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The Relief Institute is an advocate for top physicians and patients like you. Our purpose is to bring the best matches together for a healthy outcome.

We aim to ensure that you have access to the best foot and ankle practitioners in your area. To achieve this, we first find doctors in your area who are capable of both conducting a thorough evaluation and providing you with any necessary treatment. We then go the extra mile, certifying doctors who truly stand out from the mix with high ratings, excellent experience, better treatment, and a convincing record of care. And finally, we ask patients to rate their experience. You can feel confident that you’re in good hands when you see what others think, and you can also provide invaluable feedback to help others like you make informed decisions about their own health and treatment.

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Polydactyly: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

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Underweight health risks: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

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Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center

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 A Simple Modification of Extension Block Pinning for Mallet Fractures

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Lourdes surgeon performs New Jersey's first 'opioid-sparing' shoulder surgeries

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JBJS 100: Metal-on-Metal Hips and Shoulder Function

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Mechanisms of injury for ACL rupture may be similar between men, women

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Duke Orthopaedics receives endowment from Aaron A. Hofmann Foundation

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