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 radiographic analysis, types of infections, medical and surgical treatment, and other concerns. Includes coverage of the psychological implications for the infected patient and the medicolegal implications of treating an infected patient. 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.* 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.