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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Holy Expensive Leg Braces, Batman

I got the babies fitted for their AFO's this week. (Those are leg braces.) They're quite attractive. And freaking expensive! $1300 per pair, per baby. And they have to be replaced as their feet grow, just like regular shoes. Zoinks. And you thought Stride Rite was expensive?

They look something like this:

Many, many thanks to the local Muscular Dystrophy Association, who is actually paying for these this time. They have a certain amount to spend per patient every few years, and these braces fall within their limit. So we'll have to buy next few sets, but they'll chip in every 3 years or so. Woo hoo for free money!


  1. That is expensive! It kind of reminds me of K&B's helmets, but they only needed 2 each. That's a lot of money and I'm sure insurance probably doesn't help at all. That's awesome about the muscular Dystrophy helping. What a great charity.

  2. Geesh, that is kinda expensive. So glad that this lot are being paid for. Will insurance help out at all with future ones?

  3. We have an annual $2,000 deductible for durable medical equipment like this...per person.... so, if it's a year when they need more than one set each, then yeah, they'll cover it. But they may need other braces, wheelchairs, etc that could go towards that $2k deductible each year, so maybe.... yuck, huh?