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March 28, 2014 #5,024 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
AU Podiatrist Discusses Running on Treadmill Versus Outdoors
 
If your goal is to run a marathon, head to the great outdoors. If you're after a light jog, switch on your running machine, says Steve Manning, podiatrist and Queensland president of Sports Medicine Australia. "Running on a treadmill is fine for those with knee or hip problems, or if you're overweight, as there's little weight-bearing on your joints," Manning says. "Running on the pavement uses a different type of muscle contraction, which a running machine can't emulate." 
Steve Manning
 
Winner: Outdoor running. "Although cushioned running machines may help reduce the shock impact on knees and joints, continual running at the same pace will increase your risk of osteoporosis," Manning says. 
 
Source: The Telegraph [3/26/14]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Singapore Podiatrist Discusses Heel Fissures
 
The soles of our feet have thicker skin as they need to withstand our body weight for activities that involve standing and walking, said Jessie Phua, principal podiatrist at Changi General Hospital. "The heels, being at the edge of the soles, will thicken as part of the body's natural protective mechanism," she said. But when you have cracked heels, it often means that there has been excessive weight-bearing on the heels and your skin is not supple, she added.
 
Jessie Phua
 
The problem can also be caused by standing too long on hard floors or just by being overweight - which puts more pressure on the heels. Genetics and medical conditions such as thyroid disorders, diabetes, or eczema can also give rise to cracked heels or heel fissures. Cracked heels are usually a cosmetic problem, but in serious cases, the cracks can deepen and result in painful heels and cause pain when a person walks. They may even bleed. Bacteria may also enter the body through the cracks, causing infection, said Phua.
 
Source: Joyce Teo, The Straits Times [3/26/14]
Dr.Comfort

PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
NY Podiatrist Appointed Advisor to SOLS, a  3-D­ Printed Orthotics Company
 
Josef J. Geldwert, DPM, director of The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, has been appointed an adviser to SOLS, a 3-D­ printed orthotics company. Founded in June 2013, SOLS has pioneered new technology that combines 3-D scanning, modeling, and 3D printing to create custom corrective orthotic devices. The 3-D printing process gives the podiatrist complete control of a patient’s prescription at a material and structural level.
 
Dr. Josef Geldwert
 
The New York-­based company is the first orthotics company to use 3-D printing to achieve mass customization. Dr. Geldwert brings over four decades of experience to SOLS. His interest in nascent technology and his years of expertise will be invaluable as SOLS pioneers advances in 3-D technology and orthotics alike.
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MEETING NEWS
CO Podiatrist to Present at 2014 APWH Annual Conference
 
Cameron Field, DPM, ABPS, of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at the Denver Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, will lead the lecture and discuss the unique differentiators of porcine-derived UBM technology for chronic wounds, his clinical experiences and case study examples, as well as a review of a retrospective study he conducted on recalcitrant wounds that was published in the Journal of Wound Care. The dinner lecture, sponsored by ACell will take place on Friday March 28 at the APWH Conference at the Philadelphia Sheraton Downtown.
 
Dr. Cameron Field
 
“As clinicians, we are faced with treating patients with difficult to treat wounds, many times where advanced therapies have failed,” said Dr. Field. “Through our retrospective study, we verified that ACell’s urinary bladder matrix technology proved a very effective tool in closing recalcitrant wounds with rapid healing and fewer applications than with other products, resulting in a structurally more sound wound environment with minimal recurrence rates. In fact, we have yet to see recurrence in the same area of a wound where urinary bladder matrix was used.”

2020


MEDICARE NEWS
Temporary 'Doc-Fix' Agreement Reached, Boehner Says
 
Another temporary 12-month patch will be enacted for the “doc fix” prior to the scheduled March 31 expiration of the current patch, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) indicated Wednesday. The House bill authorizing the latest patch also includes provisions to extend the deadline for ICD-10 implementation to at least October 2015, and a provision which would give hospitals until March 2015 to comply with a controversial new inpatient payment rule for hospitals known as the "two midnight rule".
 
Whether the full House and Senate will go along with all the additional provisions added on to the doc fix remains an open question, but a vote on the House bill is likely Thursday with a Senate vote, assuming House approval, on Friday.
 
Source: Paul Demko, Modern Healthcare [3/26/14] 

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ICD-10 UPDATE
House Bill Could Delay ICD-10 by at Least a Year
 
The implementation date of the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes will be delayed by at least a year by a House Ways and Means Committee bill aimed at providing the annual fix to the physician sustainable-growth rate formula.
 
The ICD-10 switch is scheduled to occur Oct. 1, 2014. But a single sentence in the proposed legislation says, “The Secretary of Health and Human Service may not, prior to Oct. 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for codes sets” and finishes by citing sections in the Social Security Act and the Code of Federal Regulations where the secretary's authority to mandate ICD-10 is located.
 
