Diabetics Can Put Their Feet Up……
DJO has this autumn once again proved it is the leading non-surgical orthopaedic soft good supplier. Under the ProCare brand, focusing on supports for recovery and healing, we have launched a new diabetic shoe, which can be used in the treatment of diabetic foot.
One of the major adverse outcomes of diabetic foot problems are foot ulcers. According to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, up to 85% of all amputations begin with an ulcer and every year approximately 4 million more people develop a diabetic foot ulcer.
The new ProCare Diabetic shoe offers an ideal solution for the treatment of diabetic ulcers. The shoe includes the Impax insole which is constructed of pre-cut layered Plastazote ® foam. The bottom two layers of foam can be easily removed around the affected areas and help to relieve pressure from specific areas so promote wound healing. Another key benefit in the design is that the top layer of foam stays in contact with the plantar surface of the foot, not allowing for “hot spots”.
The shoe can be easily taken on and off which allows access to the affected area whilst the removable reinforced squared toe box and wide foot bed leave ample room for wound dressings. It is also lightweight with a rocker sole making it easier and more comfortable to walk as the redistribution of weight of the patient through the plantar surface off-loads the wound area.
The shoe has even been made in a universal left/right sizing making this new addition to the ProCare range another excellent tool in the quest to maximise patient comfort in the foot and ankle market.