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Quality Assurance in Charting Workshop - Jan. 27, 2011, New York City
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This ACFAOM six CME-credit workshop on best practices in clinical charting has been designed to help candidates for certification and re-certification by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM) prepare cases for submission. However, the fundamentals of good clinical record keeping that is the bulk of this workshop, are common to all podiatric practices, and so this will be a valuable educational experience for all DPMs wanting to know more about how to correctly prepare and maintain patient records and face possible audits. The full-day workshop will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, immediately preceding the NYSPMA conference in New York City. (It is not necessary to register for the NYSPMA conference to attend this workshop.) For program information click here; for workshop registration click here; for information about the NYSPMA conference click here. More

Mastering the treatment of high ankle sprains
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While lateral ankle sprains are viewed as the most common athletic injury occurring in sports, high ankle sprains have been responsible for more lost time from game play and training activities. Since high ankle sprains are commonly mistaken for lateral ankle sprains, they are less commonly reported. Misdiagnosing a high ankle sprain can result in lingering pain and recovery as the treatment course for syndesmosis injuries is often protracted, requiring longer periods of offloading and rehabilitation in comparison to lateral ankle sprains. More

Childhood heel pain related to growing, muscle flexibility
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Childhood heel pain can have many causes, but the most common is something called Sever's syndrome. This is not a growing pain, but it is related to growing and the loss of muscle flexibility in relation to the growth of the bones. The act of growing is primarily through our bones. So, as we grow, our bones get longer and in the process our muscles have to be stretched out to accommodate that new growth. Certain areas of a child's body are at risk for injury because of this interplay. More

Koven Technology Introduces Hands-Free Vascular Testing... Now that's Smart!

Koven has simplified vascular testing with the BF8 flat vascular probe for our Smartdop Dopplers. The BF8 makes vascular testing with Doppler fast and easy.

Adult-derived stem cell therapy helps save diabetic's foot
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The typical course for a patient with a "diabetic foot" generally ends with a trip to the operating room to have it removed. However, at a meeting of the International Cellular Medicine Society, it was announced that a patient with gangrene of the foot related to diabetes was able to avoid amputation through the use of adult-derived stem cells. More

Exploring the potential of procedures that address venous ulcer etiology
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The complexity of venous ulcerations leads to prolonged healing and doubt. Clinicians have traditionally treated venous wounds with debridement, multi-layer compression dressings and skin grafts. Most of the literature focuses on various topical ointments, the use of allogenic grafting, compression therapies, etc. Unfortunately, there is little research on addressing the etiology of venous wounds. Understanding and treating the etiology in all aspects of medicine is imperative in order to achieve a successful result. More

Women and heels: Is it "high" time to end the pain?
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According to a study in the journal of Arthritis Care and Research, some women's shoes (especially high heels and pumps) increase women's risk of heel and ankle pain. The researchers studied data from 3,300 men and women and concluded that while there is no association between men's foot pain and shoe wear, there is an association between women's shoe wear and foot pain. In fact, the study says that shoe wear is a "key factor" for women who endure heel and ankle pain. And if you think about that, it makes perfect sense. More

Doctors warn UGG boots could damage feet
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UGG boots may be popular in social circles, but they aren't as popular with doctors. That's because they could cause foot problems to develop. Podiatrists warn wearing UGGs and boots like them for extended periods of time or for multiple days in a row could cause severe foot problems. They may be comfortable but their slipper-like feel offers no support. Without support, arches could fall and lead to severe problems like plantar fasciitis. More

Acoustic energy waves ease pain for some plantar fasciitis sufferers
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Goffe Williams, 68, works hard every day as a plumber. "In plumbing, you have to do a lot of walking from one place to the next - digging trench, maybe running backhoe, so your feet have got to be okay. That's all you have to work with, your feet," said Williams. Williams has a condition called plantar fasciitis that makes some days on the job painful. Plantar fasciitis occurs when a patient suffers a micro tear in the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, causing inflammation and heel pain. More

Hallux valgus, pes cavus likely inherited conditions
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Part of the Framingham Foot Study, which used the same pedigree structure as the landmark Framingham Heart Study to look at heritability of hallux valgus and pes cavus in older men and women, found both of these conditions are highly heritable, especially among younger adults, according to a recent American College of Rheumatology press release detailing the study results. Investigators led by Marian T. Hannan, DSc, MPH, at the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife & Harvard Medical School, Boston, presented the findings at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. More
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