Dale Harris discusses bracing for ankle and lower leg fractures.
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Featuring: Dale Harris, Bracing Equipment Specialist
Ankle and Lower Leg Bracing and Injuries
Duration: 55 seconds
If you've got a fracture in your foot, or your lower leg, you have to determine what type of walker boot you need.
If you've got a fracture that's in the forefoot, be it fifth metatarsal fracture, a stress fracture, maybe a bunion surgery recovery, the ankle walkers are a great product for this.
There's a variety of different models that are available. We really like this one because it's got a nice rocker profile on the bottom, three straps, and a nice wide base for support.
If you've got a lower leg fracture or a rear foot fracture, malleolar fracture, talus fracture, one of the things you want to look for is a longer boot that offers more support through the rear foot or leg, with the three straps on the front, again a nice wide base on the bottom and a great rocker profile.
When you're ready to try on a walker boot, it's really important to try some different ones on, they range in price quite dramatically, go to an experienced store and let them help determine what type of walker boot.
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