If you have a diabetic foot ulcer, you should know about "offloading"
It is well known that Plantar Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) heal more reliably and quickly when properly "offloaded". ("Plantar" refers to the bottom of the foot.) It is also well known that most patients with DFUs do not receive adequate off-loading therapy. In fact, fewer than 10% of patients with plantar diabetic foot ulcers receive the most frequently recommended offloading therapy - Total Contact Casting (TCC).
TCC is often referred to as the "gold standard" for offloading diabetic foot ulcers. However, it is estimated that fewer than 10% of patients are offloaded using TCC. Why is this? Because many patients and physicians reject TCC as being "impractical" or inappropriate, and many patients are not good candidates.
So what offloading therapy do DFU patients actually receive? The answer is a "hodge-podge" of approaches that are used inconsistently among health care practitioners, and in many cases for which little or no evidence of effectiveness exists, or consensus among health care providers on what actually works.
If you have a plantar diabetic foot ulcer, you should know your offloading options.
Introducing a new standard in diabetic foot ulcer offloading - the FORS™ Insole!
FORS - Better Offloading. Better Outcomes.
1). No Edge Effect
The patented design of FORS moderates pressure on edges of offloaded areas. It has long been established that shifting pressure to the edges can cause neuropathic ulcers to increase in size.10
In a recent peer-reviewed study, NO increased edge pressure was observed with FORS, whereas significantly increased edge pressure was observed in the market leading product1.
FORS has been repeatedly proven effective for treating plantar diabetic foot ulcers in multiple evaluations by leading podiatrists.1,3,4,5
The configuration of fabric and foam layers prevents collapse and bottoming out (fabric / foam / fabric / foam)
Even after plug removal, there are 3 remaining protective layers over the ulcer area (fabric / foam / fabric).
Clinicians around the country are seeing improved healing times using FORS. Don't you think your patients deserve the best offloading too?
The videos, presentations, and posters listed above have been contributed by leading healthcare practitioners. Bonapeda Enterprises LLC has no financial relationship with any of the practitioners whose documents and comments are presented on this website (other than as a supplier).
"The FORS offloading insole doesn't have an 'edge effect', and therefore
should be strongly considered for offloading diabetic ulcers." JAMES MCGUIRE, DPM, LPT. LPed.
"The FORS offloading insole should be of prime consideration when TCC isn't
possible or practical, as well as for step down after TCC." HARRY PENNY, DPM, AWPHc, FAPWHc
"The FORS holds up as long or longer than 3 cheap innersoles, which are prone to flatten and break apart, putting more pressure back on the wound. When I consider the new clinical evidence showing no edge effect, I now recommend FORS as my go-to innersole. The competition isn't even close." DR. S.A. SCHUMACHER, DPM, DABPS, DABPM, FAPWHc, FASPS, FACFAS, FACFAOM
"When used in conjunction with utilization of a “team approach” and use of modern wound care techniques, I have found FORS to be a highly cost-effective option for plantar pressure reduction. It has shown to dramatically reduce the severity of wounds, decrease healing times, and reduce amputation rates." PAYAM RAFAT, DPM, C.Ped
"The FORS-15 system is easily customized for the patient, is not time consuming, is relatively inexpensive, and patient compliance is very high." SCOTT PICKETT, DPM, FAPWHc
"Many of my patients are strapped for cash. The FORS innersoles cost a bit more up front, but they offload better, so wounds close faster. This means fewer overall visits and have a lower complication rate, saving patients money in the long run." DR. S.A. SCHUMACHER, DPM, DABPS, DABPM, FAPWHc, FASPS, FACFAS, FACFAOM