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Atlas of the
Diabetic Foot

second edition
by Nicholas Katsilambros

Atlas of the Diabetic Foot contributes to improved foot care through raised awareness of prevention, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management among healthcare professionals.This book will be of interest to diabetologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, specialist nurses, general practitioners, surgeons and clinical researchers.

Topics covered include:

  • 520 colour photographs, graphs, tables and imaging studies
  • Educational examples taken from genuine case reports
  • A reference guide for identifying patients at risk for foot problems
  • Illustration of common problems such as neuropathic and neuroischaemic ulcers, ischaemia and infection
  • Introduction to new technologies and bioengineered materials used for the treatment of foot ulcers

Contents

Part 1: Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Methods of assessment of the foot at risk
  • Physical examination
  • Monofilaments
  • Tactile sensation (Light touch – cotton wool)
  • Vibration perception (tuning fork) Biothesiometer
  • Pain sensation
  • Proprioception
  • Temperature percption
  • Reflexes
  • Pedobarograph

Part 2: Anatomy Risk Factors for the Diabetic Foot - Foot Deformities

  • Muscle weakness
  • Prominence of metatarsal heads
  • Claw toes
  • Hammer toes
  • Hallux valgus
  • Halux varus
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux pronation
  • Bunionette
  • Splaying of the front foot
  • Curly toes
  • Mallet
  • Toe overriding
  • Pes cavus
  • Pes planus
  • Previous (minor) amputation

Part 3: Other Foot Risk Factors

  • Callus
  • Haemorhagic callus
  • Oedema
  • Corns
  • Nail deformities
  • Bullae diabeticorum
  • Inappropriate footware

Part 4: Other Risk Factors

  • Postural instability
  • Poor vision
  • Social factors

Part 5: Neuropathic Ulcers

  • Over a callus in various sites of the foot
  • Over a bone prominence or in various foot deformities
  • On a toe (tips, dorsum of phalanges)
  • Over a metatarsal head
  • Heat injuries

Part 6: Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Clinical history
  • Physical examination
  • Non-invasive tests
  • Arteriography

Part 7: Ischaemic Ulcers

  • At various sites
  • Toes and inner aspects of toes
  • Foot dorsum
  • Sole
  • Outer and inner aspect of the foot
  • Dry gangrene
  • Wet gangrene

Part 8: Charcot Foot

  • Ulcer on a Charcot foot

Part 9: The Neuroischaemic Ulcer

Part 10: Infections

  • Nail infections
  • Fungal infections of toes and foot
  • Cellulites
  • Deep tissue infections
  • Osteomyelitis

Part 11: Methods of Prevention

  • Patient education
  • Appropriate footware, socks

Part 12: Methods of Ulcer Healing

  • Offloading
  • Bed resting, wheelchair, crutches, total cast, scotch cast boot, shoes, insoles.
  • Dressings
  • Other Methods
  • Hyperbaric oxygen

Index

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Atlas of the Diabetic Foot
Second editon
by Nicholas Katsilambros

2010 • 249 pages • $161.95 + shipping
Texas residents please add 6.75 % sales tax

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