Full Author: David Edward Marcinko, DPM, MBA, Founder and Chairman, Foot and Ankle Research Consortium, Inc. (FARC), Atlanta, Georgia, President and CEO, Marcincko Business Associates, Inc. (MBA), Norcross, GA.
Description: This is the most complete and up-to-date clinical reference encompassing all areas of diagnosis and treatment of the infected foot. Divided into five sections, which cover prevention, laboratory and clinical analysis, medical and surgical treatment, and other concerns. Some of these many "special chapters" include coverage of: the psychological implications for the infected patient, the medicolegal implications of treating an infected patient, OSHA standards and requirements, and new treatment modalities. The two forewords and eighteen chapters are contributed by some of the most well-known and respected specialists in the field. In addition, the chapters contain almost 200 high-quality clinical photographs and radiographs.
Features: FEATURES: * This reference is the only complete and up-to-date reference on the diagnosis and treatment of foot infections available. * "Special chapters" contain important information not commonly found in other books or articles on foot infection, giving the reader the full scope of the subject in one complete reference. These include: OSHA Standards and Requirements for the Physician, New Treatment Modalities for the Infected Foot, Psychiatric Considerations of the Infected Patient, and Medicolegal Implications of the Infected Patient. * Chapters dedicated to blood borne and communicable pathogens and OSHA standards and requirements include timely information on AIDS. * More than 190 clinical photographs and radiographs give the reader a visual understanding of the clinical diagnosis of foot infections. Chapter 7, Radiographic Impression of the Infected Foot, is a complete pictorial review of the subject, containing a total of 64 images. * Twenty-five of the most well-known and respected specialists in the field contributed to this work.
Contents: CONTENTS: Forewords by E. Dalton McGlamry, DPM, Dsc(Hon) and Orlando A. Mercado, DPM. Preface. Section One: Prevention and Pathophysiology of Foot Infections. Sterilization, Disinfection, Ecology, and Preparation of Pedal Skin. Blood Borne and Communicable Pathogens. OSHA Standards and Requirements for the Physician. Recognition and Pathophysiology of Foot Infections. Bacteriology and the Role of Glycocalix in Foot Infections. Section Two: Laboratory and Radiographic Diagnostic Modalities. Diagnostic Laboratory Analysis of Foot Infections. Radiographic Impressions of the Infected Foot (A Photographic Review). Section Three: The Spectrum and Clinical Variety of Foot Infections. Skin, Soft Tissue and Subcutaneous Foot Infections. Infected Foot Ulcerations. Traumatic Infections of the Foot. Osteomyelitis of the Foot and Ankle. Major Anaerobic Infections of the Foot. Section Four: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot Infections. Antimicrobial and Antifungal Agents of Choice. Surgical Treatment of the Infected Foot Wound Healing, Decompression, and Soft Tissue Coverage in the Infected Foot. New Treatment Modalities for the Infected Foot. Section Five: Special Concerns of the Infected Foot. Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy and Foot Infections. Psychiatric Considerations of the Infected Patient. Medicolegal Implications of the Infected Patient.