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ACFAOM members save $100 at the ACFAOM 2013 Annual Clinical Conference in Las Vegas, July 21-25
ACFAOM
ACFAOM has designated the upcoming 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 and save $100 if you are an ACFAOM member
. Can you afford to miss The National? Register today!
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PROFESSION NEWS


Treating a runner with proximal plantar fasciitis, hip pain and a limb length discrepancy
Podiatry Today
A 63-year-old, physically fit, active 5'10" male runner and longtime patient recently presented with a recurrent concern of left hip and heel pain. He has had this condition intermittently for two years with gradual pain onset and the pain varies with the type, amount and intensity of activity.
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Shoe envy can cause a pain in the foot
CNN
OK ladies. Admit it. Don't you just envy someone like Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City"? Not only does she look good in the most ridiculous of outfits but at 40-something, she can strut around in those Manolos without falling over.
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Plasma protein injections help chronic wounds heal
McKnight's Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living
Chronic diabetic wounds can completely heal if they are injected with a plasma protein called plasminogen, according to new research from Umea University in Sweden.
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High-heeled shoes not toeing the line, doctors warn
Reflejos
Now is the season when women take their freshly pedicured toes al fresco, often courtesy of strappy high-heel sandals or open-toed pumps that look fabulous but sometimes feel like the masochistic torture tools that many podiatrists insist they are.
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Retraining fixes faulty gait in injured runners
Lower Extremity Review
Although the technique is still in its infancy, early research suggests gait retraining can be used to address medial collapse, primarily in runners with patello­femoral pain (PFP) syndrome, and to reduce impact loading in runners with PFP or tibial stress fracture.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Pioneering heel cup for diabetic patients could help avoid amputations
Derby Telegraph
Diabetes patients in the U.K. have been taking part in pioneering research to test a new treatment for heel ulcers. Sufferers of the disease often have no sensation in their feet, resulting in increased likelihood of getting ulcers, which can become infected and lead to amputation.
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The top 10 innovations in podiatry
Podiatry Today
Each year, podiatric physicians gain new tools to add to their armamentariums to treat a variety of lower extremity conditions. Accordingly, this author speaks to experts in the field about new surgical advances, emerging wound care modalities, promising antifungals and a new line of OTC orthoses.
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How should doctors share impossible decisions with their patients?
The New Yorker
Lisa Rosenbaum writes, "On a Friday evening a few months ago, my mom broke her arm. A doctor in the E.R. told her it was a simple fracture, and put her arm in a sling. The following Monday, though, she called me. She had consulted two surgeons who had a different assessment: the bone was broken in four places, surgery would be quite involved, and the rates of complications were high."
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


Effective cost management for your medical practice
Physician's Practice
The cost of doing business in a medical practice has always intrigued me. For years, the business side of medicine has focused on building revenue while still prioritizing effective customer service and quality patient care. However, with the changing reimbursement scene, it seems that efficient cost management should come to the surface as a key issue for the stability and survival of the practice.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Impact of healthcare accessibility and social deprivation on diabetes related foot disease
Diabetic Medicine
Using a population-based cohort of 15,983 people with diabetes, the authors investigated whether geography and/or social deprivation influences the occurrence of foot ulcers or amputations in patients with diabetes.
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