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, "Podiatric Assessment & Management of the Diabetic Foot" 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.
This excellent publication is a breath of fresh air especially to podiatrists who work within the diabetic departments of our hospitals.
'Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot' should be in all our surgeries and referred to on a regular basis to keep us updated.
Johnn Goyvaerts, Chiropody Review 63(4), July/August 2006.
"Every NHS podiatrist should own a copy. Also an invaluable reference for any private practitioner ... an excellent book!"
Henry Tullie, Private Practice, Cambridge.
"Excellent book, very well presented, clearly written and backed up with pertinent and informative colour pictures., Concentrates on the clinical management of the diabetic foot and utilises case studies to highlight the main areas. Highly recommended."
Dave Watkinson BSc (Hons) MSc SRCh MChS, UEL
This text will support current practice for podiatrists working in high risk foot clinics, but also assist clinicians and students looking to up-skill and work in this challenging area of podiatry.
There is a fabulous array of colour photos or X-rays to illustrate each topic.
"This is a very comprehensive text and I would happily recommend its use by podiatrists and students"
Anita A. Spring - Clinical Manager of Podiatry, Northern Health. Australia.
"It would be a useful reference book for an in-depth understanding of the potential foot problems that face the diabetic patient."
Alethea V M Foster. Footprints, October 2006
1. Why diabetic feet get into trouble 2. Reducing the impact of diabetic foot complications with good metabolic control 3. Examining the diabetic foot 4. Offloading the diabetic foot 5. The infected foot 6. Management of vascular patients 7. Non ulcerative pathologies 8. The history of wound care 9. Psychology and education - overcoming the barriers 10. Communications 11. New roles for podiatrists Appendix - Useful addresses Index