Anyone using a leg brace?

I am at 10 weeks now.  A few weeks ago when I was at PT, my therapist introduced me to a guy who was at 6 months post ATR.  He was wearing this brace on his leg to prevent re-rupture.  So, I asked my doctor about it and he said, “Sure - that would be a good idea”.  He ordered it for me and I went to Hanger Medical Co. to get fitted.  It was so cool!  They put a sock on my foot and leg, and then a strap on my calf with a magnet on it.  The he took this scanner and scanned my leg.  As he scanned each part, it showed up on the computer - just like CGI.  Eventually my whole lower leg and foot were on the computer.  Way cool!!  They then take the image and make the brace, so it is a perfect fit.  The brace is L shaped and will go under my foot and around my calf.  It is hinged at the ankle to allow for increasing angles as my ROM improves.  The brace fits into regular shoes - so no more boot.  I can’t wait - I go to get it tomorrow.  It will be so nice to be able to walk in shoes, and not worry about re-rupture.  I walk now, but my foot feels so fragile!  I always wear my boot when I go out and especially when I go to work.  I will let you know what the brace is like when I get it.

2 Responses to “Anyone using a leg brace?”

  1. Teresa Wilson Says:

    My husband Chuck has a half sister named Angie Nubie, fathers name is Frank Elledge. If this the Angie I am looking for please e-mail me
    Teresa Wilson

  2. parisgirl78 Says:

    I’m not wearing shoes yet, but am very curious about the leg brace. Keep us posted on how that works out for you.

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