Orthoses and braces
An orthosis (also called a brace or splint) is a device that sits around a part of the body. An orthosis can have various functions such as supporting, stabilising, correcting, immobilising or relieving a body part.
Different Types Orthoses
An orthosis can be made to measure (custom-made) or supplied as standard. We call these standard orthoses ‘prefab’. This stands for prefabricated orthoses or braces. This gives us the option to deliver directly from stock so that you can receive and use your orthosis or brace, as quickly as possible. All prefab orthoses or braces are supplied in different sizes and for different body parts. If necessary, some orthoses can still be individually adjusted.
But you can also opt for custom-made orthoses. This is done, for example, if the standard size deviates or the operation does not meet the problem. In that case, a customised orthosis is made that meets your needs.
For upper limbs, custom orthoses can also be made from IMF. IMF stands for immediate fitting. These orthotics can be modelled directly on the body part. These types of orthoses are made from a special type of plastic that can be deformed at 60 °C.
How is an orthosis fitted?
In consultation with you and your doctor, we try to offer you the best solution. By listening to you and knowing both your needs and wishes, we look for the most suitable orthosis.
After having discussed all the details with the doctor, we take the size of the body part and/or take a plaster print. Only when a ‘prefab’ orthosis does not meet your requirements, we switch over to custom-made ones.
An Orthosis in Your Favourite Colour or Print
When choosing customisation, you also have the option of choosing a colour and/or print for your orthosis. Both the plastic print and the colour of the leather straps can be sorted out and passed on to your orthopedic advisor. View our range of colours and prints here.
Reimbursement of orthoses
With many of our orthoses and braces, you are entitled to a reimbursement from your health insurance or other insurance. However, the reimbursement depends on a few factors, as described below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Orthoses may be prescribed by the following medical specialists in:
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitative medicine
The first prescription is valid for 2 months after deregistration. A prescription for renewing the orthosis is valid for 6 months.
The table below shows the renewal periods for orthoses back in years: