DARCO offers a full product line of footwear specifically designed to control plantar pressure after surgery or in cases where wounds or diabetic ulcers are present on the foot.

DARCO products are available in the following product groups: Postoperative CareTrauma CareDiabetes | Off-loading & Wound CarePlantar Fasciitis ProductsAnkle SupportsPediatric Care and Diagnostic Products.

DCS™ Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve

 

 

The DARCO DCS™ Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve is woven to be anatomically correct. Wave compression technology on the plantar surface of the foot provides a sustained stretch on the plantar fascia. The DCS™ PF gives relief from the discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis by promoting circulation, reducing edema and foot fatigue, and relieving morning foot pain.

 

Features and Benefits

  • Wave compression provides a consistent and sustained stretch to the plantar fascia.
  • The DCS™ PF improves circulation and reduces edema.
  • 24 hour support – wear while sleeping or under socks when active.
  • Anatomically woven for maximum comfort.
  • Constructed of medical grade fabric that is latex free.
  • Comfort Zone on the Anterior Ankle Fold to prevent pinching or binding.
  • Low Profile Design.

 

Indications

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Arch pain
  • Arch weakness
  • Edema

 

Wave Compression Technology

 

 

 

Sizes

Product Codes
Size Arch Circ. Women Men Blue Black Tan
S 5 – 8 in. 4 – 6.5 3 – 5.5 DCS-PF1 DCS-PF1-B DCS-PF1-T
M 7 – 10 in. 7 – 10.5 6 – 9.5 DCS-PF2 DCS-PF2-B DCS-PF2-T
L 9 – 13 in. 11+ 10 – 13 DCS-PF3 DCS-PF3-B DCS-PF3-T
XL 11 – 15 in. 13.5+ DCS-PF4 DCS-PF4-B DCS-PF4-T

 

 Fits Left or Right

WCS™
Wound Care Shoe System

Postoperative for diabetic patients for off-loading of ulcerations and wounds

 

7 Sizes: XS, S, S / M, M, L, XL, XXL

The WCS™ is recommended for the treatment of open and closed ulcerations and other conditions of the foot in which it is desirable to redistribute weight away from specific areas. The circumferential counter of the shoe forms a deep pocket in the sole to permit the use of a variety of insoles under the ulceration or area of pressure. The insole material is placed below the level of the top of the circumferential counter, providing greater stability for the foot by preventing the layered insoles from shifting within the shoe.

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Use after surgeries to correct hallux valgus, hammer toes / Tailor’s bunions

 

Use after surgeries to correct hallux valgus, hammer toes / Tailor’s bunions

Treatment of diabetic ulcerations

5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

right and left fit

 

 

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OrthoWedge®
Off-loading Shoe

Pressure measurement OrthoWedge® Off-loading Shoe

Regular OrthoWedge® OrthoWedge®
PegAssist™

The OrthoWedge® Off-loading Shoe is specifically designed to protect the forefoot by removing most of the pressure from the metatarsal head and digits during the weight-bearing portion of the gait cycle. For modification, the insole can be taken out. The patented construction of the wedge obtains an off-loading mechanism (TPR-sole). The weight is noticeably reduced at the forefoot. Velcro straps make opening easy and allow a comfortable fitting.

Original MedSurg™
Postoperative Shoe

Used postoperatively for stabilization and off-loading

3 Women-Sizes: WS, WM, WL4 Men-Sizes: MS, MM, ML, MXL

right and left fit

 

Pressure measurement Original MedSurg™

 

Neutral Original
MedSurg™

The DARCO medical-surgical shoe

PegAssist™ Insole

Off-loading Insole

For selective off-loading and acute treatments

Right and left fitSeparately available for the following orthopaedic devices:

MedSurg™ Postoperative Shoe
APB® All Purpose Boot
HeelWedge™ Off-loading Shoe
OrthoWedge® Off-loading Shoe
SlimLine® Cast Boot

 

 

Pressure measurement PegAssist™

Neutral MedSurg™
PegAssist™

 

The PegAssist™ Insole is built around a multi-purpose removable peg insole that effectively off-loads the plantar aspect of the foot.

 

Features and Benefits

  • Removable pegs allow for localized off-loading of wounds and ulcerations of the foot
  • Pressure reduced by as much as 60%while allowing the patient to remain ambulatory.
  • Each insole has a 15mm combination Plastazote® and Multi-Foam base with a 3mm Poron® cover.
  • PORON® Cushioning cover eliminates the incidence of ring edema and edge abrasion.
  • Stabilizer board included to maintain product integrity.

