Table 2—

Compliance with off-loading treatments

ComplianceCast bootShoe
Level 3: Use of the off-loading device whenever weight is borne on the foot.41 (97.6)5 (9.8)
Level 2: Use of the off-loading device during walking, except over short distance (e.g., to use the bathroom at night).016 (31.3)
Level 1: Use of the off-loading device only for walking short distances during the day (or to use the bathroom at night), but no use outside the home, particularly when driving.028 (55)
Level 0: Off-loading device removed by the patient or very rarely used.1 (2.3)2 (3.9)
Total4251
  • Data are n (%). P = 0.001.