Closing a chronic diabetic foot ulcer at a TMA site
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Treating chronic diabetic foot ulcers is a challenge for wound care professionals, patients and the entire medical community. The Wound Care Center at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., treats a wide variety of these ulcers in patients who have numerous comorbidities. More
Jazz shoes restrict plantar flexion, may also impair muscle activation
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Girls who take part in recreational jazz dancing may be wearing dance shoes that adversely affect muscle activation and restrict their ability to attain the optimal pointed, or plantar flexed, position while dancing, according to Australian researchers. More
Meet Dr. Chelin - today at 9 p.m. ET
Robert Chelin, 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. Chelin is Past President of the Federation of International Podiatrists (FIP) as well as its Chairman of World Foot Health Awareness Month. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc degree in 1978, and then obtained his DPM degree at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1982. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. See what this DPM from 'North of the border' has to say about our profession. 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
Patient says Placenta graft healed his diabetic wound quickly
Jim Ray was diagnosed with diabetes in 1991. A fire in 1999 led to the loss of part of his right foot. Because of a loss of feeling in his feet, common for diabetics, Ray did not realize he had lost his shoes as he fought the fire. "And I got burned on the bottom of my feet. They put skin grafts on both feet but over the years they started to deteriorate." More
Heel-drop exercise program improves pain scores for Achilles tendinopathy patients
A heel-drop exercise program improved pain scores at five-year follow-up when used by patients in the conservative treatment of chronic midportion Archilles tendinopathy. In an update from a previous study, researchers used the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles questionnaire score to record the pain status, alternative treatments and ultrasonic neovascularization scores of 70 tendons from 58 patients enrolled in the Alfredson's heel-drop exercise program, according to the abstract. More
Study: Parents unaware of children's weight
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Childhood obesity is definitely a problem that should be addressed as early as possible, in order to stop it from growing out of control. Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds - but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem. More
Do dilemmas over DVT prophylaxis keep you up at night?
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Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS, writes, "As physicians, we try to do everything in our powers to heal and improve our patients' quality of life. Medicine and surgery are part science/part art and some problems have no definitive answers. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis and foot and ankle surgery is one of my top clinical dilemmas and one I actively discuss with colleagues, fellows and residents. I would love to hear the online community's thoughts as well." More
What makes a practice great?
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Being an outstanding physician is undeniably a great way to earn a comfortable living while also giving back to your community. But a well-managed, thriving medical practice can contribute so much more than a single doctor, however skilled. Great practices provide satisfying, enduring careers for their physician-partners and staff, and accessible and high-quality medical care for patients. More
The foot in type 2 diabetes: Is there a link between vascular calcification and bone mineral density?
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This study aims to examine the relationship between vascular calcification in the foot (FVC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in the heel of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) subjects. More