Plantar foot continuous pressure measurements prevention of ulcers 2009
Metrics details. Recurrence after the healing of a foot ulcer is very common among patients with diabetes mellitus. Novel diabetic therapeutic footwear consisted of merino wool, vibration chip, and orthopedic insoles is designed to influence multifaceted mechanisms of foot ulcer occurrence. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of the optimally designed therapeutic footwear on preventing ulcer recurrence in patients with a history of diabetic foot ulcers DFU. The trial is designed as a two arms, parallel-group, open-label randomized controlled intervention study.
Diabetes: Improving foot care compliance | Lower Extremity Review Magazine
The aim of this study was to identify groups of subjects with similar patterns of forefoot loading and verify if specific groups of patients with diabetes could be isolated from non-diabetics. Ninety-seven patients with diabetes and 33 control participants between 45 and 70 years were prospectively recruited in two Belgian Diabetic Foot Clinics. Barefoot plantar pressure measurements were recorded and subsequently analysed using a semi-automatic total mapping technique. Kmeans cluster analysis was applied on relative regional impulses of six forefoot segments in order to pursue a classification for the control group separately, the diabetic group separately and both groups together.
Plantar pressure measurements and the prevention of ulceration in the diabetic foot
Patients at risk for diabetic foot ulcers claim to follow practitioner instructions, but the recurrence rates speak for themselves. Diabetes wreaks havoc on a vast number of body systems. Unfortunately the legs and feet act as a retaining pool for a collection of many of these problems, including neurological, vascular and connective tissue maladies. And yet the complications persist.
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