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Classification of Diabetic Feet in terms of Risk of Ulceration

Journal: Revista de Pielarie Incaltaminte / Leather and Footwear Journal (Vol.17, No. 3)

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Page : 129-134

Keywords : diabetic feet; feet ulcers; classification of diabetic feet; feet deformity; plantar pressure distribution;

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Diabetic feet are common complications in diabetes mellitus, but its classification in terms of risk of ulcer based on multiple measures was rear reported. Therefore the aim of this study was to establish a classification system for diabetic feet according to data from feet deformities, plantar pressures and peripheral neuropathy. This system comprised 13 categories with three main factors in varied levels: Feet deformities [Mild (one or without deformity), Moderate (two deformities) and Severe level (more than two deformities)], peripheral neuropathy (no, moderate and serious levels) and plantar pressure distribution (≤100%MP*; 100≤ and ≤120% MP*; more than 120% MP*, where “MP*” is the data of healthy population). Further, we conducted a case study to explain of our system, the results show that 32 patients with diabetes were divided into the following categories: 22 for I++, 8 for II+, 2 for IV+. Overall, This system can help the clinician detect the risk levels of feet and take necessary measures to prevent diabetic ulcers in feet.

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