Selecting the right brace is important to recovery | Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates

Recognizing that bracing is a vital part of any orthopedic practice, the doctors and staff at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates take care in selecting the best bracing products for our patients.

YOA’s Durable Medical Equipment (DME) specialists work hand-in-hand with our vendors to find products that are comfortable and durable. Two of our more popular and successful types are manufactured by DJO Global.

“It is very important that patients are correctly fitted with a brace that offers support and one that aids in recovery from injury or surgery,” said Eric Buchmann, a certified orthotic fitter (COF) and registered orthotic technician (ROT). “Our specialists at YOA are very thorough in selecting the right brace for each individual patient’s needs.”

Donjoy Playmaker – short and standard versions

The Playmaker can be used for injuries ranging from the mildest sprain to a moderate injury that may not require surgical intervention. The nylon/spandex fabric allows for breathable comfort and fit.

The strength of the hinges provides medial and lateral stability without compromising range of motion. This brace meets the needs of many types of active people, from student-athletes to recreational walkers.

Donjoy Reaction Patella Stabilizing Brace

Reaction braceThe Reaction Patella Stabilizing Brace (pictured at right) is just that. It is also used for mild to moderate patella femoral complaints, whether chronic or acute.  This brace is the alternative to the basic elastic knee sleeve and offers compression and pain relief.

Both braces have been prescribed and have helped to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis.

One of several DME specialists at YOA personally fits all patients with specialty bracing and will answer any questions during the fitting process.

To learn more about knee injuries and types of surgeries, call 330-758-0577.

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