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Osteoporosis in young women due to wrong gait: Doctors
Deccan Chronicle
Improper gait with too much of pressure on one leg and crossed feet while walking are some reasons why women in their early 30s are developing osteoporosis, said orthopedic doctors. These conditions occur in naturally, mostly during the pre-menopause stage or in the early 60s.
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Meet Emma Supple - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Emma Supple, FCPodS, FCPodMed, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), CMS, DPodMed PG Dip (Pod) 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. Ms. Supple is a media favorite, often being quoted in the best newspaper & TV show globally. She lives and practices in London, England and is the inventor of ComfiHeel, a simple looking orthotic that works on central band mechanics to remove pain from those who wear high heel shoes. 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.
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PROFESSION NEWS


Loss of sensation in the feet of diabetes patients linked to cardiovascular disease, say researchers
Medical Xpress
Experts have discovered that loss of sensation in the feet, a result of diabetes, may be a predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and strokes. Diabetes, which affects 3.7 million people in the U.K., can cause damage to a person's blood vessels and nerves, especially if their blood sugar is poorly controlled, leading to poor circulation and loss of sensation in the feet, known as peripheral neuropathy.
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Talar body prosthesis provides satisfactory ankle, foot function
Orthopedics Today
Even with the possibility of early prosthesis failure, survival of the talar body prosthesis can provide satisfactory ankle and foot function, according to study results. Researchers reviewed 33 talar body prostheses implanted with use of a transmalleolar surgical approach that were available for follow-up at 10 to 36 years, or had failed prior to that time.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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System offers surgery alternative for diabetic foot ulcers
Medscape
A novel system in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers allows for a nonsurgical approach in which skin harvested from a swath of tiny blisters created with heat and suction is applied to a wound, potentially avoiding the need for anesthesia or exposing patients to the risk of surgical complications.
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Many who consider their feet normal have abnormalities, loss of sensation
Lower Extremity Review
Self-reported information about foot health from patients with type 2 diabetes, particularly those with peripheral neuropathy, is not reliable, according to research from the University of Western Australia in Perth. In a community-based cohort of 358 patients with type 2 diabetes, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed for the Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II said they considered their feet to be normal. And yet, 86.9 percent of those patients had deformity, dry skin, callus, and/or fissures that could manifest into more serious foot pathology. In addition, 67.9 percent had peripheral neuropathy as assessed using the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument clinical portion.
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Treating vasculitis arising from levamisole-contaminated cocaine
Podiatry Today
Researchers have noted an increasing incidence in both cutaneous vasculopathy and levamisole-contaminated cocaine. Accordingly, these authors describe the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity vasculitis caused by use of the adulterated narcotic.
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How to make online reviews work for you
FiercePracticeManagement
Online review sites are problematic for physicians in many ways, from providing consumers with a skewed representation of a practice to outwardly fraudulent posts. In most cases, physicians have little recourse for combating potentially damaging posts, so they must actively solicit enough positive feedback to overshadow the bad.
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3-D printing poised to reshape medicine
HealthImaging
As more stories about 3-D printing in medicine emerge, the question shifts from "Is it the next big thing?" to "Has it already arrived?" 3-D printing has quickly evolved from its birth in the manufacturing industry to showing off a number of medical applications, and the radiologists who work regularly with 3-D datasets should take notice.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Gait patterns in children with limb length discrepancy
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Very few articles describe the compensations in gait caused by limb-length discrepancy (LLD). Song and colleagues explored kinematic and kinetic variables utilizing work equalization as a marker of successful compensation for LLD. They found no difference in strategies based on the location of pathology. The purpose of this study was to define the various gait patterns in patients with LLD and the impact of these compensations on gait kinetics.
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