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Table 2 Offloading modality use for plantar forefoot ulcers (Question 1)

From: A survey of offloading practices for diabetes-related plantar neuropathic foot ulcers

Offloading modality % of participants using modality (n=) Mean (┬▒SD) % of time modality is used
Padding (e.g. felt) with post-operative shoe or footwear 94 (32) 34.8 (22.5)
Removable cast/walker 73 (25) 16.1 (20.1)
Non-removable cast/walker (e.g. TCC) 68 (23) 11.2 (18.0)
Post-operative shoe 53 (18) 5.9 (8.2)
Wheelchair 44 (15) 1.1 (1.6)
Insoles/orthoses 35 (12) 2.7 (4.8)
Footwear - extra width/depth (prefabricated) 26 (9) 1.7 (3.2)
Removable cast/walker with custom insole 24 (8) 3.5 (3.2)
Footwear - fully custom made 23 (8) 1.4 (2.8)
Post-operative boot with custom insole 21 (7) 4.2 (2.9)
Footwear (prefabricated) with custom insole 21 (7) 2.5 (1.8)
Bracing (e.g. AFO) 21 (7) 0.7 (1.5)
Crutches 21 (7) 0.6 (1.4)
  1. Note: modalities are ordered according to proportion of practitioners selecting the modality; N = 34; modalities used by less than 20% of participants (n = 7) are not listed.