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You had to be there! But if you were not - here is the next best thing!
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Barry Block, DPM, JD, Editor of Podiatry Management and PM News was roasted at the ACFAOM Annual Clinical Conference in Orlando, Fla., exactly one month ago. Those who were there to see history made will remember this event as a highlight of a great conference and a unique way to recognize the contributions of one of the most influential members of the profession. Sit back and enjoy a video of the whole show featuring (in order of appearance) Drs. Barry Block (Roastee), Bret Ribotsky (Master of Ceremonies), Bradley Bakotic, David Armstrong, Warren Joseph, Harry Goldsmith, Glenn Gastwirth, Jonathan Purdy, Eric Hubbard, Ollie Foster, Ross Taubman, Lee Rogers, Kirk Geter, and Kathleen Satterfield. Click here for the video.

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Pretty pathways to pain: Muscle activation in high-heeled shoes
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Researchers from New York University have found that wearing high heels increases muscle activation, which can have painful ramifications throughout the kinetic chain. Some individuals, however, seem to adapt to high heels more effectively than others. More

Supplementing diabetic wound care with hyperbaric medicine
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As the diabetes mellitus epidemic continues to grow, so does the number of diabetic wounds in the lower extremity. Researchers have estimated that the number of individuals with diabetes mellitus who eventually develop a lower extremity ulceration may be as high as 25 percent. More

Meet Dr. Spinner - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Steven Spinner, 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. Spinner is a former president of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and has dedicated his podiatric life to furthering the education of the next generation as a residency director for more then 30 years. 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

Fast, coordinated effort is key to saving limbs
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The infection on Joseph Rivera's shin started out as a small red spot. Over-the-counter antibiotic creams didn't help, and the area got redder and larger, eventually spreading to his other shin. By the time he went to the hospital and received a diagnosis of diabetes, the infections were raw-meat red and encircled by a black crust of dead and dying skin and muscle. Doctors warned that he'd probably lose both legs. More

Smoking increases complication rates following acute ankle fracture
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Smoking can increase postoperative complication risk in patients operatively treated for acute ankle fractures, according to this study from Swedish researchers. The team performed a cohort study with prospective follow-up on a consecutive series of 906 patients who underwent operative treatment for an acute ankle fracture during a three year period. More

Bunions are a pain in the toe
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Three times as many women suffer from bunions as men - and high-heeled, pointy-toed shoes may be responsible for the gender imbalance, according to University of Washington head of podiatric medicine Alan Bryant. More

ESWT for plantar fasciitis: What do the long-term results reveal?
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Heel pain is the number one reason why patients seek medical attention from a foot and ankle specialist. Conservative care alternatives and successes are well known if not well validated in the literature. It is commonly accepted that between 70 and 90 percent of patients will undergo successful treatment via those conservative measures. More

Bespoke for stroke: Temporary custom shoe improves gait
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Recent research from the Netherlands suggests that a custom-made orthopedic shoe designed for temporary use can enhance early mobilization after stroke, improving functional mobility, walking speed, and gait. More

How to handle a grouchy employee
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Judy Capko writes, "Boy, the mood in a practice can change in a hurry when someone gets grouchy - and I don't mean a patient. I'm talking about staff. A grouchy employee can spread ill will like an epidemic and kill productivity, morale, and patient service. One thing is for sure, the more you ignore bad behavior the worse it's going to get! Talking to someone about a poor attitude isn't easy, but it can be done without rocking the boat." More

The effect of subtalar inversion/eversion on the dynamic function of the tibialis anterior, soleus, and gastrocnemius during the stance phase of gait
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The purpose of this study was to determine how gait deviation in one plane (i.e. excessive subtalar inversion/eversion) can affect the dynamic function of the tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, and soleus to accelerate the subtalar, ankle, knee and hip joints, as well as the body center of mass. Induced acceleration analysis was performed based on a subject-specific three-dimensional linkage model configured by stance phase gait data and driven by one unit of muscle force. Eight healthy adult subjects were examined in gait analysis. The subtalar inversion/eversion was modeled by offsetting up to 20° from the normal subtalar angle while other configurations remained unaltered. This study showed that the gastrocnemius, soleus and tibialis anterior generally functioned as their anatomical definition in normal gait, but counterintuitive function was occasionally found in the bi-articular gastrocnemius. More
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