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don't let your broken bone stop your from trick-or-treating in style

Don’t Let Your Broken Bone Stop You From Trick-Or-Treating in Style

Broken bones can be a real bummer, but that shouldn’t keep you from trick or treating! 

CastCoverz! has plenty of options to help incorporate your cast or brace into your Halloween costume OR to be the Halloween statement on its own!

Working around a cast, boot, sling or crutches may seem daunting when trying to put together a costume, but we have tons of creative options at CastCoverz! to make your costume work!

Here are a few CastCoverz! products we think will help you feel better, heal better, and still be a part of Halloween festivities! 

Tubez! in Wicked Webs

Wearing a brace is scary enough! With Tubez! you can conceal your brace, picc-line or a tattoo in “Wicked Webs” (also available in Tubez! for Legs, Armz!, Bootz! and Legz!), and turn into a spider superhero for Halloween. Tubez! can also be worn as an undersleeve to prevent skin abrasions. Please measure carefully because each Tubez! is custom and can’t be returned due to incorrect sizing measurements or otherwise.

 

 

Bootz! in Dark Skulls

 

If you’re looking to be a skeleton for Halloween, this Bootz! cover in “Dark Skulls” is perfect for you! (Also available in Armz! and Legz!) Protect your boot, cover your toes and those stick-to-everything Velcro straps. Easy on/off design with no elastic, Velcro, buttons, or zippers!

 

 

Slingz! in Africa 

If you want to be a classic cheetah for Halloween, this is the perfect coverup for your sling to blend into your costume! Fashion meets function with this animal print Slingz! (also available in Armz!, Legz!, Bootz!, and Crutchwear). 

 

 

 

 

Crutchwear in Rainbow Tie Dye

If you’re going for a 70’s inspired hippie costume, we have this groovy Crutchwear to match your outfit (other groovy options from Armz!, Legz!, Slingz! and Bootz!). Optional convenient hands-free bag for keys, cell phone, wallet, water bottle, and all of your essential items NOW WITH Anchoring Loops to prevent items from spilling out or unequal weight distribution! 

 

 

Standard Print Crutch Wear in Moo

Don’t let your broken foot stop you from a cute costume! This year incorporate your Crutch Wear in “Moo” to be a farmer, cow, or cowgirl(boy) this Halloween! Using crutches can now be comfortable, convenient, and fashionable. The 4 piece cover set includes 2 hand grips and 2 crutch tops. Add our handy crutch bag to carry all your essentials, too! 

 

 

 

Legz! in Going Dotty

This Halloween you can match your ladybug costume to your broken bone. Adding this cute polka dotted Legz! In “Going Dotty” will give you some bright red ladybug legs! (Also available in Armz!, Bootz!, Tubez!, Crutchwear and Slingz!)

 

 

 

 

 

Armz! in Tie Dye Pink Purple

If you’re looking to be a mermaid for Halloween, we’ve got you covered! This Armz! in “Tie Dye Pink Purple” (also available in Legz! and Bootz!) is perfect to add to your costume. Your broken arm will blend right into your costume with your shiny tail!

 

 

 

 

If it’s raining (or snowing for those of you up north;) don’t forget your Slickerz! leg cast cover. Our closed-toe design and WEATHERproof fabric keep your leg cast, bandages, and toes clean and dry from rain, slush, and snow. A drawstring cord prevents the elements from going down your leg, too! If it’s your hand you need covered, we’ve got you covered with Mittz! 

 

CastCoverz! customers have gone above and beyond with their creative-cast-incorporating- costumes in the past. For more costume inspiration, read one of our most popular blog posts here

All of us at CastCoverz! wish you a fun and safe Halloween celebration!

how to CastCooler leg demonstration

How To: CastCooler® Leg Demonstration

In this Facebook Live: All Things Orthopedic , Annette de Lancey (Founder and Owner of CastCoverz!) gives a helpful tutorial on how to use CastCooler®.  

Steps:

  • Remove the CastCooler from packaging (And remove your CastCoverz! cast cover).
  • Remove paper backing from the CastCooler.
  • Insert the inverter valve and attach it to the hose of your vacuum cleaner.
  • Wrap the CastCooler around your cast to enjoy INSTANT RELIEF!

What does the CastCooler® do?

The CastCooler keeps your cast fresh and reduces itch by removing moisture from the lining under your cast. Simply wrap the CastCooler around your cast daily, and connect a standard household vacuum. After 10 minutes, moisture is removed. Without moisture, bacteria growth (the cause of odor and itch) is reduced. Your cast stays fresh!

How does CastCooler® work?

