The effect of custom-made footwear components on biomechanical and user-related outcomes in individuals with diabetes at high risk of foot ulceration: a systematic review


The effect of custom-made footwear components on biomechanical and user-related outcomes in individuals with diabetes at high risk of foot ulceration: a systematic review

Isabella GiganteTheater

The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot recommends custom-made footwear to prevent ulceration among individuals with a high risk of diabetes-related foot ulcers. However, current systematic reviews have not comprehensively explored how the specific footwear components affect both biomechanical and user-related outcomes in these individuals with high risk for ulceration. Given the complexity of diabetes as a disease and the complex characteristics of the intervention, it is crucial to get a deeper understanding of these component-outcome relationships to better prevent ulceration. I aim to contribute answering the question: what features should custom-made footwear have to prevent foot ulcers?

Isabella is a certified Prosthetist and Orthotist with a Master’s in Health Sciences. She is pursuing her PhD at Amsterdam UMC. Her research focuses on developing personalized custom-made footwear for individuals with diabetes at high-risk of foot ulceration.
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