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POTENTIALLY LIMB THREATENING SITUATION



THE FOUR CARDINAL RULES IN EXAMINATION OF THE DIABETIC FOOT
  • INSPECTION (OF FEET AND SHOES - FOR FOREIGN BODY, CRACKS, CORNS & CALLUSES)
  • PALPATION (OF FEET AND LEGS - FOR ISCHAEMIA; PAIN, VIBRATION, THERMAL AND SENSORY LOSS; DOPPLER STUDY IF INDICATED)
  • PRESSURE MEASUREMENT (OF THE FEET - USING SIMPLE HARRIS MAT OR SITECH COMPUTERISED FOOT PRESSURE MEASURING SYSTEMS)
  • GAIT ANALYSIS (FOR BIO-MECHANICAL ASSESSMENT OF STRESS ON THE FEET)

Practical Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of diabetes
Foot Ulcer Treatment
Sensory Foot Examination
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