A successful technique for the treatment of diabetic neurotrophic ulcers

G RitzOhio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland 44106.

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D KushnerOhio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland 44106.

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S FriedmanOhio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland 44106.

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Over 90% of the diabetic neurotrophic ulcers treated with the felted foam technique at the Cleveland Foot Clinic have completely healed. The average healing time for plantar ulcers has been approximately 8 weeks. After the ulcerations have healed, molded shoes or orthopedic shoes with Plastazote inserts are prescribed. The felted foam technique is simple to perform in an office setting and can be used by both the novice and the experienced practitioner.