Taking the Pressure Off Foot Ulcers and Wounds for Healing!

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Total Contact Casting at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.

winnipeg health sciences centre logoVicki and Kaitlin Werkman recently had the opportunity to shadow health care professionals at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre in the Orthopedic and Infectious Disease Clinics.

The purpose of the trip was to gain additional understanding of the Total Contact Casting (TCC) system, application techniques and how TCC is used in relation to diabetic foot wounds and ulcers, and Charcot arthropathy.

Thank you to Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. John Embil, and Diabetic Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Mario Dascal and their supportive teams for their generous sharing of time and expertise.

Vicki and Kaitlin would also like thank trip organizer, Jason Linklater RT (Orthopaed), Orthopedic Technology Educator, along with Lisa Czerlau and David Van Hellemond, Territory Business Managers from BSN Medical.

total contact casting technique
Total Contact Casting (TCC) is a specially designed cast designed to take weight off the foot (off-loading) in patients with diabetic foot ulcers/wounds. Reducing pressure on the wound by taking weight off the foot has proven to be very effective.

Learn more about Total Contact Casting in Oakville. Book your appointment today!