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Atlas of the Diabetic Foot

Atlas of the Diabetic Foot

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Description

Many foot problems in diabetes can be prevented and often the patients are misdiagnosed, or inappropriately referred or treated. This title will be of immense use to the audience as work of reference.

Diabetes mellitus is the lack of insulin leading to uncontrolled carbohydrate metabolism, the breakdown of starches and sugars into smaller units that can be used by the body for energy. Foot ulcers occur in about 15% of diabetic patients in their lifetime and hospital admissions due to foot ulcers are very common. Foot problems mostly occur when there is nerve damage in the feet or when there is poor blood flow.
* Contains colour photos and pictures
* Examples for identification of the patients at risk for foot ulceration
* Prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Who is the Patient at Risk for Foot Ulceration?

Classification, Prevention and Treatment of Foot Ulcers.

Anatomical Risk Factors for Diabetic Foot Ulceration.

Some Uncommon Conditions.

Neuropathic Ulcers at Various Sites.

Neuro-Ischemic Ulcers at Various Sites.

Gangrene.

Infections.

Neuro-Osteoarthropathy: Charcot Foot.

Appendix 1: Anatomy of the Foot.

Appendix 2: Manufacturers of Preventive and Therapeutic Footwear.

Index.

"...an excellent reference book…(and) an important addition to any clinician’s library..." (Practical Diabetes International. Vol21., No.9 November/ December 2004)