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ACFAOM 2015: Wednesday, July 22, Orlando, Florida
ACFAOM
ACFAOM's 2015 Annual Clinical Conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida, on July 22. During this 1-day, 8 CECHs, you will be an engaged and active participant in the whole learning process. The faculty members will act as coaches, and encourage participants to discuss their own ideas about the cases presented. Adult learning at its best! The response to this NEW form of podiatric CME at our annual meeting last year was extremely positive. "A better way to learn" said one participant. "Why don't we have more educational programs like this" said another. The morning session will focus on BIOMECHANICS, the afternoon on MEDICINE. The conference is FREE to ACFAOM members as a membership benefit, and non-members are welcome for a very nominal fee of $99.
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PROFESSION NEWS


Hallux valgus and plantar pressure measurement
Lower Extremity Review
Researchers and clinicians have found that plantar pressure assessment can help document the dynamic effects of hallux valgus surgery, postoperative physical therapy, and footwear or orthotic interventions, particularly in cases involving less than optimal results after surgery.
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SGR is dead. What happens next?
HealthLeaders Media
Virtually every member of Congress who voted for H.R.2 can tell his or her constituents, in all honesty, that the bill keeps the doors open for critical healthcare programs in their districts. After more than a decade of teeth gnashing, hand wringing, and ululating, the nation's physicians and other frontline providers can take comfort in knowing that Medicare's hated Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula has been euthanized, with a DNR attached for good measured. The President's signature is assured.
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3 steps to productive physician-patient dialogue
FiercePracticeManagement
Sometimes the best a primary care physician can do for a patient is simply to have a conversation, according to an opinion piece in MedPage Today by Andy Lazris, M.D. "The visit should not include a lecture or statistics that diminish the complex needs and wants of the person sitting in front of us. Primary care doctors who care for the elderly and chronically ill confront a plethora of medical problems in virtually every patient who walks through our doors," he wrote. "To solve them all is not possible and may not be what the patient wants."
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Doctors: We need to delay ICD-10 again
By Scott E. Rupp
This whole ICD-10 delay thing continues to bear some fruit, and there's still quite a bit of steam behind the effort. With rumors swirling that congressional leaders are finally ready to take action this year, many providers may not be sharing the joy, nor are they looking to celebrate. Healthcare Informatics recently commissioned a survey through QuantiaMD, and the results are not (ICD-10) friendly. Doctors are not backing down in their distaste for the mandate.
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Effect of obesity on outcome of hallux valgus surgery
Foot & Ankle International
Obesity is a global epidemic, but its effect on foot and ankle surgeries is not well defined. This study aimed to investigate the influence of obesity on functional outcome scores, incidence of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI), and repeat surgery after hallux valgus (HV) corrective surgery.
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Switching EHRs adds functionality but not always satisfaction
MedPage Today via HealthLeaders Media
Providers who switch from one electronic health record (EHR) to another do so to add more functionality, but often it doesn't make them more satisfied, according to a recently published survey. "I love my EHR, but I work with a lot of physicians who don't," Kenneth Adler, M.D., MMM, a family physician in Tucson, Arizona, said at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. "I bought them an EHR and they still blame me for it."
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Total ankle arthroplasty with severe preoperative varus deformity
Healio Orthopedics
Advancements in total ankle arthroplasty over the past several decades have led to improved patient outcomes and implant survivorship. Despite these innovations, many implant manufacturers still consider a preoperative coronal plane deformity greater than 10° a relative contraindication to TAA. Without proper intraoperative alignment, these implants may experience abnormal wear and hardware failure.
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New procedure relieves plantar fasciiti, other tendon pain syndromes
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Every morning, Tom Leuck woke with pain in his foot so excruciating it hurt to get up and walk. By the end of the workday, he was hobbling. He was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. “The pain changed my lifestyle. At the end of the day, all I wanted to do was to go home and rest my foot,” Leuck said. “I had pain from my heel to mid foot for nearly a year.”
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Why studying microbiomes may help in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy
Podiatry Today
Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS writes, "I had finally had made it back from my much delayed next visit to the Super Brain, the Bari Tass. At first, I did not know what to make of what it had told me. I thought my question was very simple and straightforward. But when I got the answer, I was initially disappointed: 'Get some guts.'"
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton's neuroma
Foot & Ankle International via PubMed
Ultrasonography-guided alcohol injection of Morton's neuroma represents an alternative to operative treatment. Nonetheless, the literature only reports few small studies evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment. The aim of the present retrospective study was to assess the effectiveness of USGAI to treat Morton's neuroma in 508 patients at 2 medical centers.
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