Category Archives: Leg

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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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How To Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday With A Broken Bone

One of the world’s favorite days of the year is here; Super Bowl Sunday.  All fans have one thing in common, and that’s looking forward to the Super Bowl for the entirety of their season in hopes of seeing their favorite team play in the ultimate championship game (not to mention all the amazing commercials and Halftime show). 

If you’re injured on Super Bowl Sunday, you can still participate, but make sure you don’t celebrate too hard and injure yourself further! CastCoverz! has a few tricks up our sleeves to make sure you optimize your Super Bowl Sunday experience, in a cast, orthotic walking boot, sling, or crutches. 

Team Pride

No matter what team you’re going for this Super Bowl, we have the right CastCoverz! for you. This Armz! In 24 Karat (perfect for a wrist or arm cast) is also available in Bootz! and Legz!.

 

 

Show off your team pride during the Super Bowl with this Legz! In Bengalicious to cover your leg cast. Also available in Armz! And Bootz!

 

 

Champagne Shower Deterrent 

If you’re worried about getting the winning team’s champagne shower on your dry cast, we have a solution for you! Our Mittz! Dry in Black is the perfect solution to protecting your fingers and keeping your hand cast, splint or brace dry from wet conditions.

 

 

We’d love to see how you celebrate in your CastCoverz! Comment more family friendly ideas for how to celebrate on Super Bowl Sunday with an injury. 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Injured Loved One

If your loved one is suffering from an injury and you want to make them feel better on Valentine’s Day, give a gift that shows you truly care, take a look at these gift ideas and choose one or more.

Idea #1:  Chocolate Covered Strawberries

strawberryEveryone knows you’re supposed to give your love chocolate on Valentine’s Day, but since your true love is going through the recovery process, he or she really needs to eat a healthful diet. You can give them a treat and some nutrients at the same time with chocolate-covered strawberries. Shari’s Berries is a fantastic source for delicious goodies, delivered quick and easily.

 

Idea #2:  CastCoverz!

If your loved one enjoys looking fashionable or is just tired of the sight of their cast and wants to keep it clean and scratch-free, consider one or more CastCoverz! products to help put a smile back on their face during recovery, from orthopedic cast covers, crutches, and crutch covers, to walking boot covers and waterproof cast protectors. At CastCoverz!, we’ve got your injured loved one covered!

Idea #3:  Love Letter

It doesn’t matter whether your love is injured or not, telling them exactly how you feel and what you love about them will be something that will never get old.

Idea #4:  Flowers

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Your Injured Loved One

These aren’t your ordinary die-in-a-week flowers. These flowers can last up to a year and are a beautiful statement piece for any table. They come in Valentine’s Day heart shaped boxes, as well. Venus et Fleur flowers will be sure to make your loved one swoon this Valentine’s Day.

 

Idea #5:  An Alternative to Crutches

If you’ve noticed your loved one is struggling with crutches, the nicest thing you can do for them is offer another solution. Here are some items to consider from KneeRover®, a Seated Scooter and Steerable Knee Scooter. Take a look at all of the options and see which would fit their lifestyle and needs the best.

Idea#6:  Comfort Items

The recovery process is going to feel long no matter how long it actually is. Look into some comfort items that can make it as easy as possible for your loved one. Things like a shower stool or waterproof cast protector to make bathing easier. The CastCooler® is also very helpful in raising your loved one’s level of comfort.

Idea#7:  Kind Gestures

Valentine’s Day is really all about showing your love. When your loved one is injured, all you really need to do is care for them to make them feel special and loved. Cook some fresh meals to put in the freezer so they’ll be ready whenever needed. Offer to do the shopping and arrange the kid’s carpool. Any worries you can take off their plate and add to yours is a bonus!

Idea #8:  Candles

Reminding your loved one how much you love them by giving them a scent you’ve picked out will bring them back to you every time they smell it. These Homesick Candles last for hours, and will be sure to put a smile on their face for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

When your loved one is injured, you might have to get more creative about gift giving on Valentine’s Day. But with these ideas, you can’t go wrong!