Effect of total contact cast in non-healing diabetic foot ulcers in Lebanese patients

Merheb M., Gharios E., Younes A., Cheikh MA., Chaaban T.,

Published online 2017 October 14,

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of total contact casting (TCC) in treating non-healing diabetic foot ulcers in Lebanese diabetic patients. Twenty-three diabetic patients were treated with TCC, and relevant data were collected retrospectively. Sixteen patients were analysed; the average duration of casting was 6 weeks, and 75% of the patients achieved complete ulcer closure without recurrence during one year of follow-up and without any complications. TCC appears to be an effective treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

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