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Foot pressure measurement in leprosy and footwear design.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3794406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Leprosy patients deprived of sensory feedback allow excessive pressures to be applied to feet, thereby cause foot ulcers. Quantitative knowledge of the pressure distribution under leprotic feet is helpful to prevent further damage to foot by designing suitable footwear. This paper describes barographic technique for measurement of pressures under the leprotic feet and the design of special footwear for prevention of foot ulcers.
Authors:
K M Patil; T S Babu; P K Oommen; H Srinivasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of leprosy     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0254-9395     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Lepr     Publication Date:    1986 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-19     Completed Date:  1987-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409173     Medline TA:  Indian J Lepr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Foot / anatomy & histology*
Foot Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology*,  prevention & control
Humans
Leprosy / complications*,  physiopathology
Pressure
Shoes* / standards
Skin Ulcer / etiology,  prevention & control*

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