The total contact cast is considered to be an effective method of off-loading a diabetic non-infected pressure ulcer. The Guideline Development Group’s full set of research recommendations is detailed in the full guideline. All patients then received active treatments for a maximum of 12 treatments where required. Efficacy criteria included the percentage of patients achieving complete healing within the 20-week treatment period, the time to achieve complete healing, the rate of ulcer recurrence during the 6-month period following healing, and treatment compliance. What can we do for faster recovery? Some 7.8 percent of the U.S. We included six studies (375 participants) in this review; these compared alginate dressings with basic wound contact dressings, foam dressings and a silver-containing, fibrous-hydrocolloid dressing.
A clear and current overview of current evidence is required to facilitate decision‐making regarding dressing use.