Patient’s Should be Happy with Their Brace

There are two simple and inexpensive tools which will resolve 90% of patient issues with a knee brace.

Suspension Sleeve Wrap: $22

Suspension sleeve wraps may be used over or under a knee brace. These wraps are stretched around the brace or the patient’s skin to add “grip” to a slipping or shifting brace.

These wraps will also add compression.

If a patient struggles with any of the following, a suspension sleeve wrap is advised:

-Brace slipping down throughout the day-Brace rotating or twisting out of place-Tenderness on the side of their knee against the hinge of the brace

Under- Sleeve: $22

If a patient is participating in physical activity and sweating with the brace on– the brace may have a tendency to chafe. It is very important to prevent any skin irritation, aggravation or chafing as it can create a situation where your patient could become unable to wear the brace for several weeks (depending on the severity.)

By simply supplying your patient with an under-sleeve to protect their skin, you can avoid any potential irritation or skin issues.

If your patient meets any of the following, an under-sleeve is advised:

– Redness of skin beneath the brace or straps (an early sign that chafing may be occurring.)– Patient’s skin chafed, aggravated or broken.

– Patient intends to exercise with the brace on– Patient’s line of work involves any sort of manual labor or high level of physical activity.
Some examples: Landscaper, Factory Worker, Fire Fighter, etc.

Both the under-sleeve and the suspension sleeve wrap are billable along with the knee brace under the code L2397.

This Fitting Video shows the use of suspension sleeves along with fitting a knee brace.

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