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David Grant USAF Medical Center - Brace Shop

Staff Sgt. Joy Victoria and Staff Sgt. Maria Cook, use the milling machine to cut arch support inserts, Oct. 9 at the David Grant Medical Center brace shop. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

Staff Sgt. Joy Victoria and Staff Sgt. Maria Cook, use the milling machine to cut arch support inserts, Oct. 9 at the David Grant Medical Center brace shop. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

Tech. Sgt. Amy Touchette and Staff Sgt. Maria Cook, prepare to sand arch support inserts, Oct. 9 at the David Grant Medical Center brace shop. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

Tech. Sgt. Amy Touchette and Staff Sgt. Maria Cook, prepare to sand arch support inserts, Oct. 9 at the David Grant Medical Center brace shop. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Pompilio Alfaro Jr., Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), orthotic technician, instructs Airman Kendra Alba, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs photographer, on how to properly wear a patella tendon strap, LRMC, Germany, Dec. 15, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Desiree Whitney Esposito)

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Pompilio Alfaro Jr., Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), orthotic technician, instructs Airman Kendra Alba, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs photographer, on how to properly wear a patella tendon strap, LRMC, Germany, Dec. 15, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Desiree Whitney Esposito)

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The Brace Shop at David Grant USAF Medical Center provides competent orthotic services in a courteous, professional, and timely manner to Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs TRICARE eligible patients.

DGMC's Brace Shop is capable of designing, fabricating, fitting and modifying a full range of orthopedic appliances to include treatment of preoperative and postoperative patients, sports injuries, disabilities, chronic pain and minor maladies. By adapting a team approach to treatment, we insure the highest quality of care and patient satisfaction.

The Brace Shop is a "walk-in" clinic open all weekdays except for the fourth Thursday of each month for in-house training of our personnel. Patients must be referred by a medical provider. Follow-up appointments can be made in the Brace Shop if needed.

Who we see:

We see all TRICARE beneficiaries. Active-duty members will have priority placement for appointments and will be seen at DGMC. All other beneficiary categories will be seen at DGMC on a "space available" basis.

Age Groups:

All ages, from neonate to geriatrics.

Our Services:

We provide a wide range of over-the-counter and custom-made braces to include:

Diabetic shoes

Wrist/arm/shoulder braces

Foot/ankle/knee braces

Back supports to include maternity

Foot Orthotics

Ankle Foot Orthotics

Pediatric braces

Orthotic management/upkeep

Orthopedic pre/post-op fittings

Custom braces (must be referred from Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, or Podiatrist)

Services that we do NOT offer:

Canes

Crutches

Walkers

Compression garments

Donut pillows

Finger splinting

Clinical Information we need from patients:

For referrals to the Brace Shop, we require a consult to be entered into CHCS or AHLTA by the referring physician. The referral must include a detailed diagnosis and requested brace.

Location:

Level 1 (1st floor - South side of facility), Room 1C251 across from the Orthopedics Clinic

Walk- in Hours are:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 0800-1200 & 1300-1500

Tuesday and Thursday 0700-1100 & 1430-1630

Closed the fourth Thursday of each month for Medical Group training

Weekends, Federal Holidays and AMC-designated Family Days: Closed