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'Practical Application of Current Science in Wound Care' - at ACFAOM 2011, Oct. 27-30, Disney World
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This 3-hour clinical lecture session and associated 3-hour 'hands-on' workshop will expose you to the most current science available for treating wounds in the lower extremities. Special attention will be paid to the practical use of scientific information in the daily care of patients with wounds. You will be able to use and apply this information to treat patients with wounds and improve outcomes of care paths for those with diabetic foot ulcers, and you will also be better able to identify atypical wounds of the lower extremities. Faculty will be Drs. Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder and James Stavosky. 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

Key pearls for performing bunion surgery
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Bunions occur in 0.89 percent of the population and the incidence increases with age. About 6.5 percent of people 18 to 44 years old have bunions and this increases to 16.2 percent in the 45- to 64-year age group. For those over 65, the bunions can occur in over 22 percent of the population. Females have the condition at a ratio of approximately 3:1 over men, which most likely is due to footwear. More

Ankle fusion stability: A biomechanical comparison of external versus internal fixation
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This biomechanical study compares bimalleolar external fixation to conventional crossed-screw construct in terms of stability and compression for ankle arthrodesis. The goals of the study were to determine which construct is more stable with bending and torsional forces, and to determine which construct achieves more compression. More

Meet 3 practice management experts - today at 9 p.m. EDT
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Marc Brenner, DPM, Jack Morgan, DPM, and former ACFAOM president Robert Weber, DPM, FACFAOM, will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EDT) with host, and another former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. These three practice management experts will take your questions live to help you with the challenges you might be facing in your practice. The panel has weathered all the 'storms' that have challenged podiatry, and has always risen to the top. Drs. Brenner, Morgan, and Weber, and maybe a few surprise guests, will give you new insights into situations that might be troubling 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

Get rest and train with care on hurt heels
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Plantar fasciitis wakes up when you do, hitting you with your first step out of bed in the morning. Most people describe it as if they're walking on broken glass. Although it's tricky to treat, there are some things that you and your sports medicine specialist can do to mitigate the misery. More

Running the way nature intended
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Barefoot running is the latest trend sweeping through the running world; as crazy as it sounds there is mounting evidence to suggest that running barefoot helps runners "listen" to their feet and run more naturally. A Harvard study recently showed that when people ran barefoot instead of in conventional running shoes with a cushioned heel, they tended to land more on the front of their foot to avoid the force of the heel thumping. More

Get on a good foot with bunion treatment
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VideoBriefPainful bunions are not just a grandmother's problem. Deon Lawton, 23, has been hobbling around with them for five years. "It feels like a burning sensation when I'm wearing shoes. I love to wear heels, so that's a problem," says Lawton. "I can't be in shoes for more than two hours without wanting to take them off." A bunion is an enlargement of bone or tissue often causing a bump around the big toe. Sometimes the skin may be calloused or the big toe may turn in toward the others. More

Diabetics step up: Proper foot care is important
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Got diabetes? You're not alone. More than one in 10 U.S. residents age 20 or older has it, says the American Diabetes Association, with 8.3 percent of all Americans having the disease. For anyone with diabetes, it's important to take care of your feet. The ADA says lifetime diabetic foot ulcer risk is 25 percent. Also, up to half of elderly with Type 2 diabetes have one or more risk factors for a foot pressure sore, the ADA reports. More

Teamwork in care aims to prevent amputation
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Michael Kasprzak watched his toe turn black-and-blue, and knew that what he saw meant trouble. To diabetics such as Kasprzak, ordinary sores on the feet serve as an early warning system for a simple reason: Skin ulcers are the most common foot sores that lead to amputations. Kasprzak let it go for just a little while and learned how quickly the condition can spiral out of control. Five years ago, doctors amputated the toe. More

Hemoglobin A1c as a diagnostic tool for diabetes screening and new-onset diabetes prediction
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The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly. In the U.S., more than 13 percent of adults have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and a similar prevalence has been reported in Asia. Up to 25 percent of newly diagnosed diabetic patients already had microvascular complications, which suggests that there is a six to seven year lag between the onset and the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. More

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