Advanced Footcare for the 21st Century

Some recent publications on the topic of diabetic foot complications by DIApedia personnel are listed below.


Ulbrecht JS, Hurley T, Mauger DT, Cavanagh PR. Prevention of Recurrent Foot Ulcers With Plantar Pressure-Based In-Shoe Orthoses: The CareFUL Prevention Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr; Epub ahead of print. (View Abstract)

Telfer S, Erdemir A, Woodburn J, Cavanagh PR. What have studies using finite element analysis taught us about the diabetic foot? A systematic review. J Foot Ankle Res. 2014;7 Suppl 1:A82. (View Abstract)


Bennetts CJ, Owings TM, Erdemir A, Botek G, Cavanagh PR. Clustering and classification of regional peak plantar pressures of diabetic feet. J Biomech. 2013;46(1): 19-25. (View Abstract)

Petre M, Erdemir A, Panoskaltsis VP, Spirka TA, Cavanagh PR. Optimization of Nonlinear Hyperelastic Coefficients for Foot Tissues Using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Deformation Experiment. J Biomech Eng. 2013 Jun;135(6), 061001-12. (View Abstract)


Cavanagh PR, Bus SA. Off-loading the diabetic foot for ulcer prevention and healing. Plast Reconst Surg. 2011 Jan;127 Suppl 1:248S-256S. (View Abstract)


Cavanagh PR, Bus SA. Off-loading the diabetic foot for ulcer prevention and healing. Published simultaneously in: J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep;52(3 Suppl):37S-43S and J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2010 Sep-Oct;100(5):360-8. (View Abstract)

Gonzalez JS, Vileikyte L, Ulbrecht JS, Rubin RR, Garrow AP, Delgado C, Cavanagh PR, Boulton AJ, Peyrot M. Depression predicts first but not recurrent diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetologia. 2010 Oct;53(10):2241-8. (View Abstract)


Owings TM, Apelqvist J, Stenström A, Becker M, Bus SA, Kalpen A, Ulbrecht JS, Cavanagh PR. Plantar pressures in diabetic patients with foot ulcers which have remained healed. Diabetic Medicine 2009 Nov;26(11):1141-6 (View Abstract)

Nester CJ, Leardini A, Cavanagh PR, Rosenbaum D, Burns J.  International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community (i-FAB): past, present and beyond. J Foot Ankle Res. 2009 Jun 16;2:19. (View Abstract)

Vileikyte L, Rubin RR, Peyrot M, Gonzalez JS, Boulton AJ, Ulbrecht JS, Cavanagh PR.  Diabetic feet. Br J Gen Pract. 2009 Apr;59(561):290. (View Abstract)

Vileikyte L, Peyrot M, Gonzalez JS, Rubin RR, Garrow AP, Stickings D, Waterman C, Ulbrecht JS, Cavanagh PR, Boulton AJ. Predictors of depressive symptoms in persons with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a longitudinal study. Diabetologia. 2009 Jul;52(7):1265-73. (View Abstract)


Jeffcoate WJ, Lipsky BA, Berend AR, Cavanagh PR, Bus SA, Peters EJG, van Houtum WH, Valk GD, Bakker K, International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot. Unresolved issues in the management of ulcers of the foot in diabetes.  Diabetic Medicine. 2008 Dec;25(12):1380-9. (View Abstract)

Bus SA, Valk GD, van Deursen RW, Armstrong DG, Caravaggi C,  Hlavácek P,  Bakker K,  Cavanagh PR. Specific guidelines on footwear and offloading. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2008 May-Jun;24 Suppl 1:S192-3. (View Abstract)

Bus SA, Valk GD, van Deursen RWD, Armstrong DG, Caravaggi C, Hlavacek P, Bakker K, Cavanagh PR. The effectiveness of footwear and off-loading interventions to prevent and heal plantar foot ulcers in diabetes: a systematic review. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2008 May-Jun;24 Suppl 1:S162-80. (View Abstract)

