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Meet Drs. James McGuire and Jack Morgan – today at 9 p.m. ET

October 14, 2014

Drs. James McGuire and Jack Morgan will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m

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Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business

October 14, 2014

Telehealth is on its way to becoming a mainstream part of the healthcare industry. Telehealth statistics show that industries across the healthcare continuum — including home care, hospitals, accountable care organizations, behavioral health and more — are benefiting from using telehealth technology to support their clients, patients and employees. The big question for many companies, however, is whether telehealth is right for their organization

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Achilles oddity: Heeled shoes may boost load during gait

October 7, 2014

A recent study using innovative technology has questioned the potential role of standard running shoes with slightly elevated heels for the prevention and treatment of Achilles tendon pathology. For many years, inadequate heel offset has been anecdotally implicated as a factor in tendinopathy of the Achilles, and elevating the heel to address this does seem to make sense.

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Meet Shawn McAskill – today at 9 p.m. ET

October 7, 2014

Shawn McAskill will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr.

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Supramalleolar Osteotomy and Ankle Arthrodiastasis for Juvenile Posttraumatic Ankle Arthritis

October 1, 2014

Numerous techniques have been described for posttraumatic ankle arthritis with or without an associated lower extremity deformity in the adult population. These surgical procedures may include, but are not limited to, ankle exostectomy with joint resurfacing, ankle arthrodiastasis, ankle arthroplasty, and ankle arthrodesis

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Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle with Osteomyelitis

October 1, 2014

One of the most devastating foot and/or ankle complications in the diabetic population with peripheral neuropathy is the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). In recent years, diabetic limb salvage has been attempted more frequently as opposed to major lower extremity amputation for CN of the foot and ankle with ulceration and/or deep infection. Treatment strategies for osteomyelitis in the diabetic population have evolved.

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Meet Kevin Kirby, DPM, FACFAOM and Roy Lidtke, DPM, FACFAOM – today at 9 p.m. ET

September 30, 2014

Drs. Kevin Kirby and Roy Lidtke will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m

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Diagnosing osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot: a pilot study to examine the sensitivity and specificity of Tc99m white blood cell-labelled single…

September 30, 2014

Diabetic foot ulceration poses a significant threat of osteomyelitis (OM) and subsequent amputation. The diagnosis of OM via imaging studies is difficult as radiographic findings do not present immediately and advanced imaging studies may be contraindicated or unavailable.

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Pioneering O&P engineer Dudley Childress dies after 47-year career

September 26, 2014

By Emily Delzell Dudley S. Childress, PhD, professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and director emeritus of the Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center (NUPOC) in Chicago, died on August 6 after a long illness. He was 79.

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When Patients With Diabetes May Benefit From Below-Knee Amputation

September 25, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 27 – Issue 10 – October 2014 Author(s):  Barry Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS, and Shawn Braunagel, DPM Below-knee amputation. To see it in print conjures up images of failure. Section:  Diabetes Watch Topics:  Amputation Diabetic Foot Diabetic Foot Ulcer Limb Salvage

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