Source: Joseph Conn, Modern Healthcare [3/26/14]

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Eugene A Batelli, DPM
 
How about a good vascular consult? What if you're dealing with an underlying occlusive process? Your vascular specialist can be your best source of referrals. There are some new minimally invasive techniques which yield dramatic results. 
 
Eugene A Batelli, DPM, Clifton,  NJ, eabdpm@gmail.com

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 2
From: Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
 
The interesting thread in all of the responses to Dr. Levy's original query is that podiatry does not demand data when it comes to this treatment. I was present when Dr. Elewski delivered her results of an ND Yag laser treatment for onychomycosis (the study cited in The New York Times) and have discussed it with her personally over the past two years at the Council for Nail Disorders Meeting. 
 
In a nutshell, this is what Dr. Elewski's study documented: It takes 50 degrees centigrade to kill...
 
Disclosure: I am a consultant to Nomir Medical, maker's of the Noveon.
 
Editor's note: Dr. Markinson's extended-length letter can be read here
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Fred R Shilling
 
I own a custom foot orthotic lab out of NY. We distribute the Veriscan scanner and back it 100 percent to any plaster cast you can put out. Our images are 3-D, you can load up the fifth met just like you do on a plaster cast. In fact, with almost 100 scanners out in the market in the last year, I can tell you we are getting better results with the scanner than we are with plaster. I only have a year’s worth of data, but I can tell you that we are getting a lower return rate than with the plaster casts for adjustments. 
 
Calling your fellow DPMs beige, and you get...
 
Editor's note: Fred Schilling's extended-length letter can be read here.

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
From: Alan Sherman, DPM
 
Burt Katzen, DPM made the observation that, “we're (podiatry) the only profession that is trying to force every graduate into becoming a surgeon with a 3-year residency to even get a license in most states.” I’ve been saying this for years but never as clearly or succinctly as he did here. Until we modify our post-graduate training to allow other focuses besides surgery, I’m afraid the profession of podiatry will become a less, not more important, medical specialty. Who out there thinks surgery is THE most important thing that podiatrists do? I don’t…
 
Alan Sherman, DPM, Boca Raton, FL, asherman@presentelearning.com
MEETING NOTICES - PART 1

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of Keith Springer, DPM
From: Jerome E. Reeves, DPM, Helene Manno, DPM
 
It is with great sorrow hearing the news of the death of Keith Springer, DPM.  By far, he was one of best human beings who walked the face of this earth. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers go out to his family. R.I.P. Dr. Keith Springer.
 
Jerome E. Reeves, DPM, Hollis, NY
 
It was with deep sadness that I learned of Keith Springer's passing. Keith was a classmate of mine at NYCPM (class of 1978). He will always be remembered as one of the kindest and hardest working colleagues in our class. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends. He will be missed.
 
Helene Manno, DPM, Cliffside Park, NY 
MEETING NOTICES - PART 2

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ASSOCIATE NEEDED - CONNECTICUT
 
Position available for a board certified or qualified individual who has an emphasis on DM foot care and is comfortable with all surgical aspects of forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery.  Excellent opportunity for a surgeon.  Competitive salary and benefits offered and a perfect community to raise a family. fax resume to bfsoffice@4udr.com
 
FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE POSITION – FLORIDA PANHANDLE
 
Immediate position available for hard-working, motivated individual in a well-established practice. Equal mix of primary care and surgery. Excellent opportunity to get on all insurance panels. Board qualified/Certified with ABPS preferred. Competitive salary and benefit package. Please email CV and letter of interest to kmoore@feetareneat.com.
 
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ASSOCIATE POSITION - KENTUCKY
 
Immediate opening for palliative/general podiatric care provider in established clinics, nursing home and assistive living settings in beautiful Southern Kentucky. Travel involved, but transportation provided along with ability to provide a wide range of clinical care including DME. Board certification not mandatory, but must be eligible for KY state license. Base salary with incredible bonus opportunity/full benefits. Join Kentucky’s largest and most respected podiatric group. Email CV and letter of interest to: jonkim12000@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ATLANTA SUBURB 
 
Immediate associate position available. PSR 24/36, ABPS certified/qualified for high volume surgical practice. State of the art practice with on-site accredited surgical center, physical therapy and MRI. Full hospital privileges available. Send inquiry and CV to: glewis@mariettapodiatry.com.
 
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Well established 65 year old practice looking for full time associate upon completion of a 36-month residency. Salary and full benefits including medical and malpractice included. Purchase opportunity available after probationary period. Full scope modern practice with 2 office locations. Great opportunity. Please email your CV to  bkatzman2@verizon.net
 
PODIATRISTS WANTED – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Podiatrists wanted for fully managed practice in skilled nursing facilities in the following areas: 1. Chico and Meadowood 2. Sacramento 3. Fresno – local and up to one hour south. Send CV and area of interest to:ZBUBBLESZ@aol.com
 
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