Balancing the Risk of Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgical Patients Taking Antithrombotic Medication

July 22, 2014

This review intends to provide guidance regarding perioperative management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet drug therapy as they relate to foot and ankle surgery. Venous and arterial thromboembolism are conditions in which the blood clots inappropriately, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. With an increase in awareness of thromboembolic risk factors and expansion of therapeutic options, more patients are routinely taking antithrombotic medication

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Report: More physicians see glass half-full in 2014

July 15, 2014

Physicians participating in Jackson Healthcare’s 2014 national survey on physician satisfaction are substantially more satisfied with their careers than they were last year, with 72 percent of the 1,527 physicians surveyed saying they are currently either satisfied or very satisfied with their careers in medicine.

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Court: Physicians not liable for patients’ risky behavior

July 8, 2014

In malpractice cases, patients can be held at least partially responsible when their own risky behaviors contribute to bad outcomes, even if knowledge of those behaviors comes from a third party, according to a recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling.

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Current Concepts In Treating Hypertrophic Scars And Keloids

June 20, 2014

Given that a keloid or hypertrophic scar may cause disfigurement, pruritus, pain and contractures that can result in deformity and disability, prevention is the first and most important step in the management of these scars. These authors discuss the pathophysiology of scar formation, risk factors, keys to prevention and available treatments for keloids or hypertrophic scars. read more

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Slim Fit Max Insoles

June 19, 2014

Foot Management is now introducing its Slim Fit Max insole, which is made with durable EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) top and bottom covers for added comfort and shock absorption. This orthotic device has a sturdy polypropylene shell that is designed to provide the foot with maximum arch support, as well as more stability and control

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Pain Management for Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

June 18, 2014

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6 ways medical staff can improve physician-patient relationships

June 10, 2014

While the physician will set the tone for patient visits, staff members can and should help facilitate that process. Building a strong physician-patient relationship is in many ways a complex process. The patient expects the physician to respect his time; provide a good clinical outcome; and improve his quality of life following treatment.

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Why telemedicine is the future of healthcare

May 27, 2014

Telemedicine is the hottest trend in the healthcare industry, and it is becoming more and more important to healthcare providers and patients around the world.

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Elevated Levels of Coagulation Factor VIII in Patients With Venous Leg Ulcers

May 26, 2014

Chronic venous disease affects millions of people around the world. Venous valvular incompetencies and venous reflux, often a result of outflow obstruction are important contributors to venous disease. The prevalence of thrombophilia is increased in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

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Nonoperative Management of Adult Flatfoot Deformities

May 19, 2014

Managing those with adult flatfoot deformities can be quite challenging, and the methods and devices used are wide-ranging based on the experience of the managing physician and the experience of the provider of the orthotic devices. A thorough biomechanical assessment is paramount to provide the most successful treatment due to the wide range of pathologic abnormalities and pathomechanics that lead to this painful disorder.

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