A CROW Boot, also known as a Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker, is often described as a cross between an ankle-foot orthosis and a custom boot designed to provide total contact for weight distribution. This type of orthotic device is commonly outsourced due to its complex nature and time-consuming fabrication.
The C.R.O.W was originally designed for patients with severe deformity of the foot and ankle due to acute nerve damage which is mostly caused by diabetes. Its unique design encloses the entire lower limb, completely surrounding the ankle and foot with a built-in sole that accommodates the rocker bottom shape of the Charcot foot.
Individuals with the Charcot deformity are inclined to have skin break downs which turn into sores and get worse if proper attention is not taken. To avoid risk of amputation, the CROW boot is prescribed. The C.R.O.W. can help to provide support to a Charcot foot with a specially designed padding on the inside that helps to absorb shock to the tender areas. This brace is constructed to allow the sores as well as the whole foot to heal.
At McCleve Orthotics & Prosthetics, we have been designing and fabricating CROW Boots for nearly a decade. Our seasoned fabricators are skilled at casting and forming the boot for maximum comfort while allowing for optimal range of motion. Whether you are needing a new walker or simply need your current CROW Boot repaired, stop by any of our valley offices for a free estimate.
Prescribed specifically for the management, healing, and/or prevention of:
- Charcot Joints
- Neuropathic Ulcerations
- Foot Ulcers
- Insensate Feet
- Charcot Disease
- Charcot Foot and Ankle
- Charcot Deterioration
- Pre or Post Surgical Intervention of Mid and Hind Foot
- Diabetes and Diabetic Neuropathy
- Other Chronic Illnesses