DME - How This Service Can Enhance Orthopedic Care

DME stands for durable medical equipment which is a collection of medical equipment that help people with specific injury or disability. In the world of bone health this frequently includes boots, and braces among others. Equipment such as these may be ordered by your provider to be used in relation to your medical condition as described to you at your appointment.

What kind of medical conditions require DME?

Your provider will be the best source of information on whether your condition requires the use of medical equipment, but some of the most common conditions consist of the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Dislocations
  • Joint injuries
  • Tendon or ligament injuries

What kind of DME could I be prescribed?

The type of DME you may need will be determined by your provider and, once prescribed, one of our DME specialists will help you with being fitted and the proper instructions for the best outcome. Some of the common types of equipment we keep in stock include:

  • Walking boots
  • Braces
  • Slings
  • Splints
  • Crutches

Will DME be covered by my insurance?

Many of the DME items we provide are covered by insurance, but when and how much are covered relies on your insurance plan type, deductibles and co-insurance. We will obtain the necessary insurance approvals and submit claims on your behalf. If the item is not covered, we will do our best to work with you to help reduce the financial burden.

How will OA's DME Specialists help the process?

Our physicians work directly with our DME staff to provide you with the best possible care and treatment outcomes. When receiving a product, you will have a trained medical professional fit the product to you, educate you on proper use and assist with any questions or concerns related to your items.

For more questions related to DME please contact us at 800-824-9861.

fitting a brace