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Cast Covers Team Attends AAOS Conference in Chicago


CastCoverz! just returned from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Conference held in Chicago, Illinois, at the world famous McCormick Place Event Center.  The AAOS show is the largest orthopedic trade-show in the world, with over 13,000 attendees from every continent on the planet!  Owner, Annette d. Giacomazzi, and Community Champion, Kristine Champion, had a fantastic week talking to doctors, nurses, and ortho techs about their 18-branded product line, providing functional and fashionable products that bring relief and comfort to orthopedic patients.

CastCooler, MediShield, and CastCoverz! Team

CastCoverz! represented the orthopedic soft-goods industry well, with a spacious booth shared with industry leaders, MediShield and CastCooler. MediShield fills an enormous demand for waterproof protection of casts, bandages, and prosthetics. Doctors, nurses, and especially ortho techs stated they were “unaware of any truly effective means of protecting casts, prosthetics, or bandaging against water.” “We are proud to distribute a product that works well for showering and bathing,” says CastCoverz! owner and founder, Annette d. Giacomazzi.  “But, I am very excited about their product upgrades, including a stronger, latex-free material.” 

CastCooler is a breakthrough in cast care, designed to concentrate cooling and drying effectiveness on moist areas under your cast. CastCooler will cool your cast, reduce odor and itch, freshen your cast, and speed dry your cast, should moisture get in.  When exhibit attendees tried out the sample CastCooler on display, they were AMAZED at how this product really works!  Also joining them in the booth was Tom Schwab, Founder and Owner of Goodbye Crutches, and his very popular knee scooter!

All in all, the AAOS Exhibit was quite a success! CastCoverz! looks forward to expanding upon their product line and remaining the leading global manufacturer, e-tailer, and innovator of essential orthopedic soft goods.  OH…and they announced their new toll-free number, 1(800) CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268) and an adorable new pediatric line of arm cast covers, too.  BIG things happening at CastCoverz!

Share Your Story of Orthopaedic Recovery


Did you know one in four Americans suffers from an impairment that impacts their ability to move?  We often take everyday activities for granted until something goes wrong.  Orthopedic surgeons understand bone and joint health issues and dedicate their abilities to helping those who have lost mobility regain it back and be free to enjoy every stage of life.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has created a national campaign called A Nation in Motion, which shares stories of over 600 patients, whose lives have been saved or restored through high-quality orthopedic care.  AAOS is on a mission to share these stories, in hopes of encouraging all orthopedic patients to follow suit.  “Through our work, we strive to provide our patients with high-quality care that keeps them and our country “A Nation in Motion.” 

Along with AAOS’s amazing efforts to keep bodies in motion, CastCoverz!‘s mission is to bring relief and comfort to orthopedic patients by providing fun, fashionable, AND functional products; such as cast, brace & splint covers, walking boot covers, designer colored crutches and CrutchWear crutch accessories, in addition to companion products that provide waterproof protection and relief from itch and smell.

Feel Better, Heal Better with CastCoverz! and visit A Nation in Motion’s website to share your story of recovery and what you are able to do because of your orthopedic care.  Whether you are a patient, provider, or orthopedic surgeon, we want to hear your personal story or that of one of your patients.


Keeping Our Children Safe and Break Free

As back-to-school time is arriving, keeping our children safe during summer activities, especially avoiding broken bones is at the top of any parent’s list.  Annette d. Giacomazzi, Founder and Owner of CastCoverz!, is an expert when it comes to broken bones (and avoiding them!)  She has provided some helpful advice on how to keep kids break-free, in their latest press release “Help the Kids Stay Break-Free This Summer.”

Did you know thousands of children are treated for playground related injuries each year?  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons considers these numbers alarming enough to provide the following playground safety tips, in their press release “How Safe is Your Child’s Playground?

CastCoverz! provides functional and fashionable products designed to cover casts, orthotic walking boots, splints and braces, and companion products; such as CastCooler, DryPro, and CastShield, to bring relief and comfort to orthopedic patients.

Annette d. Giacomazzi and CastCoverz!

In addition to keeping our kids safe during summer activities and on playgrounds specifically, going to and from school and staying safe while at school are just as important!  School is where children spend the majority of their time, outside of their own home; thus, the National Crime Prevention Council has provided some advice for parents on making sure their kids stay safe at school and while traveling to and from, in “What Parents Can Do to Keep Kids Safe at School.”

As a parent, we all strive to keep our children as safe as possible.  With resources available to us, like those above, keeping our children safe is a very attainable goal!