Key Features

  • Provide balanced, coordinated "team" care with multidisciplinary perspectives from diverse health professionals who care for diabetic patients with foot problems, including orthopedists, endocrinologists, vascular surgeons, podiatrists and wound care nurses.
  • Use the exclusive Tips and Pearls in every chapter for quick review.

Table of Contents

Section A: The Foundations of Diabetic Foot Management

1: Diabetes Mellitus: Old Assumptions and New Realities

2: Epidemiology of Foot Ulcers and Amputations in the Diabetic Foot

3: Neuropathic Problems of the Lower Extremities in Diabetic Patients

4: Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in Diabetes Mellitus: New Aspects of Pathogenesis

5: Hemorheology: Principles and Concepts

6: The Biomechanics of the Foot in Diabetes Mellitus

7: Cutaneous Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus

8: Nutritional Issues in the Patient with Diabetes and Foot Ulcers

9: Pathogenesis and General Management of Foot Lesions in the Diabetic Patient

10: Diabetic Foot Problems and their Management Around the World

Section B: Evaluation Techniques and Nonsurgical Management

11: An Improved Method for Staging and Classification of Foot Lesions in the Diabetic Patient

12: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care: Assessment and Management

13: Total-Contact Casting in the Treatment of Neuropathic Ulcers

14: Alternative Weight Redistribution Methods in the Treatment of Neuropathic Ulcers

15: Imaging of the Diabetic Foot

16: Noninvasive Vascular Testing: Basis, Application, and Role in Evaluating Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease

17: Radiologic Intervention in Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease

18: Modulating Wound Healing in Diabetes

19: Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of the Diabetic Foot Wound

20: Footwear for Injury Prevention: Correlation with Risk Category

21: Charcot Neuropathy of the Foot

22: Infectious Problems of the Foot in Diabetic Patients

Section C: Surgical Aspects

23: Surgical Pathology of the Foot and Clinicopathologic Correlations

24: Medical Management of the Diabetic Patients During the Perioperative Period

25: The Role of Vascular Surgery in the Di


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