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).
This book is a complete guide to the care of diabetic foot. Beginning with the basics of the condition, clinical examination and assessment, the following chapters describe management strategies for diabetic foot resulting from different disorders.
This comprehensive manual includes more than 300 images, illustrations and tables, and each chapter offers suggestions for further reading.
Complete guide to care of the diabetic foot
Covers diagnosis and management strategies for the condition resulting from different disorders
Includes more than 300 images, illustrations and tables
Extensive further reading suggestions
Sharad Pendsey MD Consultant in Diabetology, Director, Diabetes Clinic and Research Centre, Dhantoli, Nagpur, Maharastra, India
Introduction Historical Notes on a Modern Disease: The Diabetic Foot Surgical Anatomy of the Lower limb and Foot The Global Burden of Diabetic Foot Diabetic Neuropathy The Biomechanics of the Diabetic Foot Examination of Feet in Diabetes Classification and Staging of Diabetic Foot The Assessment and Management of Plantar Ulcers and Off-loading the Diabetic Foot The Diabetic Charcot Foot: Diagnosis and Management Diabetic Foot Infections Principles of Debridement in Infected Foot Evaluation of Neuroischemic Foot Approach to Dysvascular Diabetic Foot Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Short and Long Term Outcomes Amputations Newer Therapies-Advanced wound healing products and techniques Atypical features of Diabetic foot in Indians Screening and Prevention of the Diabetic Foot Prescribing Footwear Patient education and empowerment in the prevention and Management of diabetic foot disease Establishing a Multidisciplinary/ Interdisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic