- If you see any of these on your child’s skin:
- Please call the Orthopedic Surgery Clinic at (816) 234-3075 or send a picture through the Patient Portal.
- This can be caused by the boot being too loose or too tight.
- Stop wearing the boot until you hear from your care team.
- A visit to the clinic will be needed to check how the boot is fitting and look at the skin.
- Your child does not have to sleep in the boot.
How do I know the boot is on right?
- Place the heel firmly down the back of the CAM boot.
- Place padding over the foot and shin.
- Ensure the toes are within the firm sole of the boot.
- Fasten the Velcro® straps so the boot doesn’t move around on the foot.
How long does it take for the broken bone to heal?
- After your child has started to walk in the boot, they can start to wear it less.
- This usually happens between 2-4 weeks after the injury.
- Your child will have a second appointment in the Orthopedic Surgery Clinic 4 weeks after the injury.
- Their leg will be examined.
- They will have new X-rays taken.
- If they are still using the boot for walking, they won’t need to wear it anymore after this appointment.
- Most of the time, they won’t need to come back for any more appointments.
Will my child have problems with their leg after a toddler’s fracture?
- Most of the time, this fracture has no long-term problems after it is healed.
- Your child might limp or walk differently for up to 1 month after they stop wearing the boot (up to 2 months after injury).
What if my child still has problems?
Please call the Orthopedic Surgery Clinic at (816) 234-3075 for an appointment 2 months after the injury if:
- Your child is still having pain, OR
- Your child is still walking with a limp.
- For more information, please visit the OrthoKids website.