Effectiveness and safety of a nonremovable fiberglass off-bearing cast versus a therapeutic shoe in the treatment of neuropathic foot ulcers: a randomized study.

@article{Caravaggi2000EffectivenessAS,
  title={Effectiveness and safety of a nonremovable fiberglass off-bearing cast versus a therapeutic shoe in the treatment of neuropathic foot ulcers: a randomized study.},
  author={Carlo Maria Ferdinando Caravaggi and Ezio Faglia and Roberto De Giglio and Manuela Mantero and Antonella Quarantiello and Elena Sommariva and Michela Gino and Chiara Pritelli and A. Morabito},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={1746-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the rate of reduction of the surface area of neuropathic plantar ulcers in diabetic patients treated with nonremovable rigidity-differentiated fiberglass off-bearing casts or a cloth shoe with a rigid sole with unloading alkaform insoles. The secondary aim was to evaluate the side effects and degree of patient acceptance of treatment. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Fifty diabetic patients with neuropathic plantar ulcers were consecutively enrolled and randomized… CONTINUE READING