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'Innovations in Medical Management: From Horses to Zebras!' - at ACFAOM 2011, Oct. 27-30, Disney World
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The practicing DPM is challenged every day to provide evidence-based podiatric medicine in a busy clinical setting rather than reverting to anecdotal practice. This small group, case-based learning format session at ACFAOM 2011 will introduce an entirely new method of using electronic resources to ensure that the highest levels of evidence available are used in medical decision making. Also, you will interact with other participants for brainstorming that will reignite your love for learning in a no-pressure zone! Faculty will be Drs. Jeffrey Robbins, Jonathan Labovitz, Marshall Solomon and Kathleen Satterfield. ACFAOM's 2011 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion, will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Disney World. 21 CMEs. For more details click here! More

Meet Dr. Earl Horowitz - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Earl Horowitz, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Horowitz has dedicated his practice to finding the silver lining in every rain cloud that affects our profession. Excelling in many different areas has made Dr. Horowitz a leader for over 30 years in the practice management movement of our profession. His latest interest is in Vascular Medicine. Learn if this sub-specialty is for you. 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 you should know about plantar fibromas and recalcitrant plantar heel pain
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Investigating plantar fibromas as an etiology for recalcitrant heel pain, the authors of a recently published study suggest that 25 percent of recalcitrant heel pain is neoplastic in origin. The study authors also maintain that patients presenting with proximal plantar fibromas require excision and not fasciotomy. More

Study highlights impact of age on outcomes of MACI in the ankle
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Although matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation in the ankle provided symptom relief in most patients in this study, more than half of older patients reported limited recreational activity and continued pain. "Careful preoperative counseling is required for patients of all ages regarding likely outcomes," Sean Dixon, FRCS, and colleagues wrote. "In patients over 40, the procedure is unlikely to give good pain relief and alternative options should be considered." More

Solutions for women who won't give up their painful shoes
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Aithyni Rucker recently found herself in an area of the shoe department she had never previously explored. The area committed to comfort first and style second - or third or fourth. The 30-year-old attorney updated her Facebook status while she contemplated her purchase: "You know you're getting old when you're debating soft-soled shoes." More

With diabetes, save a leg, save a life
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Each year in the U.S. diabetes results in the amputation of about 65,700 legs or feet. About 85 percent of those began with a diabetic foot ulcer. And for Dr. David Schwegman, the mission to educate people about the issue is personal. His father, a diabetic, had a foot ulcer that resulted in the amputation of his left leg, which contributed to his death, his son said. "He became a statistic," Schwegman said. "He was one of the 50 percent of people that died within five years after having an amputation." More

Pregnancy foot problems
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Pregnancy is seen by most as a time of anticipation and joy, but it can take a toll on a woman's body. Even the feet can be affected. Researchers report more than half of all pregnant women have foot complaints. According to Adriana Karpati, DPM, Podiatrist in Grapevine, Texas, one of the most commonly encountered foot problems in pregnancy is plantar fasciitis (heel pain). As the woman nears the last trimester, production of a hormone, called relaxin, causes the ligaments to loosen in preparation for movement of the baby through the birth canal. More

Promising laser treatment for troubled feet
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It may not feel like it now, but sandal and flip flop weather isn't far away. While some people can't wait for the chance to bare their toes, others go to great lengths to keep them covered. An estimated 10 percent of the population suffer from toenail fungus. Nails become yellow, and the infection can thicken and deform the nail, interfering with how shoes fit. In more serious cases the fungus can cause the nail to separate from the nail bed, causing pain. More

Do shoe insoles deliver relief from foot pain?
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As heels get higher and higher, shoe shoppers are left deciding between 4 inches or 5 inches for their next pair. But is there room for comfort in the world of sky-high stilettos? Not if shoppers are looking to shoe insoles to relieve their aching feet. Recent tests by ShopSmart, the shopping magazine published by Consumer Reports, reveal that shoe insoles may not be worth the money. More

Less is more in latest footwear trends
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Today's hottest footwear trends are leaning toward minimalism, according to an expert presenting at the American College of Sports Medicine's 15th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Matt Werd, DPM, FACSM identified the five hottest trends in athletic footwear. More

Effect of children's shoes on gait: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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The effect of footwear on the gait of children is poorly understood. This systematic review synthesises the evidence of the biomechanical effects of shoes on children during walking and running. More

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