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A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care

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

ISBN: 978-0-470-99407-8

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

248 pages

Select type: E-Book



Winner of ‘BMA Book of the Year’ in 2004

Judges’ summary of the book:
“This is a first-class text on the management of all aspects of the diabetic foot. It is a practical guide with information and advice, which is easy to access. It takes the reader through the natural history of the diabetic foot from the normal foot and relatively minor pathology to the end stage of infection, gangrene and ultimately amputation. The various stages with the book’s structure have case studies to highlight the clinical management problems encountered by diabetes foot specialists….Much of the text is broken up with bullet points, chapters and sub-chapters which allow the reader to pick out information from quick scans of the book. There is liberal use of illustrations throughout the book, which is particularly important as diabetic footcare is a specialty which is particularly reliant on observation. The book also details the ‘how to do it’ aspects rather than vague reference to what is required. It also uses the published evidence for its recommendations but, where this is lacking, the authors draw on their extensive experience of managing diabetic feet to guide the reader.”

This book is 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 recognized best practice.

The clinical chapters are presented in a structured, color-coded format to allow easy reference. The text also includes highlighted best clinical practice tips. Each chapter is accompanied by high-quality, full-color 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.

2. Stage 1: The normal foot.

4. Stage 2. The high risk foot.

5. Stage 3. The ulcerated foot.

5. Stage 4. The infected foot.

6. Stage 5. The necrotic foot.

7. Stage 6. The unsalvageable foot.

8. Surgical approach to the diabetic foot.


  • Emphasis on the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of foot problems in diabetic patients, with real case studies
  • Presented in a color-coded format, with the same structure across all clinical chapters to allow for quick reference
  • Over 300 color photographs show crucial early presenting signs and progression of treatment
  • Written by the leading worldwide specialists in this field