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Casts: Walking cast?There is not much difference between walking casts and non-walking ones. I alos usually use the "slipper" so that you can take it off at night and avoind dirtying the bedclothes. See my previous answer about walking casts. Myles Clough MD Jan 28th 2002
My OS only has me in a below the knee fiberglass cast with a thin "slipper" that attaches with velcro straps...he calls this a walking cast. So the bulky, black, plastic Darth Vader kind is really a walking cast? Do I have this slipper thing on my fiberglass cast instead, because of my insurance or because of the (ORIF bi-malleolar) fracture?? Thanks. =)
That's what I had, too, as a "walking cast" -- it was the same cast as when I was non-weight-bearing but with the slipper (called cast boot) to protect it from dirt. I'm in Canada, so cost isn't a factor. The alternative which I saw other people using was a cast with a built-up heel wedge. Personally, I preferred the boot. The black things I have also seen people using are, I think, different types of braces or splints.
I'm at six weeks and got my cast off and was put into what they called an air cast. I don't know if these things are new or not but it's heaven!
Two weeks into my \"Healing process\" I was put into a walking cast - also the slipper thing. Actually it looks more like a blue sandal, I kinda like it. I onyl have three more weeks left, so I\'m happy and it\'s been great. so far I can put 50% of my body weight on it and soon I\'ll be walkign on it without crutches. Happy healing
Ok how do you master walking in a walking cast. I\'m still using my crutches as i can\'t seem to coordinate walking properly. Any helpful hints would be great.
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