Background: Damaged ACL skiing last year (also fractured proximal tibia, but that has healed). Sports medicine dr advises wearing brace for skiing -- and only for skiing -- and has prescribed derotational brace. Orthotics guy will look at the whole situation and fit to determine exactly which brace will be best. His concern is that a derotational brace may be too long to work with ski boots.
Orthotics appointment is Friday. I'll be taking my ski boots with me.
I believe the doctor wants me in a strong brace, even if it's bigger. He asked how much the size of the brace matters to me. Having never seen or worn one, I have no idea.
If the derotational brace is slightly too long, can my boot be trimmed to accommodate it? And would the other boot need to be trimmed equally? How much margin should be left above the top buckle? Do bootfitters do this, or might Santa need to bring me a Dremel?
Are women's ski boots of a certain size similar in height? I wear a 22-23. I'll need to use the brace with future boots as well.
Anything else I need to consider with respect to boots?
Again, my only use for the brace is skiing, so it needs to work with ski boots or it's useless.