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FREE 1 CME Webinar on Cardiovascular Disease - today at 8 p.m. ET
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Supported by an educational grant from BioMedix™, ACFAOM is presenting a 1 CME-credit webinar titled Cardiovascular Disease and Your Patient - What is Impacting the Care of Your Patient today (8 - 9 p.m. ET) FREE to all DPMs. Faculty will be John Guiliana, DPM, and Lawrence Kaelin, MD. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to articulate the connection between cardiovascular diseases, and the patient care principles to identify and care for this growing population in the United States. This educational program has been designed for podiatrists in general practice and is sponsored by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, which is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. To register for this free webinar click here. More

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Orthoses practice guidelines updated and 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.

A guide to digital amputations in patients with diabetes
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Most podiatrists who treat patients with diabetes at some point will encounter a patient in need of a partial or complete digital amputation. These patients typically have had exhaustive treatments including various wound therapies, surgical debridements, antibiotics as well as incision and drainage. The indications for digital amputation include osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, gas gangrene, ischemia/gangrene and an advancing soft tissue infection. More

Foot strike patterns do not predict impact loading rates while running
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Just because a runner's foot strike pattern changes as a result of switching from shod to barefoot running doesn't necessarily mean that runner will experience lower impact loading rates, according to research from the University of Oregon presented in August at the ASB meeting. More

Are barefoot running shoes better?
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People are racing to buy a new type of running shoe, which is marketed to improve your balance, agility, and reduce the risk of injury, but do they actually do that? A barefoot running shoe is like a glove for your foot. The shoe's very minimalistic, and has a slot for each toe. The idea is to run more naturally. More

Wearing heels could lead to arthritis later in life
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This mantra helps you get through those agonizing last few miles on the treadmill or jazzes you up when going to the salon for an eyebrow wax or tweeze. But some of the pain associated with society's image of beauty could truly be harmful for health, says one UC Health primary care physician, and it doesn't have to be as extreme - or as expensive - as surgery or injections. More

Meet Dr. Lagone - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Karen Lagone, DPM, FACFAOM, 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. Langone is a Diplomate of ABPOPPM and Past President of the American College of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Additionally Dr. Langone is the lead clinical director for New York State Fit Feet Initiative of Special Olympics. She is in private practice in Southampton, N.Y. 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

Increase in wound complication rates found with use of locking compression plates in distal fibular fractures
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Researchers in the Netherlands have identified a significant increase in wound complications inherent in treating distal fibular fractures with a locking compression plate, according to the study. The team performed a six-year study in which they retrospectively analyzed all consecutive, closed distal fibular fractures that had been treated with either a non-locking or locking plate. Complications related to the fibula were identified. More

Dr. Murray Feingold: What are you wearing on your feet?
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You had a busy day at work, just finished dinner and now plan to relax for the rest of the evening. So you put on some comfortable clothes and slip on a pair of your favorite slippers. But you may want to rethink the slippers part. More

Handicapping hallux valgus
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Research presented in July at the annual meeting of the American Podi­atric Medical Association in Boston adds to knowledge of risk factors for and prevalence of hallux valgus. Older age, African American race, high heel use, and genetic factors all conferred an increased risk of HV. More

Save $50 - Register for ACFAOM 2011 by Sept. 19
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ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference, presenting the latest in Applied Biomechanics, Medicine, Wound Management, Dermatology, Pathology, and more, will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Disney World. Three-hour tracks of 20-minute clinical lectures and associated three-hour 'hands-on' workshops, plus sessions on ultrasound, billing & coding, HIPAA and EHRs. Content is designed to make sure you remain a great clinician with a successful office-based practice. 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 details click here! More

Relationships between clinical measures of static foot posture and plantar pressure during static standing and walking
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Information is limited about the relationships between clinical measures of static foot posture and peak plantar pressures under the medial column of the foot. The purpose was to examine these relationships during static standing and walking. More
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