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ASPS to present a surgery track at ACFAOM 2012 -Oct. 11-14, in Downtown Disney, Fla.
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The ACFAOM annual clinical conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton in the Disney World Resort ( located directly across from Downtown Disney. While the focus of the conference will be the traditional ACFAOM hall-mark content of Wound Management, Medicine, and Biomechanics, using both adult didactic and hands-on workshop learning, a new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, ACFAOM's sister APMA affiliated specialty organization. Additional sessions on billing & coding, HER, HIPAA compliance, imaging, and other issues relevant to office-based practice will round out this growing annual conference. Make a resolution to attend the most clinically relevant and practical conference you cannot afford to miss in 2012. More

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Congress passes measure to delay Medicare physician payment cut
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By a vote of 60 to 36, the U.S. Senate has passed a measure that delays a 27.4 percent Medicare physician payment cut. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. Earlier, the House passed the House-Senate conference report by a vote of 293 in favor and 132 against. More

Do runners need orthotics?
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Nicholas A Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS writes, "I routinely have runners present to our office demanding orthotics for their shoes. Even more common is the request for replacement orthotics. The question is: Should they even be running in an orthotic?" More

Metatarsal pads may reduce pain by creating space in the forefoot
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A Dutch study suggests that metatarsal pads relieve metatar­salgia pain by creating space between metatarsal heads in addition to reducing plantar pressure. Researchers from St. Maartens Clinic in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, performed motion analysis on 16 feet with primary metatarsalgia and 12 control feet as study participants walked with and without a metatarsal pad. The teardrop shaped poly­urethane pad was positioned just proximal to the distal head of the second metatarsal bone. More

Meet Drs. Weil, Laporta, and Didomenico - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Lowell Scott Weil, Sr., DPM, Guido Laporta, DPM, and Lawrence Didomenico, DPM will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Drs. Weil, Laporta and Didomenico all have decades of surgical experience and provide expertise for the medical device industry. They will provide insights on current procedures and surgical innovations in "What's Hot in Surgery 2012." 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

Will motorized shoes become fashionable on the plant floor?
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Anyone who has ever visited a large automotive or aerospace factory has probably seen people riding around the plant floor on bicycles and tricycles. It's a great way to cover a lot of ground and save your feet from developing blisters or bunions. In the future, plant managers may want to invest in motorized shoes. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, an entrepreneur unveiled battery-powered skates that strap onto shoes. More

Peroneal response to inversion increases with shoe sole thickness
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Wearing thick-soled shoes increases the magnitude of peroneus longus muscle activity required to resist an unanticipated foot inversion, elevating the risk of an ankle sprain, according to research from the University of Dundee in Scotland. More

Scary real-life dangers of wearing sky-high stilettos
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VideoBriefIt's something most women wear on a daily basis, some of us for eight hours at a time. But, are the stilettos we're wearing really worth all the pain and aggravation? News 3 looks into the real life dangers of wearing sky-high heels and why some women say it's worth the sacrifice. More


SAVE THE DATES! October 11-14, Walt Disney World ® ( Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Imaging, HIPAA, EHRs, billing & coding. Top faculty. 21 CMEs. MORE

When a patient presents with thick, yellow toenails and a rash on both feet
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An 80-year-old Caucasian presents to the office complaining of thick, yellow, unsightly and sometimes painful toenails. The patient, a retired RN, has had a history of a rash affecting both feet. The rash is sometimes pruritic and sometimes not. She has tried applying topical antifungals to her toenails without success. However, antifungal creams have sometimes helped her skin condition. More

7 ways to mentor staff
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Great mentors serve as role models, counselors, and cheerleaders to their employees. And in healthcare specifically, mentoring might be one of the easiest, least costly ways to cultivate professional development of your staff. We asked the pros to share their top mentoring techniques. More

A kinematic method for footstrike pattern detection in barefoot and shod runners
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Footstrike patterns during running can be classified discretely into a rearfoot strike, midfoot strike and forefoot strike by visual observation. However, the footstrike pattern can also be classified on a continuum, ranging from 0 percent to 100 percent (extreme rearfoot to extreme forefoot) using the strike index, a measure requiring force plate data. When force data are not available, an alternative method to quantify the strike pattern must be used. More
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