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Meet Drs. Patrick DeHeer and Nick Campitelli — today at 9 p.m. ET

June 30, 2015

Drs. Patrick DeHeer and Nick Campitelli 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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Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice

June 30, 2015

The foot and ankle surgeon can see peripheral neuropathy in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demographics and presenting complaints of patients diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy during an examination by a foot and ankle surgeon and to identify the type and frequency of subsequent diagnosis of medical causes of neuropathy.

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Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with a triple-bend intramedullary nail (A3) – 2-year-follow-up in 60 patients

June 26, 2015

Publication date: Available online 26 June 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Martinus Richter , Stefan Zech Background The aim of the study was to analyse the clinical aspects including 2-year-follow-up of tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (TTCA) with a triple-bend retrograde intramedullary nail (A3, Stryker, Airview Boulevard, MN, USA).

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Custom Composite: Specializing in advanced composite applications for the O&P industry

June 23, 2015

AFO Mechanics The mechanics behind our family of Charcot Marie-Tooth (CMT) braces centers around the medial strut design. The medial strut folds into the footplate in the arch area, making the brace very stable when patients are in midstance

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Jeff Seitzer: AFOs and staying fit help manage his mild symptoms

June 23, 2015

By Robyn Parets It’s hard to imagine that a 56-year-old man who swims, plays golf, works out, and even practices yoga has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). But Jeff Seitzer, who was diagnosed more than 40 years ago, has managed to keep his symptoms at bay. He believes staying fit and flexible has been the key to maintaining his active lifestyle

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Orthotic devices and CMT: Everyone deserves an aha! moment

June 23, 2015

This guide to orthotic devices for people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease has been a dream of mine for a long time. I was diagnosed with CMT1A at the tender age of 18 months, but didn’t learn about orthotic devices for CMT until 2007, when I started a support group in Atlanta. Up to that point, I thought ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) were for the aged and infirm—something that, at age 35, I didn’t think I was.

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Case series: Glomus tumors in the foot

June 23, 2015

Glomus tumors are painful, benign neoplasms that frequently are associated with delayed diagnosis. Commonly in the hand, they rarely present in the foot. The purpose of this case series is to characterize the clinical presentation, radiology, pathology and surgical outcomes associated with foot glomus tumors.

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Dual-task gait: The potential influence of orthotic devices

June 23, 2015

Clinicians know walking while performing a secondary task can be particularly difficult for elderly patients or those with neuromuscular impairments. But new research suggests the use of orthotic devices may improve dual-task gait, which could significantly improve quality of life.

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Short term results of the Mobility Total Ankle System: clinical and radiographic outcome

June 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 20 June 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Yvonne R.A. Kerkhoff , Nienke M.

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A randomized controlled trial of custom foot orthoses for the treatment of plantar heel pain: A return to spontaneous physical activity

June 16, 2015

Up to 10 percent of people will experience heel pain. The purpose of this prospective double-blind randomized clinical trial was to compare custom foot orthoses, prefabricated foot orthoses and sham insole treatment for plantar fasciitis.

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