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Billing and Coding Workshop - at ACFAOM 2012, Oct. 11-14, Disney World
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This fast-paced workshop will cover the latest information on how to be reimbursed appropriately for your time and skills in practice. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions, so come with the latest billing/coding headache from your practice, get an answer, and share it with your colleagues. Faculty will be Dr. Michael Warshaw. ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion, will be held Oct. 11-14 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Disney World. 21 CE Credit Hours. The conference will also feature sessions in Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, Biomechanics, Lasers, plus a special surgery track provided by ASPS. For more details click here! More

Meet Drs. Bryan Markinson and Marta Rendon - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Bryan Markinson, DPM and Marta Rendon, M.D. 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. Markinson is currently the Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the Leni and Peter W. May Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and will be a faculty member at ACFAOM 2012. Dr. Rendon is in private practice at The Dermatology and Aesthetic Center in Boca Raton, Fla., and has served as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine for over 20 years. 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

Is there an increased prevalence of equinus in patients with diabetes?
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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association speculates that equinus may occur more frequently than previously reported in patients with diabetes. Researchers conducted a prospective pilot study of 102 outpatients, 43 of whom had diabetes. Patients underwent standard lower extremity exams and researchers used a biplane goniometer to measure their ankle joint range of motion. The study authors defined equinus as ankle dorsiflexion measured at 0 degrees or less. More

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Lauge Hansen classification helps diagnose pronation-abduction, pronation-eversion ankle fractures
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Pronation-abduction and eversion fractures, as well as new ankle fracture diagnosis and treatment techniques, will be among the topics discussed during an instructional lecture scheduled for this year's EFORT Congress, according to Hans Zwipp, M.D., chairman of the Trauma Department at Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden, Germany, who is scheduled to give the main lecture in the session. More

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Obesity could affect 42 percent of Americans by 2030
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If Americans continue to pack on pounds, 42 percent may end up obese by 2030, and 11 percent could be severely obese, adding billions of dollars to healthcare costs, according to new projections released recently. As of 2010, about 36 percent of adults were obese, which is roughly 30 pounds over a healthy weight, and 6 percent were severely obese, which is 100 or more pounds over a healthy weight. More

Scientists uncover potential treatment for painful side effect of diabetes
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Research published in the journal Nature Medicine reveals that a multi-national collaboration between scientists from Warwick Medical School in the U.K., and universities in Germany, New York, Australia and Eastern Europe, has discovered key information around one of the most distressing side effects of diabetes. More

The higher the heels, the greater the dangers
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Tamiko Woolfalk rattled off her list of high heels, beaming as if they're achievement awards. Boots, pumps, booties, the red ones...and the gray ones that she still needs to find a shirt to match. In all, she counted 30 pairs in her closet, with heels ranging from 2 to 5 inches high. "Do they hurt? Absolutely," said the Far West Side resident. "The worst is the burn on the balls of the feet. But it's worth it." More

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Bare feet contribute to more foot infections
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It might feel good to let your toes get some air, but you have to watch where you plant your bare feet. A fungus can creep in quickly if you walk on the wrong surface. If your feet begin to itch or you develop a red rash you might have athlete's foot. But if you're careful with your exposed feet, it's actually better to air them out than to keep them warm and moist, stuffed in shoes and socks. More

The global wound management market to grow 4.6 percent by 2018
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The global wound management market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.6 percent over the period 2011-2018, with revenues increasing from $3.2 billion in 2011 to $4.4 billion by 2018. The European wound management market alone was valued at $1.4 billion in 2011, and is forecast to grow to $1.9 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 5.1 percent. More

Off their toes: Lower-profile device aids toe-walkers
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Idiopathic toe-walking is a bilateral toe-to-toe gait diagnosed when children con­tinue this behavior, which is considered part of the normal spectrum of toddlers' gait development, past age 2. Research presented in March at the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists annual meeting in Atlanta sug­gests that initially treating children with a rigid footplate rather than a more restrictive ankle foot orthosis may help them more easily adopt a normal gait. More

Educating patients on the 3-point approach to testing running shoes
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Patients frequently ask for guidance in choosing an appropriate running shoe. In the 1990s, Mark Reeves, DPM, of the Virginia Mason Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, created the three-point approach to testing running shoes. More

Static and dynamic foot characteristics in children aged 1-13 years: A cross-sectional study
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The aim of this study was to acquire static and dynamic foot geometry and loading in childhood, and to establish data for age groups of a population of 1–13 year old infants and children. A total of 10,382 children were recruited and 7788 children (48 percemt males and 52 percent females) were finally included into the data analysis. For static foot geometry foot length and foot width were quantified in a standing position. Dynamic foot geometry and loading were assessed during walking on a walkway with self selected speed (Novel Emed X, 100 Hz, 4 sensors/cm2). Contact area (CA), peak pressure (PP), force time integral (FTI) and the arch index were calculated for the total, fore-, mid- and hindfoot. More


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