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ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference @ The National a Success!
ACFAOM
ACFAOM 2015, the Annual Clinical Conference of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, held last Wednesday in Orlando, was deemed a big success by the approximately 100 DPMs who attended. As a 'pre-conference' to the APMA's 'The National,' 8 CECHs were awarded for two 4-hour interactive sessions: BIOMECHANICS (Posterior Tibial Dysfunction; Geriatric Patient; Biomechanical and Gait Evaluation); presented by Drs. Stephen Albert, Daniel Evans, and Jonathan Moore, and MEDICINE (Differentiating Acute Charcot from Osteomyelitis; Calcaneal Fracture; Painful, Swollen, Red Lower Extremity; Puncture Wounds) presented by Drs. Daniel Evans, Jason Harrill, Rosemay Michel, Kathleen Satterfield, and Terry Weaver. Both sessions were videotaped and will be available on ACFAOM's Live Learning Center at www.acfaom.org in mid-August. Corporate sponsors (Bako, BioMedix and Langer Biomechanics) hosted food functions, and Mr. Jason Kraus gave a challenging talk at lunch titled 'Podiatry Reimagined' that projected changes likely to occur in healthcare delivery over the next 5 years and which will impact how podiatry is practiced and ways to prepare for them. ACFAOM 2016 will be held in Savannah, Georgia, June 24 - 26.
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A closer look at the recent literature on peroneus quartus
Podiatry Today
Peroneus quartus, a common variant muscle of the foot and ankle with many variations of origin and insertions, can lead to many pathologies such as peroneal tendinopathy, stenosis, tenosynovitis, tendon attrition and tears. Magnetic resonance imaging is a good imaging modality to verify the presence of peroneus quartus and the associated pathologies.
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Speaker: Pedorthics, podiatrics are complementary
O&P News
Louis J. DeCaro, DPM, of DeCaro Total Foot Care Center and president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics, said the merging of the Pedorthic Footcare Association meeting with the American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Symposium makes perfect sense for this reason. "Podiatry is all about biomechanics, and pedorthics is all about biomechanics. So, I think there is no better reason to get the two professions together so that we can learn together," he said.
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Telemonitoring of diabetic foot ulcers might lead to more death
Diabetes in Control
Telemonitoring of diabetic foot ulcers involves remotely monitoring patients who are not at the same location as the healthcare provider. Patients communicate with a specialized ulcer nurse or physician at an outpatient clinic through telephone or other monitoring devices. Even though telemedicine is growing rapidly, its role in diabetic foot ulcer care is uncertain. A group of researchers from Denmark conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare telemedical and standard outpatient monitoring in diabetic foot ulcers.
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Is judo a fix for flat feet?
The Wall Street Journal
Judo training may help to prevent flat feet and other foot deformities in children, says a study published online in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Boys who regularly practiced judo had significantly higher foot arches and better balance than a control group of relatively inactive boys, the study found.
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Patients with ankle instability respond to auditory feedback by changing gait
Lower Extremity Review
Plantar pressure-based auditory feedback is associated with changes in plantar pressure and muscle activation during gait in patients with chronic ankle instability, according to research from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
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Open communication could help amputees cope with limb loss
O&P News
Open communication with family members and friends could help upper limb amputees cope with emotional issues, according to a speaker at the Amputee Coalition National Conference. Each patient faces unique challenges, but many experience feelings of lost independence or identity, Ruth M. Morris, LMSW, MPH, medical social worker at Advanced Arm Dynamics, said.
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When the big toe becomes a big problem
By Heidi Dawson
The big toe joint. Also known as the first metatarsophalangeal joint, or MTPJ. It's not something most of us ever really think about. However, if you're someone who suffers from knee pain, hip pain, lower back pain or tight calf muscles, maybe you should be paying a little more attention to it. This is especially true in runners and even those who walk any distance regularly, for exercise or not. What I'm really referring to here is the ability of the first MTPJ to extend — that is, bend backward.
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