Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 9th, 2006
"Four off-loading devices used for the treatment of diabetic forefoot ulcers were compared: a custom-molded insole shoe, a cast MABAL shoe, a prefabricated pneumatic walking brace, and a bivalved total contact cast (BTCC). It was anticipated that all devices would significantly reduce forefoot plantar pressure compared with a control shoe," scientists in Wales report.
B.J. Beuker and colleagues at Cardiff University included "[s]ixteen healthy volunteers. Plantar pressures were evaluated using the Pedar system, while walking speed was determined using an...
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