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The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) is dedicated to the professional success of every one of its members. Membership in ACFAOM will enhance your professional stature, increase your clinical capabilities, and grow your practice. In addition to providing valuable resources, ACFAOM vigorously promotes the importance of biomechanics and medicine to the schools and residency programs, and the profession at large as an affiliated specialty organization within the APMA, so that the foundation upon which everything we do as podiatrists remains the primary focus of our profession.

If you are interested in joining ACFAOM, or want to learn more about the organization, visit our website at www.acfaom.org. Or click here to join now.
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Meet Marlene Reid, DPM, FACFAOM - today at 8 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Dr. Marlene Reid will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 8 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Reid is currently a Trustee for the APMA Political Action Committee, a Board member of the Podiatric State Licensing Board, and a past president of both the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and the American Association for Women Podiatrists. Dr. Reid is also a former Chairman of the APMA Public Education and Information Committee and the former Director of Medical Education of Chicago's Sacred Heart Hospital's Residency Program. She currently practices in Naperville, Ill., at Family Podiatry Center with her husband. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Exploring mechanisms of diabetic foot ulceration
Lower Extremity Review
Prevention and treatment of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes requires an understanding of the various factors that contribute to increased risk, including anatomical deformity, poor vascular function, and diminished capacity for healing at a microscopic level.
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Immediate coronal plane kinetic effects of novel lateral-offset sole shoes and lateral-wedge insole shoes in healthy individuals
Orthopedics Today
To investigate kinetic differences in the coronal plane between healthy individuals wearing shoes with lateral-offset soles and shoes with lateral-wedge insoles while walking, hip abduction, knee adduction, and ankle abduction moments were estimated using a 3-D motion analysis system under 3 different conditions: wearing conventional shoes (control), wearing lateral-offset sole shoes (condition A), and wearing lateral-wedge insole shoes (condition B).
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Could efinaconazole 10 percent have an impact for onychomycosis?
Podiatry Today
Can an emerging topical hold promise for onychomycosis? This author takes a closer look in this case study of a 24-year-old patient with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis.
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Healthcare trends most likely to pressure physicians
American Medical News
PwC's annual "Top Health Industry Issue" report predicts that the pace of healthcare transformation will increase in 2013 because of technology, budget pressures and the Affordable Care Act. But an overarching theme in many of the trends is the role of the patient and how consumerism is expected to drive the way healthcare is delivered, especially in the primary care setting.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Lesser metatarsalgia: Are lesser metatarsal osteotomies necessary? (Podiatry Today)
Shoe inserts cut diabetes amputations (Newsmax Health)
Dr. Robert Spalding made a splash on Anderson Live (ACFAOM)
Lower extremity effects of detraining in athletes (Lower Extremity Review)
New tort reform law a 'tremendous win' for doctors (American Medical News)

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Pain may not be gain when running
Medill Reports
If you're training for one of the two half marathons in Chicago, you may want to reconsider "pushing through the pain" on your way to the finish line. "It's like they say in football, there's a 100 percent injury rate," said Al White, local runner and the president of the Evanston Running Club. "Everyone gets hurt running ... [and] having the opportunity to keep going is everyone's first priority."
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Pertinent pearls on fifth metatarsal osteotomies
Podiatry Today
Which osteotomy offers the most advantages for treating a tailor's bunion? Offering insights from their experience as well as a thorough review of the literature, these authors offer a closer look at options ranging from distal metatarsal osteotomies and the lateral exostectomy to transverse and oblique osteotomies.
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California lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law
Los Angeles Times
As the state moves to expand healthcare coverage to millions of Californians under President Obama's healthcare law, it faces a major obstacle: There aren't enough doctors to treat a crush of newly insured patients. Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare.
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Calls for more engagement with patients grow
MedPage Today
Payment models that reward doctors for helping patients take a greater part in planning their care are needed, and providers need to be taught how to engage patients in that planning, health policy experts said.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


5 etiquette tips for physicians and medical staff
Physicians Practice
When dealing with declining reimbursement, increasing overhead, healthcare reform, meaningful use, the list goes on and on, it's easy to let the small stuff slide - like your manners. Don't. Proper etiquette may be the difference between a highly satisfied patient and a disgruntled, lawsuit-prone nightmare.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Kinematic coupling relationships exist between non-adjacent segments of the foot and ankle of healthy subjects
Gait & Posture
Pathologies of foot and ankle structures affect the kinematics at the site of the impaired structure but also influence kinematics elsewhere in the foot and ankle. An understanding of kinematic coupling relationships in the foot could provide insight into mechanisms that explain differences in foot and ankle kinematics between healthy and pathological subjects. The aim of this study was to explore foot and ankle kinematic coupling relationships between adjacent and non-adjacent segments of healthy subjects and evaluate individual variability of and effect of walking speed on these relationships.
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