Custom carbon bracing overcomes the challenges of previously used bracing materials.
In the past, braces were made with a completely solid, fully encompassing design due to limitations with materials in order to provide patients with proper durability, mechanical control, and function. Essentially, these devices were plastic shells that were safer than not having a brace but problematic in terms of discomfort on pressure points and a clunky gait.
With advancements made in the bracing and prosthesis industry, custom carbon bracing is now an option for those who require a brace to complete the activities of daily life independently and successfully. Extremely lightweight and strong, carbon can be used in place of plastic, providing wearers with the following benefits:
- Enhanced flexibility
- Increased durability
- Reduced weight
- Increased strength
Custom Carbon Bracing at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics
With custom carbon bracing, patients experience high levels of function and comfort. Carbon also possesses energy-storing capabilities, so the material acts like a spring, replacing the function of weakened muscles. As a result, many patients report that they experience less fatigue when wearing custom carbon bracing as opposed to braces formed from other materials.
One of the main reasons we often recommend custom carbon bracing to our patients at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics is because these braces can be custom-made to complement the weight, height, and muscular structure of the individual. This allows for greater flexibility, less force on pressure points, and greater comfort overall.
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we also proudly serve Kernersville, North Wilkesboro, Lexington, and Greensboro. Ask your treating physician for a referral to Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, and we can determine if custom carbon bracing is a beneficial solution for you.