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- by BlueBear Jul 18, '01Anyone know what a cam walker is? Ortho doc ordered bilateral ones for a woman that fractured her left ankle and right foot. Since she is NWB I'm not quite sure what these are for. All I can tell you is that she HATES them! Anyone use them before??
- She already has them on?
I guess maybe the doc is using them as an alternative to casting.
They'd keep the foot in neutral without having to stress it to apply the fibreglas.
- Jul 18, '01 by BlueBearThey just seem so big and bulky to me for someone who is bed/chair ridden. I can't imagine that there isn't a splint that is as effective without being such a nuisance! Unless maybe he is planning on changing her weight bearing status soon..
- ooops double postLast edit by P_RN on Jul 18, '01
- FWB is probably exactly what doc has in mind. There are some other foot drop devices but none that will maintain alignment like a Cam Walker.
When I broke my left ankle (Potts fx-tib/fib) I was FWB after only a few days.