1. McGuire, James B. DPM, PT, CPed, CWS, FAPWCA


PURPOSE: To familiarize the practitioner with a variety of offloading devices by comparing their indications and application, and to present a literature review of device effectiveness.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in better understanding and improving pressure offloading therapies.


OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking the test, the reader should be able to:


1. Describe indications for a cast walker and various inner soles.


2. Describe the indication and application of a total contact cast.


3. Choose an appropriate device based on wounds and deformities.