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Introducing Foot & Ankle Weekly
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The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) has partnered with MultiBriefs to create Foot & Ankle Weekly, a weekly resource providing comprehensive news briefings of top stories for the podiatric medical community. Each edition of Foot & Ankle Weekly contains articles gathered from an expansive list of sources, including The New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press and leading professional publications. More

A new step in medicine
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Painful knees and hips have gotten a lot of attention from the designers of cutting-edge prosthetics. Lately, these experts have been giving more attention to the overlooked ankle. Each year, about 773,000 people in the United States have surgery to replace a knee or hip joint, reports the National Institutes of Health. By comparison, just 1,058 people had ankle-replacement surgery in 2007. More

CPME may extend residency requirement to three years
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The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) is proposing longer residency requirements for podiatrists to qualify for advanced certification. The council advocates lengthening the residency duration from two years to three, according to CPME 320 documents posted on More

Essential insights on treating diabetic heel ulcers
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Diabetic heel ulcers are particularly challenging to treat as a wide range of factors can affect potential healing. With this in mind, this author discusses the challenges of wound bed preparation, key considerations with offloading and the possible impact of peripheral arterial disease. More

Obese kids more likely to injure legs, ankles, feet
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Obese kids' injury patterns look different from those of their slimmer peers, a new study out in Pediatrics shows. While the researchers had no information on how the children in their study were injured, they speculate that heavier kids may be more vulnerable to getting hurt while walking or running, while thinner kids may be more prone to engage in activities and sports that carry a risk of head injury. More

Salem,Ore., orthotists to help Haiti earthquake victims who need treatment to walk again
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Haitians who are still recovering in the wake of the earthquake disaster, this could mean the opportunity to walk again, thanks to the inventive skills of a team of Mid-Valley medical professionals. Orthotist Guy Farris of Salem, Ore.-based Summit Orthotics and Prosthetics is accompanying McMinnville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter K. Van Patten as part of a mission organized by the Capitol City Medical Teams. More

A new twist on bad ankles
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The European manufacturer of artificial joints has operated out of France for most of its 65-year history. But new owners in 2006 moved the Tornier headquarters to the Twin Cities to take advantage of local executive talent and create a larger presence in the U.S. market for medical devices. More

The use of implantable bone stimulators in nonunion treatment
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Delayed or failure of bone healing in fracture, osteotomy, and arthrodesis patients continues to be a clinical dilemma. Electromagnetic stimulation is one modality demonstrated in many studies to aid bone healing; however, relatively few studies depict the use and complications associated with direct current implantable bone stimulators. More

New treatment in Millcreek, Pa., helps patients walk again
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She's repeated the mantra for 15 years, ever since Jan Rapoza's battle with multiple sclerosis shackled her with a cumbersome leg brace and caused her weakened right foot to drag on the ground when she walked. Heel toe, heel toe. Saying it helps thwart her chances of falling, be it at her Erie home, the mall or her grandson's soccer games. More

San Antonio podiatrist improves practice efficiency with launch of new patient friendly website    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Experienced San Antonio podiatrist, Dr. Ed Davis, has recently launched a professional, high-performing practice website. The new website was developed in order to better educate patients about foot health; provide an easy-to-access portal for obtaining practice information; and to increase practice productivity while delivering quality podiatric care for each patient. MORE

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