Braces, usually made from plastic, metal, and foam, are designed to stabilize a joint, reduce pain and inflammation, and strengthen the muscle around the joint. A brace puts pressure on the sides of a joint to cause the joint to realign, which decreases the contact between two rough bone surfaces and reduces the pain while increasing mobility.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
At Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates we offer a complete line of durable medical equipment for the foot and ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, and spine.
We offer a wide variety of durable medical equipment (DME) products in all four of our locations.
Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates features two types of custom braces from the manufacturer BREG. Each brace is custom-made based on precise measurements that our trained specialists and technicians take. Because of this, you have a true fit that is only for you. These braces include:
- ACL Brace FUSION: The custom ACL Brace is used either post ACL reconstruction or post ACL injury. It allows competitive athletes to safely return to their sport with minimal to no risk of re-injury. This same brace can also promote the return to a safe and active lifestyle for patients who suffer from an ACL injury and wish to refrain from reconstructive surgery.
- Medial and Lateral Unloader Braces FUSION OA and X2K: These braces are used to return patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis to a pain-free, active lifestyle. The brace mechanism creates a push that assists to open the arthritic joint space. In return, patients bear less weight through the arthritic area. This enables them to disperse the weight through pain-free joint surfaces so they can comfortably return to doing what they love.