Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Oakville – Total Contact Casting

Published On: January 11, 2017

Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Weight Distribution

Kaitlin Werkman recently completed training on Total Contact Casting (TCC), a casting technique that is used to heal diabetic foot ulcers, with reported healing rates of about 90% in 6 weeks. The Total Contact Cast closely conforms to the exact shape of the foot – creating a chamber just right for healing. It works by redistributing weight off of your foot ulcer so it can heal.

This specialized training supports Kaitlin’s thesis for her MSc Diabetes postgraduate diploma and her dissertation on randomized control trial comparing conventional total contact casting, cushioned-modified total contact casting (TCC) and removable cast walker (RCW) in healing efficiency in neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers. Learn more about Kaitlin Werkman.

The Total Contact Cast system is considered to be the gold standard among most experts, believing it to be the best method – for achieving proper off-loading to help heal diabetic foot ulcers. Learn more about TCC here:

Currently, diabetic patients must travel to Toronto Women’s Hospital or St. Michael’s Hospital where the Ministry of Health covers the fees. However, patients wanting shorter wait times, easier access and less travel headaches can have it done in our Oakville office.

A typical six-week treatment plan covers:

Appointment 1:  Debridement of ulcer and place casting
Appointment 2:  (within 3-5 days of first): Check ulcer, debride if necessary, recast
Appointment 3-6: (weekly): Check ulcer, provide treatment until ulcer is healed – usually six weeks.

Indications/intended use:

Non infected neuropathic foot ulcers, post op care, charcot neuropathy, pre ulcerative conditions.

To learn more about how the Total Contact Casting system can help you, contact us today. Learn more about Diabetic Footcare and Education at the Werkman Foot & Orthotic Clinic in Oakville.



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