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The ACFAOM 2013 Annual Clinical Conference in Las Vegas, July 21-25
ACFAOM
ACFAOM has designated the APMA 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) as its annual meeting this year. ACFAOM members who attend The National will receive a $100 rebate on their registration fee directly from ACFAOM following confirmed participation and attendance at the meeting.

The ACFAOM highlights at the conference will be a preconference hands-on ultrasound workshop, ACFAOM membership meeting/reception, and a special session "Applying Biomechanics to Patients' Surgical Evaluation, Radiographic Assessment, Wound Care, Rehabilitation, and Pedorthics." This session will be presented by Drs. Kathleen Satterfield, Stephen Albert, Daniel Evans, Jason Harrill, and Kirk Geter.

Early-bird registration ends March 22 (this Friday), so register now and save $400, $300 off the onsite rate PLUS a $100 rebate from ACFAOM. Can you afford to miss The National? Register today!
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Meet Joel Morse, DPM, FACFAOM and Bryan Markinson, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Drs. Joel Morse and Bryan Markinson will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Morse is President of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology and Associate Clinical Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Markinson serves as Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he has helped expand the residency program. 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


Does diabetic peripheral neuropathy really have a stocking distribution?
Podiatry Today
Stephen Barrett DPM, FACFAS writes, "Tossing and turning, trying to decide if I was dreaming or truly awake in a seemingly restless, endless fog, I knew, or at least I thought, that I was watching a trial of some sort on the TV. It was not ESPN, but DSPN, the new network that had just hit the airwaves. What the hell is DSPN, you ask? It is that new neuronal network that reaches the homes of 30 million Americans with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, with dendrites in every county of the United States."
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New HIPAA rules pose challenges for healthcare industry
Reuters
As the healthcare industry gears up to comply with new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, set to take effect March 26, providers are looking for guidance on how broader patient-privacy rules could affect their businesses, said Nixon Peabody healthcare partner Linn Freedman.
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Dynamically unstable syndesmosis injuries
Orthopedics Today
Distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries are complex injuries that often result in extended loss of playing time for athletes. Unstable syndesmosis injuries are uniformly reduced and stabilized by numerous methods. Controversy arises from syndesmosis injuries that are stable on stress radiographs but functionally unstable with loading of the ankle during athletic activity. The authors present a case of operative fixation of a dynamically unstable syndesmosis and detail the postoperative course.
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Doctors may lose potent legal tactic against insurers
American Medical News
In the late 1990s, New Jersey pediatrician John I. Sutter, MD, was juggling the demands of running a small, inner-city pediatric health center with pursuing a master's degree in health policy and management. Income was tight, and Dr. Sutter said he started paying closer attention to how his insurance claims were being processed and paid. He soon discovered that Oxford Health Plans LLC was shorting him about 10 percent of what he was due, he said.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Looming physician shortage prompts medical turf wars (Sun Sentinel)
Key areas of federal healthcare fraud investigations (Physician's Practice)
Oxygen treatment may not help foot ulcers (Reuters Health )
Can bracing have an impact for the Charcot foot? (Podiatry Today)
Neuropsychiatric symptoms and problems among children with idiopathic toe-walking (Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics)

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Podiatrists finding new demand for their specialized care
Chicago Tribune
As a waitress, Lauren Affatatti spends more than 10 hours a day on her feet. "I come home and my feet are pounding," says the 27-year-old Chicagoan. "I soak them in ice and get ready for the next day." But last year, Affatatti felt a new pain just below her ankle, a pain that didn't go away with her customary ice treatments.
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Podiatrists slam high heel workout telling women to cut feet loose from possible injury
The Telegraph
A new workout routine specifically designed to be carried out while wearing high heels has been slammed as irresponsible and dangerous by local podiatrists. For many young women tottering about the CBD, learning the skill of just walking in stilettos seems hard enough but the Heel Hop exercise devised by American choreographer Kamilah aims to help women master their heels and shed weight to the accompaniment of some hip hop choreography.
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Understanding the biomechanics of the transmetatarsal amputation
Podiatry Today
In a thorough review of the literature on the transmetatarsal amputation in patients with diabetes, these authors discuss keys to proper patient selection, essential biomechanical aspects of the procedure, when adjunctive procedures can have an impact and tips on post-op shoe gear.
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Ulcer location influences healing times, from shortest at toes to longest at heel
Lower Extremity Review
A study e-published Feb. 7 by Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews found that time to diabetic foot ulcer healing was dependent on location, increasing progressively from toe to midfoot to heel, but did not differ between plantar and nonplantar ulcers.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


The effect of foot orthoses on balance, foot pain and disability in elderly women with osteoporosis: A randomized clinical trial
Rheumatology via PubMed
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of insoles with medial arch support and metatarsal pad on balance, foot pain and disability in elderly women with osteoporosis.
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