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The stratification system from the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) was used to classify the participants as to the ulcer risk. However, it is not yet known what the classification groups' individual deficits are regarding sensitivity, function, and musculoskeletal properties and mechanics. This makes it difficult to design proper ulcer prevention strategies for patients. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the foot function, foot strength and health of people with diabetes mellitus (DM)-with or without DPN-while considering the different ulcer risk classifications determined by the IWGDF.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Diabetology & metabolic syndrome
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Lesion on the surface of the skin of the foot, usually accompanied by inflammation. The lesion may become infected or necrotic and is frequently associated with diabetes or leprosy.
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Devices used to support or align the foot structure, or to prevent or correct foot deformities.
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