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4,578 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2012
As the American population trends toward becoming more overweight and obese, such patients may have a greater risk for musculoskeletal problems such as ankle fractures. A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery concludes that obese patients have a higher risk of sustaining a more proximal distal fibula fracture. | Continue reading

4,982 reads | 0 comments | 08/28/2012
A new study in Diabetes Care notes that despite favorable results in long-term limb salvage for patients with diabetic foot ulcers, long-term survival rates remain unfavorable with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and renal insufficiency making for an especially poor prognosis. | Continue reading

4,881 reads | 1 comments | 07/25/2012
Podiatric physicians in New York State may soon be licensed to treat the ankle due to a proposed change in the scope of practice. | Continue reading

6,228 reads | 0 comments | 06/27/2012
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its latest guidelines for diabetic foot infections, updating the recommendations from 2004. | Continue reading

3,719 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/2012
By the year 2030, the rate of obesity in the United States will increase by an estimated 33 percent while the prevalence of severe obesity will rise by 130 percent, according to a recent study. | Continue reading

7,177 reads | 0 comments | 04/18/2012
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association speculates that equinus may occur more frequently than previously reported in patients with diabetes. | Continue reading

5,753 reads | 0 comments | 03/26/2012
A recent systematic review found that one in every five patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy undergoing a partial first ray amputation subsequently required a more proximal amputation. | Continue reading

6,411 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/2012
The prevalence of diabetes has increased in recent years and is projected to keep rising. However, a recent study in Diabetes Care may offer a silver lining: Non-traumatic lower extremity amputation rates have fallen in patients with diabetes over the age of 40. | Continue reading

5,691 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/2012
The American Medical Association (AMA) is opposing the Conditions of Participation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) that would allow podiatrists to hold leadership positions at hospitals. | Continue reading

5,170 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/2011
Although Congress acted last month to prevent a 27 percent reimbursement cut for Medicare, questions remain as to ensuring long-term reimbursement stability for podiatric physicians. The House passed HR 3630, which would increase Medicare physician payments by 1 percent each in 2012 and 2013. | Continue reading