Post-Op Shoes, Surgical Shoes and Cast Boots
A post-operation shoe, also called Post-op shoes, Woundcare Shoes or surgical shoes are used following foot surgery or trauma and designed to protect and provide support for the patient’s foot. The Post-op shoes are large enough to accommodate bandages, casts or any other dressing material and grant more protection during the weight-bearing mobility part of recovery…
The Post-op shoes are semi-flexible conforms to the foot throughout the gait cycle, reducing stress on surgical and fracture sites. Constructed like a running shoe these surgical shoes comes equipped with excellent shock absorption and soft nylon upper allowing for air circulation, keeping the foot cooler and toes dry making walking easier and more comfortable.
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How Does a Cast shoes or boot Work?
A walking cast shoes or a cast boots, works to immobilize the movement of the ankle when walking. It is commonly used to resolve a variety of lower leg and foot injuries or conditions. The goal of a walking cast shoes or a cast boots varies depending on the condition, but generally the goal is to aid in healing post-operatively or to avoid surgery altogether.
A walking cast shoes or a cast boots can be stiff or soft, depending on the level of support or immobilization required by the patient. Generally, the stiffer the cast boots or cast shoes, the more immobile the ankle. The sole of the cast boots or cast shoes can also vary. Some cast boots come equipped with a rocker sole, which makes the rolling forward motion easier when walking. Others cast boots or cast shoes come with a flat, skid-proof sole that is generally useful for standing but difficult to walk in for long periods.
The variety of walking cast shoes or cast boots that your doctor provides you would significantly impacts your treatment. Longer, stiffer walking boots can be fatiguing and are typically used for patients recovering from serious injuries, such as an Achilles tendon rupture. Shorter, softer boots can help stabilize an ankle after a sprain but don’t typically immobilize the working joint as much, minimizing muscle atrophy.