People with diabetes are prone to a number of musculoskeletal complications such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain and Dupuytren's syndrome (thickening of the tissues of the palm resulting in the fingers being bent towards the palm).
The relationship between these complications and the diabetic control is not clear.
This book is a guide to the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders associated with diabetes. Divided into seven chapters, the book begins with and introduction and an overview of pathogenesis and the connecting link between the two disorders. The following sections explain the disease spectrum and the effects of antidiabetic drugs on bones. The text is enhanced by tables, images and algorithms, and offers up to date reviews of current practice recommendations. Key pointsConcise guide to diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders associated with diabetesClear explanation of pathogenesis and the connecting linkEnhanced by tables, images and algorithmsReviews current practice recommendations