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PodCast: a rural and regional service model for podiatrist-led advanced off-loading
conference contributionposted on 2021-07-23, 03:31 authored by Marcus GardnerMarcus Gardner, A McLean, Byron PerrinByron Perrin
Diabetes-related foot disease causes significant morbidity and those in rural areas are disproportionately affected. Total contact casts (TCC) or walkers made irremovable (iTCC) are the gold standard for managing neuropathic foot ulceration but are under-utilised, particularly in rural areas. The aim of this study was to evaluate a podiatrist-led service model (“PodCast”) for providing TCCs and iTCCs in a rural and regional setting.