Lakshmi Sundar

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AIM To investigate if the assessment of the mechanical properties of plantar soft tissue can increase the accuracy of predicting Diabetic Foot Ulceration (DFU). METHODS 40 patients with diabetic neuropathy and no DFU were recruited. Commonly assessed clinical parameters along with plantar soft tissue stiffness and thickness were measured at baseline using(More)
AIM The present study aims at investigating the correlation between the mechanical properties of the heel-pad of people with type-2 diabetes and the clinical parameters used to monitor their health and ulceration risk. METHODS A new device for the in-vivo testing of plantar soft tissues was built and pilot-tested. This device consists of an ultrasound(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in mechanical properties of the plantar soft tissue between the ulcerated and non-ulcerated feet in patients with diabetic neuropathy. METHODS Thirty nine patients who met the inclusion criteria participated in this study. Ten out of 39 participants had an active ulcer at a site other than(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in ankle muscle strength using hand-held dynamometry and to assess difference in the isometric muscle force distribution between the people with diabetes and control participants. METHODS The maximal muscle strength of ankle plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, eversion, inversion, lesser toes flexors and(More)
In spite of the advantages of ease of imaging and low acquisition cost, ultrasound images are noisier and have poorer image quality than other imaging modalities like CT or MRI and hence require an experienced clinician for interpretation. Processing by automated segmentation assists clinicians and improves the accuracy of assessment by minimizing its(More)
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