Dynamic pressures on the diabetic foot

Elchanan Luger, Moshe Nissan, Andrew Karpf, Ely Steinberg, Shmuel Dekel

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A retrospective study was conducted in order to investigate the relation between increased plantar pressure and ulcers in the diabetic foot and contribute more information on this subject. Maximal plantar pressure (MPP) is reported on various areas of the plantar aspects of the feet in 328 diabetic patients and 75 healthy subjects. An increase in MPP under all plantar areas except for the heels was found to be related with increasing severity of the diabetes symptoms. There was also a significant decrease in the application of high pressures to the heels, the metatarsal heads II-IV and the toes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-719
Number of pages5
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2001


  • Diabetes
  • Plantar pressure
  • Ulcers


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