Air Walker Boot
Ossur Rebound – Low Top
The Rebound Air Walker Boot features a host of details designed to provide added protection, superior compression, simplified application and usage, improved comfort and, ultimately, successful patient outcomes.
- Integrated air pump provides easy inflation/deflation and consistent compression
- Front placement straps allow for easy donning and doffing
- Flex Edge overmold adapts to the anatomy and relieves pressure points
- Walker shell accommodates to fit more calf sizes
- Trimmable semi-soft toe bumper provides additional protection
- Rocker bottom is specially designed to help promote a natural, stable gait
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Frequently Asked Questions
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 air walker 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 air 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 air walker 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.
What else do I need to know about walking boots?
- Check your foot and toes often. Check your foot and toes for redness and swelling. If your toes are red, swollen, numb, or tingly, loosen your straps or deflate the air chamber. Over time, the swelling from the injury or surgery will decrease. When this happens, you may need to tighten the straps.
- Be careful when you walk on wet surfaces. The boot may be slippery.
- Follow the instructions to wash the liner. Remove the liner and wash it by hand in cold water with a mild detergent. Do not use a washing machine or dryer. Place the liner flat to dry. Wash the plastic parts with a damp cloth and mild soap.
- Ask about removing the boot to bathe or for motion exercises. You may need to leave the boot on when you bathe. Cover it with a plastic bag and tape the bag closed around your leg.