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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
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society logo. (PRNewsFoto/American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society)

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...