Evid Based Nurs 5:15 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.1.15
  • Treatment

Total contact casts were better than removable cast walkers or half shoes for healing diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers

Total contact casts (TCCs) v removable cast walkers (RCWs), half shoes (HSs), and RCWs or HSs for healing of neuropathic foot ulcerations in patients with diabetes†

Outcome at 12 weeks Comparison Event rates RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Healing of diabetic foot ulcers TCC v HS 89% v 58% 53% (7 to 135) 4 (2 to 24)
TCC v RCW or HS 89% v 61% 46% (6 to 96) 4 (3 to 28)

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