Owings TM, Woerner JL, Frampton JD, Cavanagh PR, and Botek G. Custom therapeutic insoles based on both foot shape and plantar pressure measurement provide enhanced pressure relief. Diabetes Care. 31(5):839-44. 2008. (View Abstract)

Petre M, Erdemir A, and Cavanagh PR. An MRI-compatible foot-loading device for assessment of internal tissue deformation. J Biomech. 2008;41(2): 470-474. (View Abstract)


Budhabhatti SP, Erdemir A, Petre M, Sferra J, Donley B, and Cavanagh PR. Finite element modeling of the first ray of the foot: a tool for the design of interventions. J Biomech Eng. 2007 Oct;129(5):750-6. (View Abstract)

Cavanagh PR, Ulbrecht JS. (2007). The Biomechanics of the Foot in Diabetes. Levin and O'Neal's The Diabetic Foot. J. H. Bowker and M. A. Pfieffer. St. Louis, Mo., London: Mosby.


Vileikyte L, Gonzalez JS, Leventhal H, Peyrot MF, Rubin RR, Garrow A, Ulbrecht JS, Cavanagh PR, and Boulton AJ. Patient Interpretation of Neuropathy (PIN) questionnaire: an instrument for assessment of cognitive and emotional factors associated with foot self-care. Diabetes Care. 2006 29(12):2617-24. (View Abstract) (Full Text)

Petre MT, Erdemir A, Cavanagh PR. Determination of elastomeric foam parameters for simulations of complex loading. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2006 Aug;9(4): 231-42. (View Abstract)

Jeffcoate WJ, Game FL, Armstrong DG, Cavanagh PR. Acute neuropathic joint disease: a medical emergency? Diabetes Care. 2006 Apr;29(4):951-2; author reply 952. (View Abstract) (Full Text)

Goske S, Erdemir A, Petre M, Budhabhatti S, Cavanagh PR. Reduction of plantar heel pressures: Insole design using finite element analysis. Journal of Biomechanics. 2006;39(13):2363-70. (View Abstract

Erdemir A, Viveiros ML, Ulbrecht JS, and Cavanagh PR. An inverse finite-element model of heel-pad indentation. Journal of Biomechanics. 2006;39(7):1279-86. (View Abstract)


Jeffcoate WJ, Game F, Cavanagh PR.  The role of proinflammatory cytokines in the cause of neuropathic osteoarthropathy (acute Charcot foot) in diabetes. Lancet. 2005 Dec 10;366(9502):2058-61. (View Abstract)

Cavanagh PR, Lipsky BA, Bradbury AW, Botek G.  Treatment for diabetic foot ulcers.  Lancet. 2005 Nov 12;366(9498):1725-1735. (View Abstract)

Petre M, Tokar P, Kostar D and Cavanagh PR. Revisiting the total contact cast: maximizing off-loading by wound isolation. Diabetes Care. 2005 Apr;28(4):929-930. (View Abstract) (Full Text

Erdemir A , Saucerman JJ, Lemmon D, Loppnow B, Turso B, Ulbrecht JS, Cavanagh PR. Local plantar pressure relief in therapeutic footwear: design guidelines from finite element models. Journal of Biomechanics. 2005 Sep;38(9):1798-1806. (View Abstract)


Bus SA, Ulbrecht JS, Cavanagh PR. Pressure relief and load redistribution by custom-made insoles in diabetic patients with neuropathy and foot deformity, Clinical Biomechanics. 2004 Jul;19(6):629-638. (View Abstract)

Cavanagh PR. Can therapeutic footwear help protect the insensate diabetic foot? Intl Diabetes Monitor. 2004 16:10-16.(Full Text)

Cavanagh PR. Therapeutic footwear for people with diabetes. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2004 May-Jun;20 Suppl 1:S51-55. (View Abstract)

Ulbrecht JS, Cavanagh PR, Caputo GM. Foot problems in diabetes: an overview. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Aug 1;39 Suppl 2:S73-82. Review. (View Abstract) (Full Text)