Pressure measurement for diabetic foot syndrome

The emed® system for early recognition of pathological foot load patterns caused by diabetes, enables diabetic foot specialists to draw conclusions about the stage of the Diabetic Foot Syndrome. By detecting harmful pressure peaks, these data can be used for further treatment.

What are the problems concerning Diabetic Foot Syndrome?

Patients with diabetes often suffer of polyneuropathy: Foot deformities, resulting in incorrect foot function and loss of protective sensation are experienced. Peak pressure values during walking and standing may be very high and indicate a higher risk for breakdown and ulceration. For this reason, a quick and accurate localization of higher plantar pressure is essential – for instance by immediate foot treatment in terms of appropriate footwear and pressure relieving orthotics. emed® allows to measure, localize and visualize peak pressures even before ulcerations occur.

How exactly can emed® support in the process of assessment?

By using emed® the dynamic load distribution under the foot is measured and information on foot structure and function is provided. The gained measurement outcome can be used to decide on further treatment options, like diabetes adapted footwear, the construction of pressure relieving insoles, and allows patient education. 

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Key features of emed® for diabetes experts:

emed®’s high-resolution platforms allow a precise and accurate measurement of pressure peaks and forces. Assessment reports are possible in just 8 minutes. emed® only needs 3-5 steps to complete a valid examination. emed® platforms are compliant with the European Regulations on Medical Devices

Publications:

TopicTitleAuthors Of PublicationYear Of PublicationDownload
DiabetesFoot ulcer recurrence, plantar pressure and footwear adherence in people with diabetes and Charcot midfoot deformity: A cohort analysisR. Keukenkamp, T. E. Busch‐Westbroek, R. Barn, J. Woodburn, S. A. Bus2020Download
DiabetesTreatment for diabetic foot ulcersProf, Dr Peter R Cavanagh, DSc Prof Benjamin A Lipsky, MD Prof Andrew W Bradbury, FRCS Georgeanne Botek, DPM2005Link to paper
DiabetesClinical plantar pressure measurement in diabetesP.R. Cavanagh, J.S. Ulbrecht1994Link to paper
DiabetesTwelve steps per footM.L.J. Arts, S.A. Bus2011Download
DiabetesPlantar pressures in diabetic patients with foot ulcers which have remained healedT. M. Owings, J. Apelqvist, A. Stenström, M. Becker, S. A. Bus, A. Kalpen, J. S. Ulbrecht, P. R. Cavanagh2009Link to paper
DiabetesDiabetic Foot Ulcers and Their RecurrenceDavid G. Armstrong, D.P.M., M.D., Ph.D., Andrew J.M. Boulton, M.D., and Sicco A. Bus, Ph.D.2017Download
DiabetesEffect of Custom-Made Footwear on Foot Ulcer Recurrence in DiabetesSicco A. Bus, PHD, Roelof Waaijman, MSC, Mark Arts, MSC, Mirijam de Haart, MD, PHD, Tessa Busch-Westbroek, MD, MSC, Jeff van Baal, MD, PHD, Frans Nollet, MD, PHD2013Download
DiabetesRisk Factors for Plantar Foot Ulcer Recurrence in Neuropathic Diabetic PatientsRoelof Waaijman, Mirjam de Haart, Mark L.J. Arts, Daniel Wever, Anke J.W.E. Verlouw, Frans Nollet, and Sicco A. Bus2014Download
DiabetesInnovations in plantar pressure and foot temperature measurements in diabetesS.A. Bus2016Download
DiabetesTotal contact cast wall load in patients with a plantar forefoot ulcer and diabetesLindy Begg, Patrick McLaughlin, Mauro Vicaretti, John Fletcher and Joshua Burns2016Download

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