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adam_hicks

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Waterproof casts?
« on: Dec 14, 2010, 10:12 »
Hey chaps. Just fractured my scahoid so it looks like I might be in plaster for some time. I've heard of waterproof casts and wondered if anyone has experience of them? / whether the nhs are happy to put you in one if you bring the equipment along? Essentially the idea of having a cast I can still exercise in seems appealing...

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Re: Waterproof casts?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 14, 2010, 11:21 »
Basically it's a goretex liner with a resin bandage cast.

They put a resin bandage cast on as the norm these days which you can immerse in water and comes in lots of pimp colours - ha!  It's the 'soft dressing' that goes on first under the resin that is the thing that can't be immersed.  Not sure how you get one on the NHS, possibly by private prescription?

I had mine on Works BUPA so they just fitted it for me when I asked  ;)
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Re: Waterproof casts?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 14, 2010, 17:01 »
There's a huge thread on this if you search. But in short: unless you go private you need to ask a nurse very nicely and source it yourself.

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Re: Waterproof casts?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2010, 18:14 »
If anyone is looking to get hold of this stuff in the future I ended up having to ship it in from the US:

http://orthotape.com/

And then found a nice nurse who would fit it for me.

It's not cheap but its made a massive massive difference to the quality of my life whilst recovering.

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Re: Waterproof casts?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2011, 22:59 »
http://www.limboproducts.co.uk/   best things ever!

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Re: Waterproof casts?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2011, 10:38 »
http://www.limboproducts.co.uk/   best things ever!

Nah, trust me, a properly waterproof cast is a far better thing.

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Re: Waterproof casts?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2011, 21:43 »
http://www.limboproducts.co.uk/   best things ever!

Nah, trust me, a properly waterproof cast is a far better thing.

worked for me having baths and showers pretty well like...

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Re: Waterproof casts?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2011, 21:56 »
http://www.limboproducts.co.uk/   best things ever!

Nah, trust me, a properly waterproof cast is a far better thing.

worked for me having baths and showers pretty well like...

Yeah, but with a properly waterproof cast you can go swimming and run (you can't run with a normal liner as it would soak up all the sweat). Bascially you can do everything except move your wrist and it doesn't itch or smell anywhere near as badly.


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