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2014-02-28 12:25:53

Foot and Ankle Surgeons Get Patients Running Again with Less-Invasive Treatment Options CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits--physical, mental, and emotional--as their motivation to keep logging the miles. But like any strenuous physical activity, running can also lead to overuse injuries. One of those injuries affecting women in particular is a foot pain so intense that it prevents them from running at all--the painful neuroma....

2014-02-27 16:27:25

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and injured ankle joints, it's close enough, making them feel almost new again. Foot and ankle surgeons are gathering this week at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to study revolutionary advances in cartilage regeneration for foot and ankle injuries. According to...

2014-02-27 12:28:06

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made operations smoother and new tools have made repair work more durable. This has paved the way to an even speedier recovery--or at least one that feels faster because it's less cumbersome. Foot and ankle surgeons...

2013-12-17 16:23:02

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Technological advances in ankle replacement are ushering in a new world of pain-free movement for people suffering from debilitating ankle arthritis. While once severely restricted in their activity, those who undergo ankle replacement can enjoy a complete turnaround and actively participate in life again. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), innovative design and instrumentation, ankle replacement surgery--also...

2013-12-09 16:26:48

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter is here, with its frigid temperatures, howling winds and snowy, icy conditions. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reports falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures and offers these tips to keep you safe this winter season. 1. Wear low-heeled boots or overshoes with good traction. High-heeled boots may be in style, but for walking on snow and ice it's best to forego fashion in...

2013-11-27 16:25:15

Protect your feet from this painful condition. CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the festive fall/winter holidays approach, overindulgence in holiday cheer can put your feet at risk for a gout attack, a painful condition brought on when uric acid builds up and crystalizes in and around your joints. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), gout attacks often occur in the joint of a person's big toe since the toe is the coolest part of the body...

2013-07-15 16:24:05

CHICAGO, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many people give little thought to their big toes, many others are plagued by a painful condition that limits or eventually totally restricts movement of that all-important toe (digit). Once the big toe starts to hurt, it's obvious just how much we use it get around, bend over, or even stand. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, for those with this common degenerative disorder--known as hallux limitus...

2013-02-13 12:26:50

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and alert for any sign of a problem because small problems can have big implications. Surgeons at the Annual Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) this week are conferring with one another on Pediatric Flatfoot, a childhood condition that, if left untreated, can result in permanent deformity in adulthood. Flatfoot deformity makes mobility...

2013-02-12 12:22:48

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elite athletes like NFL quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Santonio Holmes had productive seasons ended by the little-known and often overlooked Lisfranc injury, a serious foot injury that few have heard of and no one wants. But foot and ankle surgeons at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) this week are evaluating how to effectively diagnose and treat this injury, which can result in...

2013-02-11 12:24:27

Smokers experience increased likelihood of bone healing complications following surgery LAS VEGAS, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine being on crutches for weeks following foot or ankle surgery. Imagine the inconvenience and potential loss of income. Then, imagine learning that the bone is not mending. In a study comparing the bone healing rates of smokers and non-smokers, the findings revealed that smokers took nearly 50 percent longer to heal after surgery than non-smokers and the...