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'Total Immersion' in Wound Management, Applied Biomechanics, Medicine, Dermatology, Pathology, and more - register online by Aug. 22 and save $120
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ACFAOM's 2011 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion, designed by practicing doctors for practicing doctors, will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, on the campus of Disney World. Enjoy three-hour tracks of 20-minute clinical lectures and associated three-hour 'hands-on' workshops on the latest in wound management, orthotic therapy, dermatology, medicine, plus sessions on ultrasound, billing & coding, HIPAA and EHRs. Everything you need to be a great clinician and successful practice owner. The faculty includes Drs. Jeff Robbins, Marshall Solomon, Jonathan Labovitz, Kevin Kirby, Simon Spooner (UK), Bruce Williams, Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder, Bradley Bakotic, Allen Jacobs, Barry Block, Michael Brody, Michael Warshaw, and many more. 21 CMEs at less than $9/credit. Save $120 by registering online by Aug. 22. For details click here! More

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Assessing LLD and whether shoe lifts can have an impact
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When it comes to leg length discrepancies, the literature has infrequently described a practical approach — namely conservative use of footwear as part of the solution — although etiologies and surgical treatments have been well documented. The majority of the LLD literature is geared toward surgical intervention, perhaps because quantifying the efficacy of conservative treatment is fairly subjective. There are so many variables to consider, including the activity level of the person, the body type and the way to truly assess the amount of difference present. More

Lateral ankle sprains
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The greater majority of athletes have experienced a sprained ankle at some point in their career. After all, sprained ankles are the most commonly injured joint in athletes accounting for approximately 34 percent of all injuries and 80 percent of all injuries in soccer players according to a 2007 study in Sports Medicine. The problem with lateral ankle sprains is not limited to the initial injury. In fact, it is the vicious cycle of spraining it again and again and AGAIN that victimizes athletes. More



Derma Sciences shares rise on foot ulcer drug
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Shares of Derma Sciences jumped in morning trading recently after an investment analyst said its experimental treatment for diabetic foot ulcers could be a "game changer." More

Feet need more fat, grafting may be solution
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A News-Sentinel reader wrote the following question to Drs. Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, "I am young, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weigh 129 pounds, and don't have diabetes. But because of unlucky genes, I have severe atrophy of the plantar fat pads on my feet. You can see the bones of my feet pressing against my skin. Podiatrists tell me there's no treatment other than custom orthotics and shoes. They're not working. I have read about injecting fat and using “GraftJackets.” Do they work?" More



Heel pain could be due to plantar fasciitis
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lantar fasciitis affects an estimated 2 million Americans each year. This painful condition usually develops gradually and occurs when the plantar fascia, a long flat band of tissue that runs from the heel along the arch of the foot, becomes inflamed. More



Samsung could enter X-ray, MRI market
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Samsung Electronics Co, the world's biggest electronics company, is in talks to expand into the X-ray and MRI markets, less than a year after it acquired diagnostic ultrasound maker Medison, Bloomberg reports. More



Staying in private practice offers its own rewards
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The number of small, privately owned practices continues to shrink as economic pressures and long hours take their toll on the owner-physician. Sixty-five percent of established physicians and 49 percent of physicians hired out of residency or fellowship in a recent 12-month period were placed in hospital-owned practices, according to a Medical Group Management Association physician placement report issued in June 2010. More



The Ipswich Touch Test
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Screening for diabetic foot disease in community and outpatient settings successfully predicts those at risk for ulceration (1-4). Hospitalized individuals with diabetes are older, largely bed bound, have more comorbidities and are greater risk. Screening these patients should be a priority so that foot protection can be targeted. More
 
 
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