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Aug 03, 2015, 16:31 ET
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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, has been named 2015-16 president of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

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
AOFAS volunteers Naren Gurbani, MD (l.) and Mario Adames, MD (r.) evaluate a Vietnamese patient.

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
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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
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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
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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
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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
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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...

Oct 15, 2014, 16:59 ET
Bruce Sangeorzan, MD, assumes presidency of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD, Installed as AOFAS President

Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD, professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, has been named president of the...

Sep 17, 2014, 07:00 ET
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AOFAS Releases Choosing Wisely® List

Making decisions about foot and ankle care is a process that should involve the patient and an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. To help...

Aug 22, 2014, 15:10 ET
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.  (PRNewsFoto/American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society)

Patient Guide: How to Tape an Ankle

Nearly everyone sprains an ankle at some point in their lives, and some people suffer from recurrent ankle sprains. This ankle injury frequently...

Aug 22, 2014, 07:00 ET
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Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Care Gets Spotlight in Chicago

When the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) hosts the IFFAS/AOFAS Meeting the third week of September, 1,000...

Aug 15, 2014, 07:00 ET
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.  (PRNewsFoto/American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society)

Patient Guide: Plantar Fasciitis

 There it is again: that heel pain you feel when you first get up in the morning. If you have persistent pain in the bottom of your heel after...

Jul 28, 2014, 09:00 ET
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.  (PRNewsFoto/American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society)

FootCareMD.org Boosts Patient Education Articles

As part of a year-long process of updating its educational library, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has added more than...

Jul 21, 2014, 16:21 ET
AOFAS volunteer Angus McBryde, MD, (right) works with local surgeons at Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. (PRNewsFoto/AOFAS)

AOFAS Surgeons Tackle Medical Cases in Vietnam

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

May 28, 2014, 06:00 ET
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.  (PRNewsFoto/American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society)

Patient Guide: Total Ankle Replacement

Retired firefighter Thomas Lynch was all too familiar with the pain that comes with severe ankle arthritis. Lynch experienced multiple ankle...