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Arm broken? Try this cast cover.

Updated on August 24, 2013

Arm broken? No worries! Try this cast cover.

So, do you or someone you know have a broken arm or broken leg. Have no fear! Dry Pro Cast Cover is here!!! This super product will save the day. Corny, but true.

Let me start by telling you about how my family dealt with my daughter's broken arm. It's the last full day of school. The last recess for the kids. Five days from now, we will be on our way to the beach. Woo Hoo! Or so we thought! It all started with a call from the school nurse. Yeah, that's never good. Emily fell during recess and the nurse was concerned that there may be "an issue" with her arm.

My husband and I were shopping at the local Sam's Club stocking up for our trip when we got the call. We left the cart mid-isle and took off to the exit.

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Fast Forward

To make a long story, short, we get to the school and there is Emily, lying there with a quite obviously broken arm. We take her to the emergency room and determine her forearm is broken. From there, we are sent to an orthopedic group where her arm will need to be reset. She's gonna love this, I thought.

While resetting, they had her fingers held up by some contraption having the entire arm just hang up in the air. That allowed the doctor the ability to manipulate her broken bone back into place. She handled it like a pro with a little help of some numbing medication.

Her arm is reset and wrapped in this pretty color blue cast. Great, she will back to new in no time. Except, we are leaving for the beach in a few days. We asked the doctor what we could do to keep her cast dry. He pretty much said, no to the beach because of the sand and no pool because she can't get the cast wet. That's easy for him to say. When your eight year old is looking at you hearing "no beach" and "no swimming" the waterworks just pour down. Your heart breaks at the thought of her not enjoying the family vacation.

Because that option wasn't acceptable to my husband, he began searching the net for waterproof cast covers. That's how he found Dry Pro Cast Cover. We read the reviews and the majority seemed positive. We took the chance and ordered it and had it shipped overnight.

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Ditch the Garbage Bag

Dry Pro provides a snug comfortable fit during swimming and by beats the old "garbage bag" method. It fits comfortably and snug during swimming and bathing. It is made of durable high quality surgical latex. Dry Pro uses a vacuum seal that cannot come off or be pulled off. You can jump in the pool and play in the waves. Not only does it protect the cast from water at the beach, but it also keeps the sand out. If sand gets into the cast, it can become irritated and infected.

It's easy to use. Once you pull on the cover, use the pump provided to suction all the air out. This provides the vacuum seal. Dry Pro can be left on for 45 minutes at a time. When done, you lift the cuff to let the air back in and slide it off. Then you will need to remove it for a little while before reapplying it.

It comes in a variety of sizes for both the arm and leg. Measurements will need to be taken to be sure you choose the appropriate size. You will need to measure the skin around the extremity and inch after the cast ends. You will also measure for length. Because of this product, my daughter's vacation wasn't ruined. She was able to enjoy the beach and the pool. It also made bath time a lot easier. This is not a product that will disappoint you.

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If so, tell me your opinion. If not, what did you use to water protection?

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Very informative! Thanks so kindly for sharing!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very helpful. I pinned this to my board Health and Getting Better.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      Okay, how awesome is this? I remember when my young son broke his wrist in two places(!), we had to wrap diapers, inside out around the cast and then ducktaped two plastic bags around his shoulder to keep that cast dry. The diapers were to absorb any moisture that might get in during bathing. Oh, what a pain. This would have been awesome!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is an interesting lens about arm cast and ideas where to get something like waterproof especially for children that is so into outdoor activities especially like swimming. DePuy Pinnacle

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      tlc1210 lm 6 years ago

      @sidther lm: Thanks for checking out my lens. I started squidoo in feb. 2011 and got a way from it for a bit. It's nice to be back and great job on all of the lenses you have produced! Keep up the great work!

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      sidther lm 6 years ago

      I have not tried it but I will show this to my husband as he treats soldiers, I am sure that they would enjoy a few more options when they finally leave the facility!