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Early registration deadline for the ACFAOM Annual Clinical Conference is tomorrow!
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Register by end of business on Wednesday and save $100 for the one meeting you cannot afford to miss in 2010. The program covers the scope of contemporary podiatric practice with the latest on Chronic Wound Management, Orthotic Therapy, Basic Surgical Skills, Skin Biopsy & Plastic Surgery, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Electronic Medical Records, HIPAA Compliance, and Billing & Coding, with 'hands-on' workshops and 25 CMEs. The annual clinical conference of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine will be held Aug. 26-29, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Lake Beuna Vista, Fla., across from Downtown Disney. Faculty includes Drs. Bakotic, DellaCorte, Harkless, Huppin, Reeves, Richie, Rogers, Root, Stavosky, Sherer. To watch a video about the conference click here. For program details, hotel accommodations, Disney World tickets, and to register on line, click here. If you have questions, call 301-718-6536.

Can community-based programs help prevent lower extremity amputations?
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There are currently 24 million Americans -- approximately 8 percent of the entire population -- living with diabetes. Nearly 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people 20 years and older each year. It is estimated that the number of patients living with diabetes will double to an estimated 48 million people by 2050. As a consequence of this drastic increase in the numbers of patients with diabetes, clinicians anticipate a significant increase in diabetes-related complications, including lower extremity complications such as the development of diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) and subsequent progression toward lower extremity amputation. More

Anxiety levels, situational awareness among factors that predispose individuals to injury
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Certain neurocognitive deficits have been found to affect coordination, thereby making individuals more prone to unintentional injury, according to an investigator from the University of Delaware. During a presentation at the National Athletic Trainers' Association 2010 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, Charles Buz Swanik, Ph.D., ATC, said that one of the problems facing athletic trainers and physicians is being able to safely test athletes and other individuals for loss of coordination. More

A classification of diabetic foot infections using ICD-9 Codes: application to a large computerized medical database
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Diabetic foot infections are common, serious, and varied. Diagnostic and treatment strategies are correspondingly diverse. It is unclear how patients are managed in actual practice and how outcomes might be improved. Clarification will require study of large numbers of patients, such as are available in medical databases. We have developed and evaluated a system for identifying and classifying diabetic foot infections that can be used for this purpose. More

Visual Media Concepts: Educating Your Patients, Marketing Your Practice

VMC is the leader in patient education videos for the Podiatric community. We create custom/non-custom videos for use in reception rooms, on websites, or as a DVD handout for your patients to share with others. LEARN MORE

Device helps those with 'drop foot' walk
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The device strapped to Barry Callaway's left leg is no bigger than an iPod. But instead of playing music, it helps him walk -- something he was never expected to do after a near-fatal motorcycle accident. "Before, my foot would slap the ground, but now I can walk heel to toe," said Calloway, 51. "This has allowed me to get my life back together." More

Loyola surgeon reports successful treatment of Charcot Foot, a debilitating diabetes complication
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The alarming increase of morbidly obese diabetics is causing more new cases of a debilitating foot deformity called Charcot foot. Charcot foot can make walking difficult or impossible, and in severe cases can require amputation. But a surgical technique that secures foot bones with an external frame has enabled more than 90 percent of patients to walk normally again, according to Loyola University Health System foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Michael Pinzur. More

Hyperbaric chambers used to treat diabetes
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More than 23 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. About 15 percent will develop foot ulcers - large, painful sores that, in severe cases, force doctors to amputate. Some patients are now saving their feet with a treatment that doesn't require them to move a muscle. For diabetes patient Earl Rutledge, a good day is a major milestone.  More

Resolving knee pain may be just a step away
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One of the most common knee problems is the improper tracking of the patella (kneecap). This condition is commonly referred to as patello-femoral syndrome. It affects women more than men and is most common in adolescent girls and runners. There are a number of factors that cause the patella to come off track, of which overpronation of the foot is most common. Overpronation is where the arch of the foot collapses excessively during the gait cycle. However, more times than not, overpronation is itself the symptom of other factors. More

Varicose veins: Live with it or treat it
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Varicose veins may look ugly but for a lucky majority who develop them, their appearance will be the only cause of concern. Distended and dilated, these veins appear just below the skin and can create a spider web pattern of blue and purple lines that make sufferers self-conscious. But for a small percentage, varicose veins can cause itching and pain, and even lead to wounds that make some form of treatment necessary. More

Treatments for heel spurs
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A heel spur is a hook of bone (commonly referred to as an osteophte in medical terms) that can form on the heel bone which is referred to as the calcaneus in medical terms. An x-ray can prove the existence of the spur in most cases. Heel spurs are a common orthopedic problem, and can cause the sufferer lots of pain if not treated. Plantar fasciitis is commonly mistaken with heel spurs. Causes can include being overweight, incorrect shoe fitting, bio- mechanical problems, and gout. There are more causes, these are just to name a few. More
FDM-T System from Noraxon USA Inc
The basic system FDM-T consists of a treadmill ergometer with an integrated, calibrated measuring sensor. The sensor element consists of high-quality capacitive force sensors. On an area of 150 x 50 cm the sensor unit consists of more than 5000 pressure / force sensors. More info
Welcome to the World of ERN
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The TOM-CAT makes you more profitable
The TOM-CAT Scanner minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes requires more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT Scanning system replaces traditional methods and produces better and faster results. More info

Darco Body Armor Night Splint

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