Monthly Archives: June 2018

Everything you need to know about Total Contact Casting

What it is:
Total contact casting (or TCC) is a casting technique used to treat diabetic foot ulcers and Charcot foot. In TCC, the entire cast is in total contact with the affected leg. (Pro tip: Use lightweight, fiberglass casting tape rather than the heavier plaster alternative. With such a large area to cover, every ounce counts!). To be effective, the cast must follow the exact contours of the foot, so you’ll want to use the most pliable casting tape you can find. CNF Medical’s Performance Casting® Plus fiberglass cast tape offers a multi-directional, three-plane stretch instead of the typical two-plane stretch, making it the ideal choice for TCC.