Total Contact Casting

Total contact casting treats diabetic foot ulcers with a fiberglass or plaster cast designed to take pressure off of the ulcer. This pressure reduction and redistribution are called “offloading.” Alleviating pressure and protecting the ulcer helps it heal.

Total contact casting involves molding a cast over the entire surface of the foot and part of the leg. The cast follows the contours of the foot and distributes the patient’s weight evenly, offloading pressure from the ulcer and bony parts of the foot. The duration of healing is approximately six to eight weeks, with the cast replaced every week. The cast is removed when the ulcer is completely healed.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS:

  • Arterial and venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Diabetic complications
  • Necrotizing infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Wound dehiscence

R3 Wound Care and Hyperbarics can give you the treatment you need—no doctor referral needed.

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At R3 Wound Care and Hyperbarics, we specialize in treating a variety of wounds and medical conditions. Our expert wound care specialists offer advanced wound care treatments to help heal wounds as quickly as possible.

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At R3 Wound Care and Hyperbarics, our caring, experienced team provides a variety of wound care treatments to help you heal as quickly and effectively as possible.

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