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Mark your 2014 calendar for ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference in Old Town Alexandria, Va., June 5-8, 2014
ACFAOM
ACFAOM is excited to announce the details for ACFAOM's 2014 Annual Clinical Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria in historic Alexandria, Va., just minutes away from Washington D.C. ACFAOM members will be able to attend the conference and earn 24 CECHs for FREE, plus receive a 10 percent savings on your PICA Premium.

Focusing on the clinical conditions faced in the typical podiatric office, ACFAOM 2014 will be based on clinical cases and presented in an interactive and practical manner, with demonstrations and hands-on learning as appropriate. The program will feature five 4-hour sessions: Biomechanics, Wound Care, Medicine/Dermatology, Imaging, and the Business of Podiatric Medicine. There will also be an optional 4-hour Billing & Coding Workshop on Sunday Morning. Bring the family for a learning experience for everyone; you on how to be a more astute and capable clinician; your family on our Nation’s history.

More information will be available during the coming weeks and will be posted at ACFAOM.org. Mark your calendars today!
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Meet Minimal Incision (Ambulatory) Surgical Masters - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Drs. Don Peacock, Sheldon Nadal, and Michael Fanous 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. Minimal incision surgery (ambulatory surgery) is a technique that is rooted in the history of our profession, has made a resurgence, and is growing throughout Europe. An international panel of top ambulatory surgeons from Canada and the USA will discuss progress, techniques and results. 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


Study: Early loading improves mechanical properties of healing Achilles tendons
Orthopedics Today
Researchers found patients had increased mechanical properties of tendon healing with early tensional loading after repair surgery for Achilles tendon rupture compared to patients completely immobilized in a cast postoperatively. "Despite the fact that both groups were allowed full weightbearing on their injured leg, the group with early tensional loading showed a higher modulus of elasticity. We could also confirm earlier results, showing that an early elastic modulus correlates with the heel-raise index after 1 year," Dr. Thorsten Schepull and colleagues wrote in the study. 
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Total hip arthroplasty: Obesity and outcomes
Lower Extremity Review
Total hip arthroplasty can significantly improve quality of life in obese patients, but high body mass index is also associated with higher rates of complications and re­admissions than in normal-weight patients. The emerging subgroup of super-obese patients poses additional challenges.
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Food for thought: Continuous career development
By Karen Childress
Watching medical dramas unfold on television, one might conclude that doctors are never bored. Alas, written-for-TV is far from the reality of what the average practicing physician experiences, which is spending a lot of time caring for the worried well and doing paperwork, with an occasional intriguing patient or interesting case thrown into the mix here and there. Given that reality, how can you stay fresh and engaged over the course of a long career?
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Doctors who share information could improve patients' satisfaction
FierceHealthcare
Doctors can make patients feel more comfortable and improve their hospital stay just by sharing a few facts about themselves and making sure the patients know their name, according to a new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
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When a runner/cyclist presents with second metatarsal pain
Podiatry Today
A colleague recently asked me which orthotic type would be best for a runner/cyclist who has chronic sub-2nd MPJ capsulitis, which he felt was due to a relatively short first ray. The goal with any capsulitis is to reduce weightbearing on the painful metatarsal head so one should look at the orthotic prescription rather than a specific type of orthotic.
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Studies take aim at diabetic foot ulcers
McKnight's Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living
Nursing home residents with diabetic foot ulcers face a heightened risk for additional problems, including foot amputations. Researchers at the University of Arizona Medical Center are recruiting patients for two studies that could reduce such risks. The first investigation involves testing a spray-on skin solution. University of Arizona Professor of Surgery Dr. David Armstrong said the spray-on skin could be a wound care game changer.
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Microprocessor-controlled prosthesis imitates natural gait
BusinessNews
Researchers at Michigan Technological University, in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, are working on a microprocessor-controlled ankle-foot prosthesis they say comes close to achieving the range of motion of an ankle. As part of their study, the researchers built a large circular treadmill on which the prosthetic foot walks in circles. In tests, the researchers found that the prosthesis was able to copy the angles of a human ankle walking in a straight line and turning. In contrast, current microprocessor-controlled prostheses can move a prosthetic foot in one direction, toe up and toe down.
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EHR interoperability remains elusive
HealthLeaders Media
A lack of standards, privacy concerns, and proprietary and competition issues are just a few of the hurdles hampering the interoperability of EHR data among participants in health information exchanges. Healthcare providers have made solid progress over the last decade building in-house electronic health records systems to share patient data within their networks. However, interoperability with outside providers and payers remains a significant barrier, according to eHealth Initiative's 10th annual survey of health information exchanges.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Comparison of foot segmental mobility and coupling during gait between patients with diabetes mellitus with and without neuropathy and adults without diabetes
Clinical Biomechanics via ScienceDirect
Reduction in foot mobility has been identified as a key factor of altered foot biomechanics in individuals with diabetes mellitus. This study aimed at comparing in vivo segmental foot kinematics and coupling in patients with diabetes with and without neuropathy to control adults.
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