Brace Shop (Orthotic & Prosthetic Services)
The Brace Shop at Tripler Army Medical Center offers a range of orthotic & prosthetic (O&P) services using state-of-the-art technology for design, fabrication, and fitting of customized and prefabricated devices. We work with the best manufactures in the industry to deliver the most advanced and current technology to our patients.
Prospective patients will need to present a valid ID card and written prescription (must be prescribed within 90 days) for the service desired.
Order of priority for all Brace Shop services is based upon beneficiary status – highest priority is Active Duty, followed in order by, Family Member, Retirees/Retiree Family Member and Veterans.
Hours of Operations
Monday thru Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed
List of Services Provided
Prosthetic Services – by appointment only
Prosthetics is the evaluation, fabrication, and custom fitting of artificial limbs, known as "prostheses." Prostheses enhance the function and lifestyle of persons with limb loss. The prosthesis must be a unique combination of appropriate materials, alignment, design, and construction.
Tripler Army Medical Center’s Brace Shop offers limited prosthetic services (artificial limbs). A valid prescription from an Orthopedist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Physician (Physiatrist), or DoD Physical Therapist is required.
Please call (808) 433-6967 to inquire about your eligibility for prosthetic services at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Orthotic/Brace Services – appointments & limited walk-in services available
Orthotics is the evaluation, fabrication, and custom fitting of orthopedic braces, known as "orthoses." Orthotics combines knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, and engineering. Orthoses are externally applied devices used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system.
Patients must have a valid prescriptions for all orthotic/brace devices (all body parts). The majority of off-the-shelf (OTS) and prefabricated orthoses are available to “walk-in” patients or by appointment.
Please note, some items require an appointment and the Brace Shop staff reserves the right to schedule appointments of those items/cases requiring more advanced and/or customized designs.
Call (808) 433-6967 to inquire about your eligibility for orthotic/brace services at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Pedorthic Services – appointments & limited walk-in services available
Pedorthics is the science and practice of evaluating, fabricating, and delivering footwear and foot orthoses to prevent, ease, or treat painful or disabling conditions of the foot and ankle caused by disease, congenital defect, overuse, or injury. Pedorthics combines knowledge of human anatomy and biomechanical evaluation.
Please note that pedorthic services are offered to limited patient populations depending on beneficiary status, diagnosis, and design.
Call (808) 433-6967 to inquire about your eligibility for pedorthic services at Tripler Army Medical Center.
How to make an appointment:
- Foot orthoses (FOs) for non-diabetic patients – ACTIVE DUTY ONLY. If the FO is an integral part of an advance orthotic device it may be a covered benefit for non-active duty, non-diabetic, Tricare beneficiaries.
- Diabetic shoes and inserts - All Tricare beneficiaries with diabetes and a valid prescription from a physician.
Please call Orthotic & Prosthetic Services (Tripler Army Medical Center Brace Shop) at (808) 433-6967.
All prescriptions must have been written within 90 days. Additionally, in accordance with TRICARE policies, all prescriptions for orthotic devices must meet Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) requirements or be accompanied with a CMN form.
CMN requirements include that the prescription clearly states the following:
- Type of device
- Diagnosis or reason for the orthosis
- Duration of need (expected length of need)
- Physician/approved DoD healthcare professional’s signature (electronic accepted)
For custom devices, including custom foot orthotics and advanced limb or spine orthoses, prescriptions must be signed by an Orthopedist, Podiatrist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Physician, Sports Medicine Physician, or DoD Physical Therapist.
Items NOT carried or provided by the Tripler Army Medical Center Brace Shop:
- Cam Walker Boots (Provided by the Orthopedics/Podiatry cast room)
- Range of Motion Braces (Provided by the Orthopedics/Podiatry cast room)
- Post-Op/Cast Shoes (Provided by the Orthopedics/Podiatry cast room)
- Crutches/Canes (Provided by Tripler Army Medical Center Physical Therapy)
- Wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, and other similar durable medical equipment (refer to network)
We accept customer satisfaction feedback through our FOCUS "For Our Customer's Ultimate Satisfaction" Cards (located throughout the hospital) and through our Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site located on the Internet at http://ice.disa.mil.
If you have any questions, you may contact our Customer Relations office