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Current insights on imaging techniques for diagnosing infection
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Timely diagnosis of lower extremity infections is essential to providing effective treatment and preventing complications. Accordingly, these authors discuss the roles of various imaging modalities ranging from plain radiographs and nuclear imaging to computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography. More

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix is a thin, fenestrated, human acellular dermal matrix that supports host tissue regeneration. For superficial and deep wounds such as DFUs.

Study links poor footwear choices to impairment in patients with gout
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Research from the University of Auckland suggests use of poor footwear is a major problem in patients with gout, finding that 42 percent of individuals studied wore shoes with inadequate cushioning, support, stability, or motion control. More

Meet Dr. Saponara - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Gerard Saponara, DPM, FACFAOM, 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. Saponara is a former president of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and practices in Manlius, N.Y. 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

Tips for keeping feet happy during the holidays
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You know how it goes. You've spent a few hours hoofing it around the mall finishing your holiday shopping, and when you get home, your feet hurt. Or, maybe those killer heels you wore to that party have really lived up to their reputation. More

Failure of supercommittee blows doc-fix opportunity
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Back in August, when it sealed a debt-ceiling deal, Congress created the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and charged it with devising a plan to reduce the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. Recently, the so-called supercommittee announced that it would not meet the deadline for presenting such a plan to Congress, with its Republican and Democratic members blaming each other for gridlocked negotiations. More

Why the Lapidus bunionectomy is the best procedure for severe bunions
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The potential for safe early weightbearing has made the Lapidus bunionectomy a viable choice for correction of severe hallux valgus. Accordingly, this author discusses eight key advantages of this procedure over other surgical options for this deformity. More

Study illustrates why some wounds escape amputation
McKnight's Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three conditions must be present for a diabetic foot ulcer to heal without amputation, according to new findings of Swedish researchers. First, the foot ulcer must be superficial in nature. Second, the resident must have normal blood circulation. Finally, it's important that the person has had diabetes for a relatively short time, investigators found. Nearly 2,500 people participated in the study, which is believed to be the largest-ever foot ulcer study. More

Hyaluronic acid effective for treatment of early stage ankle osteoarthritis
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A one-year follow-up study shows that intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection may provide a high rate of satisfaction for patients with early stage ankle osteoarthritis, according to a study presented by Tae hun Kim, M.D. "Hyaluronic acid injection is an efficient and durable treatment method for early stage ankle osteoarthritis," Kim said. More

How to wear high heels without pain
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That pain that you feel at the end of a long night - no, it's not a hangover and it's not exhaustion. We're talking about something worse - the pain that's caused by a seemingly evil and malicious pair of high heels. But, believe it or not, not all high heels are created equal. In some cases, they can actually be healthier for your feet than flats. "Excess pronation is a condition that affects 75 percent of the population and has been related to many conditions, such as heel pain (otherwise known as plantar fasciitis), knee pain, and even lower-back pain," says podiatrist Dr. Phillip Vasyli. More

The pros and cons of diagnosing diabetes with A1C
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An International Expert Committee was convened in 2008 by the American Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and the International Diabetes Federation to consider the means for diagnosing diabetes in nonpregnant individuals, with particular focus on the possibility to indicate A1C as an alternative if not a better tool. After reviewing the available literature and a thorough discussion on the advantages and the limits of previous diagnostic strategies (essentially based on fasting glucose assessment) and the considered alternative approach (based on A1C measurement), a consensus was reached that the latter (i.e., A1C) should be included among diagnostic tools for diabetes and, with the exception of a number of clinical conditions, should even be preferred in diabetes diagnosis in nonpregnant adults. More
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