By: 1 June 2009

The new ProCare Diabetic shoe from DJO, offers an ideal solution for the treatment of diabetic ulcers. The shoe includes the Impax insole which is constructed of pre-cut layered Plastazote foam. The bottom two layers of foam can be easily removed around the affected areas and help to relieve pressure from specific areas so promote wound healing. Another key benefit in the design is that the top layer of foam stays in contact with the plantar surface of the foot, not allowing for hot spots.

The shoe can be easily taken on and off which allows access to the affected area whilst the removable reinforced squared toe box and wide foot bed leave ample room for wound dressings. It is also lightweight with a rocker sole making it easier and more comfortable to walk as the redistribution of weight of the patient through the plantar surface off-loads the wound area.

The shoe has even been made in a universal left/right sizing making this new addition to the ProCare range another excellent tool in the quest to maximise patient comfort in the foot and ankle market.