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Surgical skills to add to your practice at ACFAOM 2010, Aug. 26-29, Disney World
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All podiatric physicians need to stay abreast of the latest surgical procedures even if they do not spend most of their time in the OR. This 8-hour lecture track and associated 'hands-on' workshops will bring new twists to frequent problems in the surgical treatment and management of common conditions in a practical way that can be implemented immediately into daily practice. The faculty includes Drs. Nicholas Bevilacqua, Michael DellaCorte, Jason Harrill, Lee Rogers, and James Stavosky. For a video about the meeting, click here. For full program details and to register, click here.



US institutions to back Venus in launching wound care product Ampucare in America
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The Chandigarh-based Venus Remedies Ltd announced that it would get assistance from the U.S.-based Lockheed Martin Foundation and the University of Texas to launch its advanced wound care product, Ampucare in the U.S. market. The assistance will be provided to Venus for having won the best innovation award under the India Innovation Growth Program 2010 organized by FICCI, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Lockheed Martin Corporation, IC2 Institute at the University of Texas and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum. More

PTTD prognostication
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Four variables, identifiable at an initial clinical evaluation, can help predict whether bracing will be successful in patients with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, according to research from the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. The investigators retrospectively reviewed records for 166 patients with PTTD, 41 of whom underwent surgery during the six and a half year study period. The median treatment duration for the entire study population was 300 days; 6 percent of patients in the operative group had surgery fewer than 300 days from initial evaluation. More

Oxygen treatment helps diabetic patients with ulcers heal quicker
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More than 23 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. About 15 percent will develop foot ulcers. Ulcers are large, painful sores that, in some cases, force doctors to amputate. In fact, 60 percent of lower-limb amputations are in people with diabetes. For some patients, it's not a new drug or surgery that's saving their feet. It's a treatment that doesn't even mean moving a muscle. For Earl Rutledge, it isn't just a simple afternoon stroll, it's a major milestone. "Two months ago, I didn't think I could do this, but now, everything's Possible," Earl said. Earl's diabetic. Blood wasn't circulating to his feet. An ulcer began growing and growing. More

Viewing: Scottsdale, Ariz., podiatrist taps into social networking to improve patient communication
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Mark Forman, an experienced podiatrist in Scottsdale, Ariz., has recently established a presence for his practice on leading social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter. With an emphasis on patient education and improved communication, Dr. Forman hopes to communicate valuable information and gather feedback from his patients in order deliver the best foot and ankle care for patients in Scottsdale. More

Infection control lacking at surgical centers
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Lapses in procedures aimed at fighting infections are common in ambulatory surgical centers, a study shows. The lapses include safe hygiene methods and improper handling of medications and equipment. The study by the CDC is published in the  issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers say they found at least one lapse in infection control practices in 46 of 68 ambulatory surgical centers studied, endangering patients. The surgical centers examined were located in three states: Maryland, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. The types of procedures performed at these centers included dental, endoscopy, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pain, plastic surgery, and podiatry. More

Molecular imaging helped diagnose diabetic foot infection
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Using multiple imaging agents with a hybrid imaging technique may be a valuable tool to accurately diagnose and determine treatment for a variety of diabetes-associated foot diseases, according to a study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 57th Annual Meeting. For the 3-year study, researchers used dual tracer single photon emission tomography and computed tomography to identify foot disease in 23 patients with diabetes (16 men; mean age, 57 years). More

Flexitol Blistop receives APMA seal of approval
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Eulactol USA Inc. announced that its New Flexitol Blistop, Blister Prevention Spray has been awarded the prestigious American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Approval. New Flexitol Blistop, Blister Prevention Spray is designed to create an invisible layer of film to protect the skin on feet and hands where blisters can occur from friction. Perfect for helping prevent "new shoes blisters". Blistop is convenient and easy to use. It is totally invisible, stays in place and won't rub off easily or leave a residue on shoes or socks. Blistop is water resistant and micro-aerated so it will keep out moisture but still allow the skin to breath. More



Economic downturn has upside for your practice
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Call it rose colored glasses or simply being the eternal optimist. Whatever you call it, historical evidence suggests that certain companies can trace their phenomenal business successes to decisions made during severe recessions. This is not surprising when you consider that business success is often a function of how well a company can distinguish itself from its competitors. The most common response to an economic slowdown (or, in the current case, meltdown) is to run for cover. More

Bladed boots 'put footballers at higher injury risk'
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A new research by Scottish experts has warned that soccer star who choose to wear football boots with bladed cleats could be putting themselves at greater risk of injury. The study by researchers at Dundee University located in Scotland, U.K., suggested that the traditional stud was safer in a series of tests involving amateur players. The traditional stud helps to distribute the pressure being placed on a footballer's feet while the cleats increase the loading on the front of the foot where soccer stars are prone to metatarsal injuries, according to the study. 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
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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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