• Knee Brace
  • The code L1844 may be used either for a medically necessary custom-made unloader knee brace (only considered medically necessary in members with osteoarthritis) or it may be used to describe either a non-covered custom-made functional or rehabilitation (used in a postoperative setting) knee brace. (unicare.com)
  • Unloader knee braces, also referred to as off-loader knee braces, are typically custom-made (custom fabricated, custom molded) and are considered for individuals who are unable to be fitted with a prefabricated (off-the-shelf) knee brace. (unicare.com)
  • In order to decrease the weight on a painful knee joint, an unloader knee brace is designed to provide stability during activities of daily living. (unicare.com)
  • In a systematic review of the literature, Raja and Dewan (2011) identified the existence of a number of high-quality clinical studies that recommend the use of an unloader knee brace as conservative management in the relief of signs and symptoms associated with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. (unicare.com)
  • Basketball
  • Lower extremity braces and support finds utmost prominence as a result of rising prevalence of grade 2 and 3 knee osteoarthritis in geriatric population and increasing number of knee, ankle and foot injuries in athletes playing football, baseball, basketball and field and track athletics events. (livewirereporter.com)