What is a waterproof cast, and can you swim in it?
A waterproof cast is a step above a simple cast cover. They are made with traditional fiberglass casting tape, but they differ greatly by the padding materials that are used under the hard cast shell. This padding is waterproof or water-resistant and allows you to bathe, shower, and even swim all while in a cast.
How much does a waterproof cast cost?
The average cost of a water-resistant cast varies by the type or brand of materials used. For a short arm cast, a patient can expect a cost of $40-50 and for larger casts, the price will increase from there.
We carry 3 brands of waterproof cast materials Aqucast, Delta Dry, and OrthoNeal. You can see the base materials below in the categories and if you order one of our kits you get everything you need to make a cast fully water-resistant. Simply take it to your orthopedic technician and have it applied. If you are looking for a recommendation, we suggest OrthoNeal.
OrthoNeal - Waterproof Cast
OrthoNeal is a thick fishnet shaped cylindrical stockinette comprised of waterproof materials. It's a one-piece easy slip-on design.
Delta Dry - Waterproof Cast
Delta dry is a two piece application with stockinette and then padding. The waterproof materials are similar to nylons in their texture.
AquaCast - Waterproof Cast
Aquacast uses a thin white padded pillow type waterproof material that comes in roll form and is applied to the patient's limb. Finished off with blue saw stop.
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