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Feb 02, 2016, 14:08 ET
Susan M. Oster, CAE, joins the AOFAS as executive director

Susan M. Oster, CAE, Joins AOFAS as Executive Director

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

Jan 20, 2016, 15:55 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: 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
Created by orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, FootCareMD offers educational tools to help you make informed decisions about your foot health.

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

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

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
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...