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Save $50 on Registration before Sept. 10 for ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14, at Disney World.
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ACFAOM 2012 is the perfect educational opportunity for you to learn about the latest foot and ankle treatments, while taking away invaluable business tools that will save you money in your day-to-day practice. Our A-list faculty will provide you with their perspectives on everything from the latest in biomechanics to lasers. Plus, by attending you can save 10% on your insurance premium if you are insured by PICA. Register before September 10 and save $50 on your registration for this year's premier conference. It is the one event you don't want to miss!

The conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista located directly across from Downtown Disney. The focus of the ACFAOM conference will be Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics using both didactic and hands-on workshop learning, with additional sessions on Billing & Coding, and the latest technologies for Podiatric Imaging. New features this year include an exciting survey of Lasers in Podiatric Practice: Pros and Cons, plus a surgery track presented by ASPS. Click here to register now

Meet Neil Horsley, DPM, FACFAOM — today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Neil Horsley 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. Horsley practices at Dr. Horsley's Foot & Ankle Care in Belleville, Illinois and serves as commissioner of the Illinois State Diabetes Commission. Be sure to tune in as Dr. Horsley is sure to give great business tools, surgical pearls, and leadership skills. 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

EHR adoption grows as docs bid for incentives
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Electronic health record adoption by physicians is growing, to judge by the results of a recent survey sponsored by Medscape, a leading website for continuing medical education. The survey of 21,200 physicians across 25 specialties, conducted last spring, found that 74 percent of them already were using an EHR and that another 8 percent of them were currently installing or implementing systems. More

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Emerging concepts with post-lapidus bunionectomy weightbearing
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. Neal Blitz writes, "Some surgeons may consider weightbearing Lapidus itself to be a relatively new concept. In a 2004 article in Podiatry Today, 'Early Weightbearing After Lapidus: Is It Possible?,' I highlighted some basic patient guidelines and pearls on surgical technique from proper joint preparation to screw fixation pearls." More

Nearly half of physicians struggle with burnout
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The many rigors and stresses of medical practice mean that physicians experience burnout at higher rates than the general population. They work an average of 10 hours more per week and are nearly twice as likely to be dissatisfied with their work-life balance, according to an Archives of Internal Medicine study published online Aug. 20. More

Future of orthotic design will focus on practitioners
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Foot orthotic laboratories have long been the principal players in the computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) of foot orthoses. But practitioners are gradually starting to play a bigger role in the process - a development that dramatically enhances the potential for clinical creativity but also introduces an extra element of uncertainty. More

Physio: Plantar fasciitis can emerge from wearing summer footwear
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After an entire summer of wearing flip flops and sandals, you might be experiencing some foot pain. But not all foot pain is footwear-related. The plantar fascia is a soft tissue that attaches from the heel bone and fans out to the five toes. More

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Pressure's not off for diabetic feet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Custom-made footwear for diabetes patients must offload pressure if it is to be effective at preventing ulceration, Dutch researchers emphasize. Effective offloading, defined as an in-shoe pressure of below 200 kPa at site of deformity, was achieved in 61 percent of 336 feet in a group of 171 patients with diabetic neuropathy attending 10 rehabilitation centers. Just 24 percent of feet achieved this level of pressure offloading across the entire foot. More

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Preventing falls in the elderly: Where DPMs can have an impact
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over the past two decades, podiatric medicine has become a vital member of the healthcare team treating important health issues around the world. For example, the role of the podiatric physician in the team approach to treating the diabetic foot has elevated our profession to a level of esteem where we are on a par with any medical specialty. More

UMKC researchers scratch the surface of pesky fungi
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Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have for the first time sequenced the entire genome of five of the fungi responsible for athlete’s foot, jock itch and a host of other common painful and persistent skin infections. More

Significant foot, ankle lesion healing seen with combination of cartilage treatments
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Autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis and microfracture procedures combined with platelet-rich plasma showed good results for patients with osteochondral lesions of the foot and ankle, according to results of a recently presented prospective study More

Simple methods to reduce no shows at your medical practice
Physician's Practice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The only way to ensure that every patient makes it to the office for their scheduled appointment may be to send a bus to pick them up, and even then, rest assured there will be one or two that still don't make it. In order to fix this problem in a medical practice, you have to understand first the reasons that patients don't make it to their appointments. More

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Finite element analysis of the foot: Model validation and comparison between two common treatments of the clawed hallux deformity
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Clawed hallux is defined by first metatarsophalangeal joint extension and first interphalangeal joint flexion; it can increase plantar pressures and ulceration risk. The research investigated two corrective surgical techniques, the modified Jones and flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer. A finite element foot model was modified to generate muscle overpulls, including extensor hallucis longus, flexor hallucis longus and peroneus longus. The modified Jones was effective in correcting clawed hallux deformity involving extensor hallucis longus overpull without flexor hallucis longus overpull. More


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