Total Contact Casting (TCC): The Gold Standard of Care
Research has shown that the “total contact cast” is a casting technique that is used to heal diabetic foot ulcers shows healing rates of about 90% in 6 weeks(1-7). 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.
What does it mean to be the Gold Standard?
It means that most experts agree that Total Contact Casting (TCC) is the best method to achieve proper off-loading. This is based on a large amount of evidence that demonstrates that Total Contact Casting (TCC) helps heal diabetic foot ulcers.
What is a Healing Chamber™ and how does a Total Contact Casting (TCC) Healing Chamber™ work?
The Total Contact Casting (TCC) healing chamber works through two mechanisms:
A. histological (the structure of your skin)
reduce shearing forces which happen with your normal stride;
remove a propulsive phase of gait and keep your ankle at a 90 degree angle; and
decrease pressure in the forefoot by 69% and decreases heel pressure by 45%8
Effective off-loading with Total Contact Casting (TCC) Healing Chamber™ is an essential part of your overall treatment program and will help your diabetic foot ulcer heal.
Ask your doctor about using a TCC Healing Chamber™.
Total Contact Casting (TCC) is a safe and effective way to off-load your Diabetic Foot Ulcer. There are multiple studies that demonstrate the benefit…more
Be Successful and Heal!
Keep your blood sugar levels at the target recommended by your physician
Keep the foot ulcer clean and bandaged and follow the advice provided on wound care