Osteoarthritis Hip Pain: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 30 October 2014

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is also termed as ‘degenerative joint disorder’ or age related arthritis, as it develops when people age. The cartilage functions as shock absorbers that gives a cushion effect to the end of the bones and prevents the bones from directly rubbing against each other, thereby reducing the friction within joints.

Tags osteoarthritis, Hip Pain

Understanding Osteoporosis – “A Silent Disease”

Posted in What's New on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

 

Understanding Osteoporosis

We finish up World Bone & Joint Awareness Month by focusing on Osteoporosis, a medical condition meaning “porous bone” in which bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, lack of calcium or vitamin D.

Osteoporosis is very common – approximately 54 million Americans suffer from it. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, roughly one in two women and one in four men, age 50 and older, will break a bone due to osteoporosis. These broken bones usually occur in the hip, spine and wrist.
Historically, women of Caucasian and Asian decent have been the most susceptible to developing Osteoporosis, but the condition is affecting more and more men at an increasing rate. In fact, one-third of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men and by 2050, it is projected that over 900 million men age 60 and older will have the condition.

Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because you can’t feel your bones getting weaker. Breaking a bone is often the first sign that you have Osteoporosis, or you may notice that you are getting shorter or your upper back is curving forward.

A Bone Density Test (DXA) can diagnose osteoporosis well before you break a bone. In fact, DXA is the ‘Gold Standard’ used throughout the world to establish bone health status and to track changes in bone strength. IBJI's technologists are specially trained, certified in bone densitometry, and work directly with an IBJI Rheumatologist to review, evaluate, and discuss results and treatment options.

We want to help you keep your bones as strong as they can be! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call the IBJI Osteoporosis Center nearest you.

Bannockburn 847-914-9096
Des Plaines 847-375-3000
Morton Grove 847-375-3000

Tags Osteoporosis

Gout - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 23 October 2014

Excruciating pain can come to patients fighting gout. Gout is a condition that occurs when uric acid accumulates in the blood and leads to inflammation in one or more joints. Pain from gout can be severe enough to wake you in the middle of the night.

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IBJI Opens New Specialty Care Facility In Lincolnwood

Posted in What's New, In the News, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lincolnwood, Ill (October 21, 2014) — IBJI now offers its orthopaedic specialty care expertise in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood. Just this month, IBJI opened the doors to a brand new facility in Lincolnwood staffed by orthopaedic surgeons and therapists specializing in the treatment of hands, elbows, shoulders, knees and hips. Fracture care, sports medicine, joint reconstruction and replacement, rehabilitation services and physical therapy, and workers compensation care for injured workers are also key areas of focus at the new location.

IBJI established its first location in 1990 and now has facilities throughout the north and northwest suburbs and the city of Chicago. The Lincolnwood office is the 47th Chicago metropolitan area location for IBJI. “IBJI has grown its practice in this region based on its reputation as a provider of extremely high quality, collaborative care that is affordable,” said Marc Breslow, MD, one of IBJI’s board-certified orthopaedic surgeons practicing at IBJI-Lincolnwood.

IBJI-Lincolnwood is located one mile east of I-94 between Devon and Pratt at 6540 North Lincoln Avenue. Free on-site parking is available. IBJI-Lincolnwood can be reached by telephone at 847-375-3000.

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IBJI-Glenview Welcomes Jay Deimel, MD

Posted in What's New, Glenview Division on Friday, 17 October 2014

 

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein

Dr. Jay Deimel is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine for adults and children. He provides a full range of care including fracture/trauma care and general orthopaedics with a special interest in soft tissue problems of the hip, knee and shoulder.

Dr. Deimel performs minimally invasive hip surgery (arthroscopy) for non-arthritic patients, effectively treating bony impingements and labral tears. He also offers ACL and complex multi-ligament knee reconstructions (ACL/PCL/MCL), arthroscopic management of shoulder problems including instability and labral tears, and repair of shoulder dislocations.

Dr. Deimel believes in collaborative, patient-centered care. He pursues conservative, rehab-focused, non-operative approaches whenever possible, recommending surgery when it will be most effective. The goal is to return patients most quickly, safely and fully to their best function and performance.

A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Deimel completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, residency training at University of Chicago, and his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University. He was an assistant team physician for the San Francisco 49ers, Stanford University and University of Chicago athletic teams, among others.

An avid swimmer, Dr. Deimel also enjoys playing tennis, golf and water polo.

 

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You're Invited: What's Hip in Hip Replacements by Dr. Beigler

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Glenview Division on Friday, 17 October 2014

 

 

Presented by:     David Beigler MD David Beigler MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
When:     Monday, October 27, 2014
 
Where:     Greek American Rehabilitation & Care Centre, 1st floor activity room
220 North First Street
Wheeling, IL
 
RSVP:     Frances Stamatoukos
847.499.7113

 

Free Seminar by Jay Deimel

 

Please join IBJI's Dr. David Beigler for an informative presentation and learn about the newest advance treatments in hip replacement.

Refreshments will be provided. Please make your reservation today!

 

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What You Need To Know About Hip Arthroscopy - Seminar by Dr. Deimel

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Glenview Division on Friday, 17 October 2014

 

 

Presented by:     Jay F. Deimel, M.D. Jay F. Deimel, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
When:     Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:00pm - 6:30 pm
 
Where:     Glenview Terrace
1511 Greenwood Road
Glenview, IL 60026
 
RSVP:     Stephanie Jarvis
847.832.4629

 

Free Seminar by Jay Deimel

 

Discover how hip arthroscopy, a special procedure allowing your physician to view the inside of your hip on a television screen, can help diagnose and treat your hip pain. You'll also learn about both operative and non-operative treatment options as well as physical therapy.

