30 years ago when waterproof casts were first developed by GORE, orthopaedic surgeons and doctors knew they were a great idea in summer months so kids could swim. We all know traditional casts can ruin a summer for a kid because the cast can’t get wet. Fortunately, waterproof cast padding and waterproof cast liners changed that.
Fast forward 30 years, and waterproof casts are not just a solution for summer since kids are playing sports year round and more active than ever. These activities make them more prone to accidents and injuries that result in broken bones every month of the year.
HOW DO WATERPROOF CASTS WORK?
The secret to waterproof casts is in the first layer—the one that comes in direct contact with the skin. That material is made of a special material that doesn’t absorb water. Waterproof casts offer all the benefits of traditional casting plus some additional benefits in addition to being waterproof:
There are a few cases where waterproof cast liners are not recommended. The first is when open wounds are present at the area that needs to be casted. (I would rather not bring this up(BC))
WATERPROOF CASTS ARE CARE FREE
Ironically, the best results with waterproof casts are when the cast gets wet every day. This prevents the liner from sticking to the skin (which could be uncomfortable) and provides the opportunity for dead skin cells to be flushed from the cast. It’s also important to rinse the casted area with clean tap water after swimming in a chlorinated pool, salt water, lake, as chlorine, salt, dirt, can cause skin irritation.
THE STANDARD OF CARE IN MODERN CASTING
Waterproof cast liner technology and the providers who use it are changing the lives of people every day. Waterproof casts are an advancement in healthcare that makes life much easier for both kids and parents – and delivers better skin health.
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