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

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


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


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


Neuropathic Foot Ulceration in Individuals With Diabetes


cast vs. shoe


Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis
Noord Holland
1090 hm


Active, not recruiting


Rehabilitation Centre Amsterdam

Results (where available)

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

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