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Save $120 by registering online for ACFAOM 2011 before Aug. 22
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ACFAOM's 2011 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion in Applied Biomechanics, Medicine, Wound Management, Dermatology, Pathology, and more, designed by practicing doctors for practicing doctors, will be held October 27-30 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, on the campus of Disney World. Enjoy 3-hour tracks of 20-min clinical lectures and associated 3-hour 'hands-on' workshops on the latest in wound management, orthotic therapy, dermatology, medicine, plus sessions on ultrasound, billing & coding, HIPAA and EHRs. Everything you need to be a great clinician and successful office-based practice owner. The faculty includes Drs. Jeff Robbins, Marshall Solomon, Jonathan Labovitz, Kevin Kirby, Simon Spooner (U.K.), Bruce Williams, Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder, Bradley Bakotic, Allen Jacobs, Barry Block, Michael Brody, Michael Warshaw, and many more. 21 CMEs for less than $9/credit. For details click here! More

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Ankle sprain prevention revisits shoes as solution
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In the ongoing war against lower extremity injuries faced by athletes and the practitioners who treat them, shoes are viewed a bit like Pakistan: as necessary but untrustworthy allies. In basketball and football, players have become bigger and faster, and there's no doubt that shoes provide cushioning, traction, and protection from the punishing effects of the court and field that are amplified by size and speed. More

When a patient presents with a minimally painful lump on the bottom of his big toe
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It is uncommon to see aggressive tumors in the foot. Most of the soft tissue masses are generally ganglions, rheumatoid nodules, lipomas, synovial cysts and fibromas. X-ray examination is routine for all soft tissue masses and when there is bone destruction from a soft tissue mass, things get a little interesting. Generally speaking, bone destruction is not good. Both malignant and benign tumors can destroy bone. More

Meet Dr. Westrup - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Brad Wenstrup, DPM, who is running for a seat in the US Congress to represent his Ohio district, 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. Westrup, who practices with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, is a U.S. Army Reserve Major and returned home to Cincinnati on May 28, 2006, following fourteen months of active duty with the U.S. Army 344th Combat Support Hospital, one year of which was spent at Abu Ghraib Prison Hospital, Iraq. Learn more about his run for Congress. 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

5 tips for marketing orthopedic practices using new media
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This article includes five ways your orthopedic practice can market its services to the community using new media. Your practice is looking for ways to connect with current and potential customers to increase retention, word-of-mouth referrals and gain new patients, social media is an inexpensive, direct way to do so, says Kassi Belz, Vice President of Healthcare Division, MassMedia Healthcare Marketing. More

Some swear by 'toning' footwear, but don't cancel gym membership just yet
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The popularity of "toning" shoes, whose unstable soles require you to work muscles harder to stay balanced, suggests consumers are banking on it. Sales of toning shoes, which cost from $70 to upward of $200 and have enlisted celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Wayne Gretzky to tout their fitness benefits, soared to $736 million in 2010 from $145 million the year before thanks to the entry of more than a dozen brands into the market, according to market research firm NPD Group. More

What migraines? New Yorkers defend their high heels
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Julia Collins does not hold a medical degree. She does not know Congresswoman Michele Bachmann - is he a new designer? But Collins, a personal shopper who was interviewed while surveying the window display at the Jimmy Choo store on Madison Avenue, does know her footwear. And she may have an idea of what has been causing the Republican presidential candidate's persistent migraines, which U.S. Rep. Bachmann has reportedly attributed to wearing high heels. More

Study: Pain of gout hits more Americans
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Greg Hannoosh's battle with gout began 10 years ago with a severe pain in his foot in the middle of the night. "I remember waking up in the night with soreness and pain in my right foot," said 51-year-old Hannoosh of West Newbury, Mass. "The pressure from my sheets was even causing pain." More

Current concepts in wound bed preparation
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Wound bed preparation is a term that describes making the wound ready for closure by advanced means. If the wound is not properly prepared, even the most expensive products or devices are unlikely to produce a positive outcome. One does not usually perform wound bed preparation in a single visit. There is more of a process to prepare the wound to be closed. In addition to the wound itself, one must ensure the patient is prepared for wound closure. More

Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to prevent falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain: randomised controlled trial
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A multifaceted podiatry intervention reduced the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain. The components of the intervention are inexpensive and relatively simple to implement, suggesting that the program could be incorporated into routine podiatry practice or multidisciplinary falls prevention clinics. More
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