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'Practical Biomechanics' - at ACFAOM 2012, Oct. 11-14, 2012, Disney World
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Within the past two decades, the field of podiatric biomechanics has evolved greatly with new theories, new foot orthosis techniques, new casting methods, and new orthosis manufacturing procedures. This lecture session and associated hands-on workshop will help you improve your day-to-day podiatric practice with new and important clinical biomechanics and sports medicine knowledge and skills. This session will also provide a refresher in the basic ABCs of clinical biomechanics. Faculty will be Drs. Douglas Richie, Christopher MacLean & Robert Phillips. ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion, will be held Oct. 11-14 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Disney World. You can now view the latest program, register online, make hotel reservations, and purchase Disney World tickets. More

Meet Dr. H.F. 'Bunny' Brown - today at 9 p.m. ET
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H.F. "Bunny" Brown, DPM 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. Brown is a past APMA president and former Airman of the Year in the Air Force. Currently practicing in Little Rock, Ark., he is eager to educate you in leadership and podiatric success. 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

Whats, whens and whys of plantar fasciitis care
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Published guidelines for management of plantar fasciitis don't cover every detail of which interventions to try, in what order, and for how long. As a result, every practitioner tends to interpret the gray areas just a little differently. More

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Nearly 30 percent of all college athlete injuries a result of overuse
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Overuse injuries are nearly 30 percent of all injuries sustained by college athletes, with a majority (62 percent) of overuse injuries occurring in female athletes, according to a study published in the Journal of Athletic Training. More

Medicare moves to tie doctors' pay to quality and cost of care
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Twenty-thousand physicians in four Midwest states received a glimpse into their financial future last month. Landing in their email inboxes were links to reports from Medicare showing the amount their patients cost on average as well as the quality of the care they provided. The reports also showed how Medicare spending on each doctor's patients compared with their peers in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. More

CU-Boulder study: Barefoot running less efficient than wearing light-weight shoes
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Among the advantages of barefoot running extolled by many of its devotees is that running unshod is more efficient than running with clunky shoes. But a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado's Locomotion Lab - which has studied the metabolic costs of running and walking for decades - has found that running with shoes is actually more efficient, using a measure of how much oxygen people consume (and how much carbon dioxide they produce) while running. More

Treating clear cell hidradenoma of the dorsal medial forefoot
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Clear cell hidradenomas are relatively rare dermal sweat gland neoplasms believed to originate from the eccrine glands. These neoplasms are composed of two main cell types: a fusiform dense cell epidermoid and small amounts of glycogen, and a large "clear" cell, filled with glycogen. The neoplasm has both solid and cystic components, and cell types include epidermoid cells, which may transform into clear cells. More

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A brighter tomorrow, today
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Two recent surveys, one by Medical Economics magazine (no relation to us), and one by Podiatry Management, contain some hopeful signs for members of the healthcare community. Simply put, collections are up. The caveat to this observation, of course, is that the survey results are averages. Most of you seem to be witnessing a strengthening business environment, but as with real estate and other parts of the economy, the recovery is uneven. More

Should we run barefoot?
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Dr. Stephen Barrett writes, "A few weeks ago while on a flight to some forgotten city from another forgotten city, the gentleman next to me started up a conversation. As I recall, it was one of those deals where I wanted to sleep as it was an early morning flight. Unfortunately, the conversant was not of high enough social IQ to discern this so he pressed on." More

Athletics not the lone culprit in creating foot problems
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There are many common foot problems that runners may come across during years of repetitive impact. The most commonly known issue is called plantar fasciitis, which is a tightening or inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tendon that supports the arch. It is painful and sometimes difficult to resolve. More

Opening wedge and chevron metatarsal osteotomies successful for hallux valgus
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Although researchers found that proximal medial-opening wedge and chevron metatarsal osteotomies provided similar pain relief, satisfaction and functional outcomes in patients with hallux valgus at one-year follow-up, surgeons participating in the level 1 study preferred the opening wedge approach. More

Postnatal growth of the calcaneus does not simulate growth of the foot
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In the absence of age and sex-specific normative data for postnatal growth of the calcaneus, it has been hypothesized that the growth of the calcaneus would simulate growth of the foot. More


REGISTRATION OPEN! October 11-14 - Disney World. Total Immersion in Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Dermatology/Pathology, Imaging, HIPAA/EHRs, Billing/Coding, PICA premium discount. 21 CE Credit Hours. MORE

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