All knee supports will cover the entire knee joint, and the main difference between an open patella and closed patella knee support is that the patella (or kneecap) is left uncovered at the front of the knee.
Open Patella knee support will offer extra protection to the patella, and this is one of our most popular product with a reinforced patella stabilizer included in the support.
This helps to prevent abnormal tracking of the patella during activities, making sure that it stays in proper alignment with the rest of the joint. It also helps to relieve pressure on the patella.
Many of the other supports and stabilizers in the Knee Support range feature an open patella design, and these supports can be considered better for longer periods of exercise as well as providing the extra benefits of the patella support.