Medicare can Help with Braces, Canes and Crutches

Breaking a leg or having any other type of injury that impedes your ability to walk normally can have a major impact on your quality of life. When this happens you expect for your health insurance to be able to help you and this is exactly what Medicare will do. Medicare will offer you help to pay for your canes, crutches, and braces so that you can get some normalcy back to your life.

Braces (arm, leg, back, and neck)

Medicare Part B covers arm, leg, back, and neck braces in the event that you should need them in your life. In 2011, You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount, which gives you the ability to get the help that you need without having to worry about bankrupting you and your family.


Medicare Part B covers canes and crutches for the same reason that they cover the usage of braces. Medicare doesn’t cover white canes for the blind, but the do cover canes for many other reasons in which they would be medically necessary. In 2011, You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount.

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