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Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot


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.

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Key Features

    • 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.

Published Reviews

    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

Author Information

    By Alethea Foster, BA(Hons), PGCE, DPodM, MChS, SRCh, Lead Clinical Specialist Podiatrist, King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Customer Reviews

Podiatric Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 320 Pages
  • Trim Size: 4 13/16 X 7 5/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10043-7
  • Copyright: 2006