The DARCO OrthoWedge™ is clinically proven to reduce weight bearing pressure on the forefoot which promotes faster healing after surgery, trauma or when forefoot wounds or ulcerations are present.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Reduces forefoot pressure by as much as 57%!
Square-toe design acts as a bumper to protect the toes.
Ankle strap seats foot firmly in shoe to reduce heel slippage and eliminate friction.
Removable forefoot closure eliminates buckle pressure.
Zoned outsole has an aggressive tread under the midfoot.
EVA insole features twice the padding of standard insoles and can be modified as needed.
Post Surgical healing
Wounds or ulcerations present under metatarsal heads and toes.
Any situation that requires a pressure off-load of the forefoot.
A Time Tested Option
Incidences of diabetes are at an all time high with the level of newly reported cases up a staggering 48% in the last 10 years*. In many cases, the resulting neuropathic limbs mean that diabetic ulcers on the feet are a distinct and very dangerous possibility. Since pressure and abrasion are the enemies of wound care, the OrthoWedge™ is designed to naturally reduce the number of steps taken by the patient while still allowing them to ambulate when necessary. The OrthoWedge™ has been tested under fire in both clinical and real world settings and continues to produce outstanding results. When forefoot off-loading is required to allow wounds/ulcerations under the metatarsal heads and toes to heal, nothing beats the OrthoWedge™.
Need Targeted Off-Loading? Add a Peg-Assist™ Insole.
When used alone, the OrthoWedge™ Healing Shoe reduces forefoot pressure by as much as 57% and peak pressure is reduced by as much as 75% under the Great Toe! But when combined with our innovative PQ Series Peg-Assist™ customizable insole you can achieve astounding localized pressure relief without the risk of edge abrasion or ring edema present in other off-loading methods.
The Peg-Assist™ insole’s PORON® Cushioning cover minimizes friction while the closed cell Platazote® layer absorbs shock and comfortably conforms to the foot.
* Baronski, Sharon & Ayello, Elizabeth A Wound Care Essentials
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2008
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