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A sealed therapeutic shoe or cast as treatment of diabetic foot ulcers - a randomized controlled trial

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Gustav Jarl

Research subject

The overall aim of the study is to investigate if a sealed therapeutic shoe can heal foot ulcers at least as effectively as cast, but with less negative side-effects during the treatment period, better long-term effects and to a lower cost. This will be investigated by randomizing people with diabetic foot ulcers to use a sealed therapeutic shoe or cast. The participants will be followed during ulcer healing and 12 months after the ulcer has healed.

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)
  • Promobilia
  • Region Örebro County


  • Jan Apelqvist, Lunds universitet
  • Region Skåne
  • Region Örebro län
  • Roy Tranberg, Sahlgrenska Akademin, Göteborgs universitet
  • Västra Götalandsregionen