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Ultrasound in Podiatric Practice Workshop - at ACFAOM 2011, Oct. 27-30, Disney World
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This workshop will show you how to implement diagnostic ultrasound in your practice to elevate your diagnostic ability and improve the quality of your patient care. This will be a good refresher if you are already using ultrasound in your practice, and an opportunity to learn the basics and gain valuable hands-on experience before making a decision. Faculty will be Drs. Albert Armstrong, John Tassone, Robert Christman and Daniel Evans. 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

Sprain the forecast: Epidemiology and risk factors for ankle sprain
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Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries, if not the most common, among athletic populations, and can result in significant rates of recurrence, time lost to injury, and further long term sequelae. The epidemiology of ankle sprain is complex, and attempts at clarification have yielded several potential modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Non-modifiable risk factors associated with ankle sprain include gender, age, height, and previous ankle sprain, whereas modifiable risk factors include weight, BMI, postural stability and exposure to sport. With a broader understanding of these contributing risk factors, practitioners may be able to intervene and educate athletes to mitigate risk of ankle sprain injury. More

Meet Dr. Byron Hutchinson - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Byron Hutchinson, 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. A past-president of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Dr. Hutchinson is director of residency training at Green River Surgery Center, residency director for Providence Hospital's Northwest Podiatric Residency Program, and a member of clinical workshops for the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. 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

Should podiatrists embrace barefoot running?
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Hey, Doc, what is your position on barefoot/minimalist running? Unless you practice under a rock, then it is likely that you have noticed more and more people getting involved in the barefoot running movement. You do not have to be a sports medicine focused podiatrist to have treated patients who have tried minimalist running. Chances are that these particular patients are seeking your medical advice to a treat a foot problem "related" to this method of running. More

A solution for chronic foot pain
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In the world of foot problems, there are many repetitive stress and traumatic injuries that affect connective tissues (ligaments and tendons). These conditions can be responsible for chronic pain and disability in many patients. Due to the extreme forces that affect the foot, healing in many of these conditions may be inefficient and incomplete, leaving the patient to suffer in chronic pain. More

Feeling out of step? Heel pain has many causes
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We've all heard the expression about walking a mile in someone else's shoes - and, considering the amount of time spent on our feet, those miles can add up. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, every mile we walk places 60 tons of stress on each foot. It's not surprising that many of us develop foot problems. More

The diabetic foot ulcer: A multidisciplinary approach
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Lower extremity ulceration is also the leading cause of partial foot and leg amputations. Treatment of the neurotrophic ulcer is often problem focused and does not address the complex underlying etiologies. Incorporating a multidisciplinary approach is essential to achieve rapid closure of the wound, prevent recurrence, and ultimately reduce the incidence amputation. More

High medial arched orthoses: New innovation or older technology?
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Does maximum arch supination stabilization theory change the way we think about custom orthoses? This author says the design of truly effective custom orthoses must consider orthotic height in relation to maximum corrective posture and the dynamics of individual gait. More

Doctors driving IT development with their mobile technology choices
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When physicians at Albany Medical Center in New York started adopting smartphones a few years ago, they almost immediately looked for ways to use them in their clinical lives. Doctors liked being able to access their patients' records and clinical tools anytime, from any place, so they pressured the hospital to give them access. With an estimated 81 percent of physicians using smartphones (up from 72 percent in 2010), according to a survey of 2,041 physicians released May 4 by Manhattan Research, Albany Medical Center was not alone in feeling pressure from physicians to allow them mobile access. More


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