alexa Plantar pressure measurements and the prevention of ulceration in the diabetic foot.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics

Author(s): Duckworth T, Boulton AJ, Betts RP, Franks CI, Ward JD

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Abstract Static and dynamic measurements of foot pressure have been carried out on three groups of subjects: diabetic patients with neuropathy (with and without a history of ulceration), diabetic patients with no neuropathy, and normal subjects as controls. In many cases both techniques of measurement detected areas of abnormally high pressure under the foot, but in some cases a particularly high-pressure spot was detected on only one of the tests and sometimes both methods were needed to reveal all the areas of the foot which might be considered to be at risk. The dynamic measurements tended to show multiple areas of high pressure better than the static measurements. Our results indicate the importance of making both types of measurement when seeking to devise suitable means of protecting the foot from ulceration.
This article was published in J Bone Joint Surg Br and referenced in Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics

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