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ACFAOM 2015: Wednesday, July 22, Orlando, Florida

March 3, 2015

ACFAOM’s 2015 Annual Clinical Conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriot, Orlando, Florida. This 1-day, 8 CECHs, interactive program will follow the same very successful educational format introduced at last year’s Annual Clinical Conference

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Meet Joel Morris, DPM and Bryan Markinson, DPM – today at 9 p.m. ET

March 3, 2015

Drs. Joel Morris and Bryan Markinson will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr.

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New risk score for amputation in infected diabetic foot ulcers

March 3, 2015

A new risk score for amputation in patients with infected diabetic foot ulcers that could be used easily in daily practice has been developed, with the researchers claiming it may have better prognostic accuracy than the current International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) classification system.

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High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes

March 3, 2015

Jones fractures are fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction that are common in young athletic populations, particularly elite athletes. The poor blood supply to the fifth metatarsal has been well documented, and Jones fractures develop along a watershed area between the intramedullary nutrient and metaphyseal arteries

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4 ways to better serve aging patients

March 3, 2015

It can be a challenge to treat elderly patients with complex needs and few physicians have specialized training in geriatrics.

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Social media do’s and don’ts for medical practices

March 3, 2015

Don’t avoid social media just because of HIPAA fears. Social networking, done right, can bring multiple benefits to your practice. Patients have come to expect unprecedented access to their physicians, especially through technology-based means; a large part of that is social media.

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Ultrasound treatment may be option for plantar fasciitis

March 3, 2015

An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. The finding is based on a short-term study involving just 65 patients, the researchers noted.

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Sigvaris Merino
 Wool Socks

March 2, 2015

Sigvaris is pleased to announce that its All Season Merino Wool Socks are joining the Sigvaris Medical collection, designed for men and women who wear 20-30 mmHg medical graduated compression socks every day. Made from extra-fine Australian Merino wool, these socks are as soft as cashmere, and the premium wool construction keeps feet dry, for comfortable wear in any season

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Tommie Copper 
Compression Gear

March 2, 2015

Tommie Copper’s recovery line of compression products includes multiple colored sleeves, apparel, and accessories such as shorts and tights for all the pain points of the body, designed to be comfortably worn all day and throughout the night. The 4D compression helps speed joint and muscle recovery and offers relief from aches and pains

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Sonostics
 HeartPartner

March 2, 2015

Sonostics develops and markets “pacemakers for the second heart”—the soleus muscle—to provide nonpharm­- aco­logic relief from unexplained fatigue, swollen feet and ankles, muscle/joint pain, cold hands/feet, dizziness, brain “fog,” varicose veins, and other symptoms associated with fluid pooling in the lower limbs. HeartPartner is a passive exercise footrest that stimulates the soleus muscle to clear fluid from the lower limbs, helping to improve circulation and cardiac output. It features technology developed at Binghamton University in New York that identifies the optimal frequency to trigger soleus contraction.

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