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Old    wakeboardn4life            08-25-2005, 12:21 PM Reply   
how long should it take to get it? im getting measured in the morning at 10:30 and i have to go through HANGER Prostectics so i don't know if it would take longer through them or not. but what is the estimated time it takes to get it after being measured? Thanks
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-25-2005, 12:44 PM Reply   
I have the Donjoy equivalent and got it in less than a week after being measured.
Old    xtremrider            08-25-2005, 12:59 PM Reply   
I got measure friday august 12. The office got it in on tuesday august 23. But they wont let me have it until i go in for another appointment next wednesday august 31.
Old    xtremrider            08-25-2005, 1:00 PM Reply   
I alos go mine from hanger
Old    wakeboardn4life            08-25-2005, 6:19 PM Reply   
i hope mine doens't take as long as yours is takin xtremrider
Old    wakeboardn4life            08-28-2005, 10:46 AM Reply   
well i got measured friday the 26 and im getting it september 8th they said 10 days so it wont take long
Old    Gordie Taylor (wakeparent)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-01-2005, 9:32 AM Reply   
My 15 year old son got measured on aug 19 and had his brace wed the 22 in the morning to go to nationals. I dont know how much it helped, with out him getting a chance to ride before that. He said he still had alot of pain, injury was Aug.12 goes today about surgery. But the people at CTI are great got it to us very fast.

(Message edited by wakeparent on September 01, 2005)
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-01-2005, 6:40 PM Reply   
I got my first one in in less than a week at the office after getting fitted for it, and then when I needed a second one ordered it came directly to my house in 3 days.
Old    wakeboardn4life            09-01-2005, 7:09 PM Reply   
well im 4 months out from surgery and ive been wakeskating alot so im sure i wont have alot pain if any at all
Old    xtremrider            09-02-2005, 8:13 AM Reply   
I finally just got mine on wednesday, going to try it out this weekend.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-06-2005, 2:52 PM Reply   
getting fitted for mine within the next couple days.
Old    wakeboardn4life            09-06-2005, 5:53 PM Reply   
nice i get mine thursday
Old    wakeboardn4life            09-08-2005, 6:17 PM Reply   
well of all the luck i have they shipped it to clermont cali instead of clermont Florida so i don't get it for another week it seems like i get all the unluckyness
Old    Gordie Taylor (wakeparent)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-08-2005, 10:29 PM Reply   
My son got his quick, but gets his ACL replaced
and his minicus repaired on the 21st so he is done for awhile. but the brace should come in handy in about six months.
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-09-2005, 10:15 AM Reply   
your guys docs actually recommend braces?
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-09-2005, 11:07 AM Reply   
My doctor did. I have a completely torn ACL and the doc prescribed the brace.
Old    justsomeguy            09-09-2005, 11:48 AM Reply   
"your guys docs actually recommend braces?"

Is that surprising?
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-11-2005, 5:21 PM Reply   
yeah it is. Alot of the docs I have spoken too, (true sports med guys) will not write the recommendation for a brace.
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-11-2005, 7:32 PM Reply   
That's because the Physical therapist and Bracing clinics already know what the Orthopod prefers.
I know that from having worked with Orthopods and Physical therapists. It's one of those unwritten rules.
Old    justsomeguy            09-11-2005, 10:34 PM Reply   
So it's surprising for you. Ok.

"Alot of the docs I have spoken too, (true sports med guys) will not write the recommendation for a brace."

Why?
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-12-2005, 4:40 AM Reply   
The theory at least what I can ascertain from my lay position is that a brace is simply that, and they believe in rehabilation and total strength. They would not release my fiancee for total sports until she was above her pre-surgery strength. Same with my buddy who tore his.

When the conversation of a brace came up, the doc flat out refused, and said we don't do that here, you will need to go somewhere else. He explained, it pretty much like I did above.

I do like the attitude of strength, rehab, let it heal, then ride vs some other ortho's who have you back out doing everything in 4-6 months, just MHO, your mileage may vary.
Old    sbvfive            09-12-2005, 9:13 AM Reply   
I was leaving for a surf trip 3 days after I was measured, and innovation sports finished the brace and overnighted it to me at no extra cost....
Old    justsomeguy            09-12-2005, 11:00 AM Reply   
Since knee injuries and rehabilitaion, as well as post op knee stability, vary greatly, there are indeed many docs who recommend braces.

There are many people who finish rehab and get back to pre-injury strength levels that still need a brace due to the instability of the knee.

Yes, mileages do vary, just like knee injuries.

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