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ACFAOM 2010 covers all clinical bases
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Doctors from 27 states gathered at Disney World last week for the Annual Clinical Conference of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM). The conference attracted 200 participants for very clinical and practical eight-hour tracks on Chronic Foot Wound, Orthotic Therapy, and Essential Surgical Skills. The combination of four hours of twenty-minute plenary presentations and four hours of "hands-on" workshops featured 20 faculty experts. Other four-hour focus sessions of lectures and workshops covered Punch Biopsy and Plastic Surgery, Reimbursement, HIPAA Compliance, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Clinical and Research Papers. Twenty-six CME credits were available. A scientific exhibition by 32 companies and several social events, including one with Mickey Mouse, rounded out another very successful annual clinical conference. ACFAOM 2011 will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Florida, October 27-30. More



Cultures collected after debridement can guide the timing of wound closure
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A standardized wound closure protocol based on cultures obtained after debridement yielded a low deep infection rate compared with previous studies. "As a result of this study, we believe that cultures obtained after debridement can provide an objective measure to guide the timing of wound closure or coverage," Christopher J. Lenarz, MD, and colleagues at St. Louis University, Saint Louis, Mo., wrote in their study. More

Doctors defend foot surgeries some call unnecessary
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Are toes the new nose? Dr. Kamran Jamshidinia, a Los Angeles-based podiatrist, often teases his patients that such is the case when it comes to surgery. And with procedures such as bunion correction, toe lengthening and shortening, and corrective hammertoe operations on the rise, there's evidence to support Jamishidinia's humor. But how to define these procedures - whether they are for medical purposes or for appearance - has become a topic of debate within the health community. More

As "summer sandal season" ends, medical professionals look to orthotics and beyond for plantar fasciitis solutions
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As the summer season enters its final stages, plantar fasciitis heel pain complaints are on the rise as a result of summer athletic activities and the popularity of loose fitting footwear and sandals. After several months of increased levels of athletic activity, the plantar fascia, heels, and foot musculature can become sensitive and even painful as the summer training season progresses into the fall. Leisurely endeavors, including many water sports, involve loose fitting footwear or sandals with little to no arch support and can also contribute to plantar fasciitis heel pain. More

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Study: High heels can cause joint and knee problems
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While high heels may be fashionable, a Iowa State University study suggests this die-hard staple of shoewear may not be that friendly on the body, according to the university news service. University student Danielle Barkema completed her thesis on what effects high-heeled walking has on lower extremity joints. Her research, in which she was assisted by kinesiology professor Phil Martin, was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics this weekend at Brown University in Providence, R.I. More

Playing with pain can ruin your tennis game
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Foot pain began affecting Donna's tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to play through the pain and rest her feet between matches. But when the pain became too much, and even started affecting her everyday activities, she made an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon. His diagnosis: Donna was suffering from plantar fasciitis and a neuroma. More

Pillows for the Feet keeps clients well heeled
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Christine Sycylo's sartorial signature includes lots of jewelry - "up to seven necklaces at the same time" - and black form-fitting outfits with splashes of color. But there was something that bothered her about her look: the clodhoppers she had worn for decades as a result of long-standing foot pain that resulted in her looking "like a classy woman from above the ankles and a bag lady from below." During a visit to her San Carlos podiatrist, Dr. Pardis Kelly, she was intrigued to learn about an injectable treatment that might relieve the pain in her calloused foot. More



Alexandria woman's ankle replacement procedure a 'STAR'
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For more than two decades, Alexandria resident Suzie Butler has literally tiptoed around her home, her church — even shopping malls and restaurants. A tragic car accident left her right ankle shattered. After surgery and healing, her right foot became inflamed with arthritis, and she was "reduced to using a cane," Butler said. Butler is in her late 60s, and, until the arthritis, was relatively active. Eventually, however, the ankle pain became unbearable and her active lifestyle slowly diminished. When Butler's general practitioner mentioned to her a new technology on the market, Butler was intrigued. More

Advanced biological therapies improved healing of diabetic foot ulcers
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Early initiation of advanced biological therapy - within one month, on average - was associated with improved healing of diabetic foot ulcers in a real-world clinical setting. Researchers assessed the clinical use of advanced biological therapies on diabetic wound healing, including bilayered living cell therapy (Apligraf; Organogenesis), platelet releasate (Procuren; Cytomedix) and growth factor therapy with recombinant platelet-derived growth factor-BB (Regranex; Johnson & Johnson). Database analysis revealed about 2,500 patients with diabetic foot ulcers who received advanced biological therapies during a four year period. More



Combating joint degeneration with orthotics
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Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthrosis) increases in frequency as we age. As society gets older, therefore, chiropractors will encounter more patients afflicted with painful joint conditions. Whenever degenerative changes affect weight-bearing joints, especially in the spine and lower extremities, methods to reduce the damaging effects of heel-strike shock on the musculoskeletal system should be implemented. The use of custom-made, flexible orthotics can help alleviate present symptoms in these patients while also reducing the potential for future injury. More

Healthy feet wired to the whole body
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These weight-bearing trotters take a pounding day in and day out. But a little more tender loving care for your tootsies may mean the difference between health and ailments in bones, muscles and vital organs. The foot represents the body as a microcosm, practitioners say. Different areas of the foot correspond to different areas of the body, according to Christina Lee, a holistic health practitioner at the Green Bamboo Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinic in Chicago. More

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