Walking boots are also called walkers, cast boots, Aircast boot, medical boot, walking cast and fracture boots. Keep in mind that walkers are usually just a part of an overall treatment plan. Walking boots are used to protect the foot and ankle after an injury or surgery. They are commonly used for stress fractures, shin splints, broken foot or ankle bones, and severe ankle sprains. Medical walking boots aid in the beginning of the rehabilitation process by stabilizing and protecting the area while it heals. As the foot or leg begins to heal, a walking brace slowly allows weight to be put onto the injured foot as the person transitions towards a full recovery. Walking cast also known as an orthopedic walking boot instead of a full cast that will immobilize.
Walking boot covers protect from injury and boot from the outdoor elements, such as rain, snow and sand. They are open at the bottom to allow for a stable foothold from the walker’s brace tread. Fits most orthopedic walking boot and brace manufacturers. Fabric is waterproof and breathable, allowing perspiration to escape. The 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 usually from approximately 20 degrees dorsiflexion to 40 degrees plantar flexion.
Designed to increase stability and help decrease pain and edema following trauma or post-operative procedures. Cushioned liner/outer soles are designed to absorb shock upon heel strike and improve patient comfort. Low profile rocker bottom helps promote natural gait and reduce plantar pressures. Walking boots is that with comes more effective waterproofing, better breathability and a more durable and rugged sole design. Typically a more expensive boot would also be a lot more lightweight and the upper boot material would tend to be leather rather than a cheaper synthetic material.
Tynor Walking Boot is designed for rehabilitation after injury, fracture , sprains or surgery of foot, ankle or lower leg. The boots provide support to the ankle and leg without inhibiting mobility. They can be a substitute for cast or can be used in case of early cast removal. With a wider rocker bottom, these boots promote a natural gait, reduced plantar pressure, enhanced stability and comfort to the lower leg.
Maintains normal gait.
Adjustable inflation (often called Air Medical boots) allow the patient to inflate an air bladder to the needed compression for increased stabilization of their injury. Fracture boots accommodate different swelling patterns that often occur during the recovery process.
Pre-inflated Medical fracture boots are at a fixed compression providing extra support.
Non-inflated Medical Boots have no inflatable bladder, but provide basic support for patients with minor injuries.
ROM (Range-of-Motion) This type of medical boot allows the angle of the Ankle Binder Tynor to have 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. There is also a rocker bottom Medical boot, thus its name, which allows a natural rocking motion of the foot. It may need to ask the health care provide if the ankle needs to be fixed or allowed to move.
Medical Boots 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. Medical fracture boots are also designed to fit either foot and come in HIGH and LOW top depending on the desired look.
- Distal Tibial Fracture
- Distal Fibular Fracture
- Ankle Instability
- Fractures of the Foot