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ACFAOM members save $100 at the ACFAOM 2013 Annual Clinical Conference in Las Vegas, July 21-25
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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.

Register now and receive a $100 rebate from ACFAOM. Can you afford to miss The National? Register today!
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Meet Bruce Werber, DPM - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Dr. Bruce Werber will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Werber currently practices at InMotion Foot& Ankle Specialists in Scottsdale, Ariz., and teaches at Midwestern University. He is also a past president of ACFAS and the Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association. 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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PROFESSION NEWS


Treating undiagnosed Charcot neuroarthropathy following traumatic hallux varus repair
Podiatry Today
Hallux varus is a condition in which the great toe deviates medially away from the lesser toes. The condition is often uncomfortable or even painful for the patient to the extent that surgery is necessary to correct the underlying problem.
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8 weeks of early AFO use significantly enhances benefits of stroke rehabilitation
Lower Extremity Review
Use of an ankle foot orthosis within six weeks of stroke results in better balance outcomes and earlier independent ambulation than if AFO use is delayed, according to research from the Netherlands. Investigators from Roessingh Research & Development in Enschede randomized 18 patients to receive AFOs at either the time of inclusion in the study (within six weeks of stroke) or eight weeks later. Both groups received the same rehabilitation, with a focus on balance and ambulation, the only difference being that the "late" group did the first eight weeks of rehabilitation without an AFO while the "early" group did all rehabilitation while wearing AFOs. Balance measures were assessed every two weeks for 16 weeks.
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Patients not spending enough time in custom shoes
Pharmacy Times
Patients prescribed custom-made footwear for preventing diabetic foot ulcers are not wearing their footwear enough, according to the results of a study published online on Jan. 15, 2013, by Diabetes Care.
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NBA players have decreased performance after Achilles tendon ruptures
Orthopedics Today
NBA players who return to sport after Achilles tendon ruptures have decreased playing time and performance, according to study results presented here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. "You can have a successful surgical repair with the result being that you return to the NBA, but you do not return to your preinjury levels," Rohit Garg, M.D., said.
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Stronger economy stimulates doctor turnover
American Medical News
A changing healthcare system has many physicians thinking about a new job environment - or retirement. A recent survey determined that the improving economy is allowing more doctors to make those dreams a reality.
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HHS announces final rule for Medicaid expansion
Orthopedics Today
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the final rule that would guarantee complete coverage for newly eligible adult Medicaid beneficiaries under age 65 years with income up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.
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Looking to share your expertise?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Foot & Ankle Weekly, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of ACFAOM, your knowledge and experience in the profession can be of great help to your fellow members. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Julie Bernhard to discuss logistics.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Medical timeout worthy of quick adoption
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Being unprepared when a significant injury or sudden illness takes place at an athletic contest is a "nightmare scenario" that can and should be avoided. That makes the "game-day medical timeout" an important concept, to be implemented as soon as possible.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Foot type biomechanics part 1: Structure and function of the asymptomatic foot
Gait & Posture via PubMed
Differences in foot structure are thought to be associated with differences in foot function during movement. Many foot pathologies are of a biomechanical nature and often associated with foot type. Fundamental to the understanding of foot pathomechanics is the question: do different foot types have distinctly different structure and function?
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