Cam Walker

  1. Anyone 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??
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  3. by   P_RN
    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.
  4. by   BlueBear
    They 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..
  5. by   P_RN
    ooops double post
    Last edit by P_RN on Jul 18, '01
  6. by   P_RN
    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.

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