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Register today for ACFAOM's 2010 Annual Meeting, Aug. 26 to 29, in Orlando
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ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference, designed by doctors for doctors, will be held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, across from Downtown Disney, August 26-29. This year's meeting features the typical ACFAOM hallmarks: a cutting-edge clinically relevant and comprehensive program offering a full spectrum of sessions fundamental to the practice of podiatric medicine, from applied biomechanics to chronic wound management to basic surgical skills, with 20 min lectures and afternoon “hands-on” workshops. Also on the program, special focus sessions on diagnostic ultrasound, punch biopsy and plastic surgery techniques, electronic medical records and HIPAA compliance, and billing & coding. You can enjoy all of this in a relaxed, intimate and pleasant setting and enjoy the best that Walt Disney World has to offer. Register online today: Click here! To view the preliminary program, click here! More

Augmented low-dye tape alters foot mobility and neuromotor control of gait in individuals with and without exercise related leg pain
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Augmented low-Dye (ALD) tape is frequently used in the management of lower limb musculoskeletal pain and injury, yet our knowledge of its effect is incomplete, especially in regard to its neuromotor effects. Methods: We measured electromyographic (EMG) activity of twelve lower limb muscles, three-dimensional kinematics of the ankle, knee, hip and pelvis, foot posture and foot mobility to determine the physiological effect of ALD tape. Fourteen females with exercise related leg pain and 14 matched asymptomatic females walked on a treadmill under three conditions: pre-tape, tape and post-tape. More

Preventing achilles tendon injuries
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David Beckham's Achilles tendon injury is a reminder especially those beginning a new exercise program to practice preventive techniques to avoid one of the most common ailments that can sideline even the best intentions. The Achilles tendon is a fibrous band of tissue that connects the heel (calcaneus) to the calf muscles in the lower leg. It is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body and enables actions such as walking, running, jumping and standing on the toes. Approximately 230,000 Achilles tendon injuries occur each year in the United States. More



Senate bill delays 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut for 1 month
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The U.S. Senate voted 78 to 19 to pass a bill that extends unemployment benefits and postpones a planned 21 percent cut in Medicare physician payments until April 1. The passage of the bill came after Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) agreed to vote on the bill. He previously withheld unanimous consent on the grounds that the bill would increase the federal budget deficit without being paid for under recently-enacted pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) legislation which requires spending increases to be offset by funding. More

How to facilitate adherence in high-risk patients
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Poorly managed diabetes can have devastating consequences and there are challenges in getting patients to do their part in following treatment regimens. With these things in mind, this author offers key insights into the psychology of non-adherent behavior and how to get patients back on the right path. It is estimated that over 23 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. In recent decades, our knowledge about the importance of early and aggressive treatment of diabetes, and the availability of effective treatments has increased dramatically. Yet the number of people who are managing their diabetes well remains a very small minority and the outcomes of poorly managed diabetes continue to be devastating. More



Chicago podiatrist, Affiliated Podiatrists Ltd., encourage foot health education with new patient education library
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Affiliated Podiatrists, Ltd., well-known podiatrists in Chicago, are now offering a new patient education library via the practice's comprehensive web site. The new library of foot and ankle health information was designed to help patients better understand the importance of quality foot care and regular checkups. More

A cheap, portable wound-healing device
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In mid-February, about a month after a massive earthquake leveled much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a wound-care team from Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston traveled to the devastated capital. The team's task was to help care for scores of patients suffering from the large open wounds that accompany amputations, crushed limbs, and other injuries. Among the team was MIT graduate student Danielle Zurovcik, who arrived ready to test a device she had developed as part of her thesis research--a cheap and portable version of the negative-pressure devices currently used to speed wound healing in hospitals. More



Your health: vulnerability to ankle sprains varies with age
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It's the most common injury among athletes and active-duty military personnel. It afflicts soccer-mad tweens, basketball-loving teens, middle-aged joggers and elderly folks navigating staircases. It's the ankle sprain. Though "it's often underestimated, it can be a very significant injury," says Brian Waterman, an orthopedic surgeon at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso,Texas. More

Variable-angle locked plating system gives surgeons solutions for every patient type
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Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Division announces the global launch of its VLP FOOT Variable-angle Locked Plating system. The portfolio of innovative screws and low-profile plates expands for Smith & Nephew surgeon customers the variety of patients who can return to an active lifestyle after orthopaedic foot surgery. More

DocuForms Starter Kit from DocuForms
This is a great way for you to try out the DocuForms Charting Method. For just $99 you'll receive a sample of office-based and, optionally, nursing home charting forms in a convenient trial-sized pack. MORE


Village Podiatry Centers support Atlanta homeless with shoes and medical screenings
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The Atlanta Day Shelter for Woman and Children was recently endowed with 400 pairs of new shoes and over 600 pairs of socks through the efforts of Village Podiatry Centers. Volunteering their time, Village Podiatry Centers' staff distributed socks and shoes while physicians provided free foot screenings to more than 70 of the shelter's clients. More

PRP injections no more effective than placebo for chronic achilles tendinopathy
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A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial conducted in the Netherlands found the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma injections after 24 weeks follow-up was comparable to placebo when combined with eccentric exercise. Injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become increasingly popular for treating sports-related soft tissue injuries. However, there have not been quality trials examining its use, Robert Jan de Vos, MD, told Orthopaedics Today Europe. More
FDM-T System from Noraxon USA Inc
The basic system FDM-T consists of a treadmill ergometer with an integrated, calibrated measuring sensor. The sensor element consists of high-quality capacitive force sensors. On an area of 150 x 50 cm the sensor unit consists of more than 5000 pressure / force sensors. More info
Welcome to the World of ERN
Our list of products includes more then just a nice little set of four round good-for-nothing burrs. We sell thirty different and distinctive burrs. These burrs range in size, shape and style, from the most aggressive to the best smoothers and one that could almost be called the all-one-one solution - "The Happy Burr." More info
The TOM-CAT makes you more profitable
The TOM-CAT Scanner minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes requires more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT Scanning system replaces traditional methods and produces better and faster results. More info



Darco Body Armor Night Splint

The only night splint on the market today that actively engages the windlass mechanism of the foot.
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