Total Contact Casts are a special type of cast which is used to treat ulcers of the foot or a charcot foot deformity.
A total contact cast is fabricated from many different layers of material. These include gauze between the toes, stockinet, felt padding over bony areas and ulcers, cotton padding, plaster and fiberglass.
The aim of a total contact casts is to have an extremely intimate fit to decrease swelling, reduce pressure on areas of the foot (i.e. ulcers) and prevent further deformity in a charcot foot. Total contact casts need to be changed every week, as the swelling decreases an intimate fit is still required. The use of the total contact casts is discussed in the ‘conditions’ section of the website.