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Gym mama

Proud Parent
Jul 9, 2019
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My daughter has been cleared to start the long journey back to gymnastics after surgery to repair ACL/Meniscus. Her surgeon says she must wear a brace when she gets back to the gym. I've been researching athletic braces and I'm looking for feedback between a Donjoy or an Osssur brace and whether a pre-fabricated brace will do or should I go with a custom made? Any advice is greatly appreciated
 

CoachPow

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May 22, 2020
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My daughter has been cleared to start the long journey back to gymnastics after surgery to repair ACL/Meniscus. Her surgeon says she must wear a brace when she gets back to the gym. I've been researching athletic braces and I'm looking for feedback between a Donjoy or an Osssur brace and whether a pre-fabricated brace will do or should I go with a custom made? Any advice is greatly appreciated
We've had athletes come back from ACL tears very successfully with and without braces. I would strongly suggest asking the surgeon for their recommendation before going down that path. They may have a preference, but most have been pushing towards a custom-fit brace in my recent experience (coaching football and gymnastics) to provide maximum stability.
 

CuriousCate

Proud Parent
Jul 12, 2016
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Custom. Your surgeon likely has a preference and if not, ask the PT if they have a recommendation. If still no lead, the surgeon should be willing to write a prescription for custom fit ACL brace and send you to an orthotist to discuss the best option for your kid. I really like DJO custom braces, but they can be really costly and often if you have it prescribed, insurance covers a large portion of the cost.
 
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