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Press Release Category Health - Medicine -,LLC Release Date: August 09, 2007

Jeffrey Oster, DPM wins British Podiatric Literary Prize

August 09, 2007
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Jeffrey Oster, DPM, who practices podiatry in central Ohio and is the medical director of, a web based resource for foot and ankle conditions, is the recipient of the 2006 Basham Literary Prize. The Basham Literary Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best article published in the medical journal "Chiropody Review" which is the official publication of the British Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

PR9.NET August 09, 2007 - USA/Newark, Ohio Jeffrey A. Oster, DPM, is the 2006 recipient of the Basham Literary Prize given by "Chiropody Review", the official journal of the British Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. This annual prize is given to the author of the best article published in this bi-monthly professional journal.

The Basham Literary Prize was awarded to Dr. Oster for his article on "Charcot Joint" which was published in the May/June 2006 issue of Chiropody Review.

Dr. Jeffrey Oster writes that Charcot joints occur when the ability to sense deep pain is lost or diminished. As a result of the inability to sense pain, small fractures begin to develop in areas of stress such as the arch of the foot. The normal response to a fracture is swelling and increased blood flow (reflex vasodilatation) to the affected area of bone. The increase in blood flow tends to 'wash away' calcium from the fracture site, resulting in weakening of the bone and further fractures. If the normal protective mechanism, pain, remains absent, a cycle of increasing fracture activity begins with progressive collapse of the supporting bone. For more information on Charcot Joint, go to

Dr. Jeffrey Oster, practices podiatry in central Ohio and is the medical director of, a web based consumer resource for foot and ankle care. Established in 1999, has an extensive library of articles that discuss common foot and ankle conditions and treatment, which can be found at

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