Braces and supports are prosthetic or orthotic devices which steady, align, protect, or strengthen weakened, injured, or deformed body parts.
Custom fitted orthotics are prefabricated, may require some assembly, and are substantially modified for individual fitting at the time of delivery by a certified orthotist, or an individual with equivalent specialized training.
Substantial modifications are changes by a certified orthotist or an individual with equivalent specialized training in compliance with licensure and regulatory requirements to achieve an individualized fit using CAD/CAM technology.
Minimal self-adjustment can be performed by the member and does not require expertise of a certified orthotist.
Off-the-shelf (OTS) orthotics are prefabricated, may require some assembly and/or minimal self-adjustment, but not requiring expertise of a certified orthotist.