Atlas of the Diabetic Foot, 2nd Edition
April 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
This comprehensive atlas, now in a second edition, provides:
- 520 colour photographs, graphs, tables and imaging studies
- Educational examples taken from genuine case reports
- A reference guide for identifying patients at risk for foot problems
- Illustration of common problems such as neuropathic and neuroischaemic ulcers, ischaemia and infection
- Introduction to new technologies and bioengineered materials used for the treatment of foot ulcers
This book will be of interest to diabetologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, specialist nurses, general practitioners, surgeons and clinical researchers.
Aetiopathogenesis of foot problems in diabetes – text & 2 graphs.
Classification of foot problems – text & table & graphs.
I. DIABETIC NEUROPATHY.
Methods of assessment of the foot at risk.
Tactile sensation (Light touch – cotton wool).
Vibration perception (tuning fork) Biothesiometer.
II. ANATOMY RISK FACTORS FOR THE DIABETIC FOOT – FOOT DEFORMITIES.
Prominence of metatarsal heads.
Splaying of the front foot.
Previous (minor) amputation.
III. OTHER FOOT RISK FACTORS.
IV. OTHER RISK FACTORS.
V. NEUROPATHIC ULCERS.
Over a callus in various sites of the foot.
Over a bone prominence or in various foot deformities.
On a toe (tips, dorsum of phalanges).
Over a metatarsal head.
(figures, pedobarograph images, radiology studies etc as applied in each case)
VI. PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE.
VII. ISCHAEMIC ULCERS.
At various sites.
Toes and inner aspects of toes.
Outer and inner aspect of the foot.
VIII. CHARCOT FOOT.
Ulcer on a Charcot foot.
IX. THE NEUROISCHAEMIC ULCER.
Fungal infections of toes and foot.
Deep tissue infections.
(radiology studies, CT scans, MRI, scintigraphy etc).
XI. METHODS OF PREVENTION.
Appropriate footware, socks.
XII. METHODS OF ULCER HEALING.
Bed resting, wheelchair, crutches, total cast, scotch cast boot, shoes, insoles.
Eleftherios Dounis MD, FACS, Director Orthopedia Department Laiko General Hospital Athens, Greece
Konstantinos Makrilakis MD, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine Athens University Medical School 1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine Laiko General Hospital Athens, Greece
Nicholas Tentolouris MD, Asssistant Professor 1st Department of Propaedeutic Medicine Athens University Medical School Laiko General Hospital Athens, Greece
Panagiotis Tsapogas MD, Medical and Diabetes Department Medical Bioprognosis Corfu, Greece