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Boot-type Walkers 




Fixed Walking BootThe boot-type walkers can be provided in a fixed mode or with ankle joints to provide articulation.  Pneumatic support is also available.

 

The brace has a lightweight, durable, semi-rigid shell that will support the limb and provide protection.  Incorporated are medial and lateral uprights, SACH heel and rocker sole.  Closure is achieved with Velcro.

 

The strapping system provides full circumferential compression of the limb.  The breathable fiber liner is washable.

 

The articulated boot allows range of motion (ROM) usually from approximately 20 degrees dorsiflexion to 40 degrees plantar flexion.

 

 

 

ROM Walking BootASSOCIATED CONDITIONS

 

§          Sprain/Strain

§          Distal Tibial Fracture

§          Distal Fibular Fracture

§          Ankle Instability

§          Arthritis

§          Fractures of the Foot

 

WEARING PROTOCOL

 

Follow your physicians instructions as to wearing protocol.  Normally, use device when up and ambulating.

 

DON AND DOFF INSTRUCTIONS

 

Bend the knee and place the foot firmly back in the heel of the boot.

 

Start by placing the strap around the ankle tightly and then snug remaining straps.  Remember that a loose strap can cause pistoning and could result in a blister.

 

CARE

 

The lining of the boot can be washed.  Follow the manufacturers instructions.  Depending on the length of wearing time, a new liner can be purchased and replaced by your orthotist

 

SUGGESTIONS

 

The brace has a rocker bottom on the sole which allows for easier ambulation.  A tennis shoe worn on the opposite side helps eliminate some of the leg length discrepancy. 

 

Changing of socks and foot care is a must if wearing the brace 24/7.



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