Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch. This results in flattening of the foot. PTTD is often called adult acquired flatfoot because it is the most common type of flatfoot developed during adulthood.
One may also ask, are ankle braces covered by insurance? An ankle brace typically is covered by health insurance if it is prescribed by a doctor.
Also to know is, does Medicare cover Arizona brace?
In most cases, the Arizona AFO is covered by Medicare reimbursement when prescribed by a physician for approved applications. However it is the patients responsibility to verify coverage and secure any necessary pre-approvals.
What is an AFO ankle brace?
An ankle-foot orthosis, or AFO, is a support intended to control the position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or correct deformities. AFOs can be used to support weak limbs, or to position a limb with contracted muscles into a more normal position.