Why must my cast stay dry?
A traditional cast uses natural or synthetic cotton as a source of padding and protection between the skin and the outer, hard fiberglass cast material. If this material gets wet, it may not adequately dry and cause skin irritation and/or breakdown. Typically, if the material is saturated it must be removed and the cast reapplied. Call your orthopaedist if your cast has gotten wet.
- More Information about the Aquacast® Liner at www.aquacastliner.com
- Download the Aquacast® Patient Brochure (PDF)
- Download AquaCast Patient Cast Care Instructions (PDF)
How to Use - Easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Slide On
Stretch on the DRYPro over the arm or leg with the cast or bandage to see how it fits. The DRYPro opening should fit tightly to the skin. The top of the DRYPro should be smooth against the skin and the hand or foot should reach to the end of the cover. The vacuum will remove any excess material. Be careful as sharp fiberglass on a cast can rip the DRYPro. Cover sharp objects with a bandage or sock.
2. Pump Out the Air
Attach the long end of the pump on to the outside valve. Continuously press the pump until it becomes flat. Remove the pump and push on the safety cap. After creating the vacuum seal, observe the DRYPro for about five minutes before going in the water. As long as the DRYPro stays vacuumed (tightly wrinkled), it is sealed and completely watertight.
3. Slide Off
When you are done using the DRYPro, simply lift up the cuff to let the air back in. The DRYPro should now be loose. Simply slide it back off. The DRYPro can be rinsed off or cleaned with soap and water. You can put the DRYPro back in the plastic box for the next use.
More Information about the DRYPro® Waterproof Protector at www.drycorp.com
Using The Locking Feature:
Care & Cleaning