What are off loading shoes?
Offloading footwear consists of therapeutic shoes designed to provide pressure redistribution for patients at-risk for diabetic foot conditions such as neuropathic ulcers, Charcot foot and infection.
What does a Darco shoe do?
The DARCO OrthoWedge™ is clinically proven to reduce weight bearing pressure on the forefoot which promotes faster healing after surgery, trauma or when forefoot wounds or ulcerations are present.
How do you clean Darco shoes?
How Do I Clean the Darco Shoe?
- Clean with a damp cloth or brush and warm, soapy water.
- Allow to dry.
- Repeat for the enclosed insoles.
How long does it take to heal a diabetic foot ulcer?
The median time measured from start of treatment in specialist health care to ulcer healing, including only those who healed, was 75.5 days (SD 123.4). Mean healing time was 113 days.
What does offloading mean in wound care?
Offloading refers to minimizing or removing weight placed on the foot to help prevent and heal ulcers, particularly those caused by poor circulation to the feet due to diabetes.
Can I drive with a post op shoe?
Conclusions. From our findings, we recommend driving abstinence for a minimum of 6 weeks postoperatively when using a surgical shoe after bunionectomy. However, patients should have sufficient recovery, exercise, and training before resuming driving a car, because safety is always a priority.
What is a peg assist?
The Darco Peg-Assist System is built around a removable peg insole that effectively off-loads the plantar aspect of the foot.
Can you drive with a surgical shoe on your right foot?
Despite the obvious safety hazards, there are currently no laws prohibiting driving with a cast on either of your feet. It is not encouraged by doctors, who say that you might prevent your bones from healing correctly, or even end up in an accident due to impaired reaction time.
Can you drive with a post op shoe?
What is a ortho wedge?
The DARCO OrthoWedge is clinically proven to reduce weight bearing pressure on the forefoot which promotes faster healing after surgery, trauma or when forefoot wounds or ulcerations are present. Item sold as one (1) shoe.