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Case Studies in Diabetic Foot
Author:  
Ghanshyam Goyal MD
 


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ISBN9789351523734
Edition 1/e
Publish Year2014
Pages210
Size 6.25" X 9.50"
Cover TypeHard Back
With CD/DVD No
Weight (Grams) 560
Quick Overview
The case studies described in this book will make it clear in the mind of the treating clinician that treating a diabetic foot is at times simple and at times difficult task with each patient having comorbidities to be taken care of managing diabetic foot is a teamwork which involves a diabetologist, general surgeon, plastic surgeon, a vascular surgeon, interventional radiologist, orthopedic surgeon, physician, podiatrist, orthotist, nursing staff and diabetic educators all play a crucial role in the successful management of diabetic foot.
Key Features
The diabetic foot is a major medical, social and economic problem worldwide. People with diabetes may develop a number of foot problems as a result of damage to nerves and blood vessels. These problems can easily lead to infection and ulceration, which increases a person’s risk of amputation. In India more than 1,00,000 lower limb amputations, due to diabetes, are performed each year and the figure may be much higher as we do not have an amputation registry. Going through these case studies will help the healthcare providers in better understanding of the complex nature of diabetic foot and help them in their day-to-day management of diabetic foot patients. This book almost covers various nature of diabetic foot from neuropathic to ischemic to infected and also Charcot’s foot. Cases where simple, cost-effective and easy-to-apply modalities have been used and simultaneously cases where aggressive multidisciplinary approach and advanced modalities were used to prevent amputations have been described.
Target Audience
This book is aimed at all healthcare professionals who are interested in diabetic foot care.
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