Information: Cam Walkers are also called Air Casts, Fracture Boots, Ankle Boot, Cam Boots, Foot braces, Ankle Walkers, Ortho Boots and a variety of other names. They differ in 2 ways, some are non-inflated while others have an adjustable air bladder for inflation of the boot. To help heal the injury, medical fracture boots can also be fixed at the ankle or allowed to have a limited range of motion should your doctor prescribe this. There are a variety of ways a cam walker boot can help heal your injury.
There are are several versions of Cam Walkers to meet your specific injury management needs.
The "CAM" in CAM Walker Boots stands for “Controlled Ankle Movement”; these are foot braces that allow you to walk even with the most intensive injuries. The idea behind the walker is to allow minimal or no movement for the hinge of your ankle in order to rest/protect the damaged area.
Adjustable inflation Cam Walkers also known as Air Cam Walkers, provide the patient with an inflatable air bladder giving needed compression for increased stabilization of the injury. Air cast cam walker fracture boots accommodate different swelling patterns that often are associated with the recovery process.
Non-inflated cam walkers have no inflatable bladder, but provide basic support for patients with minor injuries. They provide a more economical solution for your injury.
ROM (Range-of-Motion) - This version of medical cam walker fracture boot sets the angle of the ankle to a fixed set point or allows a range of movement between a set angle. This type of medical boot provides beyond 90 degrees of flex if needed. It's best to ask your health care provider if the ankle needs to be fixed or allowed to move.
Cam Walkers also differ by the base of the foot. Some are wide for a comfort fit and some have memory foam to conform to the foot. CAM walker fracture boots are also designed to fit either foot (so there is no need to choose LEFT or RIGHT) and come in HIGH and LOW top depending on your specific needs.
We have many different types of Cam Walkers available in our Miami warehouse. We're certain we can find the Cam Walker to meet your needs, just call us now!