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Section: CME Category: Foot Conditions

Plantar Pressure Analysis in the Insensate Foot

Joseph D'Amico, DPM, DSc

The majority of plantar ulcerations in the insensate foot are precipitated, perpetuated or aggravated by mechanical dysfunction of the foot and ankle. Peak pressures, shear forces and hypermobile pedal segments all contribute to this pathology and result in stresses that are especially damaging to integumentary tissue. Since these forces are occurring under the foot inside the shoe while the patient is standing and walking it is only prudent that they be identified and addressed. Observational or Video Gait Analysis is not capable of revealing plantar pressures or measuring temporal parameters, both of which are critical components that must be assessed and addressed in the production and management of pedal ulcerations. In-shoe pressure testing is a practical, repeatable, relevant and reliable method of identifying and neutralizing these predisposing factors thereby improving not only improving patient outcomes but preventing them from occurring in the first place.

CME (Credits: 0.5) CEU (Credits: 0.75)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. To understand the significance and clinical value of the objective assessment of plantar pressure and temporal parameter analysis in the insensate foot
  2. To appreciate and be able to clinically apply the essential, objectively derived information that is acquired
  3. To gain a knowledge of force data collection systems and methodology for its application in a clinical setting
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 0.5)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 09/13/2023 Expiration Date: 09/13/2026

  • CEU (Credits: 0.75)

    NURSING: Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between Present e-Learning Systems and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 0.75 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

    Release Date: 09/13/2023 Expiration Date: 09/13/2026

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  • It is the policy of PRESENT e-Learning Systems and it's accreditors to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in any PRESENT e-Learning Systems sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts.


    Joseph D'Amico has nothing to disclose.