Which activity changes are used in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Offloading of the ulcerated area is imperative. This may require non–weight-bearing or weight-bearing, as tolerated in appropriate offloading devices. Custom footwear, a custom clamshell orthosis (for severe deformities), or total contact casting (a fiberglass shell with a walking bar on the bottom) are required for patients who are ambulatory.


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