The book uses illustrated patient case studies to demonstrate the multidisciplinary care of common and uncommon presentatiomns of the diabetic foot. Every case has colour illustrations showing the foot st presentation and progressing throughout treatment and long term follow-up.Learning from case studies in this way can work on several different levels depending on the experience of the reader. Students can quickly pick up the essentails of diabetic foot care and gain all the basic information they need, whilst experienced practitioners can enhance their expertise, question, challenge and expand their experience. Some of the cases are of exceedingly rare conditions or unusual or particulalry challenging presentations. For every case, there are valuable lessons to be learned. Highlighted in the books are management problems, barriers to effective care, preventable mistkes, unnecessary delays in presentations, challenging situations, and conflicts, dilemmas and their solutions. Sections in the book: The neuropathic and neuroischaemic foot, neuropathic ulcers, ischaemic ulcers, infections, gangrene, traumatic injuries, Charcot's osteoartthropathy, dermatological problems associated with diabetes, painful neuropathy, diabetic foot emergencies, diagnosis and investigations, immediate treatments, long-term follow up, specialist care (including provision of footwear and orthotics and casts), angiology and surgery, and the differing roles of different team members. Each section will contain a number of cases to illustrate presentation, diagnosis and management. Cases include the common, the unusual and the rare, the easy-to-manage, and the challenging and unpredictable, and sometimes the overwhelming pathology. We learn from disasters as well as triumphs, and therefore failures as well as successes are included. Each case history has highlighted key points and summaries.