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Orthoses Practice Guidelines updated and now available
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The very popular Prescription Custom Foot Orthoses Practice Guidelines were developed by ACFAOM in 2001 in response to the need for better definitions and indications for prescription custom foot orthoses. The guidelines were updated in 2004 and 2006, and now the 2011 edition is available FREE to all ACFAOM members as a downloadable PDF (via the Member's Only area of the website at and in hard copy format to non-members for $40 (S&H included). This 40-page publication is a definitive source of how prescription custom foot orthoses can, and should, be applied for different lower extremity conditions. ICD9 codes are used throughout associated with different diagnoses. Additionally, for each condition a statement of therapeutic efficacy is provided to help practitioners recognize when prescription custom foot orthoses should and can be used as part of a treatment plan based on over 200 references. Click here to order a copy online, or click here for a PDF order form to fax to the ACFAOM office.

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The role of rocker soles in reducing ulcer risk
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Study findings suggest that rocker soles effectively reduce peak plantar pressures in patients at risk for diabetic foot ulcera­tion, particularly when paired with custom orthoses. Whether or not rocker soles can play a role in healing active neuropathic ulcers, however, remains unclear. More

Case studies in unusual wounds
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Given the preponderance of wounds one sees in practice, podiatrists inevitably see wounds of an unusual shape or wounds that demonstrate a unique pattern of soft tissue trauma. Accordingly, this author discusses underlying factors with these abnormal presentations and offers a few challenging case studies involving unusual wounds. More

Meet Dr. Chris Bibbo - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Christopher Bibbo, DPM, DO, 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. Bibbo graduated from TUSPM in 1988, did his residency training at Warminster General Hospital, PA, and earned his DO degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 1994. He is Chief, Foot & Ankle Section, Department of Orthopaedics, Marshfield Clinic, WI, a 700-physican multispecialty clinic/tertiary referral center, and a Clinical Instructor at Scholl College. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, ABPS, ABPOPPM, and ABLES, and enjoys teaching and research. 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

Ankle braces may help teen basketball players
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The ankle braces many basketball players strap on to prevent injuries may actually work, according to a study of teenaged basketball players. Of the nearly 1,500 basketball players followed for a season, those assigned to wear ankle braces during games and practice were 68 percent less likely to suffer an ankle sprain or fracture, the authors wrote in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. More

Telephone triage may be better use of resources for lower extremity injury
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Researchers in Boston found that sprains and strains account for more than a third of lower extremity injuries treated at emergency departments and thus, have reasoned telephone triage and scheduled care appointments might be better uses of emergency health care resources. More

Extended wear of high heels can cause foot damage
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High heels make you look great, improve your figure, and are the final touch to a fashionable look, but if high heels do wonders for your appearance, they don't do a lot for foot health. Dr. Michael Nirenberg, a podiatrist at Friendly Foot Care in Crown Point, Ind., says he doesn't discourage women from wearing high heels occasionally. "Once or twice a week is going to do minimal damage to your feet," he says. "If you wear heels over a long period of time, then you can do permanent damage to your feet and your body." More

Sports medicine: Get the maximum from minimalist shoes
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Look around you the next time you're out for a run. Whether on the Back Cove trail, Mackworth Island or the streets of the Portland, Ore., area, many athletes have begun barefoot running. Most of them are not actually running barefoot. Instead a number of shoe companies have developed minimalist shoes with very little padding, support and stability. More

Altered movement biomechanics in obese tied to osteoarthritis
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Obese individuals have altered movement strategies during everyday movements, including walking and sit-to-stand, according to a review published online Aug. 3 in Obesity Reviews. Jos Runhaar, from the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues reviewed available literature through November 2010 to evaluate the differences in the biomechanics of the hip, knee, and ankle joints during everyday movements between otherwise healthy obese and normal-weight subjects. More

How to handle bad bosses
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Developing a good relationship with your manager might be the single most important move you can make at your job. At the most basic level, your boss is the key to your next promotion or raise. A good manager will help you excel on the job, and pave the way for your next career step; a bad boss can cause your 9-to-5 to feel like (or actually become) a 9-to-9 - draining your motivation, damaging your emotional well-being and torpedoing your performance. For more, click here.

Developing and validating a risk score for lower-extremity amputation in patients hospitalized for a diabetic foot infection
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Diabetic foot infection is the predominant predisposing factor to nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation, but few studies have investigated which specific risk factors are most associated with LEA. We sought to develop and validate a risk score to aid in the early identification of patients hospitalized for diabetic foot infection who are at highest risk of LEA. More
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