Boot walkers are often prescribed following severe injuries of the foot and ankle, when immobilization is required. They provide immobilization of the ankle to limit dorsiflexion and range-of-motion (ROM).   These boots, available from different manufacturers in a variety of styles, have replaced the traditional fiberglass casting.  The orthotist will custom fit the boot for the patient and provide instruction on putting it on (donning) and removing (doffing) as well as care and cleaning.

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Last Modified: December 20, 2014