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Wound Healing: Total Contact Cast Vs. Custom-Made Temporary Footwear for Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulceration

2014-08-27 03:45:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Objective: to compare the effectiveness of irremovable total contact casts and custom made temporary footwear to heal neuropathic foot ulcerations in individuals with diabetes

Description

In this prospective clinical trail, 43 patients with plantar ulcer grade 1 or 2 (wagner scale) were randomized to one of two off-loading modalities: total contact cast or custom-made temporary footwear.outcomes assessed were wound surface area reduction (square cm.)and time to wound healing (days0 at 2,4,8 and 16 weeks. to evaluate safety, possible side effects were recorded at each follow-up visit.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Neuropathic Foot Ulceration in Individuals With Diabetes

Intervention

cast vs. shoe

Location

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis
Amsterdam
Noord Holland
Netherlands
1090 hm

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Rehabilitation Centre Amsterdam

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:37-0400

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