Rebuilding Man

Posted in Libertyville Division on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Ankle replacements give patients more viability

By Brett Dworski
As seen in Chicago Health Magazine, Fall 2015

Dan Chesman, a former ROTC Naval Officer, shattered his ankle in 1972. Though a fusion procedure was recommended, Chesman knew it would limit his mobility and decided to wait, opting to stabilize the ankle with a series of pins.

Over time and due to advanced arthritis, the pain in his ankle became unbearable and he knew he needed to take action. Chesman met with Anand Vora, MD, an IBJI foot and ankle specialist, who helped him decide that a total ankle replacement was his best option for pain relief, improving mobility and maintaining a higher level of function.

After the procedure, Chesman felt like a new man, able to do things before he left the hospital that he hadn’t been able to do in years.

This Chicago Health Magazine article explores the types of arthritis that would require ankle replacement, why it’s an improved alternative to ankle fusion and the technology behind the procedure. Read the full article.

Tags ankle replacement, ankle pain, Dr. Anand Vora, Ankle Arthritis, Dan Chesman

Overcoming Shoulder Pain and Injuries: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 30 July 2015

Trauma injuries to the shoulder are common and can range from fractures, dislocations, to soft tissue tears. The scenarios for such traumatic injuries can vary from a midfield collision in the football field which may dislocate the collar bone, to a high speed car accident that can fracture the ball or the socket of the shoulder joint. While most shoulder injuries can be treated conservatively with a good, long-term result, some high impact trauma fractures are unlikely to heal by themselves. They are better treated with surgery because they carry a high risk of arthritis if left unattended.

Tags shoulder injury, dislocated shoulder, orthopedic shoulder physician, shoulder pain

Wrist Arthroscopy Surgery and Recovery

Posted in Orthopedic News on Thursday, 23 July 2015

Arthroscopic wrist surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that may accelerate an injured athlete’s return to sports participation or general recovery for non-athletes. The value of wrist arthroscopy as a minimally invasive means of diagnosis and treatment is clear for a wide range of wrist injuries and conditions.

Tags Wrist Arthroscopy

Is Neck Pain Causing A Headache?

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Have you ever heard of a Cervicogenic headache?

A Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a type of secondary headache disorder brought on by the dysfunction of any neck joints. These headaches usually start off from upper three neck joints, neurovascular structures or neck muscles. When the neck joints become stressed they trigger pain signals that travel to the brainstem and is then interpreted as a neck headache.

Tags neck pain, Cervicogenic headache

Ankle replacement serves as life-changer for Grayslake man

Posted in What's New, In the News, Libertyville Division, Patient Stories, Move Better Blog on Thursday, 09 July 2015

For more than 40 years, Grayslake resident Dan Chesman, 63, struggled with residual pain from a severe ankle injury he suffered in a toboggan accident as a young man.

Thanks to advancements in medical technology, he’s now enjoying a greater quality of life after undergoing a total ankle replacement.

“To anybody who’s considering it, I would say get it done yesterday, if not sooner,” said Chesman, whose surgery was performed in Jan. 2014, by Dr. Anand Vora, an orthopedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, which has locations in Grayslake, Libertyville and Chicago.

The full article written by Angela Sykora was published on 

Tags ankle replacement, ankle replacement surgery, ankle arthroplasty, ankle pain, ankle injury, Dr. Anand Vora, Libertyville

IBJI Libertyville Rehab Clinic Moves to New Location, Expands Service Offerings

Posted in What's New, In the News, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Libertyville Division on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

IBJI is proud to announce its Libertyville rehabilitation clinic will be moving from 716 Florsheim Drive to a nearby, newly renovated building at 724 Florsheim Drive.  The new facility will be open and see patients as of Thursday, July 2, 2015.

The new clinic will be significantly larger, providing more equipment, and more flexible appointment scheduling.

Tags physical therapy, IBJI Rehab, Libertyville

Reduce Your Pain – Simple Chronic Pain Management Tips

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 25 June 2015

Millions of Americans who have some form of arthritis or a related disease suffer from pain that is chronic. Pain is treated as chronic when it persist three to six months or longer, but chronic pain can be considered its own disease.

Tags Chronic Pain Management

Treating Tennis Elbow Pain

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 18 June 2015

Tennis elbow is not exclusive to active tennis players, in fact it’s possible for people who are not very active to develop inflammation in the elbow area. The inflammation affects the elbow joint that is held together by muscles, ligaments, as well as tendons and is accompanied by acute burning pain.

Work or recreational activities that involve repeating the same action may strain the muscles and tendons of your forearm, which help extend your wrist and fingers. Tennis elbow usually damages the tendons that attach on the lateral epicondyle, called the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB).

Tags tennis elbow

Strained Hamstring: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 11 June 2015

Hamstring strains are one of the most common sports injuries that can affect any athlete, from professional gymnasts to martial arts practitioners. Whilst sprinting or doing any fast stretching movement you may experience an acute or sudden hamstring pull, with a sudden sharp pain and these injuries can usually range from minor to severe.

Tags Strained Hamstring, chicago orthopedics

Welcome Brooke Vanderby, MD, Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist

Posted in What's New, In the News, Glenview Division on Tuesday, 09 June 2015


Brooke Vanderby, MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist Brooke Vanderby, MD has joined the physician team at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Vanderby focuses on interventional pain management, frequently working with patients suffering from neck and spinal pain related to osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease.

Dr. Vanderby has a passion for educating herself about the latest advances in minimally invasive procedures, non-narcotic medications, and holistic and integrative medicine. She also enjoys exploring emerging research on how nutrition-based approaches can complement treatments such as physical therapy, injections and medications.

An Academic All-Big Ten soccer player during her undergraduate years at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Vanderby earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing her residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern University, she pursued a fellowship in pain management, also at Northwestern University.

Dr. Vanderby prefers a collaborative approach in her practice, working to get patients engaged in conversations about the range of strategies and tools for managing pain. She favors a multifaceted solution to pain management that will empower each of her patients to live a more functional, enjoyable and productive life.

Tags Brooke Vanderby MD

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