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Electronic Medical Records and HIPAA Compliance Workshop - at ACFAOM 2011, Oct. 27-30, Disney World
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EMRs and HIPAA compliance will impact how you practice podiatric medicine for years to come. This session will give you a full overview of what you must do now and in the future to adapt to this new reality and to protect your practice. Faculty will be Dr. Michael Brody and Mr. Warren Melnick, Esq. 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

Therapeutic management of flexible flatfoot pain
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Flexible pes planovalgus (flatfoot) is a common condition that should be treated when it is associated with pain. A flatfoot in its simplest terms is defined as collapsing of the foot, resulting in loss of arch height. Flexible flatfoot differs from rigid flatfoot in that a rigid flatfoot is permanently fixed in the flat position. A flexible flatfoot is only made flat when weight is put onto the foot during standing or walking. More

Case study: Treating a severe fifth digit contracture deformity
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Reconstructive surgery for a congenital overlapping and hyperextended fifth digit can be extremely difficult as it requires extensive surgical dissection and the deformity can vary with every presentation. Often, traditional open surgery results in less than desirable outcomes for the patient. Long postoperative periods of morbidity are common, especially with fifth digits, and swelling can be permanent. It can be a long time before the patient can return to regular shoe gear. More

Meet Drs. Craig Walker and Marc Brenner - today at 9 p.m. EDT
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Craig Walker, MD, and Marc Brenner, DPM, will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EDT) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. They will discuss the 12th New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH), taking place next month. The conference focuses on Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), with a special emphasis on Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). The goal of NCVH is to bring together key disciplines to focus on a team approach to total cardiovascular care in patients with PAD and CLI. 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

High-heeled shoes are climbing to new heights
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VideoBriefCelebs and fashionistas are known for falling head over heels for shoes, but these days, some women are doing it literally. Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and several supermodels have been known stumble in some very high heels. Designers are daring women to scale new heights in platforms, wedges, stilettos and even claw, lion paw and horse hoof-inspired heels, some as high as eleven inches. Podiatrists say they're seeing an uptick in high heel-related broken ankles, bunions and shortened Achilles tendons. More

Treatment of ankle fractures in patients with diabetes
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Patients with diabetes mellitus have a higher risk of complications after sustaining an ankle fracture, including fracture displacement, superficial and deep infection, hardware failure, and neuropathic arthropathy. With the increased incidence of diabetes among the aged, the increased incidence of complications due to diabetes mellitus and its sequelae are important to keep in mind when treating ankle fractures. More

Plantar fasciitis - the most maddening injury in sports
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He limped into town, an optimistic grin plastered across his face, a harsh reality damning his body. Because Scott Podsednik is a ballplayer, and because ballplayers believe they can - and will - overcome all obstacles, the veteran outfielder optimistically addressed the media on a warm February day three months ago. "The foot's getting better," he said, standing before seven or eight reporters at the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training facility in Dunedin, Fla. "I should be back and ready to go full speed in a couple of days." More

Roundtable insights on treating onychomycosis
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The majority of the panelists say their approach to onychomycosis has not changed. Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS, says this is particularly the case when it comes to treating onychomycosis in patients with diabetes mellitus. Dr. Jacobs notes that researchers have demonstrated that onychomycosis and tinea pedis increase the risks of cellulitis, ulceration and gangrene. He adds that terbinafine (Lamisil, Novartis Pharmaceuticals) has been proven to be safe and effective in patients with diabetes. More

Our bleak diabetic forecast: A Florida podiatrist's viewpoint
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VideoBriefNew data released by The Institute for Alternative Futures from the recent study, United States' Diabetes Crisis: Today and Future Trends, reveal several important trends that have far-reaching public health consequences. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta reports that approximately 26 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes; more shocking is that almost 79 million more people have "pre diabetes" symptoms. In 2007, the cost of pre diabetes and diabetes was estimated at $218 billion and will rise. As more patients experience disease progression and require clinical care, the health care system, and all kinds of health care providers, will feel the impact of this public health crisis. More

Metatarsal length does not correlate with maximal peak pressure and maximal force
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Primary metatarsalgia of the lesser metatarsals is common and caused by mechanical overload of the affected metatarsal heads. Increased metatarsal length generally is believed to be a factor in the development of primary metatarsalgia. However, there is no clear biomechanical evidence supporting this theory. More


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