Category Archives: Arm

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Helpful Products to Keep Your Cast or Boot Protected From The Elements

In this Facebook Live: All Things Orthopedic, Annette de Lancey (Founder and Owner of CastCoverz!) discusses ways to protect your orthopedic device from the elements (cold weather, rain, wind, snow… ETC) with guest Dr. Scott Hoffinger, Medical Director of OrthoPediatrics, and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. 

While having a cast may not be ideal, it will NOT prevent kids from trying to participate in normal activities. It is also not surprising that kids will find a way to get a cast wet, get it dirty and get involved.  The best thing to do is plan ahead. If your child is going to be doing things that could get their cast wet or dirty, there is a need to protect the cast. 

CastCoverz! has many products to keep casts and boots from getting wet from adverse weather conditions, shield from biting wind, and help them to stay dry. For arms we have CastCoverz! Mittz! Cozy and Mittz! Dry, which are designed for convenience as well as function and comfort. This product is weather-resistant but not meant for immersion, and paired together can provide superior protection from wet weather (rain, snow) and biting wind conditions.  

Slickerz! which is a similar product for your leg is also weather-resistant and is used to protect your cast and your toes. Our BootGuardzXtreme! is for the orthopedic walking boot. It protects your orthopedic walking boot, boot liner, and toes from wind, rain and snow with our made-in-the-USA weather resistant material.

Keeping your orthopedic device clean and dry can stop infection, and help your injury heal better, so you feel better!

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Why You Might Experience Pressure Inside Your Cast Or Splint and Other Interesting Cast Facts

In this Facebook Live: All Things Orthopedic, Dr. Hoffinger, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, is sharing more about why some patients experience pressure inside their cast or splint, as well as answering other frequent questions. 

As with any injury or surgery, we encourage you to share your concerns with your doctor. If you’re noticing increasing pressure or pain, be cautious & let your orthopedic team know what you’re experiencing.

Why a splint before a cast?

Certain fractures can swell a lot which doctors try to accomodate; it is one of the reasons that people are told in the emergency room not to make an orthopedic appointment right away. If you do, you will have to get splinted and then come back to have it changed to a cast. This is not true for all fractures, but when you are splinted for the most part, doctors are expecting it to swell. Splints are often put on first because a cast can cause a lot of pressure. 

Why is my cast shaped so funny?

When doctors cast a fracture, there is an old saying that “a crooked cast makes a straight bone”. If you have a fracture that wants to angle one way, a doctor will make the cast have a little bit of a bend in the opposite direction. 

Why do some people feel pressure when wearing a cast or splint?

If you are feeling pressure, that is the time to elevate the cast or injury. A little bit of reduction in swelling can make a big difference in how you feel. If you keep the injury down it may hurt more because the blood is rushing to it which causes swelling. Some pressure inside of the cast is normal, just be cautious that it does not keep getting worse or is intolerable. 

We hope this video was helpful & encouraging. Please leave your family-friendly comments below!

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Shoulder Surgery Chic

If you’re fab and over 50, this one’s for you!

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Influencer @sojazzed, was in need of shoulder surgery, and an amazing accessory to go with her outfits (and ugly black sling)! She styled this Slingz! In Sea Breeze Tie Dye to match her lime green dress perfectly, and become shoulder chic.

Style and function collaborate! Make it yours with over 70 fabric and 10 trim options. Slingz! standard features include a soft adjustable neck tube, thumb loop which prevents sling creep, and is longer which prevents wrist drop.

There’s no need to worry about your ugly sling, brace, or cast if you’re a “broken” influencer and have to keep up with your posting because we have a solution for every age and every style. CastCoverz! Is here to make you feel better, so you heal better.

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CastCoverz! Slingz! Featured in Chicago Med 

Through the tumultuous Season 7 of Chicago Med on NBC, HULU, Netflix, Peacock, and more, CastCoverz! gets a feature in Episode 11 (The Things We Thought We Left Behind). Our red sling (Slingz! In Rarin To Go Red) is featured on a young patient who enters the hospital with speculation of a broken arm, but his mother finds out the worst is yet to come. 

This emotional thrill ride shows the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. 

This is just one of CastCoverz! many media features, and we’d love for you to tag us if you spot us in any others!