Recognizing the impact of altered biomechanics in contributing to the development and deterioration of diabetic foot ulcerations, we have noted a few pertinent systematic reviews as well as recently published guidelines on offloading interventions in these high-risk populations.
Guidelines on offloading foot ulcers in persons with diabetes (IWGDF 2019 update).
Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2020;36 Suppl 1:e3274.
Effectiveness of offloading interventions to heal foot ulcers in persons with diabetes: a systematic review.
Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2020;36 Suppl 1:e3275.
Footwear and offloading interventions to prevent and heal ulcers and reduce plantar pressure in patients with diabetes: a systematic review.
Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2016;32 Suppl 1:99-118.
Comparison of removable and irremovable walking boot to total contact casting in offloading the neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration.
Foot Ankle Int. 2016;37(8):855-61.
The role of activity, adherence, and off-loading on the healing of diabetic foot wounds.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117(7 Suppl):248S-253S.