Durable Medical Equipment Specialist

Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Crown Point, IN & Munster, IN

The compassionate and knowledgeable team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute provides durable medical equipment, including wheelchairs and back braces, to veterans, seniors, and other patients with injuries. If you or a loved one needs durable medical equipment in Crown Point or Munster, Indiana, call or book an appointment online today.

Durable Equipment Q&A

What is durable medical equipment?

Durable medical equipment refers to any long-term reusable device that you use for therapeutic benefits in times of illness or injury. Medical equipment is considered durable if it has an anticipated lifetime of at least three years and can withstand repeated use.

The team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute provides several types of durable medical equipment, including:


  • Wheelchairs
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Slings
  • Orthotics
  • Back braces
  • Leg braces
  • Cervical collars


They also provide bone growth stimulators and specialized shoes or boots to help you walk with a foot or ankle injury.

What health conditions may require durable medical equipment?

Many injuries and conditions can affect the way you move throughout your day. Fortunately, the team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute provides durable medical equipment to make life easier while you heal.

They may recommend durable medical equipment to assist with a wide range of conditions, such as:


  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Joint dislocations
  • Neck pain


The type of medical equipment you require depends on your unique condition. The expert providers at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute create a personalized treatment plan that best addresses your needs.

How do I know if I need durable medical equipment?

The best way to find out if you need durable medical equipment is to schedule an appointment at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute. One of the skilled providers thoroughly evaluates your condition with a physical exam and review of your medical history.

Then, they recommend the best treatment for your particular condition. This may include one or more types of durable medical equipment.

How do I get durable medical equipment?

The friendly and knowledgeable team at Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute ensures you receive the medical devices you need. Then, they discuss methods of payment. Depending on your situation, you may pay for durable medical equipment in one of the following ways:


  • Medicare or Medicaid
  • Veterans’ benefits
  • Private insurance
  • Self-pay


If you have an injury or illness that requires durable medical equipment, don’t hesitate to call Orthopaedic Podiatric & Spine Institute or book an appointment online.