This book provides a clear and integrated guide to the diagnostic pathways and therapeutic options available for the treatment of diabetic foot syndrome. The link between the location of the lesion and its potential causes are discussed in relation to its diagnosis, biomechanics, treatment and prognosis. Chapters covering interdigital lesions, the lateral side of the foot, torsion of the hallux, and the charcot foot are included.
Diabetic Foot Syndrome: From Entity to Therapy aims to facilitate interdisciplinary understanding and is relevant to endocrinologists, as well as vascular and orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Dirk Hochlenert is specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology in an outpatient clinic in Cologne. He organises and conducts postgraduate medical training courses for the treatment of DFS. He manages networks for the treatment of DFS in several regions and organises the DFS-Register.
Dr. med. Gerald Engels is Consultant Surgeon in charge of the treatment of DFS in both an outpatient clinic as well as at the St. Vinzenz-Hospital in Cologne. He is a board member of several associations and together with D. Hochlenert organises postgraduate medical training courses for the treatment of DFS as well as teaching the subject in medical schools.
Dr. med. Stephan Morbach is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Diabetology and Angiology, Senior Consultant in the department of Diabetology and Angiology at the Marienkrankenhaus in Soest. He is correspondent author of several guidelines for the Diabetic Foot, was Chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2004-2008. Since 2014 he has been Vice Chairman of the `Consultative Section on the Diabetic Foot' of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). In the course of the Step-by-Step-Programme he has delivered medical education in several developing countries.
Dr. med. Stefanie Schliwa is certified preparator and anatomist at the University of Bonn and specialist in several preparation and dissection techniques. Her work focuses on the visualisation of functional relationships in topographical anatomy, especially that of the foot.Professor Frances L. Game is Consultant Diabetologist at the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Clinical Director R&D at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She also is Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham.