CAM boots can be used for simple ankle fractures and avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal.
Fractures suitable for CAM boot use are usually sustained with inversion injuries of the ankle.
Swollen and tender lateral malleolus or base of fifth metatarsal.
Patients can weight bear as tolerated whilst wearing the CAM boot.
|Avulsion fracture of distal fibula||No formal follow up required|
|Salter Harris I fracture of fibula||No formal follow up required|
|Undisplaced Salter Harris II fracture of fibula||Follow up GP 7-10 days for repeat X-Ray. If displaced, refer to Orthopaedic Fracture clinic.|
|Undisplaced epiphyseal fracture of distal fibula||Follow up GP in 7-10 days for repeat X-Ray. If displaced, refer to Orthopaedic Fracture Clinic|
Avulsion fracture of base of fifth metatarsal
If 4th and 5th metatarsal joint involved
|Follow up Orthopaedic Fracture Clinic 7 days.|
1. Measure the sole of the foot and add an extra 1-2 cm
2. Measure the sole of the CAM boot to select the appropriate size. Open the Velcro straps and remove any excess padding.
3. Place the heel firmly down in the back of the CAM boot
4. Place padding over foot (if required) and fasten Velcro straps
5. Ensure the toes are within the firm sole of the boot
6. Depending on the injury:
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