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Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3rd Edition



Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3rd Edition

Michael E. Edmonds, Alethea V. M. Foster

ISBN: 978-1-118-70825-5 November 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 248 Pages


Foot problems in diabetic patients are some of the most challenging complications to treat, due to an often quite late presentation of symptoms from the patient. Therefore visual recognition of presenting clinical signs is absolutely key for a successful diagnosis and subsequently, the right management programme. 

The 3rd edition of Managing the Diabetic Foot once again provides a practical, handy and accessible pocket guide to the clinical management of patients with severe feet problems associated with diabetes, such as ulcers, infections and necrosis.  By focusing on the need for a speedy response to the clinical signs, it will enable doctors make rapid, effective management decisions in order to help prevent deterioration and avoid the need for evental foot amputation.

Each chapter focuses specifically on the different stages of foot disease and the clinical management required at that particular stage, ie, the normal foot; high-risk foot, ulcerated foot, infected foot, necrotic foot and unsalvageable foot.

Full colour throughout, it will feature over 150 clinical photos, numerous hints and tips to aid rapid-reference, as well as the latest national and international guidelines on diabetic foot management.

Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3E, is the ideal go-to clinical tool for all diabetes professionals, specialist diabetes nurses and podiatrists managing patients with diabetic foot problems.

Acknowledgements vii

Preface ix

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction 1

Managing Stage 1: the normal foot 35

Managing Stage 2: the high-risk foot 51

Managing Stage 3: the ulcerated foot 71

Managing Stage 4: the infected foot 147

Managing Stage 5: the necrotic foot 195

Managing Stage 6: the unsalvageable foot 211

Appendix: Problems of differential diagnosis 215

Further reading 219

Index 221

“Most of the illustrations are in color, with a few well-produced line drawings. There is a nice glossary of commonly used abbreviations, a useful reading list, and a very helpful appendix of differential diagnosis for some of conditions associated with the diabetic foot.”  (Doody's, 19 December 2014)

“Managing the Diabetic Foot, 3E, is the ideal go-to clinical tool for all diabetes professionals, specialist diabetes nurses and podiatrists managing patients with diabetic foot problems.”  (Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and Video Collection, 30 September 2014)