Waterproof Cast Protectors: What Are The Uses?

Waterproof Cast Protectors: What Are The Uses?

The waterproof cast cover is a self-sealing garment that can protect water from entering the plaster cast or wound dressing. It is simple to use and comfy that lasts throughout the treatment. The reusable cast protector is placed on the cast, while the ribber diaphragm makes a watertight seal. Whether managing or recovering from a wound, an area should be kept clean and dry.

Cast protectors

Cast protectors can be placed on the cast, while the rubber diaphragm makes a watertight seal. With the cast protector in place, a user can carry out tasks they normally do, while showering and bathing without the inconvenience of keeping the affected limb away from the water. Cast protectors can be used during hydrotherapy or when swimming.

The cast protectors come in several shapes and sizes to suit each limb securely and comfortably.

How do waterproof cast covers work?

The waterproof cast cover is a waterproof sleeve made from durable and water-resistant material, designed to slip over a fiberglass or plaster cast and make a tight seal that prevents moisture from seeping in. The waterproof cast protectors can keep the cast dry while showering, swimming, or participating in other water-based activities.

While you are tempted to use a garbage bag wrap to protect cast from water; these materials are not designed to be submerged and cause more harm than good. Cast coverings are effective in keeping the casts dry for short periods, such as during:

  • swimwing
  • bathing

However, long-term exposure to water still causes the cast to become wet.


Choose the right waterproof cast covers

With many options on the market, how to know which one is the right one? These are the things to consider:

  • Material. It is one of the most essential factors to consider since waterproof cast covers are made from different materials:
    • Plastic
    • Vinyl
    • Neoprene
    • PVC

Pick a cover that is comfortable for you to wear and does not irritate your skin.

  • Size. The size ensures the cast before choosing a cover so you can choose one that provides a snug, comfortable fit. To measure for the cast cover, measure from the tip of your middle finger on top of the cast and add an inch for the length. You can measure around the thickest part of the cast.

Whether you are headed to the beach, dip in the pool or caught in a downpour, the cast protector keeps the cast dry.

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