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Medicare Approved Knee Braces

If you are experiencing knee pain, your doctor may recommend a knee brace. Our Medicare-approved knee braces are indicated for use to alleviate pain in medical conditions like osteoarthritis, medial meniscus tears, rheumatoid arthritis, knee ligament instability, patellar fracture, meniscal cartilage derangement, and knee sprains and strains. We carry a variety of Medicare-approved knee braces, including from top brands such as Donjoy, Trend Medical and Breg. Browse our selection below.

About Medicare Approved Knee Braces

Knee supports can be helpful in providing support and compression to your patella and surrounding ligament while you play sports, recover from injury, prevent injuries, or eliminate knee pain. From mild to maximum support, we have the largetest selection of braces, sleeves, strap, wraps, and bands for your protection.

Medicare Approved Knee Braces FAQs

How do I get a Medicare knee brace?

Medicare B covers arm, leg, back, and neck braces. Once you receive the prescription from your doctor, you need to purchase the brace through a provider that is Medicare-certified, such as Core Medical.

What are the different types of Medicare Approved Knee Braces?

Medicare coverage includes four types of knee orthotics:

  • Rehabilitative: Certain knee braces protect ligaments/tendons after surgery while allowing the joint to move. These rehabilitative devices also protect from potential reinjury. The Durable Medical Equipment must be a functional and rehabilitative device for coverage to apply. Knee orthotics must also aid a patient’s healing process of joint or neighboring tissue after an injury or surgery.
  • Functional: A pre-injured knee may be the result of a fall, sporting injury, or trauma to the area. A functional brace provides joint stability for an otherwise unstable knee. Functional braces offer knee support after an operation. It also may decrease pain and increase performance while wearing the device.
  • Unloader / Off-loader: Knee pain is most commonly due to osteoarthritis. Unloader/off-loader braces take the stress off the knee. Many find pressure relief caused by arthritic joints when using this Durable Medical Equipment.
  • Prophylactic: The most common type of knee brace for athletes. High-risk or injury-prone individuals may also need to wear this brace for support. This type of brace prevents things like ligamentous injuries, which are most common among all knee injuries.

Do I need a prescription for a knee brace?

Yes. Private and public health insurers both require copies of prescriptions to be submitted with claims for reimbursement.

What is the difference between a knee brace and a knee support?

Rigid braces provide more support and feel rigid, while compression sleeves allow for more movement but less support. Use a size chart to determine which flexible knee sleeve to choose based on the circumference of your knee below the center of the knee cap.