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Meet Jennifer White, ESQ — today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Jennifer White, ESQ 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. Jennifer's practice focuses on civil litigation and medical malpractice defense. Jennifer was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011 and is admitted before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. 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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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


A randomized controlled trial of custom foot orthoses for the treatment of plantar heel pain
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Up to 10 percent of people will experience heel pain. The purpose of this prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical trial was to compare custom foot orthoses, prefabricated foot orthoses, and sham insole treatment for plantar fasciitis. Seventy-seven patients with plantar fasciitis for less than 1 year were included. Outcome measures included first step and end of day pain, Revised Foot Function Index short form, 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, activity monitoring, balance and gait analysis.
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PROFESSION NEWS


AO classification system provides more reliable ankle injury diagnosis vs. Lauge-Hansen system
Orthopedics Today
The AO classification system was determined to be easier to comprehend for the diagnosis of ankle injuries vs. the Lauge-Hansen classification system, with the AO system demonstrating better reliability and reproducibility, according to study results. Researchers retrospectively analyzed 56 patients (mean age: 63.3 years) who underwent surgery for ankle injuries between October 2008 and October 2013, among which, 25 were left ankle fractures and 31 were right ankle fractures. Examination results and imaging data were collected by a specialist.
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Dynamic arch height in runners differs significantly from static measurement
Lower Extremity Review
Dynamic measures of arch height in runners are significantly different from static measures, according to research from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The investigators assessed 16 healthy college-aged runners, who ran an average of 15 to 30 miles per week. Arch height was assessed using the Oxford Foot Model with the participants barefoot, first while standing on a treadmill and then while jogging; the dynamic measurement was taken at the point of peak knee flexion.
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Type 1 diabetes linked to increased fractures
Diabetes in Control
A population-based cohort study published using data from The Health Improvement Network was evaluated comparing records from 303,394 type 1 diabetes patients aged 0-89 years old with 303,872 random controls without type 1 diabetes. A growing amount of recent evidence has suggested type 1 diabetes may lead to impaired bone health and a fragile skeleton—something that increases a patient's risk of fractures. While the exact mechanism behind this impaired bone health is unknown, this study sought to show evidence of an increased risk of fracture in type 1 diabetes patients.
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Salvaging a failed ankle replacement by reconstructing the talus
Podiatry Today
A 71-year-old male with a past surgical history significant for a right knee replacement and left knee arthroscopy related having left ankle pain for several years. He could not recall a specific injury that caused the pain. The patient does not have diabetes or smoke. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 178 pounds with a body mass index of 27.98.
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There's little evidence to help avoid stress fractures
Reuters
Although there are plenty of opinions about what causes tiny, painful stress fractures in the bones of regular runners, a new review of existing research finds solid evidence for only two risk factors. Having had a stress fracture in the past raised the risk of having them again by five-fold and being female more than doubled it, researchers reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
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3 ways physicians can get patients on the same page
FiercePracticeManagement
The physician-patient relationship is supposed to be collaborative, but that doesn't mean both parties always see eye-to-eye. There are ways to ease the tension when interacting with demanding, noncompliant or otherwise challenging patients, however. Consider the following expert tips to make visits with these types of patients less trying.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PEARLS FROM AAPPM


Striving for balance as a working mom and physician
Physician's Practice
Being a working parent means that, unfortunately, my kids and I both have to miss things that would enrich us both. How do others do it?
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