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Footprint

  The past few months caught us in a whirlwind of activities and change. Lots of change! Sometimes, it’s making my head spin. But in a good way. Beginning with the fact that we’re no longer called IWGDF-Implementation. We’ve rebranded to D-Foot International. Since April, the organisation is registered as an international non-profit association under […]

Orange

Basic scalpel techniques for callus removal using an orange This video demonstrates the basic scalpel skills that need to be used to remove callus safely. It is a skill that requires much practice, which once mastered will form the foundation for good and safe debridement techniques.

Pulse

Examining for foot pulses This video demonstrates how to examine for pulses in the foot. This technique forms the cornerstone of a basic vascular patient assessment to examine for the presence of peripheral arterial disease.

Scalpel

How to use apply and remove a scalpel blade This brief video demonstrates how to apply and remove a scalpel blade safely. It has been designed to demonstrate this technique without expensive forceps or blade removers that are not readily available in developing countries. However in developed countries I is safer to use these but […]

Monofilament

The use of a 10g monofilament for determining protective sensory loss This video demonstrates the use of a 10 gram nylon monofilament to examine for the loss of protective sensation associated with an increased risk of developing a preventable neuropathic foot and is the most widely used reliable and repeatable test for doing so.

Tuning fork

How to use a tuning fork for determining protective sensory loss This video demonstrates the use of a 128 Hz Tuning Fork to examine for loss of vibratory sense, which is associated with an increased risk of developing a preventable neuropathic foot ulcer?

Deformity

How to examine for foot deformity This video shows how to examine for foot deformity defines as deformity that cannot be accommodated in high street shoes.

Debridment

Basic scalpel techniques for callus removal using a wax on a real foot This video demonstrates the basic scalpel skills that need to be used to remove callus safely. It is a skill that requires much practice, which once mastered will form the foundation for good and safe debridement techniques. This video shows a method […]

Discussion

Patient education This video has been included to stress that the foot screening/ examination process is one where the patient is central. Its message is that this process is as much about ascertaining patient understanding and education as it is risk stratification

Shoes

How to examine patients footwear This video demonstrates simply how to examine patient’s footwear to determine whether they increase the risk of foot ulceration. Please view this in conjunction with the slide set and apply the information given there.