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All About Durable Medical Equipment

Durable medical equipment (DME) is medical supplies that helps people with a disability or injury complete their daily tasks, such as walking. This equipment is ordered by a healthcare professional when the patient cannot perform everyday tasks or needs assistance with mobility. The term “durable medical equipment” refers to medical equipment that can be used over and over, hence the term “durable.”

People who need DME may include those who are recovering from surgery, living with chronic conditions, or just need a little help with mobility.

Common Types of Durable Medical Equipment in Orthopedics


There are many types of DME that may be prescribed by a medical professional, such as:

  • Boots
  • Braces
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Scooters
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs and other mobility aids

Beacon Durable Medical Equipment

At Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation and pain management products, services and education to patients at the time they need them. We have onsite DME services to provide the proper equipment to patients who need assistance.

Beacon DME partners with Bioworks to provide custom orthotics for our patients. Bioworks is an Orthotic and Durable Medical Equipment Company that has been providing quality care and service for their patients since 1984. They are providers for most commercial insurance companies, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

If you are interested in our durable medical equipment services, please contact us for more information. Schedule an appointment or visit one of our urgent care centers to be treated by one of our orthopedic, spine or sports medicine specialists.