The incidence of diabetes is increasing both in the western world and in developing countries; type 2 diabetes increase is partly the result of greater obesity.
Diabetes can cause two major problems to the foot – diabetic neuropathy resulting in nerve damage and peripheral vascular disease reducing the flow of blood. These can result in ulceration of the foot which needs careful management to avoid the possibility of amputation. This management is best undertaken by multidisciplinary teams using the latest evidence to support their practice.
This book presents a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the latest evidence-based investigations, techniques and management of the diabetic foot.
- Evidenced-based management of the diabetic foot
- International, multidisciplinary team of editors and contributors
- Comprehensive reference for all health professionals involved in the care of diabetic foot problems
Robert Hinchliffe MD FRCS
Senior Lecturer in Vascular Surgery, St George’s Vascular Institute, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Matt Thompson MD FRCS
Professor of Vascular Surgery, St George’s Vascular Institute, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Nicolaas Schaper MD PhD
Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Ramesh Tripathi MD FICS FRCS(Edin) FACP(Australia) FRACS Vascular(Australia)
Director and Professor of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Narayana Institute of Vascular Sciences, Narayana Health Care, Bangalore, India
Carlos Timaran MD
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA