Custom Knee Braces
What is a custom knee brace?
Custom knee bracing can be a simple and effective way to reduce pain, prevent injury, and resume your activities. It is the most effective way to both stabilize and protect the knee joint. A custom knee brace is a medical appliance that is manufactured based on precise measurements of your leg, and tailored for your specific injury.
The brace is made from a combination of composite materials and polymers, or aerospace grade aluminum, making it both lightweight and extremely durable. “Custom” means your brace conforms with your knee intimately, ensuring a consistent level of protection and comfort without any significant loss of mobility.
We offer braces manufactured by Ossur, Donjoy and Breg, which are the top three brands in the industry.
What conditions can custom bracing help?
- Ligament injuries of the knee (ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL)
- Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee
- Knee instabilities
Can I use my knee brace for physical activities?
Absolutely. Many of our patients have continued to participate in regular exercise and recreational activities, such as golf, hiking, tennis, and gardening, hockey and a variety of sports thanks to the custom knee braces we’ve fitted them with. Our braces are also contoured to fit easily underneath most types of clothing, including athletic wear.
Will my brace be covered by insurance?
Your brace may be covered if you have extended health benefits. Contact your insurer, as coverage details may not be specifically outlined in your benefits package. A prescription for a knee brace may be required from your physician, so you may wish to obtain this prior to arriving at Healthgear for your bracing appointment.
- Healthgear Medical Mart Admin