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Orthopedic Boot

An orthopedic boot is a type of stabilizing aid prescribed by orthopedic doctors to support the foot after fractures of the foot and ankle. They allow one to walk and bear weight while the fracture is in the healing process. It is mainly prescribed for bone fractures, ankle sprains, splints, and stress fractures of the foot and ankle.

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What is the standard protocol after a foot fusion surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 45-years-old male. I had a foot fusion surgery of the first metatarsal and a bunionectomy together before six weeks. Everything is progressing well, and the x-rays also showed good progress. Everything I read states I can go into a boot at six weeks. But the doctor is advising me t...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly send your x-ray to help you better. Thanks.  Read Full »

For heel bone fracture, shall I keep the special boot with fracture blisters?

Query: Hello doctor,I broke my heel three days ago. The specialist said it is the worst break to get. My question is, should I keep the special boot on even with the fracture blisters. It is painful as it rubs on the boot. Should I keep it on at night also?   Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Plaster or a synthetic boot is designed for walking, and if you have blisters then a boot is not advisable for the reasons that you have found and that also indirectly means that you are allowed to walk but in reality, walking or lowering your leg will make the swell...  Read Full »

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