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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 & 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. You cannot afford to miss it. More

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix

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Minimizing the risk of perioperative infection in patients with wounds
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Given the delicate nature of the wound environment, one must be vigilant in reducing the incidence of perioperative infection. Accordingly, these expert panelists discuss skin preparation before surgery, the use of prophylactic antibiotics, hand hygiene protocol and wound irrigation techniques. More

Meet Dr. Kathleen Troepp-Neuhoff - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Kathleen Tropee-Neuhoff, DPM, DVM 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. Troepp-Neuhoff is a multi-talented podiatrist and veterinarian who, in addition to being a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, is board certified in both surgery and orthopedics & medicine. She currently practices at the Family Foot Care Clinic in South Bend, Indiana. 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

What your feet are telling you if you're diabetic
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With one in 10 people in Louisiana living with diabetes, there is no doubt we are in the southern region of the "Diabetes Belt." While diabetes is a treatable condition, it can bring a range of complications if not monitored closely and one starts at your feet. More

Most diabetes amputations 'preventable'
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In Northern Ireland, there were 199 diabetes-related amputations last year. A campaign has been launched aimed at putting a stop to preventable amputations. 'Putting Feet First' by Diabetes UK Northern Ireland wants to reduce diabetes-related amputations by 50 percent within five years. More

Success of hinged AFOs depends on alignment
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Misalignment between the mechanical joint of an articulated AFO and the cor­responding anatomical joint can signifi­cant­ly affect the device's mechanical properties, particularly resistance and stiffness, which can impair AFO effective­ness and negatively affect proximal joints. More

Your feet: The hardest working part of your body
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A quarter of all your bones are in your feet. Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and this is not counting the 12 leg muscles that connect each foot to the rest of the body. Your feet also take an average of 18,000 steps a day and walk more than 120,000 km in your lifetime; that's like walking around the world three times. 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

High-heeled shoe dangers for runners
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Lacy Jaye Hansen writes, "One of the first pieces of advice I give any new runner is in regards to shoes. I tell anyone who's just starting out to go to a running specific store and to get fitted for a proper running shoe." More

9 footwear do's and don'ts
U.S. News & World Report via Yahoo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Our poor feet. They withstand lots of abuse, quickly carrying us to last-minute outings, pounding the pavement on mind-clearing runs, and being squeezed into impractical (but fashionable) shoes. But we need to take care of them to avoid foot pain, injury, and other ailments. So do your tootsies a favor and follow these healthy tips. More

The business plan: What doctors must understand to survive
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There is heated discussion in many online forums about doctors, economics, and business skill right now. From right here at Physicians Practice to forums like LinkedIn, Twitter, and literally hundreds of practice management websites the comments and laments carry a common theme. More

Risk factors for lower extremity amputation in diabetic foot disease categorized by Wagner classification
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This study was conducted in a multidisciplinary diabetic foot care center. Demographic characteristics, laboratory data, disease history, ankle brachial pressure index and Wagner classification were considered as independent variables to predict the therapeutic outcome (major LEA, minor LEA, and non-amputation). Risk factors for LEA in different Wagner grades were further analyzed. Multivariate stepwise ordinal logistic regression was performed. More
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