Contemporary Management of the Diabetic Foot

Contemporary Management of the Diabetic Foot

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Diabetes can limit blood supply to the feet resulting in loss of feeling, which means foot injuries do not heal well and may go unnoticed. People with diabetes are 15 times more likely to have a limb amputated due to gangrene (NHS Choices). This book is a complete guide to the care of diabetic foot. Beginning with the basics of the condition, clinical examination and assessment, the following chapters describe management strategies for diabetic foot resulting from different disorders. This comprehensive manual includes more than 300 images, illustrations and tables, and each chapter offers suggestions for further reading. Key points Complete guide to care of the diabetic foot Covers diagnosis and management strategies for the condition resulting from different disorders Includes more than 300 images, illustrations and tables Extensive further reading suggestionsNew York NY state data 1998 to 2007 for lower extremity revascularizations (LER ) by Egorova et al, JVS. ... amputations decreased by 38% a€c Comorbidities of LER patients higher a€c Length of hospitalization decreased by 2a€“3 days and a€œshort staysa€ increased. ... Significant necrosis of weight-bearing parts of the foot in ambulatory patients a€c An uncorrectable flexion contracture a€c Paresis of the extremityanbsp;...

Title:Contemporary Management of the Diabetic Foot
Author: Sharad Pendsey
Publisher:JP Medical Ltd - 2013-12-30

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