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how does a post op boot differ from a boot cast???

Posted by Sharie on 8/30/00 at 21:27 (026783)

Dear Doctors,

I looked up the boot cast on the web and they look almost identical to the post op boot... what is the difference? I have a post op boot now, and am getting (re: Dr. Z, earlier posting) a boot cast.

Sharie

Re: how does a post op boot differ from a boot cast???

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/30/00 at 23:11 (026788)

I believe that you are getting a regular hard cast which is then placed into a boot so that you can walk with the cast. So the boot cast can't be taken off.

Re: Dr. Z: Re: how does a post op boot differ from a boot cast???

Sharie on 8/31/00 at 11:07 (026812)

Ahh okay... I just looked up 'boot cast' on the web, and saw pictures of the 'boot'. Thank you again for your response.

Sharie

Re: how does a post op boot differ from a boot cast???

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/30/00 at 23:11 (026788)

I believe that you are getting a regular hard cast which is then placed into a boot so that you can walk with the cast. So the boot cast can't be taken off.

Re: Dr. Z: Re: how does a post op boot differ from a boot cast???

Sharie on 8/31/00 at 11:07 (026812)

Ahh okay... I just looked up 'boot cast' on the web, and saw pictures of the 'boot'. Thank you again for your response.

Sharie