I could get the regular treatment, or I could pay an extra $50 at the desk, and get a special water-wicking material that would go next to my skin under the cast.
I would not intentionally allow water under the fiberglassÂ shell, but should it happen, yes, I could just let my skin rot. Why would anyone choose not to avoid such inconvenience? Why is this material not the default option?
And why pay at the front desk and not just add it to my bill? Would the insurance company simply not allow this as a legitimate and customary component to cast—making, or is it an easy way to slip $50 in cash to the practice?
I’m going to ask about this when I go on May 9 to have the cast removed. Something’s not quite right here, I’m thinking. Anybody had similar experiences, and figured out what the deal is?