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Save the dates for ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14, in Orlando, Fla.
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The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine's annual clinical conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton in the Disney World Resort ( located directly across from Downtown Disney. The focus of the ACFAOM conference will be Wound Management, Medicine, and Biomechanics, using both didactic and hands-on workshop learning, with additional sessions on billing & coding, HER, HIPAA compliance, and other issues relevant to office-based practice. A new feature this year will be a special surgical track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS). The ACFAOM annual clinical conference has grown since its debut in 2008, and details of the 2012 program will be available at the ACFAOM Web site later this month. Enter Oct. 11-14 into your new 2012 calendar now, and make a New Year's resolution to attend the most clinically relevant and practical conference in 2012. You cannot afford to miss it. More

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Managing stress fractures in athletes
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When getting athletes back on their feet following a stress fracture, one must balance the need to return to sport with the need for safe healing. Combining a thorough review of the literature with practical pearls from his clinical experience, this author offers salient diagnostic insights and perspectives on non-weightbearing, bone stimulation and other treatment measures. More

When diabetes complicates drop foot
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In patients affected by both diabetes and drop foot, ankle foot orthoses can help restore a more normal gait pattern and reduce the mechanical risks of ulceration. But microtrauma caused by irritation and elevated pressure is also a significant concern in these patients, making device selection and fit critical concerns. More

Meet Dr. Michael Graham - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Michael Graham, DPM, 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. Dr. Graham is the inventor of the HyProCure®Extra-Osseous TaloTarsal Stabilization (EOTTS) Device. After graduating from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, he completed a two-year podiatric surgical residency at Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Michigan. Dr. Graham is a member of the APMA, a Diplomate of the ABPS, and a Fellow of both ACFAS and ASPS. 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

Docs, patients differ on sharing medical information
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The migration from paper charts to EMRs offers the opportunity to provide access to patients, consultants and other caregivers. Electronic records also offer potential for greater transparency, improved efficiency and decreased costs. However, some think that sharing doctors' notes electronically could lead to greater patient confusion and more work for the physician. Two articles published in the Dec. 20 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine use survey data to shed light on both sides of the issue. More

Debunking myths: Compression hosiery
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Myths abound in discussions about health care (just think chicken soup). But when it comes to the use of compression hosiery, some tales can be debunked easily. The benefits of compression hosiery include improved blood circulation for patients with varicose veins, or achy swollen feet - especially helpful for those with diabetes. More

Essential insights on treating psoriatic lesions in the lower extremity
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Patients with psoriasis can present with multiple levels of involvement and with different types of the chronic condition. Accordingly, this author discusses the presentation of the condition, offers keys to diagnosis and reviews a variety of treatment options, including topical agents and combination therapy. More

3-D motion analysis facility could help prevent injuries
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Run3D is a private biomechanics service at the Oxford Gait Laboratory - a joint initiative by Oxford University's Department of Engineering Science and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. The initial aim of Run3D will be to identify subtle idiosyncrasies in technique that are the root cause of injuries, but it could also act as a preventative tool to minimise the chance of a person developing an injury in the first place. More

Have high-heel hangover? Here's help
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We often talk about the post-holiday hangover: the sluggish feeling we get from all the food and drink consumed. But there is another hangover many women experience. It starts in the feet and works it's way up. We're talking about the high-heel hangover. More

Implementing an EHR can improve your lifestyle
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It's Sunday morning. Your family is preparing for a day at the park, followed by lunch at a favorite hamburger joint, and then back home to play board games until dinner. Sound wonderful, doesn't it? Too bad you're not going - again. Click here to view this content. More

Effect of curettage after segmental phenolization in the treatment of onychocryptosis: A randomized double-blind clinical trial
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Segmental phenolization for the treatment of onychocryptosis has a number of disadvantages, resulting from the cauterization of the tissue, including delayed healing and prolonged drainage. Although one may expect excision or curettage of the cauterized tissue after phenolization to benefit the healing process, these simple procedures have not been suitably studied. More
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