Ossur Equalizer Air Walker Boot
Featuring a pneumatic air bladder system that inflates around the ankle to provide customized compression, the Equalizer Premium Air Walker is a simple, adjustable solution that combines functionality and superior fit into a comfortable product.
- Pneumatic system increases stability while decreasing pain and swelling
- Air is easily adjusted to achieve desired compression and custom fit
- Accommodates the swelling patterns that occur throughout the rehabilitation process
- Low-profile, rocker bottom is specially engineered to help promote a natural, stable gait
- Comfortable foam liner with easy hook and loop fastening straps allow for quick and easy fitting adjustments
EXTRA SMALL . . . (M: 2 – 4 ½, W: 3 ½ – 6)
SMALL . . . (M: 4 ½ – 7 ½, W: 6 – 8)
MEDIUM . . . (M: 7 ½ – 10 ½, W: 8 ½ – 11 ½)
LARGE . . . (M: 10 ½ – 12 ½, W: 11 ½ – 13 ½)
EXTRA LARGE . . . (M: 12 ½ , W: 13 ½ )
1 Per Package
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are Air Walker Boots Recommended?
Air walker boots provide you with more mobility than a traditional cast. Many times, a person who suffers an ankle, foot or lower leg injury will benefit from an air walker boot. This walking boot is strapped to the affected leg and will help immobilize it in order for proper healing to occur. The intention of an air walker boot is to keep you as mobile as possible, while still protecting the injured structure. It is important to properly wear the air walker boot to ensure that the leg or foot heals correctly. Specific advice should be directed to your doctor.
What is a Walking Boot?
A controlled ankle motion walking boot, or CAM boot, also sometimes called a below knee walking boot or moon boot, is an orthopedic device prescribed for the treatment and stabilization of severe sprains, fractures, and tendon or ligament tears in the ankle or foot. In situations where ankle motion but not weight is to be limited, it may be used in place of a cast.
What is the purpose of an air walker boot?
An air walker boot is a foam lined brace with a rigid outer sole. It is used to protect and support your foot, ankle and lower leg by controlling alignment and reducing movement. Some common reasons for using the boot include, fractures, foot/leg injuries and Achille’s tendon repair/injury. It is designed to work in a similar way to a plaster cast by supporting the foot and ankle. The benefit, is that it can be removed to clean the skin on your foot or ankle.
How do I wear my air walker boot?
The air walker boot should be worn exactly as your doctor tells you. Some patients may wear the brace 24 hrs. a day. While others may only need to wear it when they are up and can remove it for showers and bed. A sock should be worn under the boot to protect skin from sweat. It can get sweaty and should be changed throughout the day.
How do I walk in the air walker boot?
The boot is made for weight bearing (putting weight on your foot) and walking. When you receive the brace, please follow your doctor’s instructions. Find out whether you can weight bear or if the doctor would like non-weight bearing at first. It may feel a little awkward or difficult to walk in the boot at first. This is because it has a rocker sole with no bend in the toe. As a result, you may feel slightly off balance. You may need to use a walker, cane, or crutches until you have adjusted to it. Practice at home or with a physical therapist or hospital staff member before walking outside. The heel height of the boot is slightly higher than a normal pair of running shoes. We suggest that you wear running shoes or something similar on the other foot. Try to keep your feet as evenly balanced as you can.
How do I plan for my trip home?
Arrange for someone to drive you home. You should not drive with the boot on. If driving is an issue, please talk to your doctor about removing it to drive.
How do I put on the walking boot?
It is very important to put on the boot properly. This will insure the proper stability and protection of the foot and ankle. The steps are below:
- Make sure your leg and foot are clean and dry.
- Put on a sock.
- Open all Velcro straps and foam liner on the calf and foot sections.
- Position your foot and leg inside the boot. Make sure the heel is down all the way to the back and bottom of the boot.
- Close the foam leg and foot liner over your leg.
- Fasten the Velcro straps starting with the (2) foot straps. The foot straps should be tight to hold heel in place.
- Fasten the Velcro calf straps, starting with the one above the ankle and moving upward.