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Weight-bearing casts for Achilles tear keep pace with nonweight-bearing
Lower Extremity Review
Use of a weight-bearing cast for the nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture produces outcomes that are at least equivalent to traditional nonweight-bearing casts, according to a randomized controlled trial from researchers in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Meet Keith J. Cunningham - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Mr. Cunningham 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. Mr. Cunningham is an American entrepreneur, international speaker and acclaimed author. With more than 35 years of business and investing experience, he has taught critical business skills to thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs around the world. 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


Nurse converts corn pads into quick fix for minor diabetic ulcers
MedCity News
Corn pads are probably not the first remedy that pops up when people think of cost-effective ways to prevent diabetic ulcers from worsening to the point where patients need to be admitted to a hospital or worse, have a foot amputated. But a nurse innovating on the job highlighted her discovery in a guest blog post on MakerNurse’s website.
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Running shoe mass: Can feet tell any difference?
Lower Extremity Review
Research suggests that when trying on athletic shoes in a retail store, an individual’s perceptions of shoe mass primarily come from handling the shoes and less (if at all) from test-wearing them. In addition, the foot’s perception of shoe mass does not appear to improve with practice.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Careless physician criticism of a colleague can cause legal trouble (Orthopedics Today)
Utilizing topical compounded medications to modulate wound healing (Podiatry Today)
Orthoses posted in both the forefoot and rearfoot reduce moments and angular impulses on lower extremity joints during walking (Journal of Biomechanics via ScienceDirect)
Hip exercises boost postural control in individuals with ankle instability (Lower Extremity Review)

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How to create a culture of universal accountability
FiercePracticeManagement
Across industries, the highest-performing teams don't rely on a manager to hold members accountable, but rather create a culture in which peers respectfully confront one another, according to a post from Harvard Business Review.
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MECI techniques showed superior imaging results over microfracture
Orthopedics Today
Patients who underwent matrix encapsulated autologous chondrocyte implantation and those who underwent microfracture for articular cartilage lesions in the knee experienced similar clinical improvements at 2-year follow-up, but patients who underwent the chondrocyte implantation procedure had better morphological and macroscopic results measured by T2 mapping and second-look evaluation, according to data presented at a recent meeting.
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Now, treat your Achilles' heel with minor surgery
Zee News
Scientists have revealed that a new minimally-invasive surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon actually uses the damaged tissue to help repair the tear. The percutaneous Achilles repair system, or PARS technique, enables surgeons to better repair a torn Achilles tendon through a smaller incision. This procedure was recently performed at Houston Methodist Hospital to treat an NFL cornerback, getting him back on field for this season.
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Wearing the cure: 5 diseases wearables are tackling
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Sometime in the near future, a wearable device will track every part of human physiology, every intake and output, and provide people with plans to optimize their lives for long-term health. The only question is whether you will use one device that tracks many health data points, or many devices that each do one thing really well.
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Understanding the biomechanics of equinus
Podiatry Today
Given that equinus is a factor in many foot and ankle conditions, it is imperative to be knowledgeable in the biomechanical aspects of the condition. Accordingly, this author discusses the biomechanical compensations that can occur with equinus, keys to evaluation and current concepts in treatment.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Current concepts in the surgical management of acute diabetic foot infections
The Foot
Diabetic foot complications are common, costly, and difficult to treat. Peripheral neuropathy, repetitive trauma, and peripheral vascular disease are common reasons that lead to ulcers, infection, and hospitalization. Individuals with diabetes presenting with foot infection require optimal medical and surgical management to accomplish limb salvage and prevent amputation; aggressive short-term and meticulous long-term care plans are required.
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