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Save 10 percent on PICA premiums at ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14, at Disney World
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The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine's annual clinical conference will offer a special lecture sponsored by PICA that will entitle you to a 10 percent reduction on your premium if you are insured by PICA. The conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista (www.hiltonorlandoresort.com) located directly across from Downtown Disney. The focus of the ACFAOM conference will be Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics. A new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), ACFAOM's sister APMA Affiliated Specialty Organization. You cannot afford to miss it. More



Meet Dr. Lisa Schoene - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Lisa Schoene, DPM 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. Schoene has over 21 years of experience practicing sports medicine with Gurnee Podiatry and Sports Medicine Associates in Park City, Ill. In addition to working with many Olympic and professional athletes through the years, she has served as the podiatric consultant for DePaul University's athletic program since 1992 and is a media spokesperson for the APMA. 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. More



Prevention pitfalls: Why amputation rates are still too high
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Essential to achieving the goal of prevent­ing amputation in patients with diabetes is recognizing barriers that stand in the way, according to a Swedish diabetic foot expert who spoke in March at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) in Los Angeles. More

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A guide to orthotic treatment for metatarsalgia
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Orthotics can be a vital part of treatment for the sometimes vague diagnosis of metatarsalgia. Accordingly, this author expounds on the benefits of orthotics and accommodations such as metatarsal pads and bars for metatarsalgia arising from conditions such as lesser metatarsophalangeal joint instability. More

Do your shoes measure up?
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When was the last time you had your feet measured? If you can't quite remember, your so-called tried-and-true shoes may have your feet crying out for a different size. That's right, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 40 percent of male and female respondents couldn't remember the last time their feet were measured. Additionally, 65 percent of American women between the ages of 18 and 49 haven't had their feet measured within the last five years - meaning they are probably trekking around in shoes that don't fit. More

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Lauge Hansen classification helps diagnose pronation-abduction, pronation-eversion ankle fractures
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Pronation-abduction and eversion fractures, as well as new ankle fracture diagnosis and treatment techniques, will be among the topics discussed during an instructional lecture scheduled for this year's EFORT Congress, according to Hans Zwipp, M.D., chairman of the Trauma Department at Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden, Germany, who is scheduled to give the main lecture in the session. More

Boost recruitment and retention with non-cash perks
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While it's important to pay your practice members fairly and competitively, experience has shown that money isn't a primary motivator of engagement and performance. Rather, employees and physicians alike want to work for organizations that demonstrate their appreciation in a variety of ways. More



New therapy could reduce diabetes-related amputation
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Jim Keenan wasn't particularly alarmed by a small blister that developed on his heel. Five days later, the 62-year-old's foot was so seriously infected doctors feared they might need to amputate his lower leg. Keenan, who also has Type 2 diabetes, instead tried the emerging treatment called hyperbaric oxygen therapy. More

Podiatrists in demand
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An aging population for some may mean a strain on aged car services and lower fertility rates, but for podiatrists it means a booming trade. Australia's aging population has resulted in an increase in the demand for podiatry work and a significant industry shortage, the Queensland University of Technology has found. More

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Socks: Getting in shape with new technologies
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Socks are often an afterthought for patients with diabetes, but they shouldn't be. Advances in materials science and new twists on old favorites mean that modern socks conform to feet without the bunching, chafing, slipping, and irritation of the past. Some even promote healing. More

Study: Heavy teens have trouble managing diabetes
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New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under control. A major study, released recently, tested several ways to manage blood sugar in teens newly diagnosed with diabetes and found that nearly half of them failed within a few years and 1 in 5 suffered serious complications. The results spell trouble for a nation facing rising rates of "diabesity" - Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity. More



The effect of a long-distance run on plantar pressure distribution during running
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The purpose of this study was to assess plantar pressure alterations after long-distance running. Prior to and after a 20 km run, force distribution underneath the feet of 52 participants was registered using Footscan pressure plates while the participants ran shod at a constant self-selected pace. Peak force, mean force and impulse were registered underneath different zones of the foot. In addition, temporal data as total foot contact time, time of contact and end of contact were derived for these zones. Furthermore, a medio-lateral pressure distribution ratio was calculated in different phases of the roll-off.  More


ACFAOM's 2012 ANNUAL CLINICAL CONFERENCE

REGISTRATION OPEN! October 11-14 - Disney World. Total Immersion in Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Dermatology/Pathology, Imaging, HIPAA/EHRs, Billing/Coding, PICA premium discount. 21 CE Credit Hours. MORE
 


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