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Table 3 Offloading modality use for plantar hallux ulcers (Question 2)

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 91 (31) 34.8 (23.6)
Removable cast/walker 62 (21) 16.0 (21.9)
Non-removable cast/walker (e.g. TCC) 53 (18) 10.8 (17.1)
Insoles/orthoses 32 (11) 3.4 (7.1)
Footwear - extra width/depth (prefabricated) 29 (10) 2.1 (3.9)
Post-operative shoe 26 (9) 3.8 (7.5)
Post-operative boot with custom insole 21 (7) 4.8 (3.5)
Footwear - fully custom made 21 (7) 1.5 (3.1)
  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.