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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...

May 19, 2014, 14:06 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: Arthritis of the Feet and Ankles

 Suffering with pain or stiffness in your feet and ankles? It could be arthritis. More than 52 million Americans have the condition, which...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:38 ET
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Considering Cosmetic Foot Surgery?

There's been a renewed interest in cosmetic foot surgery lately. Several so-called "Cinderella" procedures have gained new popularity as women try...

Mar 28, 2014, 13:46 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: Treating a Broken Ankle

Many people associate ankle fractures with sports, but you don't have to be an athlete to develop a serious ankle injury. Ankle fractures, in which...

Feb 24, 2014, 11:45 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)

How to Avoid Winter Sports Injuries

It's not hard to be impressed with the skills of the Winter Olympic athletes. If you've been inspired to get out and try some winter sports...

Jan 21, 2014, 14:33 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)

New Video Highlights Foot and Ankle Care

Why should you see an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist? Have a problem with a foot or ankle? Wondering where to turn? Check out the...

Jan 13, 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)

Tips for Avoiding Falls on Ice

Sensible footwear and safe walking help avoid injury, says orthopaedic foot and ankle MD With much of the country in the grip of a...

Nov 18, 2013, 12:18 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)

New Video Highlights Diabetic Foot Care

Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist reviews self-care tips  Need a quick overview of what diabetes does to the feet and what you...

Nov 04, 2013, 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)

Diabetes and Your Feet: Tips for diabetic foot care from orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs

 It's American Diabetes Month, and if you're among the 25 million Americans who have diabetes, you may know that foot care is extremely...

Aug 26, 2013, 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)

Tips for Managing Plantar Fasciitis

Stretching is top treatment, say orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs There it is again: that heel pain you feel when you first get up in the...

Aug 23, 2013, 17:05 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)

Foot Health: What's normal? What's not?

Orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs review foot changes and conditions  Did you know the average person takes roughly 10,000 steps per day?...

Aug 22, 2013, 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)

Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

Check feet daily, say orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs If you're among the 18 million Americans who've been diagnosed with diabetes, you may...

Aug 14, 2013, 16:45 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)

How to Choose Athletic Shoes

Get the right fit with tips from orthopaedic foot and ankle MDs Whether you play on a court, run on pavement or exercise in a gym, you need...

Aug 14, 2013, 15:17 ET
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Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD, Installed as AOFAS President-Elect

Seattle Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society  Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD, vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedics...