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Save 10 percent on PICA premiums at ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14, at Disney World.
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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, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics, using both didactic and hands-on workshop learning, with additional sessions on billing and coding, EMRs, HIPAA compliance, and other issues relevant to office-based practice. A new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), ACFAOM's sister APMA Affiliated Specialty Organization. And a special lecture sponsored by PICA will entitle you to a 10 percent reduction on your premium if you are insured by PICA. 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

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix

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General practitioners need referral system guidelines for foot and ankle patients
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Less than two-thirds of general practitioner referrals to a dedicated foot and ankle surgical service were considered an appropriate use of referrals, according to research published in The Foot journal. Researchers separated 1,133 referrals from a 12-month period - 974 of which were from a general practicitoner - into 6 categories: first ray, lesser rays, rear-foot, mid-foot, systemic or general issues or issues concerning tendinopath, ligament or soft tissue. More

Meet Dr. Peter Blume - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Peter Blume, 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. Blume is a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the North American Center for Limb Preservation, and frequently lecturers on limb preservation and foot & ankle reconstructive surgery. 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

Runners risk more foot problems if they wear heels
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Runners who wear high heels may be at a greater risk for foot, knee and back injury. Podiatrist Rodney Stuck of Loyola University Health System said high heels are the leading cause of ingrown toenails, or onychocryptosis. But for runners, the physical problems of wearing high-heels can be worsened and lead to even more severe problems than the average high-heels wearer because of additional strain. More

26 percent of US adults obese in 2011
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One-in-four U.S. adults were considered obese in 2011, a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found. The index used Americans' self-reported height and weight to calculate body mass index scores. The 2011 metro area findings were extracted from Gallup's daily tracking data of more than 350,000 U.S. adults from Jan. 2, 2011, to Dec. 29, 2011. More

4 social media strategies to build patient loyalty
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In order to build relationships and truly connect with members of your community through social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, hospitals are learning that it takes more than simply pushing out a weekly bit of health advice. More

Transitioning to advanced therapies for DFUs: Are 4 weeks and 50 percent the magic numbers?
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When do you make the transition to advanced modalities for diabetic foot ulcers? With this question in mind, these authors discuss key diagnostic pointers and offer salient insights from the literature on when physicians should consider advanced modalities to facilitate improved healing and outcomes. 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

Enhancing balance
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Recent research suggests older patients at risk for falls from poor balance may benefit from custom foot orthoses. Report­ed improvements indicate clini­cians could potentially help prevent falls by testing patients' balance and considering inter­ventions to improve it. More

Why the medical industry could do with a healthy dose of social media
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One area that we spend a lot of time talking and often complaining about is our health. So it's surprising that the healthcare industry is lagging behind when it comes to social media as this is where the conversation today is happening. It's believed that the healthcare industry is almost 10 years behind other industries that are actively engaging with consumers and taking part in conversations in the social media playground. More

Risk factors for lower extremity amputation in diabetic foot disease categorized by Wagner classification
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This study aimed tp elucidate the risk factors for lower extremity amputation in patients of diabetic foot disease with different Wagner gradings. This study was conducted in a multidisciplinary diabetic foot care center. More
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