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Diabetic Foot Care : Case Studies in Clinical Management

ISBN: 9780470998236 | 0470998237
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Wiley
Pub. Date: 4/11/2011

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This book uses illustrated patient case studies to demonstrate the multidisciplinary care of common and uncommon presentations of the diabetic foot. Every case has colour illustrations showing the foot presentation and progressing throughout treatment and long term follow-up. For every case, there are valuable lessons to be learned. The authors highlight management problems, barriers to effective care, preventable mistakes, unnecessary delays in presentations, challenging situations, and conflicts, dilemmas and their solutions.Divided into sections the book covers the neuropathic and neuroischaemic foot, neuropathic ulcers, ischaemic ulcers, infections, gangrene, traumatic injuries, Charcot's osteoartthropathy, dermatological problems associated with diabetes, painful neuropathy, diabetic foot emergencies, diagnosis and investigations, immediate treatments, long-term follow up, specialist care (including provision of footwear and orthotics and casts), angiology and surgery, and discusses the differing roles of different team members.

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