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How does a walking boot fix a fractured foot?

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Stabilizes fracture

A walking boot is rigid on the sole.
This limits motion through your foot with weight bearing. This will diminish motion at the fracture site. The boot will also disperse the load evenly throughout the foot with walking.

In brief: Stabilizes fracture

A walking boot is rigid on the sole.
This limits motion through your foot with weight bearing. This will diminish motion at the fracture site. The boot will also disperse the load evenly throughout the foot with walking.
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