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Table 2 Protected weight-bearing treatment: initial regimen and cast types used

From: Outcome after protected full weightbearing treatment in an orthopedic device in diabetic neuropathic arthropathy (Charcot arthropathy): a comparison of unilaterally and bilaterally affected patients

Cast/Shoe Type Unilaterally affected feet (n = 66) N (%) Bilaterally affected feet (n = 22) N (%)
Cast shoe 3 (5) 8 (35)
TCC only 26 (39) 3 (14)
TCC followed by rTCC 20 (30) 5 (23)
TCC followed by 11 (17) 1 (5)
Orthotic/AFO   
Orthotic (AFO) 6 (9) 5 (23)
Time to shoes, weeks (mean ± SD) 20 ± 44 35 ± 28
  1. TCC Total Contact Cast, rTCC removable Total Contact Cast, AFO rigid Ankle Foot Orthotic