Easy removal of individual pegs allows selective off-loading and the Peg Support Board keeps the offloaded area intact.

This insole is constructed of an 18 mm combination of Plastazote®, Poron® and EVA to provide the perfect combination of shock absorption and moldability.

WCS™ Closed-Toe

Wound Care Shoe System

For treatment of diabetic foot syndrome

for treatment of diabetic foot syndrome

for the healing of open wounds and minor ulcerations

for pressure relief

wide toe box for any remaining bandages

7 Sizes: XS, S, S / M, M, L, XL, XXL

The WCS™ Closed-Toe Wound Care Shoe system can be customized individually for off-loading. The proven quadruple layered and removable insoles enable a selective creation of plantar off-loading zones. The high heel counter provides rear foot stability and the toe upper is made of a soft, elastic, seamless and breathable material for a comfortable fitting. The extra space in the toe area accommodates light bandages and deformities. The WCS™ Closed-Toe Shoe incorporates a rocker bottom sole to provide a physiologically correct gait. For indoor and outdoor.

 

 

Gentle Step™ Insole Off-loading Insole

For selective off-loading and acute treatments

fits to existing Gentle Step™ sizes

sold in pairs

Separately available for the following orthopaedic devices:

Gentle Step™ Diabetic Shoe

The GentleStep™ Insole is built around a multi-purpose removable peg insole that effectively off-loads the plantar aspect of the foot. Easy removal of individual pegs allows selective off-loading and the Peg Support Board keeps the off-loaded area intact. This insole is constructed of an 10 mm combination of Poron and EVA to provide the perfect combination of shock absorption and moldability.

ProMotion® Plus

Orthotic Insoles

 

 

 

 

The DARCO ProMotion® Plus orthotic insole features a full-length PORON® Cushioning layer which provides greater comfort and doesn’t bottom out long term.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-length PORON® Cushioning foam layer provides superior shock absorption
  • The soft, high filament count polyester top fabric contains a permanent anti-microbial for odour control and low friction, allowing freedom of movement without socks bunching up.
  • Heel to toe cushioning foam that won’t flatten or bottom out provides a superior feel and long-term wear benefits.
  • EVA covered polypropylene heel and arch support. Provides a firm support that cradles the heel and arch area. The EVA surface prevents the insole from shifting while walking and adds durability.

 

Indications

  • Over-pronation
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Foot and arch pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Knee pain

Pediatric Products

A minor fall – but this time, it didn’t go off so lightly −

now both the child and his parents are facing an endurance test.

After a thorough examination and diagnosis of the injury, developing an effective and safe therapy program for healing a child’s foot is the

top priority. After the cast is set, the next essential consideration is the child’s natural desire to be active. DARCO’s pediatric line meets the

demanding needs of an active child by providing the best possible care and protection. You can feel good knowing your young patient is on the

road to recovery with the benefit of a DARCO Pediatric Shoe.

Pediatric Medsurg™ Postoperative Shoe

used postoperatively for stabilization protection and offloading

1 Size | fits on both; right or left foot

The Pediatric MedSurg™ is the smaller version of our MedSurg™ postoperative shoe for adults. The child’s healing shoe contains all the

beneficial features found in the adult MedSurg™ but sized for smaller feet. The quality and construction characteristics remain the same.

 

 

Pediatric Oroginal Medsurg™ Postoperative Shoe

used postoperatively for stabilization protection and offloading

1 Size | fits on both; right or left foot

The DARCO Original MedSurg is the shoe that started it all. The “Original MedSurg™” was developed over 30 years ago and has since become known as the industry standard. Often referred to generically as »the DARCO shoe«. It is anything but generic and has a long list of features and a proven track record of excellence.

 

Features and Benefits

  • Patented metatarsal shankprovides superior control of forefoot motion to ensure post operative healing remains undisturbed.   Better protection after ostomies.
  • Reinforced Padded Heel:grips the foot and reduces slippage.
  • Breathable Mesh Upper:Light weight material allows for proper ventilation and conforms to bony abnormalities.
  • Extra Long Strapsaccommodate even the bulkiest dressings.

Pediatric SlimLine™

Cast Boot

Cast Shoe for children – used over a fiberglass- or zinc cast

3 Sizes: S, M, L

right and left fit

Children’s cast in particular is often subject to intensive use. The Pediatric SlimLine™ Cast Boot offers specific protection of the cast against dirt and rapid fading.

All features and characteristics of the standard model for adults are included in this product as well.

 

The DARCO SlimLine™ Cast Boot can be adapted to fibreglass casts, bulky compression bandages and a variety of wound care applications, making it one of the most versatile cast shoes on the market.

