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Save the dates for ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14, in Orlando, Fla.
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The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine's annual clinical conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton in the Disney World Resort ( located directly across from Downtown Disney. The focus of the ACFAOM conference will be Wound Management, Medicine, and Biomechanics, using both didactic and hands-on workshop learning, with additional sessions on billing & coding, HER, HIPAA compliance, and other issues relevant to office-based practice. A new feature this year will be a special surgical track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), ACFAOM's sister APMA Affiliated Specialty Organization. The ACFAOM annual clinical conference has grown since its debut in 2008, and details of the 2012 program will be available at the ACFAOM Web site soon.  Enter Oct. 11-14 into your new 2012 calendar now, and make a New Year's resolution to attend the most clinically relevant and practical conference in 2012. You cannot afford to miss it. More

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Taping alters ankle biomechanics
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This study found that closed basket-weave ankle taping significantly affects ankle range of motion and time to peak vertical ground reaction force, which can have implications higher up the kinetic chain that appear to vary from one indivi­dual to another. More

Meet Dr. Gregg Young - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Gregg K. Young, 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. Young, DPM is a fellow and past president of ACFAOM, and is currently the Chief of Podiatry at the VA in Salt Lake City. He currently directs 16 residents and oversees 30-40 externs and has served on a number of different education committees. 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

Foot-shoe mismatches leave patients at risk
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Survey results suggest that at least one-third of individuals at risk for foot pain or diabetic foot ulcers are wearing shoes that are at least one size too big or too small, which can further increase those risks. Proper shoe fit and foot health start with patient education. More

Assessing the use of ex-fix for offloading in diabetic limb salvage
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In lieu of the advancements in wound healing and innovations in surgical technique, limb salvage in the patient with diabetes remains a costly and complex endeavor. Some advocate immediate amputation for complex diabetic ulcers or gangrene. However, researchers have associated amputations in patients with diabetes with decreased life expectancy and an increased risk of contralateral amputation. The challenge with wound healing in patients with diabetes stems from the existence of comorbidities such as vasculopathy, neuropathy and propensity for infection. More

The truth about AFOs and fall prevention
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Recently, a prominent podiatric company began marketing an ankle-foot orthosis as the centerpiece of a fall prevention program targeted at elderly patients. To learn that a commonly used orthopedic device could now be used to prevent a catastrophic medical event would prompt any reasonable practitioner to look for the scientific evidence that could validate such a profound accomplishment. More

Make sure your kids are wearing right shoes
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When it comes to kids' school shoes, fashion should never trump fit. Ill-fitting shoes cause problems such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis in young feet. Other common foot problems caused by improper footwear, like sprains and tendonitis, can require extended medical care. "The importance of proper-fitting shoes at an early age is critical for growing bodies," says Dr. Ross Taubman, president of the American Podiatric Medical Association. "Simple foot injuries can inhibit a child's daily functions and growth, potentially affecting them for the rest of their lives." 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

HIMSS: Stage 2 proposed rule includes dynamic EHR model
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The Stage 2 meaningful use proposed rule includes a new plan for dynamic EHRs, Steven Posnack, MHS, director, federal policy division, Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, said during a presentation at the 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference. More

Study: High heel shoes can alter how you walk - permanently
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What's more important: feet that look good or feet that feel good? I hope you answered the latter because a recent study shows that wearing heels that are at least two inches high over an extended period of time can seriously impact - and not for the better - the muscles and tendons in your feet. More

Swing limb mechanics and minimum toe clearance in people with knee osteoarthritis
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Knee osteoarthritis has been shown to be a risk factor for falls. Reductions in foot clearance during the swing phase of walking can cause a trip and potentially lead to a fall. This study examined the swing phase mechanics of people with and without knee OA during walking. More
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