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International Journal of Practical Nursing

Volume  8, Issue 1, January – April 2020, Pages 29-31


Review Article

Buerger Allen Exercise and Skin Perfusion Pressure: The Significance in Compromised Peripheral Circulation
Shrikant K Nair
Nursing Tutor, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342005, India.
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Peripheral micro-circulation in lower extremities is compromised in diabetic clients. This state leads to the development of lower extremity ulcers, infection, gangrene, amputation, anxiety and depression in the client as a complication of the event. The consequences can be prevented by implementation of Buerger Allen Exercise along with regular assessment of skin perfusion pressure to improve peripheral circulation in the microvasculature. This exercise and assessment of SPP (Skin perfusion pressure) can be used by the physicians, nurses, physiotherapist and other health care practitioners.
Keywords: Buerger Allen Exercise; Skin perfusion pressure; Diabetic foot ulcer; Vascular Nursing.

Corresponding Author : Shrikant K Nair