Taylor & Francis, A Martin Dunitz Book
Pub Date: 01 APR 2004
Type: Hardback Book
Extent: 218 pages
(Dimensions 234x156 mm)
Illustrations: 19 line figures, 15 tables, 560 colour and 69 b+w photos
Over 120 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes mellitus, with many of those having diabetic foot ulcers. With the diabetic foot comes the quiet dread of disability, long stretches of hospitalization, mounting expenses, and the ever-increasing possibility of an amputated limb. Eighty-five percent of diabetes-related lower limb amputations are preceded by a foot ulcer. Health providers concerned with the care of diabetic patients are aware of the immense burden of misery that can be inflicted by the diabetic foot. Even though it affects only a proportion of diabetic patients, understanding the causes of this catastrophe, identifying the sufferers and those at high risk and developing effective preventive strategies and remedies for its consequences has rightly become a major preoccupation for diabetologists in recent years.
This atlas is primarily devoted to clinical matters with illustrations and case reports depicting varied diabetic foot problems. It has been divided into eight sections and forty-eight chapters with fifty-three case studies and over six hundred clinical photographs. There is also a detailed bibliography for further reading.