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What is the difference between a cast and a boot in treating a broken foot?
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Dr. James DeMeo
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Cast
A cast is applied in a medical setting and remains on until it is removed by a health care professional.
It is made of either fiberglass or gypsum. A boot or a cam walker is a device made from plastic that is removable. Either way they both provide immobilization. Most patients prefer the cam walker because they can remove it when they are mon weight bearing, i.E sleeping.

In brief: Cast
A cast is applied in a medical setting and remains on until it is removed by a health care professional.
It is made of either fiberglass or gypsum. A boot or a cam walker is a device made from plastic that is removable. Either way they both provide immobilization. Most patients prefer the cam walker because they can remove it when they are mon weight bearing, i.E sleeping.
Dr. James DeMeo
Dr. James DeMeo
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Couple
A cast is applied from rolling either plaster or synthetic material and cannot be removed by the patient.
A boot is an imobilzation device fit to the foot and leg and in most cases if removable.

In brief: Couple
A cast is applied from rolling either plaster or synthetic material and cannot be removed by the patient.
A boot is an imobilzation device fit to the foot and leg and in most cases if removable.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Differences:
Cast are not removal by the patient while the boots may be removed.
They both have their advantages and their limitations.

In brief: Differences:
Cast are not removal by the patient while the boots may be removed.
They both have their advantages and their limitations.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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