CastCooler creates a gentle vacuum on the outside of your cast, bringing fresh air between your skin and the cast. Air flow is directed through the lining of your breathable orthopedic cast removing moisture and cooling your skin. Without touching your skin, bacteria, itch and odor are significantly reduced. Your cast stays fresh.

Do I need a special vacuum?

The CastCooler works with a common household vacuum and hose attachment (not supplied).

Will the CastCooler® work with my cast?

The CastCooler works with all breathable orthopedic cast material (fiberglass, sorry not plaster..but less than 5% of casts are plaster…so you probably have a fiberglass cast) no matter size or limb, one size fits all! Use the CastCooler as often as you like, it cannot be overused. Whenever your cast is moist, hot or stinky…use it.

why is it important to keep your cast dry

Why Is It Important to Keep Your Cast Dry?

In this Facebook Live: All Things Orthopedic Annette de Lancey (Founder and Owner of CastCoverz!) discusses how and why it is so important to keep your cast dry, with special guests Paul Hunt (President, Co-Founder of HMP Enterprises, Inc.) and Bruce Maloy (CEO, Co-Founder of HMP Enterprises) representing DryPro®, a division of HMP Enterprises. 

Getting a cast soaking wet creates many problems.  A wet cast compromises the rigidness and integrity of your cast; which is your healing orthopedic device. If saturated, you will need an orthopedic doctor visit to remove and replace it and check for skin infection. In addition, water-damaged casts are typically not covered by insurance. All doctors recommend to not get the cast wet.  Some are skeptical about the efficacy of any waterproof cover, even DryPro, the gold standard in waterproof cast covers. So be sure to check with your doctor.  

When shopping for a waterproof cast cover, we strongly recommend DryPro’s vacuum-seal technology, to ensure that no water is able to enter the cast cover while swimming, bathing or enjoying water activities.

How To Care For Your Cast And Have Fun At The Beach

How to Care for Your Cast and Have Fun at the Beach!

We’re well into the summer season now, which means many of us are still planning to head to the beach. If you’re wearing a cast you might be wondering if you’ll be able to enjoy the sand and sun or if you’ll just wind up hot, itchy, and with a lot of sand in your orthopedic device.

There’s no need to cancel your beach holiday just because you, your friend, or a family member has a broken bone. A few practical tips and one or two FUNctional accessories are all you need to keep your cast sand-free and dry so you can have an enjoyable, comfortable trip to the seaside.

Products such as DRYPRO and AquaShieldUSA make waterproof covers for arm and leg casts as well as bandages, splints, PICC lines, and prostheses. DRYPRO is the industry standard for superior water protection. AquaShieldUSA is our latex-free option. Waterproof covers are pulled over and sealed a couple of inches above the cast to keep water and sand out. They are reusable as well but keep in mind that they are not to be worn for extended periods of time.

Castcoverz Drypro And Aquashield

Sizing is extremely important to get right when it comes to waterproof covers since they are considered medical products and are usually non-returnable items. Make sure you refer to the sizing information on each product page and if you need help, don’t hesitate to call us at 1(800) CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268) for assistance. It is also important to note that covers like DRYPRO and AquaShield USA should never be worn with an orthopedic boot. CAUTION: FOR YOUR SAFETY never swim with an orthopedic boot. Click here to learn more about enjoying the beach while wearing a boot.

When it comes to keeping sand and other beach debris out of your cast the solution can be a simple item you can buy at the grocery store: Glad® Press‘n Seal®.  Just wrap Press’n Seal around a cast and make sure to overlap so 1″ or 2″ of your skin provides the seal. It will keep you dry for light water activities (splash and plays, sprinklers, etc…) and will keep sand out as well.

If you do happen to get sand or debris in your cast, it’s best to call your doctor. Never attempt to clean it out yourself and never stick anything down the cast to try and get debris out. That can break or irritate the skin and lead to infection.

And if you do happen to get your cast wet or damp, the CastCooler® comes to your rescue! Just wrap it around the cast, grab the vacuum, plop on the couch to watch your favorite summer show or sports, attach the hose to the CastCooler and let it dry and cool your cast!  If you happen to be staying at a resort or a hotel and didn’t bring your vacuum cleaner from home 🙂 just request a vacuum cleaner with a hose from housekeeping. They are often very accommodating to their guests.

Castcoverz Castcooler

Your beach holiday should be about relaxing and enjoying time with your family and friends, not about stressing over how to keep a cast sand-free and dry. CastCoverz! offers a huge range of FUNctional, fashionable solutions, including waterproof coversboot coversleg covers, arm covers, slings and cooling accessories. Explore these and other products to make your trip to the beach as comfortable as possible.