Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2006 - Medical - 337 pages
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Packed with practical tips and advice for the podiatrist, this unique book gives students, practitioners and other healthcare professionals working with the diabetic foot fresh insights into the role of the podiatrist in diabetic foot care and the many ways in which outcomes for diabetic foot patients can be improved. Using a very practical approach with case histories and clinical tips, it describes how podiatrists can accurately assess and efficiently manage the diabetic foot, and looks at how podiatric care should be adapted according to the type and stage of foot being dealt with. Detailed management programmes geared to all types of patient from low risk to high risk, clear guidance on when to seek the advice of other members of the multidisciplinary team, and special consideration of the podiatric management of particularly challenging sub-groups of diabetic patients are just some of the areas covered in this handy volume. The rationales behind all podiatric treatments for diabetic feet are clearly discussed, along with detailed descriptions of techniques and procedures, many of which have not previously been written about in podiatry books. With full colour throughout and many invaluable photographs from the author's own collection, Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot is written specially for podiatrists by a podiatrist, but will be also be an essential purchase for all healthcare professionals involved in the field of diabetic foot care.

  • Unique in being written specifically with podiatrists in mind.
  • Liberally illustrated with full-colour photographs.
  • Practically orientated for the student and busy practitioner.
  • Author has over 20 years experience of clinical practice and teaching.
 

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Contents

Why diabetic feet get into trouble
1
Reducing the impact of diabetic foot complications with good metabolic control
37
Examining the diabetic foot
75
Offloading the diabetic foot
93
The infected foot
131
Management of vascular patients
165
Nonulcerative pathologies
195
Wound care
215
Psychology and education overcoming the barriers
259
Communications
285
New roles for podiatrists
311
Appendix Useful addresses
321
Index
323
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