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Pressure treatment: Dynamic data guide orthotic therapy
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Lower extremity practitioners have used static pressure measurements for decades to guide the fabrication of foot orthoses. Dynamic measurement systems now gather plantar pressure data while the patient is walking; this offers clinicians a more sophisticated evaluation of gait biomechanics, as well as an opportunity to make more appropriate orthoses and adjust them based on real-time performance. More

Inflammatory arthritis may be a risk factor for major complications after TAA
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Underlying inflammatory arthritis was a significant risk factor for major wound complications following total ankle arthroplasty, according to the results of a recently published study. "We recommend that caution be used when selecting and education patients with inflammatory conditions who are potential candidates for total ankle arthroplasty," Steven M. Raikin, MD, of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and colleagues wrote in their abstract. More

Intriguing AFO effects
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Rigid ankle foot orthoses increase gait speed in hemiplegic stroke patients, but not for the reasons one might think, according to research from the Kessler Foundation Research Center in New Jersey. In a study of 15 patients with chronic post-stroke hemiplegia, investigators found that use of a solid AFO did significantly increase self-selected gait speed compared to without the device, from .57 m/s to .67 m/s (although not to the .8 m/s level of a fully functional ambulator). More

Koven Technology Introduces Hands-Free Vascular Testing... Now that's Smart!

Koven has simplified vascular testing with the BF8 flat vascular probe for our Smartdop Dopplers. The BF8 makes vascular testing with Doppler fast and easy.

Podiatry job holders 'should offer women high heel advice'
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A leading expert has said that new research highlights the importance for women who wear high-heel shoes to receive medical guidance from a podiatry job holder to minimise potential damage. This follows a Northumbria University study which found that females could be wasting their time trying to impress men with high heels, because they rarely even notice what is being worn on the feet. More

Meet Dr. Kathleen Stone - Today at 9 p.m. EST
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Kathleen Stone, DPM, current APMA President, and Honorary ACFAOM Member, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Tune in to hear a lively discussion about issues impacting the profession and what APMA is doing to safeguard its members' practices. 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

Becoming soleless may be the best choice
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The first thing many people do when they get home is take off their shoes. This begs the question, why are we so keen to remove our supportive sneakers and flip flops? The answer may be slightly more shocking than one may expect. Our supportive, comforting, shock absorbing sneaker and insoles can actually produce negative consequences. More

States cutting Medicaid benefits as they stagger under economic downturn
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In Arizona, about 640,000 adult Medicaid recipients lost coverage for podiatry care, insulin pumps and most dental services. In Washington, D.C., in November, doctors who treat 250,000 Medicaid patients are scheduled to see their fees cut 20 percent. These are some of the newest cutbacks in Medicaid as states grapple with surging enrollment - and spending - in the government health insurance program for the poor that covers nearly 49 million Americans. More

Doctors close to finding cure for diabetes
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While 23 million people in the US have diabetes, researchers say there are nearly 60 million who have pre-diabetes. That means they are likely to develop the disease within the next couple of years. For the first time, scientists believe they're nearing a cure for this common disease. Pricks, shots, and pumps are part of the daily routine for 23 million Americans, including Earl Rutledge. His diabetes led to a foot ulcer and almost an amputation. More

Getting to the sole of 'toning shoes': Local podiatrist offers advice on footwear fad
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While the newest fad for getting fit may sound as simple as slipping on new shoes, one local doctor cautions that results from so-called "toning shoes" can vary widely. In recent years, the footwear market has exploded with an array of toning shoes, also known as fitness shoes, which claim to promote muscle toning by making leg muscles work harder. More
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