total contact casting

total contact casting

application of a padded rigid lower-limb and foot plaster of Paris/resin bandage cast to permit non-weight-bearing ambulation during ulcer or fracture healing, as an alternative to an Aircast boot, Crow walker or bi-valve cast; it may incorporate a window to allow ulcer redressing/inspection; it is contraindicated for a neuroischaemic/ischaemic limb (see Aircast boot; bi-valve cast; CROW walker)
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TCC-EZ Roll On Total Contact Casting System (a one-piece, roll-on cast designed to off load weight from the bottom of the foot)
The only facility of its kind in southeast Arkansas, the Wound Center provides complete wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and is now offering total contact casting for diabetic foot wounds.
SAN FRANCISCO - Total contact casting is the optimal method for healing neuropathic foot ulcers, David Sinacore, Ph.
TCC-EZ[TM] is its gold-standard total contact casting system for diabetic foot ulcers.
The paper's authors found total contact casting (TCC) demonstrates success in healing outcomes for patients with DFUs because of its mode of action and non-removable design.
However, until now, use of total contact casting methods has been low, due to the amount of time required for application and the inconsistency in technique.
Introduction of an "Off the Shelf" Total Contact Casting (TCC) System in a Large Outpatient Diabetic Foot Ulcer Clinic (Puerta, J; Garcia Ramos, J; Moreno, H) The largest DFU clinic in Panama conducted a study of nine patients, ages 51-67 years, to evaluate the effectiveness of the Roll on Total Contact Cast (TCC) System for the treatment of DFUs.
This patient story, titled "Off-Loading Your Diabetic Foot Ulcer, An Actor's Story," demonstrates how the TCC-EZ Total Contact Casting system helped Furst, a diabetic patient, heal his foot ulcer and may have saved his foot.
Immobilization of the diabetic foot through conventional techniques, such as Total Contact Casting (TCC), is unpopular among patients given the limitations an immobilization cast has on the foot and ankle.
MedEfficiency specializes in Total Contact Casting (TCC) products for off-loading diabetic foot wounds also known as diabetic foot ulcers.
The new walker boots are a more convenient and hygienic replacement for total contact casting as a treatment for pre-ulcerative and ulcerative conditions of the plantar surface of the foot, most often related to complications from diabetes.

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