Hey Colin. If your insurance will pay for a DJ, then they will pay for a CTI. Both CTi and Don Joy fall into the same DME reimbursement category or code.
Doctors often partner with a brace company for several reasons, including: ease of doing business, ease of measuring for product, breadth of product line,fellowship program support and product efficacy. The last, hopefully, being the most important to the doc. The best thing to do is get your doctor to understand that there is a big difference in the brace to you... the patient! That you have something that you love to do (ride) and that there are tangible differences in the brace design which enable it to function better for your needs. You need to help educate your doctor on wakeboarding and how gnarly the sport is on your knees. We have an information sheet that helps explain this to doctors. It is available on our myspace page (myspace.com/ctikneebraces) in the product pics folder.
Good luck... and I hope you are able to get the right brace to get you back - and keep you back out there riding safe!