Table 3—

Cost breakdown

Standard TCCiTCCDifference
Materials/week$38.36$14.70 + one-time $89.95 cost for reusable RCW$52.20 (24.8%)
Direct cost of treatment course$210.67$158.47
  • Materials include supplies for a local dressing, padding, fiberglass cast material, a protective stocking, cast boot, and, in the iTCC group, a RCW. The median salary for a cast technician adjusted for the time to place/remove a cast and number of cast changes in each group is additionally used in the cost analysis.