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A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care, 2nd Edition




A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care, 2nd Edition

Michael E. Edmonds, Alethea V. M. Foster, Lee Sanders

ISBN: 978-0-470-69557-9 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 304 Pages


A practical clinical manual for the diagnosis, treatment - both medical and surgical - and the long-term care of foot problems in people with diabetes. The authors are world-renowned experts in this subject and they present the internationally recognised best practice.

The clinical chapters are presented in a structured, colour-coded format to allow easy reference. The text also includes highlighted best clinical practice tips. Each chapter is accompanied by high-quality, full-colour photographs that provide excellent examples of the earliest presenting signs as well as illustrating the step-by-step guidance on treatment. This book is an essential manual for every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

Acknowledgements vii

Prologue viii

1 Introduction 1

2 Stage 1: The Normal Foot 21

3 Stage 2: The High-risk Foot 45

4 Stage 3: The Ulcerated Foot 81

5 Stage 4: The Infected Foot 130

6 Stage 5: The Necrotic Foot 181

7 Stage 6: The Unsalvageable Foot 215

8 Surgical Approach to the Diabetic Foot 229

Index 273

“This is excellent. It is the second edition of a book that was named as the British Medical Association's Book of the Year in 2004 -- no small achievement … .The new edition carries more information and reflects the ever burgeoning rate of pedal complications from diabetes and the ever growing number of healthcare professionals who are being entrusted with the care of these patients. Highly recommended.” (Doodys Book Reviews, December 2008)
The leading clinical reference on the management of the diabetic foot

  • The second edition of this award-winning text (BMA Medical Book of the Year - 2004)

  • More emphasis on prevention, in particular using vascular therapy and control of risk factors

  • Includes recommendations from the latest two international guidelines - published since the first edition

  • Contains more information on managing the ischemic foot

  • Includes information on all the latest drugs, antibiotics and approaches to treatment