Knee Braces

Knee Braces

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    Custom Made Foot Orthotics– These are simply called custom foot supports. They are supposed to fit a foot more efficiently as compared to other kind of arch supports. These are basically used to balance out biomechanical inadequacy of the legs or the feet. This helps a person walk easier and stay more confident about his gait Continue Reading

  • Knee Braces: Custom Made vs. Off the Shelf

    A commonly debated issue is the need for custom made knee braces versus pre-made, or off-the-shelf, versions.  There are two sides to this debate and this post will provide the advantages of each style of knee braces.

    Off the Shelf Knee Braces

    OTS knee braces are pre-made, typically in sizes small, medium, large, and x-large.  Our experience at Burnaby Orthopaedic is that the most common sizes of knee braces are small, medium and large.  We typically use OTS knee barces as options for less severe injuries, shorter term use, or in cases we are trying to keep costs as economical as possible.  Knee braces are usually fit by taking circumference measurements at the thigh Continue Reading