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Register online for ACFAOM 2012 - Early bird deadline is July 9
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You can now register online for ACFAOM's 2012 Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14 in Disney World, Florida. Save $100 on your registration fee by signing up for the meeting before July 9. This year's conference offers 21 CE contact hours and a full spectrum of in-depth lectures and workshops in the areas of Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics, and special workshops in Billing & Coding, EHR & HIPAA Compliance, and Imaging in Podiatric 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. To register online, click here. You can now view the latest Program, make Hotel Reservations, and purchase Disney World tickets. More

Meet Dr. Michelle Butterworth - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Michelle Butterworth, 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. Butterworth is a past president of the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association and specializes in pediatric deformities, flatfoot reconstruction, and diabetic infections and complications. She currently practices in Kingstree, S.C., and will be sure to provide valuable insight on being a successful leader in podiatry. 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

Telemedicine technology propels diabetic foot care
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Advances in communications technol­ogy now make it possible for an expert in one location to assess a diabetic foot ulcer in a patient who is miles away. But telehealth efforts face a number of hurdles, the most daunting of which may be patient privacy. More

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Obesity linked to foot disorders
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Increased body mass indexis strongly linked to nonspecific foot pain in the general population and chronic plantar heel pain in nonathletes, according to a systematic review published online April 13 in Obesity Reviews. Researchers led by Paul A. Butterworth, associate lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at the La Trobe University Department of Podiatry in Victoria, Australia, used five electronic databases, in addition to reference lists from relevant papers, to identify 25 relevant papers. More

Are mild wound and diabetic foot infections like mild cancers?
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Dr. David Armstrong writes, "I was listening to a superb talk recently by Otis Brawley, M.D., for our TEDMED at University of Arizona simulcast. Dr. Brawley, the Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society, was speaking about the dramatic overtreatment of prostate and some breast cancers when they were in their early stages. Late in the 18-minute talk, he recounted an anecdote that I had not heard. It had to do with Donald Gleason, MD, PhD, and a meeting he had more than 50 years ago. Dr. Gleason is best known for the eponymous 'Gleason Score' for prostate cancer." More

High rate of MRI found in study of peripheral neuropathy diagnosis
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With more than one dozen diagnostic tools, identifying peripheral neuropathy can be complex and costly. That is why investigators at the University of Michigan attempted to define diagnostic practice patterns in order to identify opportunities to improve efficiency of PN care. More

Study recommends fixation of larger, but not smaller, medial malleolus fragments
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A study examining a fixation protocol for patients with bimaleolar and trimalleolar fractures in which the medial malleolus is treated with open reduction and internal fixation based on fracture size and stability indicates that fixation may not be needed in all cases. More

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How iPads improve the patient experience
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Since the first-generation iPad hit the market in 2010, physicians have embraced the gadget and its apps, many of which enhance or expedite clinical care. But until recently, the patient experience has not been directly influenced by Apple's hit device, other than by way of the patient being impressed with their physician's technological prowess. More

When foot-ankle issues complicate knee surgery
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A patient presenting with both end-stage knee osteoarthritis and a painful foot-ankle deformity is not uncommon, but the medical literature offers practitioners little guidance as to which condition should be managed first or whether they should be addressed simultaneously. More

Running on (nearly) bare feet: A look at the trend afoot
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Barefoot running is picking up speed in the running community these days, though it's a trend that's been afoot for many years. In fact in 1960, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won the Olympic Marathon in bare feet. These days most "barefoot" running is actually done in shoes called minimalist that mimic bare feet, simply providing a little protection for the bottom of the feet. The minimalist approach allows the runner to drop the heel and push off with the forefoot rather than the heel, as most traditional running shoes encourage. Proponents also claim that it strengthens the muscles in the feet and lower legs, reducing injuries. More

Be skeptical of nail fungus treatment products
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Remain skeptical about new devices or drugs that claim the ability to target fungal infections, recommended Dr. Alan B. Fleischer Jr. "You are probably going to be barraged by devices that do something for nail fungus," Dr. Fleischer said. "As a physician, try to focus on curing the fungus and not just making them [patients] look better," he said at the South Beach Symposium. More

Patients collections: 5 mistakes your practice can avoid
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Many practices experience common accounts receivable (A/R) mistakes that when left unattended result in the nightmare of watching A/R soar and, sometimes, become unmanageable. Managing practice collections begins before the first patient visit and ends with a zero balance; all the while monitoring the key processes involved. More

The influence of heel height on lower extremity kinematics and leg muscle activity during gait in young and middle-aged women
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in electromyographic activity of the lower limb muscles, and hip, knee and ankle kinematics during gait while wearing low- (4-cm) and high-heeled (10 cm) shoes in 31 young and 15 middle-aged adult women. We observed an increase in knee flexion and decrease in ankle eversion associated with elevated heel heights suggesting that compensatory mechanisms attenuating ground reaction forces may be compromised during gait with higher-heeled shoes. 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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