medicine

Meet Amol Saxena, DPM and Richard Bouché, DPM today at 9 PM ET

April 22, 2014

Drs. Amol Saxena and Richard Bouché will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 PM ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr

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Rates of diabetes-related health problems are on the decline

April 22, 2014

Left untreated, people suffering from diabetes can start to experience health complications in major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys.

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A Huge Morel-Lavallee Lesion Treated Using a Quilting Suture Method: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

April 17, 2014

The Morel-Lavallée lesion is a collection of serous fluid that develops after closed degloving injuries and after surgical procedures particularly in the pelvis and abdomen. It is a persistent seroma and is usually resistant to conservative methods of treatment such as percutaneous drainage and compression.

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ACFAOM 2014 offers interactive sessions

April 17, 2014

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine’s (ACFAOM) annual clinical conference will focus on interactive podiatric education based on real clinical cases at its 2014 meeting, according to a March release from the organization.

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Becker Orthopedic revamps website

April 17, 2014

Troy, MI-based Becker Orthopedic relaunched its website in February at beckerorthopedic .com with features that include a searchable online catalog, new product section, technical and clinical support, continuing education programs, and easy-to-access orthometry forms.

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UNC Greensboro opens enrollment for online education in kinesiology doctorate

April 17, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) will offer the nation’s first online doctorate of education degree in kinesiology beginning in fall 2014, university officials announced in March. The new EdD program is designed for kinesiology professionals with at least three years of experience to complete in four years while they continue to work. UNCG Department of Kinesiology faculty recognized for their teaching and scholarship in human movement and physical activity will teach the course, according to the university, and include two recent National Academy of Kinesiology inductees, Sandy Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, professor and department chair, and Jenny Etnier, PhD, professor and director of graduate studies.

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Nolaro24 offers live QuadraStep webinars

April 17, 2014

Middlebury, CT-based Nolaro24 has scheduled two live webinars on the use of its Quadra­Step system for pediatric and adult foot video gait analysis and foot orthotic selection and design. The two-hour educational offerings are preapproved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics for 2.0 Category 1 Scientific Units for certified pedorthists, orthotists, orthotic assistants, orthotics technicians, and orthotic fitters. Tuition for the webinars, which are scheduled for 7-9 pm EST on April 24 and May 22, is $75.

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Ottobock moves operations to Louisville

April 17, 2014

Medical device manufacturer Ottobock has begun relocation of its North America logistics and distribution operations from Minneapolis and Toronto, Canada, to Louisville, KY, the company reported in March. Based in Duderstadt, Germany, Otto Bock HealthCare established Minnesota-based Ottobock in 1958 as the Americas corporate headquarters.

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Steadman orgs join US Olympic network

April 17, 2014

The Colorado Springs, CO-based US Olympic Committee in March designated the The Steadman Clinic and affiliated nonprofit Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, CO, as a National Medical Center within the US Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network. The network was created in August 2013 and now includes two national and five regional medical centers. The Colorado center will provide evidenced-based orthopedic care to Team USA athletes in the western US, said Marc J.

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Stratasys holds amputee long drive event

April 17, 2014

Stratasys, a global maker of 3D systems and materials based in Rehovot, Israel, is sponsoring a competitive long drive event to introduce the growing golf-based sport to wounded veterans and other amputees as a new rehabilitation option.

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