Arthroscopic Footwear??

  1. Hi, I started working in an arthroscopic surgical center and everyone in the OR is wearing old mucking boots or these disposable plastic covers to avoid soaking their shoes with fluid. I find both options to be very hot and uncomfortable.. Is anyone else in the same situation or know of a better solution for waterproof shoes?
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  3. by   RN1989
    Haven't seen anything else out there to keep your feet dry. If you are only circulating and not getting under the scope any, than a pair of the plastic Birkis with the insoles can keep you ok for just walking around and changing the bags out.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I use rain/farm boots with my arch supports for ACLs.
  5. by   P_RN
    I used wellies with thin boot sox. About $35 from llbean.
  6. by   P_RN
    Some surgeons use footcovers then the crocs with the holes in them. You are still going to get a sloshing.
  7. by   CheesePotato
    Ah yes, scope cases. Nothing quite like wading around in Shoulder Soup to get the day started out right.

    My shoe of choice is the Dankso Rain Shoe. Granted, little pricey, but nice support for a variety of foot ailments and it wears like a champ.

    Other options? Some sweet rain boots with some interesing designs such as ones sold online at Target for something like twenty some odd dollars.

    I, personally, have "Jolly Roger", aka Pirate rain boots, skull rainboots and, most importantly for days I'm on the prowl, leopard print.


    Smack some custom orthodics (wretched spelling, I one ever said I was bright) into those badboys and I am golden.

    Now make no britches are S-O-A-K-E-D at the end, but my feet are dry.

    And fashionable.
  8. by   jenzau
    How about addressing the problem of having to wade through water during the operation!! There are soaker mats that can be used, paddle vac's and if you get desparate you can put a bucket under the op table and tuck the drapes into the bucket to catch the flow of water from the op site! Brain storm with others to address the problem!