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Leg strap; foam or fabric, replacement only, per set

HCPCS code

Name of the Procedure:

Leg Strap Replacement
Common Name(s): Leg Strap
Technical/Medical Term: HCPCS Code A5114 - Leg Strap; Foam or Fabric, Replacement Only, Per Set


The leg strap replacement is a procedure to change out old or worn leg straps used for additional support with various orthopedic or prosthetic devices. The new leg straps are made from foam or fabric and come as a set.


Leg straps are used to secure and stabilize braces, prosthetic limbs, or other medical devices to a patient's leg. Replacing worn-out straps ensures continued efficacy, reduces discomfort, and prevents potential skin irritation or breakdown.


  • Patients who use orthopedic braces or prosthetic limbs.
  • Signs of wear and tear or damage to existing leg straps.
  • Discomfort, slipping, or reduced effectiveness of the leg support due to compromised straps.


  • Ensure the patient’s skin is clean and dry before applying new straps.
  • There are no specific fasting or medication adjustments required.
  • No diagnostic tests are generally required prior to this procedure.

Procedure Description

  1. Assessment: Check the current condition of the leg strap for wear or damage.
  2. Removal: Carefully remove the old straps from the brace or prosthetic device.
  3. Cleaning: Clean the area where the new straps will be attached if needed.
  4. Application: Attach the new foam or fabric leg straps securely to the device, ensuring proper positioning for comfort and function.
  5. Fitting: Adjust the straps to ensure a snug but comfortable fit on the patient’s leg, making any necessary adjustments.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Replacement leg straps (foam or fabric)
  • Cleaning supplies (if needed)
  • Scissors or tools for strap adjustment

Anesthesia or Sedation:

  • Not required for this procedure.


The replacement typically takes about 10-20 minutes.


This procedure can be performed in various settings including:

  • Outpatient clinic
  • Orthopedic office
  • Prosthetics and orthotics facility


  • Orthopedic technician
  • Prosthetist/Orthotist
  • Occasionally, a nurse or medical assistant

Risks and Complications

Common Risks:

  • Slight discomfort during adjustment.
  • Possible minor skin irritation initially due to the new straps.

Rare Risks:

  • Skin abrasions or pressure sores if straps are too tight.
  • Allergic reaction to strap material (rare).


  • Improved stability and comfort.
  • Prolonged life and efficiency of orthopedic or prosthetic device.
  • Prevention of skin issues caused by old, worn-out straps.


  • No significant recovery time needed.
  • Patients can resume normal activities immediately.
  • Follow-up with healthcare provider to ensure proper fit and function during next scheduled visit, or sooner if issues arise.


  • Maintaining old straps (though not recommended if they are worn out).
  • Using different materials like silicone or elastic straps, depending on patient preference and compatibility.
  • Regular monitoring and adjustment to extend the life of existing straps.

Patient Experience

  • Minimal discomfort during the replacement process.
  • Immediate improvement in comfort and device stability.
  • Advice on proper fit, care, and maintenance of new leg straps will be provided.
  • Pain management not typically necessary.

Patients can expect a quick and straightforward procedure with immediate functional benefits from their newly replaced leg straps.

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