MSI Orthotic Lab
4646 S. Ash Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8AM - 4PM
The "Shorty Brace," is an orthotic device that offers multiple solutions for you and your patients. This two piece system has more control than a regular foot orthosis, and avoids irritating the talo-navicular area medially.
When patients will not accept an AFO, the lower profile Shorty Brace may be acceptable to them.
Suggested code*: L1907 (Ankle orthosis, supramalleolar with straps, with or without interface/pads, custom fabricated)
Please follow all guidelines and compliance regulations required.
The brace should never be utilized as a way of dispensing a foot orthosis. If you are concerned that your patient may be trying to "game the system," please order the brace as "non-detachable."
Symptomatic flat foot
Casting Instructions (neutral suspension casting technique):
Plaster: Please add strips to cover the malleoli. 6 strip thickness is recommended. We recommend placing the strips for the malleoli first and then applying the slipper cast.
Fiberglass: Casting tape or STS socks
Foam: A separate cast of the heel and malleoli (6 layer thickness) along with the foam box
Please note: A 90 degree angle is not required. We will be cutting the cast.
The straps are intended to be placed over the top/dorsum of the tongue of the shoe. The tongue serves as a soft interface.
* Please note that coding is the responsibility of the medical professional.