It can gradually occur without the patient realising and, as such, the loss of protective sensation puts them at risk of developing increased pressures underneath the feet that can cause ulceration and in some severe cases where infection and gangrene is present, amputation.
What does LOPS stand for?
LOPS stands for Loss of Protective Sensation
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Physicians can bill for an initial foot exam for loss of protective sensation, or LOPS (G0245), as well as a follow-up exam code for LOPS at subsequent visits.
Neurologic assessment for loss of protective sensation (LOPS) should include the use of a 10-g monofilament test, with the device placed at specific points on the bottom of the foot while the patient's eyes are closed, as well as one of these additional tests: * Vibration using a 128-Hz tuning fork.
The policy applies to diabetic patients who have peripheral neuropathy with loss of protective sensation (LOPS) but who do not currently have foot ulcers.