Freedom Leg Brace can provide a non-surgical treatment option for partial Achilles Tendon Rupture
In many cases it is possible to treat a partial Achilles Tendon Rupture with a more conservative approach that does not require surgery. This typically means 8+ weeks of non-weight bearing on the affected leg. It can be very difficult to comply with this prescription if you are using crutches. Many people are unable to consistently use crutches for such an extended period of time because of the inconvenience and pain to the back and upper body associated with continuous use. They begin to put the injured foot on the ground which can aggravate the injury so it will not heal. The result is they may then require surgery and another long non-weight bearing period.
A better solution is to use the Freedom Leg Brace to allow the Achilles Tendon to heal. Once you put on the brace you know you are non-weight bearing 100% of the time. You still have the use of your hands and there is no strain on the back or upper body. The Freedom Leg brace easily integrates into your daily routine making it much easier to comply with the doctor.
I just wanted to thank whomever designed the Freedom Leg brace. I received my brace yesterday from Dr Evan Brody in Kennesaw Georgia. As a 15 year veteran of the rehab equipment and seating and mobility industries, I have been waiting for just such a device. I am a t-level partial spinal cord injury from a MVA 25 years ago. During the 27 operations I had subsequently , I also developed type 2 diabetes. The two diagnosis have created a perfect storm where I suffer from chronic foot wounds caused by pressure and shear forces. I have had to resort to continually using a wheelchair to keep from getting these wounds or to heal a wound after I get them from ambulating too much. This brace has allowed me to return to work after a recent wound required an IND procedure. I was able to wash my truck this morning and look forward to the work day ahead. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DESIGNING THIS BRACE! Brock Beasley ATP, CRTS, CDSS.
Please share with Joel how much I appreciate this device. The Freedom Leg has allowed me to deliver a $30k wheelchair to an ALS client who would have had to wait a couple more weeks for delivery. The extra time she’ll have being independent at this stage of her disease process will definitely make a difference in the quality of her life during the short time she has left with her family. The ripple effects caused by the freedom and independence provided by a device like this is pretty awesome. Many thanks to you all!