OPED VACOcast Diabetic

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Highlights

VACOcast Diabetic Boot is engineered specifically for diabetics who need the best removable alternative to a plaster cast. The Vacuum Relief inserts quickly and molds to the foot, with maximum surface contact and no pressure points. Better than a plaster cast because the VACOcast Diabetic can be removed and re-applied in less than 3-minutes with no cleanup.

Description

OPED VACOcast Diabetic – Optimized Care for the Diabetic Foot

  • VACOcast is a fixed-flexion (90º) orthopedic fracture boot / cam walker
  • Keeps the injured ankle immobilised in a fixed 90º position to help you recover fast
  • Features unique vacuum cushion technology – air cushion becomes strong and stable like a cast when air is removed from the cushion
  • Cast strength can be adjusted to accommodate swelling of atrophy – the cushion adjusts itself exactly to the shape of every foot and every swelling
  • Adjustment procedure can be repeated as often as required, and the VACOcast can be taken off for advanced physiotherapy
  • Vacuum cushion technology is clinically proven to get patients back to work up to 24 days sooner than traditional fiberglass casts
  • German engineered and manufactured, featuring a unique plastic shell design
  • OPED VACOcast Diabetic is the modern standard for the diabetic foot and/or ulcerations

Features

  • Successful wound healing due to excellent pressure relief
  • Easy wound inspection simplifies treatment
  • Toe clap for protection and hygiene
  • Shapeable foam insole for additional offloading
  • Changeable liners for hygiene and comfort
  • Highly adjustable – flexible, precise and multiple adjustment controls:
    • Adjustable calf width to best fit patients with large calves, or to adapt to patients who have edema
    • Moveable toe plate to lengthen the plantar foot bed, to accommodate people with longer feet
    • Detachable sole to keep street dirt out of beds and off furniture
  • Very comfortable:
    • Vacuum cushion providing equal and firm support
    • Hand held air pump removes air from the cushion to strengthen it like a cast
    • Patients have the ability to adjust the cushion/cast strength by the amount of air removed
  • Hygienic:
    • Comes with removable cloth covers to cover the air cushion and provide foot comfort
    • Cloth covers are washable for increased hygiene
    • Sole can be removed at bed time so you can sleep with the cast on, and not bring dirt to bed
  • Itch free – easily and rapidly removed and replaced
  • Rocker sole – outstanding pressure distribution, safe and physiological gait
  • Lightweight and stable – German engineered plastic shell which is durable
  • Environmentally friendly – units are reusable
  • Waterproof – can be used in water during recreation or rehabilitation activities

Recovery for the following injuries

  • Diabetic Foot Syndrome
  • Ulcerations on the foot
  • Post-operative care after toe and forefoot amputations
  • Diabetic neuroosteoarthropathy
  • DNOAP and charcot foot

Inclusions with package

  • OPED VACOcast Diabetic cam walker
  • Vacuum air cushion
  • 15º wedge sole
  • Small hand held air pump, removes air from the cushion which turns it into a strong cast (strength is adjustable)
  • Washable cloth liners, covers the air cushion and provides foot comfort

Sizing information

Sizes: Small Medium Large
EUR 35 – 39 39 – 44 44 – 50
UK 2.5 – 5.5 5.5 – 9.5 9.5 – 14
US (male) 3.5 – 6.5 6.5 – 10.5 10.5 – 15
US (female) 4.5 – 7.5 7.5 – 11.5 11.5 – 16

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About OPED – German engineered products

Replacing the uncomfortable plaster cast with a light vacuum splint was the vision the OPED founders Andreas Hassler and Prof. Dr. Peter Habmayer. Their vision became reality in 1993 when the OPED VACOped – still the most successful OPED product, even today – came onto the market.

Around 280 staff design, develop, produce and distribute OPED products in more than 20 countries. OPED products are currently used in about 2,000 hospitals, clinics and O&P shops throughout Germany. In 2007 around 100, 000 patients had been treated with VACO®ped after fractures, ligament or tendon injuries on the lower leg and foot, making OPED the market leader in Germany in this category. OPED has subsidiaries in Switzerland, the USA, UK, Australia and China, and distributes products throughout Europe and Japan.

You must not rely on the information on this site as an alternative to medical advice from your medical physician or other qualified healthcare provider. Consult your healthcare provider immediately if you think that you may have a medical emergency or for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition or injury

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