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An exciting and educational week in Disney World at ACFAOM 2012
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We thank all of the sponsors, exhibitors and attendees that came together to make ACFAOM 2012 a success! The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista proved to be an excellent location for this year's meeting. With Downtown Disney just a short walk from the hotel, attendees had the chance to explore the wonders offered only by Disney, while hearing from some of the profession's leaders in topics ranging from Biomechanics to Lasers. All enjoyed high-quality lectures and hands-on workshops providing the latest techniques and technologies available to today's podiatrist.

On Friday night, the ACFAOM & ASPS networking reception brought attendees and exhibitors together for an enjoyable evening, and Saturday night's reception sponsored by Bako Pathology Services and Biomedix gave doctors and their families the chance to meet and take pictures with Mickey Mouse in-person!

More details about this year's meeting will be in the next issue of the ACFAOM Newsletter and future issues of Foot & Ankle Weekly. For more information about ACFAOM click here. If you would like to join ACFAOM click here.
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Meet Nathan Schwartz, DPM, - today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Nathan Schwartz will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Schwartz has practiced in Georgia for over 30 years, specializing in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and office diagnostic ultrasound. He has served as Chief of Surgery at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, as well as professor at a number of other medical colleges and universities. 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. More



Clinical assessment of ankle joint laxity
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Ankle joint laxity can be a complicating factor in patients with acute ankle sprains or chronic instability, and testing for excessive laxity can help practitioners choose an appropriate method of treatment. However, not all tests for ankle joint laxity are created equal. More



Study links diabetic foot ulcers with higher risk of death, heart attack and stroke
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People with diabetes who develop foot ulcers are at more risk of dying prematurely than those without the complication, finds a new large-scale study. The researchers say the findings highlight the potential need for improved detection and management of those with diabetes and foot ulcers. More

Research backs early weight-bearing after ankle fracture in selected patients
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Early weight-bearing is a safe rehabilitation protocol in selected patients following ankle fracture and resulted in no cases of lost reduction, according to a study presented here. More


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Shin splints most common musculoskeletal injury in runners
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The common form of musculoskeletal injury in runners is medial tibia stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints, followed by achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis, show the results of a systematic review. More

Doctors disagree on healthcare law's effects
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Voters at a recent rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney cited not just disagreement, but outright fear of the new healthcare law. "I don't think there's going to be enough money," said Karen Albright, a nurse from Parker, on a warm autumn evening waiting in line to hear the candidate. "I expect rationing...They will say you are too old." More

A closer look at the principles of fluid dynamics as they relate to orthoses
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Fluid technology may enhance foot alignment and dynamic stability for walking and running. This author draws on 20 years of empirical experience to provide insights on fluid dynamic orthosis technology, including silicone dynamic orthotics. More


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Preventive insights on shoewear and bike fit for cyclists
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Although cycling can provide impressive exercise benefits, a lack of proper bike fit can lead to adverse biomechanical effects for the lower extremity. Accordingly, this author provides an overview of bike fit adjustments, discusses keys to correct footwear choice and positioning, and summarizes the benefits of working with a bike fitter. More

Lost in transition: Minimalist shoes don't always alter gait
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Barefoot-simulating and minimalist shoes are capturing the imagination of runners who hope to avoid injury and increase performance by adopting a forefoot or midfoot strike pattern, but recent research suggests runners don’t necessarily convert their gait simply by switching shoes. More



Avoiding embezzlement at your medical practice
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Medical practices work hard to earn and collect payment for services. So physicians need to devote at least some energy to defending themselves from employee dishonesty. Developing an eye for potential embezzlers can be a good place to start. More



The pattern of tibial nerve excursion with active ankle dorsiflexion is different in older people with diabetes mellitus
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The peripheral nervous system has an inherent capability to tolerate the gliding (excursion), stretching (increased strain), and compression associated with limb motions necessary for functional activities. The biomechanical properties during joint movements are well studied but the influence of other factors such as limb pre-positioning, age and the effects of diabetes mellitus are not well established for the lower extremity. The purposes of this pilot study were to compare the impact of two different hip positions on lower extremity nerve biomechanics during an active ankle dorsiflexion motion in healthy individuals and to determine whether nerve biomechanics are altered in older individuals with diabetes mellitus. More
 


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