their knee brace. I love how durable the velcro is with this brace. It stays in place very nicely and is very strong. Around the patella (knee cap) part of this brace, there is a special spot for the patella and is is also reinforced with more cushion to keep it into place. I love this feature for my daughter. It keeps her patella in place just as she needs it to be. This knee brace is enforced with straps in both the top, middle, and back of the brace to make sure it stays in place. The material of this brace is nice and soft. It has a little stretch to it, but not too much.This can be washed on gentle cycle and still holds up beautifully. My daughter has wore this under and over her clothes and she has commented about how comfortable this is compared to her other braces. Before we thought we found the perfect one, but now we certainly have with this brand. The support offered with this brace kicks it up a notch for performance, thus a good choice for the sports minded.