Silicone Sock as Treatment of Deep Heel Fissures in People With Diabetes

R

Region Örebro County

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Diabetes Complications

Treatments

Device: Sock of silicone
Other: Heel cream

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02641548
OLL-524811

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study evaluates the addition of using a sock of silicone to using a heel cream, in the treatment of heel fissures in people with diabetes, aiming at healing the fissures and preventing them from developing into ulcers. Half of the participants will use the silicone sock and a heel cream, the other half will use the cream only.

Full description

Dry skin and heel fissures are common complications of diabetes and can develop into hard-to-heal ulcers that eventually can make amputation of the foot necessary. Patients are advised to use heel creams to heal fissures and prevent them from developing into ulcers. Clinical observations have suggested that wearing a silicone sock nighttime can heal fissures, but the additional advantage of using a silicone sock compared to use a heel cream only has not been investigated. Participants will be randomized to an intervention group (silicone sock and heel cream) or a control group (heel cream only) and the healing of fissures and development of new ulcers will be compared between the groups.

Enrollment

120 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Diabetes diagnosis, and
  2. Deep heel fissures

Exclusion criteria

Factors associated with increased risk of complications:

  1. known allergy or hypersensitivity to silicone or ingredients in cream
  2. other skin conditions that make use of sock or cream inappropriate
  3. strongly fluctuating foot edema
  4. ulcer in part of the foot that the sock is in contact with
  5. inability of participant or assisting person to handle the silicone sock correctly including daily cleaning.

Factors associated with increased risk that complications are not discovered or reported, such as, dementia, language or other communication impairments, intellectual disability or known substance abuse, AND there is no other person who can provide adequate support to the participant.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

120 participants in 2 patient groups

Silicone sock+heel cream
Experimental group
Description:
Every evening a cream (Footmender, Auxilum Cura Innovatio, Dublin, Ireland, European Patent 2522342) is applied to the feet and a sock of silicone is used every night.
Treatment:
Other: Heel cream
Device: Sock of silicone
Heel cream
Active Comparator group
Description:
Every evening a cream (Footmender, Auxilum Cura Innovatio, Dublin, Ireland, European Patent 2522342) is applied to the feet
Treatment:
Other: Heel cream

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Gustav Jarl, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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