Evanston Woman Feels “Bionic” After Successful Spine Surgery

Posted in Orthopedic News, Glenview Division, Patient Stories, Move Better Blog on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Like many people, Debra Stewart had lived with back pain for years. Several of her vertebrae were starting to compress, causing occasional discomfort in her lower back and one of her legs. In spite of her back issues, Debra was determined to stay active and fit. She enjoyed her workouts on the treadmill and with weights. When the pain flared up, she knew exactly what to do. She would pull out a floor mat and do the simple stretches she had learned to alleviate the pain. “Back pain was just a part of my life. And it was easily solved with exercise,” she explained recently.

Tags spinal surgery

Insight into What’s Causing Your Hip Pain

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division, Move Better Blog on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

 

Hip problems are commonplace, especially among active teenagers and adults. These problems can be both debilitating and extremely painful. “When hip pain starts to inhibit your lifestyle,” says sports medicine surgeon Jay Deimel, MD, “it’s time to see a specialist.”

“Hip pain can be both sore and sharp,” according to Dr. Deimel. “People who are physically active often experience a popping sensation in their hip as they move,” he explains. “This popping is typically normal, unless associated with pain.” Identifying the real source of the pain is the first step towards treating it. “Finding the source, however, can be tricky because hip problems can mask as back pain and vice-versa,” Dr. Deimel says. “That’s why the office physical exam performed by a specialist is so important to starting the treatment plan.”

Tags mri, Hip Arthroscopy

IBJI Steps In When Patient's Surgeon Bows Out

Posted in What's New, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Move Better Blog on Friday, 09 June 2017

Howard Weil was hitting tennis balls with a friend when the shoulder pain that had been bothering him grew so intense that tears started streaming down his face. Howard had always been a physically active person. In addition to playing racquet sports, he enjoyed spinning and had run several marathons.

Howard wasn’t ready to slow down, although he realized that he probably would need shoulder surgery if he was going to continue to do the things that he loved. He already had seen several orthopedic specialists for his shoulder pain. In fact, he thought he had found the right surgeon. He felt confident that someone who had performed upwards of 3,000 shoulder surgeries could get him back on the tennis court.

Tags shoulder surgery, University of Chicago, Arthritis

Lupus Awareness Month

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedics on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

May is Lupus Awareness Month, but if you are like most people you’re not really sure what lupus is. In fact, a person may experience headaches, fatigue, joint pain or any number of symptoms associated with the disease and never realize that lupus may be the explanation.

According to the Lupus Foundation of America’s National Resource Center, lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can inflame and damage any part of the body (joints, skin and/or vital organs).


IBJI Surgeon Wins National Award for Leadership in Orthopedics

Posted in What's New, In the News, Community Involvement, Orthopedics, Glenview Division, Patient Stories on Sunday, 14 May 2017

William J. Robb, III, MD, Recognized by his Peers with Highest Honor

IBJI is pleased to announce that William J. Robb, III, MD, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the William W. Tipton Jr., MD, Leadership Award. The Tipton Leadership Award is a high honor, which is bestowed annually by The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Winning the Tipton Leadership Award elevates Dr. Robb into an elite group of orthopedic specialists. He is one of only 12 physicians ever to have earned this distinction.

Tags Orthopedic surgery, Tipton Leadership Award, AAOS

The Top 5 Reasons Everyone Should Bike to Work

Posted in Move Better Blog on Thursday, 04 May 2017

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Picture this: The wind blowing through your hair, fresh air all around you, and all of the city traffic behind you left in your dust. If you rode a bike to work, this would be your daily commute, free from the stress of bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Riding a bike can be extremely beneficial not only for your health, but for the environment as well. In addition to replacing a car on the road that adds to air pollution, biking gives you the opportunity to work muscles that may not get any attention during your work day. If you’re not convinced yet, here are the top five reasons you should bike to work.

Tags exercise, orthopedic exercise, orthopedic health, Bone & Joint Health National Awareness

MRI Tips to Keep You Calm During Your Next Scan

Posted in Imaging & Diagnostics on Thursday, 04 May 2017

Getting an MRI can be an anxiety-inducing experience for many patients. It can cause feelings of claustrophobia even in those who have never been claustrophobic. Some patients might even stress themselves out wondering what happens during an MRI.

During an MRI, a patient might have a lot on his or her mind, making it hard to relax and keep a clear mind during the procedure. Whether this is your first MRI scan or you’ve experienced one before, here are a few tips to help you stay relaxed and still during the procedure.  

Tags MRI and Osteoarthritis, mri, magnetic resonance imaging, mri machines, Chicago mri, Illinois mri, IBJI MRI

5 Foods That Help Fight Inflammation & Arthritis Pain

Posted in Pain Management on Thursday, 04 May 2017

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Arthritis is a disease that is often characterized by the pain and inflammation that comes along with it. Many people living with arthritis often feel powerless to the aches they feel and think there is nothing they can do to fight it. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce arthritis inflammation, beginning with food.

Maintaining a well-balanced diet is key in leading a healthy life. Likewise, eating healthier foods also can have a positive impact on your arthritis. Here are a few foods that can help you reduce discomfort caused by inflammation.

Tags chronic pain, arthritis pain relief, arthritis improvement, arthritis pain

Majority of young athletes sustain fractures to their long bones such as the femur and tibia by developing stress fractures.

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News on Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Last week, forward Kevin Fiala for the Nashville Predators was checked into the boards by Robert Bortuzzo of the St. Louis Blues during the first game of their NHL series. The force of this blow combined with the position of his leg unfortunately caused Mr. Fiala’s femur, or thigh bone, to break. It is a testament to how strong and fast these players are that this injury occurred. Mr. Fiala underwent emergent rodding of the fracture; rodding involves placing a long metal rod in the middle of the hollow femur acting as an internal splint.


Athletic Trainers Stepping into New Roles

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Thursday, 27 April 2017

With the arrival of spring, IBJI’s athletic training staff is gearing up for a busy season. The Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League and the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association have selected IBJI as their Official Athletic Training Provider. During the upcoming 2017 seasons, IBJI’s highly skilled team of certified athletic trainers will be on-site to assist both teams during all home and away games — but that’s not all they will be doing.

Tags Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist

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