Combination of medical imaging techniques to better understand the ulceration process in the diabetic foot plantar soft tissues


Combination of medical imaging techniques to better understand the ulceration process in the diabetic foot plantar soft tissues

Alessandro VicentiniTheater

In the early stages of remission (the first months after healing from a foot ulcer), foot plantar soft tissue features likely contribute to the increased risk for renewed skin breakdown. The topic of this talk is how can we deploy multiple advanced medical imaging methods to quantify these properties and better understand the reulceration process. Recent findings lead to hypothesize that the observed tissue stiffening and thickness reduction are symptomatic of wider biomechanical alterations, given the viscoelastic properties of these tissues. Together with the histological and biochemical tissue degradation induced by diabetes, these factors may collectively compromise the foot's capacity to effectively bear stress, potentially leading to ulcer recurrence.

My name is Alessandro Vicentini and I am a human movement scientist from Venice (Italy). Currently, I work as a PhD candidate at the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the Amsterdam UMC. I am passionate about lower limb biomechanics and my PhD project is on medical imaging of the plantar soft tissues of the “in remission” diabetic foot.
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