Refreshments will be provided.

 

Tags Dr. Jay Deimel

Spotlight on Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries Shines on World Pediatric Bone & Joint Day

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News on Friday, 17 October 2014

 

While many adults have experienced some type of orthopedic injury, approximately 3.5 million children in the US have experienced an injury that causes musculoskeletal issues. The Bone & Joint Initiative recognizes the specific medical needs of children and has dedicated October 19th as World Pediatric Bone & Joint Day (PB&J). The theme of this year’s celebration is “The Adolescent Female Athlete Triad” and is intended to shed light on the prevention and treatment of pediatric orthopedic injuries.

Almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries, with the most common being strains and sprains. Obviously, some sports are more dangerous than others. For example, contact sports such as football result in a higher number of injuries than a non-contact sport such as swimming. However, all sports have a potential for injury, whether from the trauma of contact with other players or from misuse of a body part. A pediatric orthopedic physician is the most-skilled and experienced doctor to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal (bone, joint, or muscle) problems in a child. This type of doctor differs from a regular orthopedic surgeon, as they limit their medical practice to patients 18 and under.

Whether on the playground, in the pool or on the field, orthopedic injuries in children can happen anywhere. Children’s musculoskeletal issues are different from those of an adult because children are still growing and their body's response to injury, infection, or deformity is very different than what would be seen in an adult.

The most common orthopedic issues that arise in children are limb and spine deformities (clubfoot, scoliosis, limb length differences), gait abnormalities (limping), broken bones and bone or joint infections and tumors.

In recent years, the primary focus of pediatric orthopedics has been on childhood injury prevention, with the hopes of educating coaches, parents and children alike on how to avoid many injuries from the start.

Tags Bone & Joint Health National Awareness, World Pediatric Bone & Joint Day 2014

IBJI Supports World Spine Day to "Straighten Up And Move"

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

 

On October 16th, IBJI will join in celebrating World Spine Day to raise awareness of spine health, as part of National Bone and Joint Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Straighten Up and Move,” recognizing the importance of proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health.

The back is a complex network of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. In some cases, sports injuries or accidents cause back pain and other times even simple motions, like picking something up off the floor, can lead to pain in the back.

Since the back is so intricate, there are many types of spinal disorders. The most common ones include back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease. Disorders of the spine can affect a person’s overall health, including their ability to work and enjoy normal everyday routines.

Poor posture and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. Approximately 31 million Americans experience low-back pain and it is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease. Americans spend about $50 billion on products and services to help reduce back pain each year.

In today’s world, with the large amount of time people spend slouched in front of a computer, repeated poor posture can lead to back pain over time. In an effort to prevent back injuries and pain, try to maintain a healthy diet and weight, be physically active – get lots of exercise that strengthens your core, stretch before physical activity, be mindful of standing up straight, use smart lifting techniques and wear comfortable, supportive footwear.

If you do experience back pain, the team of orthopaedic professionals at IBJI are available to help assess your condition and work with you to customize a treatment plan. Spinal health is very important to our entire team – from surgeons and pain management specialists to therapists and physician assistants. We take pride in staying current on the latest developments and technologies in pain treatment and educating our patients on spinal health, injury prevention and treatment options.

So, remember to “Straighten Up and Move” for good spinal health!

Tags Bone & Joint Health National Awareness, World Spine Day 2014

Steven Mardjetko, MD Named "Spine Surgeon to Know"

Posted in What's New, In the News, Morton Grove Division on Sunday, 12 October 2014

 

dr steven mardjetko

IBJI is well known among patients and the orthopaedic community for its expertise in treating spinal conditions. In observance of World Spine Day on October 16, IBJI is proud to share the news that one of its spine specialists, Dr. Steven Mardjetko, has earned not just one, but three major honors for his exceptional work.

The first honor was bestowed last month at the Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, where Dr. Mardjetko received the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award. This award honors those who act generously out of their sense of service to larger social and professional goals, and whose work in spinal deformity provides significant service to others, including international and charity care.

For years, Dr. Mardjetko has volunteered his spinal care expertise in regions where advanced specialty care is scarce. He was instrumental in the creation of the Cali Columbia Pediatric Spinal Deformity Medical Mission. Since 2008, he has also been an instrumental part of the Bulgaria Global Outreach program. As a mentor to his orthopaedic colleagues, Dr. Mardjetko has helped train spine surgeons to operate independently and to help children in need of corrective spinal deformity surgery.

Dr. Mardjetko was also recently named to Becker’s Spine Review 2014 list of “240 Spine Surgeons to Know” and the publication’s list of “62 Scoliosis-Focused Spine Surgeons to Know.” Becker’s recognized Dr. Mardjetko, in part, for his expertise as a spinal deformities and pediatric orthopedic specialist and for his work to help parents check their children for scoliosis.

Congratulations to Dr. Mardjetko and to all of his colleagues invested in diagnosing and correcting spinal conditions and abnormalities so that patients can enjoy their lives.

Tags spine surgeons, scoliosis, Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award, Dr. Steven Mardjetko, Becker's Spine Review

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