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Dr. Ajay Mahajan

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Active Foot Pressure Control For Diabetic Neuropathy During Walking, Vidya Nandikolla, Marco Schoen, Ajay Mahajan Apr 2015

Active Foot Pressure Control For Diabetic Neuropathy During Walking, Vidya Nandikolla, Marco Schoen, Ajay Mahajan

Dr. Ajay Mahajan

Diabetic Mellitus is a disease caused either due to insufficient insulin produced by the pancreas or the body cells are unable to use the existing insulin. One of the main complications associated with diabetics is neuropathy, which is caused due to complete or partial loss of sensation in the feet and legs that lead to problems like inadequate delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the foot, which will cause healing impairment. In diabetic neuropathic subject, the hardness of foot sole soft tissue gives rise to plantar ulcer development. In this work, a biomechanical model is used to study the plantar ...


Active Foot Pressure Control For Diabetic Patients, Vidya Nandikolla, Marco Schoen, Ajay Mahajan Apr 2015

Active Foot Pressure Control For Diabetic Patients, Vidya Nandikolla, Marco Schoen, Ajay Mahajan

Dr. Ajay Mahajan

Foot Ulcer in diabetic patients is a serious medical problem. A major contributor for the development of diabetic foot ulcers is a high, localized plantar foot pressure. It is believed that in diabetes the nerves in the extreme parts of the human body are damaged and cause deregulated blood flow, which may cause an insufficient blood supply. This can lead to a loss of feeling, change in shape of the feet, necrosis and ulcerations, and ultimately to partial or total amputation of the body part. The loss of feeling in the feet results in a loss of feedback to control ...