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May 11, 2016, 14:08 ET Guía del paciente: Artritis reumatoide

 Si ha sido diagnosticado con artritis reumatoide (RA, por sus siglas en inglés) debería saber que el 90 por ciento de las personas...


Apr 20, 2016, 07:00 ET Ladder Safety: What's Your Plan?

 Using a ladder for spring cleaning? Climbing on a ladder may be the most dangerous thing you do all year. More than 500,000 ladder-related...


Mar 31, 2016, 07:00 ET Guía del paciente: Tratar un tobillo roto

 Muchas personas asocian las fracturas de tobillo con los deportes, pero no tiene que ser un atleta para lesionarse gravemente el tobillo. Las...


Mar 08, 2016, 07:00 ET Obesity Negatively Impacts Success of Total Ankle Replacement

 Obese patients receiving total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), also known as total ankle replacement, face an increased long-term risk of ankle...


Feb 02, 2016, 14:08 ET Susan M. Oster, CAE, Joins AOFAS as Executive Director

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery, has welcomed...


Jan 20, 2016, 15:55 ET Patient Guide: Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

If you're suited up and ready to ski or snowboard, you're not alone. These popular sports draw more than 9.5 million participants a year, according...


Jan 12, 2016, 12:51 ET Guía del paciente: Vitamina D y la curación del hueso

 Puede haber escuchado que la vitamina D le ayuda a obtener huesos fuertes, pero eso es solo la mitad de la historia. Varios estudios recientes...


Dec 15, 2015, 07:00 ET Patient Guide: Smart Tips for Wearing High Heels

Women and high heels: it's a love-hate relationship. Despite the acceptance of high heels in women's fashion, these shoes continue to cause pain...


Nov 23, 2015, 07:00 ET Las 5 principales complicaciones de los pies diabéticos

 Si un doctor le dijo alguna vez que tiene elevado el nivel de azúcar en sangre (aunque sea solo una vez mientras estaba embarazada), se...


Nov 12, 2015, 07:00 ET Vancomycin Powder Reduces Surgical Infection Rates in Diabetic Patients

 High-risk diabetic patients facing foot or ankle surgery are less likely to develop surgical site infections when an antibiotic powder is used...


Oct 07, 2015, 07:00 ET Patient Guide: Foot Changes During Pregnancy

Many women experience foot changes during pregnancy. The size of the feet may increase and the arches may become flatter. Some women also notice...


Sep 24, 2015, 06:00 ET Guía del paciente: Fascitis plantar

Ahí está otra vez: ese dolor de talón que siente al levantarse por la mañana. Si tiene un dolor persistente en la parte...


Sep 15, 2015, 06:00 ET Patient Guide: What are PRP Injections?

A treatment called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections has gained attention in recent years due to its use by pro athletes, including golfer...


Aug 03, 2015, 16:31 ET Patient Guide: How to Prepare for Surgery

Your doctor has recommended surgery for your foot or ankle problem, and you're looking for the best possible outcome. Your orthopaedic foot and...


Jul 17, 2015, 13:00 ET Mark E. Easley, MD, Installed as AOFAS President

 Mark E. Easley, MD, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., has been named president of the 2,100-member American Orthopaedic Foot...


Jul 13, 2015, 11:22 ET Humanitarian Work Draws AOFAS Surgeons to Vietnam

 Volunteers from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) returned to Vietnam this year to provide corrective surgery for...


Jul 10, 2015, 13:57 ET AOFAS and Consumer Reports Release Plantar Fasciitis Guide

Plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel or arch of the foot. It is caused by irritation of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that goes from the...


Jun 23, 2015, 06:00 ET Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Meeting Heads to California

When the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) hosts AOFAS Annual Meeting 2015 the third week of July, 750 attendees and 500...


Jun 08, 2015, 06:00 ET New AOFAS Video Gives Patients a Voice

When you have a foot or ankle problem, you need an expert who can get you back to the activities you love as quickly as possible. In the newest...


May 22, 2015, 15:05 ET Patient Guide: Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you've been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you should know that 90 percent of people with RA eventually develop symptoms of the feet...


Apr 20, 2015, 13:50 ET Patient Guide: Achilles Tendon Rupture

When it comes to your feet and ankles, an Achilles tendon rupture is one of the most painful and debilitating injuries you can experience. The...


Jan 29, 2015, 14:27 ET Patient Guide: Vitamin D and Bone Healing

You may have heard that vitamin D helps build strong bones, but that's only half the story. Several recent studies have found that taking vitamin D...


Dec 18, 2014, 15:10 ET AOFAS Patient Education: Smoking and Bone Healing

If you're a cigarette smoker planning to have surgery on your foot or ankle, keep this in mind: Smoking and bone healing just don't mix. Unlike the...


Nov 24, 2014, 15:00 ET Top 5 Foot Complications of Diabetes

 If a doctor has ever said you had an elevated blood sugar level—even just once when you were pregnant—you are at risk for...


Nov 11, 2014, 07:00 ET New Video Explains Role of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialists

Have you ever wondered what role an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist might play in your family's healthcare? Now you have a chance to hear...