Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot

Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot

Book Title: Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot

Author: Paul Frowen

Format: Hardback | 496 pages

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2005

ISBN-13: 9780443071133

A textbook for podiatry students and others which looks at the treatment options for foot problems, how the appropriate selections should be made and how they should be incorporated into the management of the affected patient. The text is in 3 main sections: the essntial principles of managing foot disorders; methods for managing foot conditions; and the management of specific client groups.

Written by an experienced team of clinicians who also understand the needs of students as well as practitioners
Logical and clear structure makes it easy to use for both clinicians and students
Each chapter is self-contained and can be used for independent reading topics
Case histories and clinical comment sections illustrate important clinical points
Key points and summaries provides assistance for learning and review
Features approximately 400 illustrations

Half of the contributors are new - more experienced clinicians than those used for the previous edition
New chapter by new author on Clinical Governance (replacing old chapter of Audit and Outcome Measurement)
Major revision by new authors of chapter on Treatment Planning to reflect new developments and changes in pracice
Completely rewritten chapter by new authors on Clinical protocols
Major revision by new author of the chapter on Foot health education and promotion
Major rewrite with new author of the chapter on Pharmacology which will have expanded sections on topical and injected steroids and prescription medicines.
Major revision by new authors of the chapter on Physical therapy
New section on chairside devices in the chapter on Mechanical therapeutics in the clinic (new authors involved)
Chapter on Prescription orthoses now replaced with new chapter by new authors on Prescription devices..
Major rewrite by new author of the chapter on sports injuries
New chapter on Managing tissue viability repaces the old chapter on the Management of foot ulcers and now incorporates the material previously covered in old appendices 1 and 2 on Management of exudation in ulcers and Footcare advice for people with diabetes.