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Custom Orthosis Wear and Care Instructions
A sock should be worn at all times with any type of brace on the foot.
New ORTHOSIS (braces) should be worn no more than 2 hours on the day of delivery.
A break in period of 7 to 10 days is recommended. During this period the wearing time of the ORTHOSIS should be increased by one hour each day.
During the break in period the patient’s skin should be checked every 2 to 3 hours for any signs of pressure. This would include any redness on the skin that does not dissipate within 15 minutes of removing the brace. Other signs of pressure would include bruising, blistering, or other obvious issues involving skin integrity.
If any problems should arise with the brace, wearing the brace should be discontinued and the orthotist should be contacted as soon as possible to plan a follow up or other necessary plan of care.