The Mueller Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace helps protect the patella and knee joint. It's great during competition or even rehab. The patella buttress stabilizes the kneecap, helping to prevent it from shifting out of place. Supportive steel springs on both sides of the knee to provide firm support and full range of movement. Top and bottom straps help control compression and provide further comfort. For proper care, hand wash in cold water with mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.