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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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IlluminOss wins “de novo” clearance for bone stabilization system with help from MCRA

IlluminOss wins “de novo” clearance for bone stabilization system with help from MCRA

MCRA Assists IlluminOss Medical with Successful De Novo Decision: 1st Orthopedic De Novo Granted by the FDA (press release) The FDA last month granted de novo clearance to the...

Prosthetic Metal Allergies: The Mystery Continues

Prosthetic Metal Allergies: The Mystery Continues

This basic science tip comes from Fred Nelson, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics at Henry Ford Hospital and a clinical associate professor at Wayne...

Long-term Mortality After Revision THA : Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

Long-term Mortality After Revision THA : Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

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Polyethylene Wear Increases in Liners Articulating With... : Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

Polyethylene Wear Increases in Liners Articulating With... : Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

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The John N. Insall Award:  Higher Tissue Concentrations of... : Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

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Staged Revision With Antibiotic Spacers for Shoulder... : Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

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NewsScope: January 12, 2018

NewsScope: January 12, 2018

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Tendinosis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Tendinosis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis. Tendons are the tough, fibrous cords that...

Consensus Orthopedics’ TracPatch Targets Efficiency in Post-Op Care

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In 2017, Consensus Orthopedics launched TracPatch, a wearable device that monitors patients pre- and post-up in an effort to engage them in tracking their own recovery....

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute Shines at annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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How To Safely Use Crutches

How To Safely Use Crutches

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