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Rapid Screening Foot Examination of Cavanagh et al for a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Purpose:

To rapidly screen the feet of a patient with diabetes mellitus for evidence of diabetic foot disease using the protocol of Cavanagh et al.

Specialty:

Dermatology
Endocrinology
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, disease progression, complication detection

ICD-10:

E10, L97

Description:

Cavanagh et al recommend a rapid examination of the feet for all diabetics that should be performed at least once a year. This can help identify a patient at increased risk for foot problems. The authors are from Pennsylvania State University and the Cleveland Clinic.

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