ACFAOM 2011 has everything you need - Oct. 27-30, Disney World
Are you looking for a national conference that:
• Covers what you do in your office on a daily basis?
• Is taught by top faculty with real world experience?
• Approaches teaching by respecting you as an experienced doctor?
• Combines didactic and hands-on workshop learning?
• Awards 21 CMEs for approx. $14/credit?
• Allows you and your family to experience Halloween at Disney World?
If so, then ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference is the one conference you cannot afford to miss. Featuring the latest in Biomechanics, Medicine, Wound Management, Dermatology, Pathology, plus sessions on ultrasound, billing & coding, HIPAA and EHRs. Daily registration is available if you cannot attend the whole conference ($99 members and Federal Service; $149 non-members). For details click here!More
Dr. Barry Block to be honored on Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Barry Block, DPM, JD, one of the most well-known and influential figures in the profession will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from ACFAOM at its annual conference at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Disney World. The award will be presented by ACFAOM President Dr. Kirk Geter during the President's Reception in the Exhibition Hall at ACFAOM 2011, on Friday, Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m. The MC for this part of the program will be the host of "Meet the Masters", former ACFAOM president Dr. Bret Ribotsky, and several prominent podiatrists and colleagues of Dr. Block will speak. If you would like to attend this event and honor Dr. Block but you are not planning to attend the ACFAOM 2011 conference, please call ACFAOM at 1-800-265-8263, Ext. 6536 for a special free pass to the reception only. For full information about the conference click here. More
How brand development can benefit your practice
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Some of us remember the days when there was virtually no need for marketing health care practices. All that was required was hard work, well-developed skills, and a shingle out front. Word of mouth was the primary method for growing practices, and any overt messaging was considered unethical. In fact, there were regulations specifically preventing physicians from advertising themselves. It was a simpler time with far less competition for patients and referrals. More
Suffer from diabetes? Take care of your feet
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If your feet are talking to you after a long day on them, count yourself lucky. Jenice Casey and the millions of other diabetics who suffer from peripheral neuropathy of the feet can't feel their feet. That lack of nerve sensation too often causes wounds that can lead to amputation of the foot or leg. More
Current concepts in treating puncture wounds
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"Puncture wound" is truly a wastebasket term used to describe what often becomes the medical equivalent of treating a wastebasket. The inoculation of a patient by a foreign body, thus introducing any number of bacterial organisms or spores, can create a medical scenario ranging from the simple to the life threatening. More
Meet Dr. Saxena - today at 9 p.m.ET
Amol Saxena, DPM, 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. Saxena specializes in sports medicine and foot & ankle surgery. He is a published author and is Editor of International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery (Springer) with 45 chapters, 68 authors, and 890 figures. Dr. Saxena was podiatrist for the 1992, 2000 & 2004 Olympic Track and Field Trials and the USA Track and Field Medical Committee. He serves as consulting podiatrist for Nike Oregon Project, Bay Area Track Club, and the Golden State Warriors. 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
Effects of load carriage on amputee ambulation
Lower Extremity Review Share
Amputees lack the lower extremity muscles responsible for maintaining kinematic stability under increasing load carriage conditions, and would benefit from a more versatile prosthetic foot design that could adapt dynamically to changing loads. More
Rates of diabetes-related amputation vary across US
Rates of foot and leg amputations among Americans with diabetes may vary widely according to where they live, a new study suggests. About 26 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 65,000 had a lower limb amputation in 2006, the most recent year with available data. More
Stress fractures of the lateral rays in the cavovarus foot: Indication for surgical intervention
Lateral ray stress fractures are a known complication of the cavovarus foot deformity. Malpositioning of the forefoot and hindfoot leads to increased pressure on the heel and lateral rays, resulting in significant morbidity. Patients with nonprogressive deformities can be managed surgically or nonsurgically in an attempt to decrease adverse events. It is often difficult to predict which patients will benefit most from a surgical intervention. This article describes two model cases of stress fractures in patients with nonprogressive cavovarus foot deformities. More
Transitioning from a solo practice to a group practice
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A group podiatry practice can offer numerous financial benefits but stepping away from a solo practice can be a very difficult decision. By providing an example of a solo DPM that he worked with in weighing this decision, this practice management consultant illustrates some of the key issues and considerations for solo practitioners looking to join a group practice. More
Gait, balance and plantar pressures in older people with toe deformities
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Older people with toe deformities have been identified as having an increased risk of falling. Little is known, however, about the biomechanical changes that might contribute to this increased risk. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine whether older people with hallux valgus and lesser toe deformities displayed different gait, balance and plantar pressure characteristics compared to individuals without toe deformities. More