Who Is a Candidate for Total Contact Casting?
Total contact casting is most effective for those who have diabetes with foot ulcers that are slow to heal. Diabetes can create complications for the feet, including loss of feeling. When this occurs, it can be difficult to notice a blister or sore and cause sores to grow larger quickly. It can also cause more minor sores to get worse and become ulcers.
Diabetic foot ulcers are a significant factor that leads to lower leg amputations for people with diabetes. A diabetic foot ulcer precedes almost 85% of amputations. Total contact casting can help relieve these ulcers and decrease the risk of amputation.