The most critical aspect to healing an ulcer or wound on the bottom of the foot is to reduce weight-bearing pressure on the area. Research tells us that a Total Contact Cast is by far the most effective way of achieving that reduction in pressure. Want to see how a Total Contact Cast is applied? Watch this video.
Currently, patients with diabetes 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 fewer travel headaches can have it done on a fee-for-service basis in our Oakville office with Kaitlin Boven. She is a Registered Chiropodist, MSc Diabetes Student and completed training on Total Contact Casting (TCC) in January of 2017.
TCC is a casting technique used to heal diabetic foot ulcers, with reported healing rates of about 90% in 6 weeks. The Total Contact Cast closely conforms to the foot’s exact shape, creating a chamber just right for healing. It works by redistributing weight off of your foot ulcer so it can heal.
A typical six-week treatment plan includes:
Appointment 1: Debridement of ulcer and plaster casting
Appointment 2: (within 3-5 days of first): Check ulcer, debride if necessary, recast
Appointment 3-6 (weekly): Check ulcer, provide treatment until the ulcer is healed – usually six weeks.
Indications and intended use:
- Non-infected neuropathic foot ulcers
- Post-op care
- Charcot neuropathy
- Preulcerative conditions
To learn more about how the Total Contact Casting system can help you, contact us today. Learn more about Diabetic Footcare at the Werkman Foot & Orthotic Clinic in Oakville.
Do you have any questions or suspect you may have an ulcer? Don’t let your foot condition worsen. Please give our office a call and have it assessed by a professional.