Makes clinical assessment of Diabetic foot weakness easy
Melbourne, September, 12, 2018 - The way in which we assess diabetic feet in a clinical setting could change dramatically with the advent of a new device to assess muscle strength in diabetes.
The ToePro Dynamometer™ is the first low cost and easily available instrument to assist in the measurement of foot strength in all people, including those with diabetes.
Foot muscle weakness can develop very early in diabetes and occurs often well before sensory changes are detected in the foot. It is one of several factors which can lead to structural changes in the toes – specifically clawing and hammering of the toes. These changes are strong predictors of increased plantar forefoot pressures and together are the number one predictor of peak forefoot pressures, essentially crushing tissues under the forefoot, a major risk factor in diabetic ulcer formation.
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