AIR-CASTS AND WALKING BOOTS
Air-casts are supportive boots that are used to limit movement of the foot, ankle, and leg while the patient heals. This type of device is often used in the healing of a bone fracture. Diabetics can use this type of device to allow foot ulcers to repair by offloading the areas of concern.
Most insurance plans cover the cost of the custom casted foot orthotic and custom knee brace with a prescription and a complete biomechanical assessment. Off the shelf “non- custom” foot orthotics and non-custom knee braces are not covered by insurance plans.
The materials are selected based on the assessment of the patient taking into account the history and patients concerns