Custom Brace Measuring & Fitting

bracing Custom Brace Measuring & Fitting

Orthopedic injuries often result in the need for orthopedic bracing. The most common injury in which braces are required operatively is anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs, which are often required in order to return to activity or sport. The knee, in general, is a joint that often benefits from bracing, including osteoarthritis, medial collateral (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament injuries (LCL), and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries. Other common areas that may require bracing include the ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. This is most often for post-surgical support or can be to alleviate pain or improve post-injury stability.

The two primary categories of braces are custom and off-the-shelf (OTS). Custom braces are measured and fabricated specifically to an individual, while OTS braces are fit as closely as possible from stocked sizes. Custom braces are more effective but are also more expensive. Check with our front office staff to verify your DME (durable medical equipment) benefits with your insurance provider.

Blaire Zikratch, DPT ATC, has been measuring and fitting custom and OTS braces since 2011. She works with Mountain Brace Systems, of Boise ID for all of her bracing needs. She also works directly with patient physicians to coordinate care to the most effective degree possible.

For more information, Contact us at Pocatello, ID center.