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Register on-site for ACFAOM 2010, Aug. 26-29, Disney World
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While online registration is closed you will be able to register on-site for ACFAOM 2010 at the conference registration desk, which will open at 11 AM on Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Conference Center of the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., (across from Downtown Disney). For details about the 26-CME-credit Program (which begins at 1 PM), Hotel Reservations, and Disney World Tickets, click here. If you have questions call 1-800-265-8263. More

Therapeutic management of flexible flatfoot pain
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Flexible pes planovalgus (flatfoot) is a common condition that should be treated when it is associated with pain. A flatfoot in its simplest terms is defined as collapsing of the foot, resulting in loss of arch height. Flexible flatfoot differs from rigid flatfoot in that a rigid flatfoot is permanently fixed in the flat position. More

Cell therapy tops foot ulcer healing
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Engineered skin significantly improved healing of diabetic foot ulcers compared with other advanced biologic therapies, according to an analysis of a larger wound care database. When used as the initial advanced biologic therapy, engineered skin -- or bilayered living cell therapy (Apligraf) -- reduced the time to wound healing by 31 percent compared with topical recombinant growth factor (becaplermin, Regranex) and by 40 percent compared with platelet releasate (Procuren). More

Imaging at the doctor's: Good thing or transparent ploy?
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John Finkenberg, an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, for years sent patients who needed MRIs to outside imaging centers. But last year, he and his five partners bought their own million-dollar machine. Now, he says, the doctors can work more closely with the technicians and give their patients immediate results. More

Visual Media Concepts: Pre-Show Special For All ACFAOM Members!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Annual ACFAOM meeting at the end of this month. Even if you don't attend, mention this ad to get BOTH reception room videos, ALL THREE treatment room videos, and 100 handout DVD discs to share with your patients--all for only $799! PLUS, get 2 months FREE of online video streaming on your web site. LEARN MORE

Emerging concepts in orthoses for patients with diabetes
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Expert panelists discuss whether reducing shear in patients with diabetes is comparable to reducing plantar pressure, when to change insoles and the optimum insole depth, and the future of computer-aided design for orthoses. More

Meet the Masters every Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST
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'Meet the Masters' guest last week, Irv Kanat, DPM shared his 50 years of leadership and techniques for success in the profession. You can still listen to this talk for FREE as well as the 50+ previous interviews at Today's guest is Dr. Michael Miller, general surgeon and wound care expert, who will share success techniques for helping your patients and your financial profitability in treating patients with wounds in you practice. Call in at 9 p.m. EST today. Register for FREE here. More

Joint fusion for hallux rigidus and hallux valgus improved function
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Function improved after fusion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint for hallux rigidus and hallux valgus, according to Dutch researchers. From 2002 to 2005, 62 consecutive patients underwent crossed screw fusion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint without concomitant surgery of the same or contralateral foot. No patients had previous surgery of the same foot. Twenty-seven patients had hallux rigidus, and 35 patients had hallux valgus. More

Knee OA and obesity: A cyclical clinical challenge
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Obesity not only increases the risk of knee osteoarthritis but also makes it more difficult to treat, as typical exercise recommendations often are simply not practical. Gait researchers, however, are working to identify new potential therapeutic approaches. More

NFL puts feet first - Shock Suppression over Cushioning: Many teams switching to UNEQUAL Technologie's patented shock blocking insoles
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UNEQUAL Technologies, a leader in patented shock suppression gear for sports and lifestyle, announced that they are addressing the National Football League's (NFL) teams' paradigm shift from cushioning to shock suppression footwear. Injuries are always top of mind in many contact sports and in activities where limbs and joints take brutal poundings daily. UNEQUAL Technologies has developed the world's only insole made with Kevlar that has been widely adapted by professional sports teams including 30 percent of the NFL who are now utilizing the UNEQUAL UltraLite Insoles with Kevlar. More

Trends in the treatment of tendonitis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you are an athlete, you will probably face tendonitis at some point during your playing days. If you're a regular human being, you'll most certainly face it. Really common areas that are affected include the wrist, the elbow (tennis or golfers elbow), the shoulder (rotator cuff tendonitis), the hip, the knee (patellar tendonitis), the heel (Achilles tendonitis), and the ankle and foot. More

Team approach to foot care lowers risk of amputation in diabetes
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People with diabetic foot problems can lower their risk of leg amputation by relying on coordinated care that includes a podiatrist, according to a recent study. For instance, those with diabetes-related foot ulcers can reduce their risk of amputation by 31 percent. 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
Our list of products includes more then just a nice little set of four round good-for-nothing burrs. We sell thirty different and distinctive burrs. These burrs range in size, shape and style, from the most aggressive to the best smoothers and one that could almost be called the all-one-one solution - "The Happy Burr." More info
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

The only night splint on the market today that actively engages the windlass mechanism of the foot.
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