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Frequently Asked Questions   |  P1

Q. How much does the device cost?
A. Once you are evaluated and the full scope of the device is determined by the clinician, we will have a clearer picture of the price. We will work with you to assure your insurance is properly billed and you have a good understanding as to what, if any, will be your cost.

Q. Will my insurance cover this device?
A. The answer to this question depends upon your insurance plan, the device needed and your diagnosis. Depending upon your insurance, you may have a deductible, copay or a percentage of the total cost that you will be responsible for paying. The receptionists at our clinical offices should be able to inform you of the probability of coverage. Insurance coverage is NOT a guarantee of full payment.

Q. How long will it take for me to receive my device?
A. Custom devices and special orders take approximately 1 week following insurance approval. Off the shelf, prefabricated devices may be delivered the same day if we have them in stock.

Q. How long will this device last? How long will my liners last?
A. prosthesis can last for several years. The length of time depends on the amount of time the patient wears the prosthesis and what type of activities it is used for. Prostheses are designed to be very strong and durable. However, it is a good idea to have your prosthesis checked out every 12 months to make sure it is in good working order. Liners will usually start to wear out in about 6 months. But they can last up to 12 months or longer. Just like the prosthesis, the longevity of the liner depends on amount of usage.

Q. How long will my foot orthotics last?
A. There are many variables that come into play with regard to a device’s useful life. Factors such as patient weight, activity level and the style of foot orthotic must be considered. Generally, the more rigid the device the longer it will last. A rigid plastic device may last 2-3 years although the top-cover material may not. A soft device, such as one made for a diabetic patient, may last less than one year.

Q. How long should I wear my brace each day?
A. Typically a brace should be worn during waking hours unless otherwise specified by your physician.

Q. What should I do if the fit or function of my othosis or prosthesis changes?
A. You should contact your orthotist or prosthetist at once.

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