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Early identification of potential risk factors for the onset of diabetic foot ulcers are recommended. However, in a Swedish context, there has been no standardised routines to be used in the foot screening procedure. In this study a new standardised routine, the D-Foot, will be tested at the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics. The usability of the web program will be tested.
The primary research questions are"how do patients with diabetes perceive the foot screening?" and "do the perception differ in the group that was foot screened by the use of the D-Foot compared to the group that was foot screened with conventional methods?"
The D-Foot method, Conventional foot screening
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Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-03-23T22:23:22-0400
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Devices used to support or align the foot structure, or to prevent or correct foot deformities.
Distortion or disfigurement of the foot, or a part of the foot, acquired through disease or injury after birth.
Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)
A deformed foot in which the foot is plantarflexed, inverted and adducted.
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