Reinforcements

Extra reinforcement for larger patients, or patients who are tough on their braces.


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Aluminum uprights

  • Replace plastic uprights.
  • Increased durability and medial/lateral stability for very active or larger patients (aluminum).

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Add aluminum uprights”). Additional charge.


Foam corrugation

  • Provides additional support over the dorsum and sides of the brace.
  • Adds strength where there is vulnerability to creasing for larger patients, especially when trying to use a brace style with a lower level of stability than ideal.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Add double corrugation to the lateral side”) and illustrate on brace drawing.



Square stop-block

  • Diamond-shaped standard posterior stop is replaced by larger, rectangular stop for added strength.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Add square stop-block”).


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Hinge and stop reinforcement

  • Thicker plastic to add strength to hinge and/or stop locations.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form (e.g., “Reinforce plastic at hinge”).


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D-ring for the anterior tibial strap

  • Adds strength to the anterior strap by adding double thickness.
    Can also pull toward leg more snugly.

Check box “Add D-ring to anterior strap” in the Straps section of order form.


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Posterior strut "Y" strut

  • Additional plastic piece is pulled into the posterior of a brace in an upside-down “Y” shape to add strength to it.

Request in Special Instructions section of order form.