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dc.contributor.authorSantos, Derek
dc.contributor.authorCarline, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:48:38Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:48:38Z
dc.date.issued2000-07
dc.identifierER894
dc.identifier.citationSantos, D. & Carline, T. (2000) Examination of the lower limb in high risk patients, Journal of Tissue Viability, vol. 10, , pp. 97-105,
dc.identifier.issn0965-206X
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/894
dc.description.abstractWhen 'at risk' patients say that their feet are killing them, they may be right. Diabetes mellitus accounts for 50 to 70% of all nontraumatic amputations with a three year survival rate of those who undergo a lower limb amputation of 50%. Furthermore, when compared to the 'normal' foot, the 'at risk' foot is more likely to develop complications, thus it is vital to identify such 'at risk' individuals in an attempt to prevent the risk of deformity, ulceration, infection and/or necrosis/gangrene. The assessment involves history taking, the examination and further investigations, providing the necessary information to make a clinical diagnosis and identify 'at risk' groups. During the examination the foot-wear should be checked, nails and skin condition should be closely inspected and tests should be carried out for signs of peripheral neuropathy, ischaemia and venous/lymphatic deficiency. Other complications like deformity and increases in foot pressure may cause ulceration. Where ulcers are present, an in-depth systematic inspection is necessary. A thorough lower limb examination of high risk patients provides the necessary information to make a clinical diagnosis and plan preventative measures to avoid future complications.
dc.format.extent97-105
dc.publisherTissue Viability Society
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Tissue Viability
dc.titleExamination of the lower limb in high risk patients
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume10
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid894
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qmu.authorCarline, Tom
qmu.authorSantos, Derek
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number3


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