A common chronic condition

Peripheral neuropathy is a common disorder affecting 20 million Americans1, that occurs when there is damage to the bodily system that transmits information between the brain and every other part of the body. Over 100 different types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, and symptoms can include:
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • prickling sensations
  • pain
The loss of sensation associated with peripheral neuropathy can lead to issues with slow-healing foot and leg wounds.
of diabetics have nerve damage
A diagram of what peripheral neuropathy looks like. On the left is what a healthy nerve looks like, on the right is what a nerve damaged by peripheral neuropathy looks like.

Peripheral Neuropathy Impact

Peripheral neuropathy is associated with a 20% increase in healthcare costs, and those costs increase over time2. Those suffering from peripheral neuropathy have a 16x increased chance they will experience a lower-limb amputation. In addition, peripheral neuropathy increases fall risk and opoid use3.

Biomedix Xchange & Peripheral Neuropathy

Biomedix Xchange LogoThe Biomedix Xchange population health management platform enables the ability to identify peripheral neuropathy in patient populations. Featuring an integrated technology stack, we offer a number of devices which can be used to identify peripheral neuropathy. 

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6755905/

2 Hicks CW, Selvin E. Epidemiology of Peripheral Neuropathy and Lower Extremity Disease in Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2019;19(10):86. Published 2019 Aug 27. doi:10.1007/s11892-019-1212-8

3 Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy Health care costs and complications from 2010 to 2015, Musa Kiyani, Zidanyue Yang, Lefko T. Charalambous, Syed M. Adil, Hui-Jie Lee, Siyun Yang, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Susan E. Spratt, Shivanand P. Lad, Neurol Clin Pract Feb 2020, 10 (1) 47-57; DOI: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000671