Features and Benefits

  • Forefoot Closure can be adjusted to accommodate casts or bandages and can be switched between left/right
  • Higher Ankle Strap ads stability.

 

Body Armor® Cast Shoe

Cast Boot

Usable as a walking shoe over a cast bandage

 

5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XLright and left fit

The new Body Armor® Cast Shoe provides the ultimate cast protection in a new modern design that will appeal to all patients. Soft, durable EVA is combined with a patent protected unique bungee closure system to seat and secure the cast in the shoe, all the while providing the comfort patients need and deserve.

 

 

SlimLine™
Cast Boot

Used over a fibreglass- or zinc cast. Shock absorbing effect

5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XLright and left fit

The SlimLine™ is able to enclose voluminous bandages due to its square shape in the forefoot area and a flexible closure technology.

For modification, the insole can be taken out. The upper is Nylon and the special sole warrants a physiological correct gait.

 

 

FXPro™ Walker

For ruptures and ankle injuries

5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

right and left fit

available in high and low version

The FXPro™ Walker is built around an ultra low-profile sole that provides the smoothest possible transition from heel to toe for normal ambulation without stressing the foot and ankle. Spatula stirrups conform to the calf to reduce chafing and the vented liner ensures that your patients stay cooler and dryer.

Circular velcro straps warrant best fit in the leg and are individually adjustable. The rocker sole warrants a physiological correct gait.

 

 

AirTraveler™
Pneumatic Stirrup Walker

For ruptures and ankle injuries. Quick and easy with air-pressure

5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

right and left fit

available in high and low version

The AirTraveler™ Pneumatic Stirrup Walker is an economical, pneumatic walker. In comparison with the FXPro, the AirTraveler™ ensures more compression with the circumferential air bladders.

Posterior flow restrictor channels forward the air for the greatest immobilizing effect.

 

 

 

Body Armor® Walker II
Cast Replacement

Total contact system instead of a cast

5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

right and left fit

available in high and low version

With the hard shell circumferential protection, the Body Armor® Walker II can be used as a cast. Leverage fastener similar to ski boot buckles are attached directly at the shell and controls compression and immobilisation. Two insoles can be taken out for further rework and off-loading. An additional (protection) plate at the heel increases the stabilization of the foot enormously.

 

Pneumatic Night Splint
Posterior Night Splint

Prophylaxis of drop foot. Tendinitis in the heel area. For immobilization.

4 Women-Sizes: S, M, L, XL

3 Men-Sizes: M, L, XL

right and left fits

The Pneumatic Night Splint features a fully-integrated inflation / deflation system that can be easily operated with one hand. The internal air bladder is infinitely adjustable so every wearer can find the degree of dorsiflexion that works best for them. The natural cotton terry liner absorbs moisture and ensures a cool, comfortable fit and a non-skid sole for minimal ambulation when deflated.

 

 

Body Armor® Night Splint
Dorsal Night Splint

For plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and metatarsalgia,
achilles tendonitis and tendonosis…

plantar fasciitisheel spurs and metatarsalgia

achilles tendonitis and tendonosis

talipes equinus and ankle contracture

Size: universal

Right and left side

 

The dorsal night splint stabilizes the foot and lower leg position at an angle of 90° in order to avoid equinus deformity of the foot and to consequently prevent Achilles tendon shortening. The toe loop elevates the hallux (dorsal flexion) resulting in a sustained stretch to the plantar fascia. The combination of stretching to the fascia and keeping the position by means of the splint enables various indications to counteract. The adjustable straps are quick and easy to use providing perfect fitting.

 

Windlass Mechanics – The Key to Plantar Fasciitis Relief:

In 1954, J.H. Hicks described the foot and its ligaments as an arch-like triangle, or truss, formed by the calcaneus, midtarsal joint and metatarsals. Dorsiflexion of the hallux winds the plantar fascia around the head of the metatarsal causing an effective stretch of the plantar fascia and shortens the distance between the calcaneus and metatarsals to elevate the medial longitudinal arch. As we now know, the active application of a controlled and dynamic stretch to the plantar fascia itself is the key to plantar fasciitis relief.

MonoTemp™

Sensitivity Tester

2-in-1 tester for symmetric polyneuropathy

diagnostic tool

2-in-1 tester for symmetric polyneuropathy

compact and easy to use

pocket clip

The MonoTemp™ is a diagnostic tool that checks for distal symmetric polyneuropathy that utilizes both thermal and pressure testing. The alloy tip produces a cool sensation while the polymer tip remains neutral. The polymer tip unscrews to reveal a monofilament.