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What does the future hold for podiatric surgeons?
Podiatry Today    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The ACFAS/APMA split was one of the most controversial developments to affect podiatry in years. Accordingly, this author talks to various podiatrists about the aftermath of the controversy, the emergence of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and how the proposed CPME 320 changes might affect both surgical training and biomechanical knowledge. More

Stem cells for diabetic foot ulcers
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Treatment of chronic wounds is a continuing clinical problem and socio-economic burden with diabetic foot ulcers alone costing the NHS £300 million a year. Scientists in Bristol have found that human fetal stem cells can effectively be used to treat back leg ischemic ulcers in a model of type 1 diabetes. The researchers also found the culture in which the stem cells had been grown mimicked the wound-healing ability of the cells, suggesting that they could be used as a "factory" of wound-healing substances. Alternatively, the active ingredients in the culture, once identified, could be used instead; this would avoid the ethical concerns of using human fetal stem cells. More

Treatment is designed to dissolve blood clots that kill
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In a single day, Lara Flynn went from healthy to hurting. "My leg was purple and swollen from my hip down," recalls Flynn, a Dearborn Heights, Mich., mom with two young children. "I was scared to death." Flynn, 33, called her sister, who rushed her to the hospital. Flynn was hospitalized with several large blood clots in her legs, a problem known as deep vein thrombosis, as well as clots that spread to her lungs. More

Study refutes link between fracture risk and use of vitamin A-related substances
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Topical and systemic vitamin A analogues do not alter fracture risk, according to a Danish database study in which patients with fractures were matched to three demographically similar patients without fractures. Very high doses of vitamin A analogues -- compounds similar to vitamin A prescribed to treat acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions -- have previously been linked to impairment of the markers involved in bone reconstruction and bone mineral density, according to investigator Peter Vestergaard, MD, PhD, DrMedSc., at Aarhus University Hospital, in Aarhus, Denmark, and colleagues. More

Struggles with pain
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For the past 20 years, Anna Marie Sieberns, 25, of Freeport, Ill., has had her struggles with pain. She remembers the day she first developed the pain that has taken hold of her life. At the time, Sieberns was just 5-years-old. She was in kindergarten and awoke one morning with severe hip pain. She had recently fallen on the ice. Her parents, John and Nina Sieberns took their young daughter to the hospital. The pain went away. Life resumed. More

New device gives local woman with MS better mobility
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By the time you read this article, Deborah Treut will have already walked her 12-year-old Yorkie, Aladdin -- an activity the New York resident has not enjoyed since December. Since the early 1990s, Treut has lived with multiple sclerosis -- a disease that causes a breakdown in communication between a person's nerve cells and their spinal cord. More

Gout at the age of 15
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Joseph Tan was 15 when he suffered his first gout attack. At first, he thought he had suffered a sprained toe on his right foot when there was swelling and pain. A blood test confirmed he had gout instead. "When you're so young, you don't expect it," said Mr. Tan, now 40 and a manager in the IT line. But the diagnosis did not come as a complete surprise for him then. Other members of his family, including his father and paternal grandmother, also had gout, which is a hereditary ailment. More

Friday letters: Medicare not enforcing its own rules
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The federal government has identified Florida as a magnet for Medicare fraud and abuse. But because Medicare is not enforcing its own regulations, Floridians requiring the use of orthotic and prosthetic services (artificial limbs and orthopedic braces) are at risk of receiving substandard care. And professionals who have completed the necessary education and training to become Medicare-qualified and state licensed are losing millions of dollars of business to unqualified and unlicensed suppliers. More

Dorsolateral Achilles rupture repair with accelerated rehabilitation has athletes back on field in four months
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A minimal lateral incision can be used to repair acute Achilles tendon ruptures and avoid complications such as sural nerve injury, according to a study presented here. The findings were presented by Scott A. Hrnack, MD, at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Hrnack added that the minimal lateral incision provides excellent functional outcomes and can permit a return to sports within 4 months. More

Bill could help fund prosthetics
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A bill making its way through the state Legislature would assure "prosthetic parity" for policy holders who experience the loss of a limb by requiring insurers to adopt reimbursement rates equal to federal programs such as Medicaid, which cover 80 percent of the cost. Rep. Gerald Brady, the sponsor of House Bill 343, said the increasing demand for such devices among returning veterans and the increasing inability of victims to afford the necessary prosthetics necessitated the action. More
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