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Save $120 by registering online for ACFAOM 2011 before Aug. 22
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ACFAOM's 2011 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion in Applied Biomechanics, Medicine, Wound Management, Dermatology, Pathology, and more, 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 3-hour tracks of 20-min clinical lectures and associated 3-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 office-based practice owner. The faculty includes Drs. Jeff Robbins, Marshall Solomon, Jonathan Labovitz, Kevin Kirby, Simon Spooner (U.K.), Bruce Williams, Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder, Bradley Bakotic, Allen Jacobs, Barry Block, Michael Brody, Michael Warshaw and many more. 21 CMEs for less than $9/credit. For details click here! More

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Exercise and neuropathy: Not mutually exclusive
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Exercise is a cornerstone of treatment for diabetes, but for years patients with peripheral neuropathy have been dis­couraged from weight-bearing exercise for fear of further increasing ulceration risks. Now new research is turning that advice on its head. More

Stricter infection control policies reduced infection rates after elective foot and ankle surgery
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Following stricter infection control policies reduced the rate of infection in patients who underwent elective foot and ankle surgery, according to a study presented recently. "Infection is probably the most feared complication of our patients," Andrew P. Molloy, MBChB, said at at the 2011 Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. "It has a high media profile." More

Meet Dr. Merritt - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Stephen M. Merritt, 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. Merritt, who practices at the Shands Jacksonville Bone and Joint Institute, Florida, is expert on coding and compliance. 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



Assessing LLD and whether shoe lifts can have an impact
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When it comes to leg length discrepancies (LLDs), 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

Noninvasive procedure healed diabetic foot ulcers
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Positive phase 3 data suggest that the dermaPACE device, which exposes ulcers to pulsed acoustic energy waves, may be a future treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers. A 24-week, randomized, double blind, parallel-group, multicenter, pivotal clinical trial was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of four 20 minute noninvasive procedures with dermaPACE (Sanuwave) delivered during a two-week period. More

Regular trips to a podiatrist will help keep you on your toes
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It's all too easy to take healthy feet for granted - they take you where you want to go without complaint and don't ask for much in return. But, over time, those puppies can really start barking due to corns, calluses, bunions and other assorted ailments. Many people are surprised to learn that the normal aging process affects feet as much as any other body part. More



Is backwards the new barefoot?
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Recently, a motley mix of Brits and citizens from all over the world toed the line at the year's "most unusual sporting event." The London Backward Run is just the latest manifestation of a growing trend in oddball locomotion: backwards running. Proponents of reverse running - cleverly dubbed gninnur - claim that the retro-activity increases flexibility and coordination, burns more calories than regular running, reduces back pain, and even improves peripheral vision. More

Can shoes really tone the body?
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New scientific experiments can be inspired by a simple question, and in the case of John Mercer, that question was, "So, John, do toning shoes work?" Mercer, a professor of biomechanics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was talking with a friend who runs an athletic shoe store. The friend told him that customers were coming in and requesting toning shoes, which are soft sneakers, often with a rocker-shaped sole, that promise to exercise and tighten muscles in the calves, thighs and buttocks. More



Big Brother EHR is watching you; protect yourself against lawsuits
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You may be aware that the electronic health record (EHR) you just implemented tracks, by date and time, every activity involving the EHR. That includes staff members logging in and out of the system; modification of records, queries or anytime you sign a chart. What you may not realize is that the tracking mechanism, called an audit trail, also can be very beneficial to lawyers who want to sue you. More





Cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts (verrucae): a randomized controlled trial
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Verrucae (or plantar warts) are extremely common, being experienced by most people at some time during their lives. Studies that have examined the prevalence of warts or verrucae have produced a wide range of estimates - from 0.84 percent in the U.S., 3.3 percent to 4.7 percent in the U.K., and up to 24 percent in 16–18 year olds in Australia. Although most plantar warts will spontaneously disappear without treatment, many patients seek treatment for a variety of reasons, including discomfort or because they are prevented from doing sports and other activities of daily living. More
 
 
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