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Clinical conference offers real-world clinical skills and practice updates
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Do you want to expand your clinical skills (treating chronic foot ulcers/wounds, providing orthotics for specific clinical conditions, performing basic surgical procedures, sampling lesions for evaluation) and update your practice (better coding & billing results, assuring HIPAA compliance, adding diagnostic ultrasound)? If you answered YES - you need to attend the 2010 Annual Clinical Conference of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, August 26-29, at Disney World. Offers 8-hour interactive tracks with short clinical lectures and "hand-on" workshops, an exhibition, social events, and 25 CME credits. Plus all the attractions of Disney World for your family! To watch a video about the conference click here. For full program details and to register, click here. Save $50-$100 if you register by July 14.



Improvement in symptoms and signs in the forefoot of patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with anti-TNF therapy
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Inhibition of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) is an effective way of reducing synovitis and preventing joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), yet very little is known about its specific effect on foot pain and disability. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether anti-TNF therapy alters the presence of forefoot pathology and/or reduces foot pain and disability. More

Stopping bad medicine: How health insurance companies uncover fraud
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On any given day, Tom Clickner could be asking a doctor about a chemical peel for his face, inquiring about a procedure from a chiropractor or podiatrist, or seeking massage therapy. No, he is not a hypochondriac. It is all part of his job investigating insurance fraud for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. "Some things happen over and over again," said Clickner, who has worked for the insurance company for 15 years. "You have people seeking prescription drugs or billing for services not rendered. We've also seen cosmetic procedures where the diagnosis is misrepresented to pay for an uncovered procedure." More

Pregnant women put fashion before foot health
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The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the U.K. says pregnant women are risking the health of their feet to keep up with celebrity trends. It says that could be a painful mistake. The society has found from a survey that half of pregnant women in the U.K. feel pressured to keep up with celebrity fashion. Nearly a third of women risk foot health by wearing high heels during pregnancy and two-thirds wear flip-flops, which lack necessary support. More

Ruptured achilles tendons' mechanical properties unaltered by concentrated PRPs
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Following achilles tendon rupture there were no differences in patients treated with platelet-rich plasma and controls for the usual parameters used to assess such cases, however some of the control group's outcomes exceeded those in the treated group, according to a randomized study performed by investigators from Linkoping, Sweden. More



Podiatrist and patient share unexpected history
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While the faces have matured, so too has this patient and doctor relationship. Little did they know how much they had in common? A decade ago, Frank Archibold first met Dr. Richard Sawicki at a local podiatry clinic where he was being treated for foot complications secondary to diabetes. There, he saw several doctor's on a rotational basis. More

To run barefoot or not? That is the big question for runners and researchers these days
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One of the hottest trends in running involves baring your soles. James Webber, a 27-year-old Western Michigan University student who grew up in Otsego and now lives on Lovell Street in Kalamazoo, Mich., is so sold on the concept that he has run barefoot every day for the past six years. But local and national experts say there's far more to it than simply taking off your shoes and heading outside. More

Hyperbaric therapy could help cancer survivors heal
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An 11-year-old boy who survived a rare type of eye cancer is hoping a new hyperbaric center will help heal the wounds he received during treatment. Lance Kopplin of Rhinelander is the first patient to try out the hyperbaric chamber at Wausau Aspirus Hospital located in Wausau, Wis. After his eye was removed to save his life and he received radiation, his eye socket has not healed in more than three years. His mom hopes 30 sessions in the chamber will help her son heal. More

Treating overuse injuries in youth sports
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Q. What are overuse injuries? 
A. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, more than 3.5 million sports-related injuries occur in athletes 14 and younger. The AAOS also estimates that roughly 50 percent of injuries in middle and high school athletes can be classified as overuse injuries. Overuse injuries are a result of micro-trauma occurring to tissues such as muscle, tendons or bone as a result of repetitive stress.
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High-strain tendons repair less frequently
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British scientists say they've discovered tendons in high-stress and strain areas of the body repair themselves less frequently than do low-stress tendons. University College London researchers said their findings might shed some light on the increased susceptibility of certain tendons, such as the achilles tendon, to injury during aging. More

Diabetes and the feet
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The fact that diabetic foot ulcers are largely preventable is not in doubt. Relatively simple precautions and interventions can reduce amputation rates by up to eighty percent. Foot ulcers precede more than eighty percent of amputations, thus preventive strategies must be clearly elucidated to all persons living with diabetes. Irrespective of type and duration of diabetes, people with diabetes must have a regular review and screening of their feet for ulcers and risk for ulcers by their physicians. More

Area doctors use lasers to treat peripheral artery disease
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An avid golfer who played since he was 13, Jack Mills knew he wanted somewhere where he'd have ready and constant access to the greens. Several years ago, the retiree from New Jersey found the right spot for a house overlooking the 7th hole of one of St. James Plantation's courses located in Southport, N.C. But then he found he no longer had the legs for golf. More

Are you standing comfortably?
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When Francesca Stuttard started secondary school, she was in agony because of her feet. "It was really bad," she says."I couldn't do any sport, I couldn't stand during my hour's singing lesson, I couldn't even go out with my friends because I couldn't walk very far. And I had to wear school shoes or lace-ups all the time." More
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