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[IP] Foot Testing



The following URL has information on diabetic foot testing.
There is also a place to order a free monofilament for testing your feet.

Lower  Extremity Amputation Prevention Program

http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/leap/ordering_leap_filaments.htm

 Screening for loss of protective sensation (LOPS) is the key step in the
LEAP Program. Using the 5.07/10 gram monofilament, the clinician tests 4
plantar sites on each foot (8 sites total) and indicates a positive or
negative response for each site tested. A negative response at any site
identifies LOPS and considers this patient at high risk for plantar
ulceration. For instructions on how to use the filament go to Using the LEAP
Filament.
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