CAM Fracture Boots

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Cam Walkers are also called Fracture Boots, Air Casts, Cam Boots, Foot braces, Ankle Boot, Ankle Walkers, Ortho Boots and a variety of other names. They differ in 2 ways, some are non-inflated while others have an adjustable air bladder for inflation of the boot. To help heal the injury, medical fracture boots can also be fixed at the ankle or allowed to have a range of motion should your doctor allow this. Below list a variety of ways a cam walker boot can help heal your injury.

Three versions of Cam Walkers to meet your specif injury management needs.

  1. Adjustable inflation-(also knows as Air Cam Walkers) provide the patient with an inflatable air bladder giving needed compression for increased stabilization of the injury. Air cast cam walker fracture boots accommodate different swelling patterns that often are associated with the recovery process.
  2. Non-inflated- cam walkers have no inflatable bladder, but provide basic support for patients with minor injuries. They provide an economical solution for your injury.
  3. ROM (Range-of-Motion)-This version of medical cam walker fracture boot sets the angle of the ankle to a fixed set point or allows a range of movement between a set angle. This type of medical boot provides beyond 90 degrees of flex if needed. It’s best to ask your health care provider if the ankle needs to be fixed or allowed to move.

Cam Walkers also differ by the base of the foot. Some are wide for a comfort fit and some have memory foam to conform to the foot. CAM walker fracture boots are also designed to fit either foot (so there is no need to choose LEFT or RIGHT) and come in HIGH and LOW top depending on your specific needs.

Source: OrthoTape

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Charles White, DPM
Foot & Ankle Surgery / Podiatry

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