FREE CME WEBINARS

Monday, July 13, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Adhesive Arachnoiditis: Identification, Treatment, and Management of Inflammatory Pain

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CE/CME/CECH credit hour for DPMs, Nurses and Physicians.

Adhesive arachnoiditis (AA) is emerging as a clinical entity in the 21st Century. It is an intraspinal inflammatory disorder of the lower spinal canal. If uncontrolled and untreated it may cause severe pain and disabling neurologic abnormalities including paraparesis, bladder and bowl dysfunction, headache, blurred vision, and an early death. AA has a typical, clinical profile that includes the unusual sensations of water dripping or insects on the skin, comfort when standing or reclining, and burning feet. It is diagnosed by symptoms and confirmatory, magnetic resonance imaging. First generation treatment protocols have been developed which can and should be implemented by medical practitioners in every community.

Lecture Objectives:
1. Understand why adhesive arachnoiditis develops inside the spinal canal.
2. Identify persons with adhesive arachnoiditis in clinical practice.
3. Know medical and non-medical measures that reduce intraspinal inflammation and treat adhesive arachnoiditis.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
OxyGeni® - CDO Therapy now Easier for your Patients with more Evidence for You: See how the best just got better!

Learn about the newOxyGeni® System from EO2 and its "patient first” features that will improve compliance to wound care in the home. Learn the latest evidence regarding how a continuous flow of humidified oxygen within an oxygen diffusion dressing affects wound healing mechanisms, wound closure and pain relief. We’ll discuss cutting edge research regarding the effect on scar reduction, cytokines, wound closure rates, effect of debridement and offloading, and rapid relief of pain.

Lecture Objectives:
1. Understand how continuous diffusion of oxygen (CDO) therapy differs from topical oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen
2. Learn the latest scientific findings for how CDO affects wound healing mechanisms to treat patients safely in the home
3. Gain insights into the 465% increased healing with CDO vs advanced moist wound therapy and how to apply those principals into your practice
4. Examine the latest clinical results for enhancing wound closure as well as reducing scarring & pain

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Remote Patient Monitoring Made Simple: Coding, Compliance, and Documentation Guidelines to Help Your Practice and Your Patients

Learn the latest information on remote patient monitoring (RPM), updated coding, compliance, and documentation guidelines, and how incorporating a novel sensory insole into your practice can help prevent diabetic foot complications.
1. Understand the latest randomized controlled trial results when monitoring plantar pressures
2. Discuss RPM considerations and hurdles
3. Gain an understanding of remote patient monitoring coding, compliance, and documentation guidelines

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
The Adult Acquired Flatfoot: More Than Just PTTD

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH credit hour for DPMs.

The Adult Acquired Flatfoot (AAF) represents one of the most challenging conditions from a biomechanics standpoint which presents regularly to the podiatric physician.

Once considered a simple case of rupture of the posterior tibial tendon (PTTD), the Adult Acquired Flatfoot is a progressive debilitating pathology characterized by both tendon and ligament rupture in the ankle and hindfoot. Surgical options for correcting alignment and preventing progression of disability are challenging to both the treating physician as well as the patient themself. With accurate examination and diagnostic testing, the majority of patients in early to mid-stage AAF deformity can be treated successfully without surgery. This webinar will review the pathomechanics of AAF and then describe the key steps for evaluation and staging of deformity.

The selection of proper interventions and rehabilitation protocols, all evidence based, will be reviewed so that the practitioner can restore mobility to patients with AAF and avoid debilitating surgery.

Lecture Objectives:

1. Understand the pathoanatomy and pathomechanics of adult acquired flatfoot deformity
2. Understand the key diagnostic tests to accurately stage deformity
3. Review the published research regarding orthotic intervention for adult acquired flatfoot.

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