The Aircast AirSelect Elite is one of the most-advanced walking boots on the market, offering a superior level of support, comfort and swelling control.
The Elite has a durable, semi-rigid shell that helps support the limb while providing full-shell protection. Overlapping Duplex aircells line the shell to enable intermittent pneumatic compression. The front panel is pre-inflated and combined with the overlapping aircells to achieves a "total contact" fit. SoftStrike technology absorbs and dissipates shock, and the lightweight, lab-tested rocker sole encourages a natural gait and a continuation of everyday activities.
Features and Benefits
- Integrated inflation system (NO separate hand bulb). Integrated inflation system puts the patient in control for an individualized fit.
- Non-marking, skid resistant rubber tread. For greater traction and longer wear.
- Duplex technology. Promotes faster edema reduction, thus promoting pain relief, patient compliance and faster healing.
- SoftStrike technology. Absorbs and dissipates the energy during heel strike. Reduction of heel pain.
- Low profile optimized rocker sole. The rocker sole, enables a normal walking gait with less forefoot angulations' and reduces hyperextension of the knee.
- Toe-off section continues the rocking motion, enhancing mobility. Mid-stance section is designed to minimize hip differential.
- Trimmable and heat moldable semi-rigid shell. Makes it easy to custom-fit the brace to the patient for a more comfortable fit. Sleek, open-frame design provides ventilation and patient protection and compliance. Shell contours around the malleoli, eliminating pressure for sustained comfort. AirSelect boots have improved width around the ankle area as well as uniformed sizing throughout the various sizes of the boot (XS-XL).
- Three-strap system. Evenly disperses pressure and helps reduce pooling of edema. Ease of application.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not over-inflate aircells. Improper aircell inflation may cause significant skin irritation, especially in people with diabetic neuropathy (a diabetic nerve condition). Check your skin frequently for "hot spots" and skin irritation. If you see any skin changes or feelings of discomfort, reduce the aircell compression. Do not use this device if you cannot feel sensations whether due to post-op anesthesia, nerve, skin or other conditions. Use caution when walking on slippery or wet surfaces to avoid injury.
The main indications for the Aircast Select Walking Boot are:
- Stable fracture of foot, ankle or lower leg
- Severe ankle sprain
- Post-operative immobilization
- Reduction of swelling (edema)
|Size||Men's Shoe Size||Women's Shoe Size|
|XSmall||Up to 4||Up to 5|
|Small||4 to 7||5 to 8|
|Medium||7 to 10||8 to 11|
|Large||10 to 13||11 to 15|
|Size||Height of Brace||Mid-Footbed width||Toe Footbed width||Calf Width|
|XSmall||13.6" / 34.5 cm||3.4" / 8.6 cm||3.8" / 9.7 cm||4.0" / 10.2 cm|
|Small||14.8" / 37.6 cm||3.6" / 9.1 cm||4.2" / 10.7 cm||4.25" / 10.8 cm|
|Medium||16.0" / 40.6 cm||4.1" / 10.4 cm||4.6" / 11.7 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm|
|Large||17.4" / 44.2 cm||4.5" / 11.4 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm|
|XLarge||18.2" / 46.3 cm||5.0" / 12.7 cm||5.5" / 14.0 cm||5.5" / 14.0 cm|
We offer free advice from a registered treating Physiotherapist.
Similarly to having a pharmacist available to answer your questions in regards to medications you buy at a pharmacy, we are here to answer your questions on our products in regards to your health.
We can discuss general issues about injuries, muscles, joints, pain etc. and provide advice on what products and exercises will help your specific needs. We will respond within 24 hours.
What TENS settings are recommended for my lower back pain?
Usually for the lower back we would be using the settings around 100 hz and 100 us but this can be adjusted based on personal preference – this is known as conventional TENS. See below for ranges. Look for a program within your TENS unit that has these ranges.
Conventional TENS as “High-frequency (50–100 Hz), low-intensity (paraesthesia, not painful), small pulse width (50–200μs)” The intention of conventional TENS is to stimulate selectively large diameter, low threshold non-noxious afferents (A-beta) in dermatomes related to the pain This inhibits activity in second order nociceptive transmission neurones in the central nervous system and is achieved by increasing TENS pulse amplitude to generate a strong, comfortable, non-painful paraesthesia beneath the electrodes.
Another option for your lower back is what we call acupuncture like TENS (AL-TENS) – This one we don’t use as the first line of TENS for the Lower back but some like it. The settings would be around 4 hz and 150 us.
AL-TENS is a form of hyperstimulation described by Sjölund and colleagues in the 1970s. It can be used if patients do not respond to conventional TENS. IASP defines the characteristics of AL-TENS as “Low-frequency (2–4Hz), higher intensity (to tolerance threshold), longer pulse width (100–400μs)” (4). Low-frequency trains or bursts (2–4Hz) of high-frequency pulses (100–200pps) are often used in clinical practice.