Foot Problems in Older People: Assessment and Management

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9780080450322: Foot Problems in Older People: Assessment and Management

"Foot Problems in Older People" provides a comprehensive guide to the assessment and management of foot and ankle problems in older people. Areas covered include the epidemiology of foot problems, functional implications, assessment of the older person with foot problems, common foot problems and their management, foot and ankle manifestations of common systemic conditions, wound management, footwear and orthotic considerations, surgical considerations and outcome assessment. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical review of the literature as well as providing practical evidence-based guidelines for clinicians. Author Hylton B Menz uses his detailed and extensive knowledge of the subject to provide a critique of the strengths and limitations of existing literature and to present in this easy-to-access volume a thoroughly practical, clinically orientated and evidence-based guide.

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"Although this book is titled "Foot problems in older people" and provides a comprehensive resource for assessment and management of this patient group, much of the information is more generally applicable. There is a useful discussion of some of the difficulties that can present themselves during assessment and suggests useful tools to assist clinicians. The book has clear illustrations and diagrams, with good quality photographs and each section is clearly indicated by a coloured strip a long the top of the page, making it easy to locate... Each chapter has a comprehensive reference list, providing a wealth of further reading and supporting evidence, with the author specifically directing the reader to other texts when a topic is beyond the scope of this book. Overall, a good book, particularly for students." "Liz Perkins, 2nd year Podiatry student, Southampton University" "Foot problems in older people is written by Dr Hylton Menz a podiatrist & researcher in foot & ankle disorders. The book encompasses a wealth of information on geriatric foot problems applicable to many professionals involved in the care of older people. As with other recent texts from Elsevier the layout is clear and colourful enhanced further by diagrams, tables and all colour photos. The 12 evidence based chapters cover aspects of assessment, dermatology, vascular and musculoskeletal disorders and treatment. Additionally, epidemiology, aeitiology and prevalence of disorders are described throughout. The final chapters discuss the role of orthoses & footwear with up to date information & advice. In my opinion, an excellent book at a very reasonable price, with key components and summarised tables make this text easily readable, great for revising students & professionals alike offering differential diagnosis & clinical presentations of diseases backed up by over 1,000 references." "Jamie Tilley, Podiatry student, Cardiff" "Although it's targeted at those healthcare professionals involved in foot care, it's well written and easy to navigate and would be useful for both medical undergraduates and postgraduates as an additional text to standard dermatology texts. I've not come across such a comprehensive (and yet useable) text on foot conditions...Probably the best book I've reviewed over the last few years of judging." "BMA Book Awards 2009?- judges comments"

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