Ossur Equalizer Walker Boot, Low Top
The Ossur Equalizer Walker Boot provides optimal support while incorporating many unique features that are specifically designed to provide superior patient fit and comfort.
The rocker bottom walking base is specially designed to be low profile and wide to promote a natural and stable gait. The easy to use velcro straps are adjustable to fit the contours of the leg and to modify the level of pressure on the injury to account for swelling. The unique shock absorbing sole of the Equalizer Premium Walker minimizes the impact on the heel while walking, preventing further irritation of injuries.
Ossur Equalizer Walker Boot Product Highlights:
- Contoured strut design allows the walker frame to conform to the patients’ anatomy, ensuring a better fit
- Unique, shock-absorbing sole reduces the impact of heel-strike during ambulation, minimizing further irritation to the injury site
- Low-profile, rocker bottom is specially engineered to help promote a natural, stable gait
- Easy-to-use, hook and loop straps are adjustable to fit the contours of the leg and to reduce pressure on the injury site in the event of swelling
- Universal design fits right or left foot and features a soft, washable liner
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 Pkg
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of an equalizer walker boot?
It 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 an equalizer walker boot include, fractures, foot/leg injuries and Achille’s tendon repair/injury. An equalizer walker boot 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 equalizer walker boot?
The equalizer 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 equalizer walker boot?
The equalizer walker 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 equalizer walker boot on. If driving is an issue, please talk to your doctor about removing it to drive.
How do I put on the equalizer walker 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.