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Do you want to know what's 'hot' in podiatric imaging? Find out at ACFAOM 2012, Oct. 11-14, Disney World
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On Sunday, Oct. 14, the ACFAOM Podiatric Imaging Council will present a 3-hour session on emerging imaging modalities such as Sulfur Colloid and Fusion Imaging (PET, PET/CT, PET/MRI) in an interactive format to hone your skills at radiographic interpretation as well as expand your ability to identify and describe complicated arthritic processes and neoplastic lesions encountered in the foot and ankle. A special presentation on the the latest approach to weight bearing & non-weight bearing 3-D imaging for one or both feet will round off the session. Faculty will be Drs. Albert Armstrong, Robert Christman, Daniel Evans, Kent Feldman and John Tassone.

The ACFAOM annual clinical conference will be held Oct. 11-14, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista located directly across from Downtown Disney. In addition to the Imaging session, other tracks will cover Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Dermatology/Pathology, and Lasers using both didactic and hands-on workshop learning, with additional sessions on billing & coding, and scientific posters, plus a 6-hr surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS). Click here to register now.

ACFAOM at the APMA National in Washington DC
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If you are attending the APMA National this week at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, benefit by attending ACFAOM's ultrasound workshop and clinical track. On Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 12-4 p.m. in Thurgood Marshall East, join Drs. Albert Armstrong, John Tassone, and Nathan Schwartz for ACFAOM's Preconference Hands-on Ultrasound Workshop.

Then Friday, Aug. 17 from 2-4:30 p.m. in Virginia A/B/C, Drs. Kathleen Satterfield, Dan Evans, Kirk Geter, Beth Jarrett, and James Stavosky will present ACFAOM's clinical track Practical Solutions for Common Clinical Dilemmas. Topics covered will include treatments for osteoporosis, radiographic evaluation of bone density, stress fractures, and successful treatment of diabetic ulcers. Both sessions will be educational and informative, and will give you new skills to bring back to your practice!

Development of the arch: Functional implications
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Contrary to the conclusions of early research, recent studies suggest that arch height does indeed affect lower extremity function. The biomechanics associated with different arch heights may provide a basis for treatment and prevention of related injuries. More

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Meet Robert Mendicino, DPM - today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Robert Mendicino 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. Mendicino is a past president of ACFAS, and founded the surgical residency program and Diabetic Limb Salvage Fellowship in the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the West Penn Allegheny Health System. He recently joined Pinnacle Orthopedic Associates in Statesville, N.C., and is an instructor for External Fixation of the Foot and Leg and Total Ankle Joint Replacement Surgery. 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

CDC: State obesity rates remain high
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The latest state obesity map released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that adult obesity rates have remained high across the nation. No state had an adult obesity prevalence of less than 20 percent in 2011, according to the CDC. The state with the lowest obesity rate was Colorado at 20.7 percent, and the state with the highest rate was Mississippi at 34.9 percent. More

The dangers of wearing flip-flops    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Flip-flops may be a trademark of breezy summer days but they can pose serious health risks. "There are limited statistics about injuries related to flip-flops because people aren't always certain an injury is directly related to wearing the sandals," says podiatrist Alan Berman of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in New York. More

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Pediatric obesity weighs on growing bones, joints
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Exercise is the standard prescription for obesity. But alterations to joint biome­chan­ics, gait, and anatomical structure in overweight children and teens mean that physical activity comes with its own risks, which practitioners must factor into any clinical recommendations. More

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Good long-term limb salvage for diabetic foot patients
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For patients with diabetic foot ulcers, long-term limb salvage is favorable; however, long-term survival remains poor, particularly for those with peripheral artery disease or chronic renal insufficiency, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care. More

Doctors caught between patient pain, prescriptions
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For some physician leaders, pain management may become a significant boon to their business, especially as the U.S. population ages. In a Health Leaders Media Industry survey this year, 37 percent predicted pain management will grow 1 to 5 percent over the next five years. More

Biodegradable implants produce good bimalleolar fracture fixation outcomes
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Biodegradable implants used to fix bimalleolar fractures decreased the need for postoperative implant removal, researchers at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Punjab, India, concluded. More

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Can great toe pedicle flaps have an impact for complicated DFUs?
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Diabetic ulcers, particularly those located in the forefoot region, pose an interesting challenge for the foot surgeon. When these ulcers occur in the neuropathic patient with adequate circulation, the pedicle flap of the great toe can serve as a useful tool for ulcer management. More

Adaptive changes of foot pressure in hallux valgus patients
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Hallux valgus is one of the most common deformities in podiatric and orthopedic practice. Plantar pressure technology has been widely used in studying the pressure distribution in HV patients for better assessment to plan interventions. However, previous studies produced an array of controversial findings and most of them only focused on the forefoot. More


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