How Combining Two Meetings Will Enhance Treatment Of The Diabetic Foot

March 27, 2015

I recently returned from co-chairing the annual Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) meeting after attending many exemplary sessions.

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Why It Is A Smart Move To Have A Risk Management Checklist

March 18, 2015

How often do you think about risk management? How much importance do you place on having adequate safeguards in your practice to prevent unwanted incidents

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What Are the Best Orthoses for Pediatric Flatfoot?

March 12, 2015

The goal of any orthosis we use to treat pediatric flatfoot is to limit the excessive force that might lead to pain or deformity. The collapse of the medial longitudinal arch in children with pes planus can lead to a number of problems

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Treating Overuse Injuries As Springtime Beckons Runners

March 11, 2015

As I look out my window at my backyard in the Midwest, we are still covered in over a foot of snow and only tall patches of grass scattered about hint at the underlying ground.

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Rectifying inadequate debridement and delayed tissue repair in diabetic foot ulcers

March 10, 2015

The principles of diabetic foot ulcer management are well delineated in the United States as well as European and international guidelines. These guidelines universally recommend debridement, when not contraindicated, of all nonviable tissue

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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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Reemphasizing The Importance Of Watching Your Patients Walk

February 27, 2015

With a busy schedule and trying to keep up with your record keeping, it sometimes becomes very routine to only examine a patient’s foot in a static position. Unfortunately, it is easy to become narrow minded and solely focus on the foot

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Can Sensors And Balance Exercises Improve Balance And Reduce Fall Risk In People With Diabetic Neuropathy?

February 26, 2015

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be a risk factor for falls due to deficits in sensory and motor skills that can lead to proprioceptive difficulties. In a new study in Gerontology , my coauthors and I investigate the use of interactive balance training to increase postural stability. 1

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How Collegiality And Professionalism Will Advance The Profession

February 25, 2015

Many years ago, I was on the credential committee of a large general hospital here in St. Louis

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EHR System Offers Charting At The Touch Of A Screen

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor An emerging electronic health records (EHR) system allows busy podiatrists to document patient encounters and their treatment schedule in one portable package. The MediTouch ® EHR comes preloaded with findings specific to the foot and ankle so one can start charting on the first use, according to the manufacturer HealthFusion. The company says the system also has a durable medical equipment (DME) auto-split feature so one does not need to create duplicate claims to bill for service and DME.

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