DescriptionA 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.
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
- 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