Diabetes can limit blood supply to the feet resulting in loss of feeling, which means foot injuries do not heal well and may go unnoticed. People with diabetes are 15 times more likely to have a limb amputated due to gangrene (NHS Choices).
Presented as case studies, this book is a practical guide to the diabetic foot, with a focus on the different types and stages of diabetic foot disease and clinical management.
Divided into nine sections, the book begins with in depth coverage of diagnostic tools. Each of the following sections discusses the treatment of different diabetic foot disorders, from simple cures to more aggressive and advanced modalities to avoid amputations.
Practical guide to diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot presented as case studies
Focus on different types and stages of diabetic foot disease and clinical management
Covers simple cures and more advanced modalities to avoid amputations
Includes more than 430 images and illustrations