At DARCO, the focus is on cooperation between a wide range of organisations in the field of foot and ankle care. It is important for us to gather knowledge and insights and to break new ground together. Thanks to the diverse perspectives of the individual players, we keep our finger on the pulse of the times and jointly contribute to raising standards of care and further developing products that are suitable for therapy.

GFFC Akademie GmbH (GFFC Academy)

The German Society of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Gesellschaft für Fuß- und Sprunggelenkchirurgie e.V. – GFFC) was founded in 1996. Its mission is to provide the best possible treatment for foot and ankle disorders and diseases according to the latest scientific findings. It supports research projects and publications in this field, as well as a research fellowship for specialists in surgery, orthopaedics and/or trauma surgery with a focus on foot and ankle surgery, which is supported by DARCO.

The resulting GFFC Akademie GmbH regularly organises scientific symposia, seminars and workshops.

DARCO is a premium partner of the GFFC Akademie GmbH.

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Deutscher Diabetiker Bund e.V. (German Diabetics Association)

The German Diabetics Association is the largest and oldest patient organisation for diabetes in Germany. Every day, it campaigns for the interests of people affected by diabetes and strengthens their interests in politics and society. DARCO is an official supporting member of the German Diabetic Association.

Initiative Chronische Wunden e.V. (Chronic Wounds Initiative)

The Chronic Wounds Initiative was founded in 1995 by doctors, nurses, employees of the funding agencies and other committed people in order to improve the prophylaxis and therapy of people with chronic wounds. In particular, the Chronic Wounds Initiative aims to achieve optimal care in a practical way and everywhere. DARCO is an official supporting member of the Chronic Wounds Initiative.

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot

The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) is an international working group on the topic of diabetic foot conditions. Every four years, the international team of experts develops international, interdisciplinary, evidence-based guidelines for the care of the diabetic foot. In doing so, they provide a valuable source of information in this field to care providers worldwide. DARCO is an official sponsor of the International Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines 2019.

rehaVital Gesundheitsservice GmbH (rehaVital Health Service GmbH)

With over 130 member companies at more than 600 locations in Germany and a turnover of some € 1 bn, rehaVital is one of the largest company groups in the German medical device market. More than 10,000 employees work in medical supply shops and healthcare companies, in workshops and billing departments to provide several million patients with optimal customer-oriented care every year.

DARCO is a long-standing partner and trusted supplier for the rehaVital group.

my medibook®

My medibook® uniquely combines a comprehensive digital textbook for foot and ankle surgery with high-quality patient information. The goal is to provide patients and doctors with all the information they need to actively contribute to the healing process. Optimal training of doctors and information of patients who thus actively participate in the rehabilitation process are the ideal starting point for a successful therapy. DARCO and my medibook support each other in this vision.


EGROH: Partner for medical supply stores, orthopaedic technology, orthopaedic shoe technology and trading companies in the health market.

More than 14,000 items available daily, over 10,000 m² of storage and administration space, multiply award-winning apprenticing company recognised by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, extensive range of seminars.

The range of services extends from simple mailing / advertising to complex legal advice. Through contracts with health insurance companies, we offer our members access to the individual cost units.

Fußnetz Bayern (Bavarian Foot Network)

The Bavarian Foot Network was founded to create a common platform for all people affected by diabetes, diabetic foot syndrome, Charcot arthropathy and polyneuropathy. But also for all those who care for these diseases. Patients and their families should be able to find qualified foot care consultants, doctors, podiatrists, orthopaedic shoemakers or care services in their area. General practitioners who recognise the condition but do not treat it themselves can find out which specialists can provide the best care for their patients. Above all, however, the Bavarian Foot Network wants to do one thing: better protect those affected from the serious consequences of these diseases.

DARCO is a supporting member of the Bavarian Foot Network. Together we want to combine our activities to improve the care of people with diabetic foot syndrome throughout Bavaria.