Evaluation of removable and irremovable cast walkers in the healing of diabetic foot wounds: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Armstrong2005EvaluationOR,
  title={Evaluation of removable and irremovable cast walkers in the healing of diabetic foot wounds: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={David G. Armstrong and Lawrence Alfred Lavery and Stephanie C. Wu and Andrew J. M. Boulton},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={551-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a removable cast walker (RCW) and an "instant" total contact cast (iTCC) in healing neuropathic diabetic foot ulcerations. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We randomly assigned 50 patients with University of Texas grade 1A diabetic foot ulcerations into one of two off-loading treatment groups: an RCW or the same RCW wrapped with a cohesive bandage (iTCC) so patients could not easily remove the device. Subjects were evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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