IBJI Sponsors First International World Triathlon Series in Chicago

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Chicago Division on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

2014 International World Triathlon Series

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) and the Health Performance Institute (HPI) played an important role in the 2014 International World Triathlon Series (WTS), which came to Chicago over the June 27-29 weekend. As a WTS partner and as the Official Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Provider for this elite endurance event, IBJI and HPI provided sponsorship and on-site medical and therapeutic care.

The Chicago series is one of eight international WTS races being held in 2014 and the only U.S. stop for this competitive event. WTS Chicago drew elite and amateur athletes, representing 31 countries and 49 states. Dr. Andrew Hunt of IBJI-Glenview served as the medical director, overseeing the safety and well-being of more than 4,000 competitors that weekend.

IBJI and HPI volunteers were also on hand to staff the post-race recovery area. Triathletes filled the tent to take advantage of the range of complimentary services. Offering relief in the form of massage therapy, manual therapy and Mighty Body Band workouts, more than 20 expert clinicians helped racers recover from the grueling swim, cycle and run course completed in extremely high temperatures that weekend.

“The WTS team hosted a world class event and IBJI was honored to be involved,” said Matt Repa of HPI. “It was the perfect fit for IBJI and HPI professionals because both organizations are committed to delivering the highest caliber of specialty orthopaedic care and to helping athletes of all levels perform at their personal best,” said Repa.


Tags Health Performance Institute, 2014 International World Triathlon Series Chicago

Feet Are Getting Bigger, and Many People Wear Shoes That Don't Fit Right

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Elizabeth Holmes, The Wall Street Journal
July 15, 2014

TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani

When was the last time you had your foot measured to check your shoe size?

If the answer is more than a year ago, there is a good chance your shoes are causing you some kind of pain, from pinched toes to unsightly calluses. Foot shape and size can change in small but meaningful ways throughout adulthood, yet time-starved shoppers increasingly order shoes online and forgo proper sizing by a trained salesperson.

No matter how big or small your feet, your shoes could be hurting them—or even causing permanent harm. In a U.K study, involving 2,000 adults, more than a third of men and nearly half of women admitted buying shoes that didn't fit properly. Shoes with a narrow "toe box," the industry term for the front part of the shoe, can push the big toe in and create or accelerate a bunion, says Steven L. Haddad, an IBJI-Glenview orthopedic surgeon and president of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. It can also constrict the toes, resulting in what are known as "hammertoe deformities."

"It's like when your mom said, 'Don't make that face, it will stay that way,' " he says. "It does actually stay that way when you put so much pressure on the toe over a long period of time."

Read the full article »


Tags The Wall Street Journal, Foot Problems, Dr. Steven L. Haddad

IBJI Congratulates TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani of Carmel Catholic High School

Posted in What's New, In the News, Community Involvement, Libertyville Division on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani

The physicians and staff at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) are passionate about helping athletes of all ages move better and live better. As part of that commitment, IBJI partnered with the Chicago Tribune throughout the 2013-2014 school year on the “TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month” program. The program highlights the successes of young athletes and benefits local schools.

Figure skater Jizelle Chloe Bacani of Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein was selected as the final winner of the Athlete of the Month program in May/June. Bacani won Silver at the 2013 Philippine National Championship and founded the “Skating with the Starz” charity event, which raises money for cancer screening and treatment.

TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani

“IBJI is proud to reward the accomplishments of these exceptional student athletes from around Chicagoland,” said Dr. Roger Chams of IBJI Libertyville. Dr. Chams is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who also serves as a team physician for Carmel Catholic High School.

In recognition of Bacani’s achievement, IBJI is donating $500 to Carmel Catholic High School’s athletic department. Over the course of the school year, IBJI has also recognized students from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, and Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest. “Jizelle Bacani and all of the other young winners are the embodiment of dedication and hard work and perseverance,” said Dr. Chams. “They set a great example for everyone in these communities.”


Tags TribLocal Athlete of the Month, Jizelle Chloe Bacani, Carmel Catholic High School, Dr. Roger Chams

100 ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Thursday, 10 July 2014

Becker's ASC Review | June 2014

Becker's ASC Review released its annual "100 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry" list for 2014. The list is comprised of ambulatory surgery center physician owners, operators and corporate leaders who have distinguished themselves in the ambulatory surgery center industry.

Included in this list of 100 physicians who have made an impact on the ASC industry through leadership, advocating for surgery centers across the country, clinical expertise and high quality healthcare is IBJI's James L. Fox, Jr., MD.

Encompass Golf Tournament in Glenview

James L. Fox Jr., MD, is the founding leader of the Ravine Way Surgery Center in Glenview, Ill. Dr. Fox, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, practices at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He has a clinical focus on general orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy, fracture care and orthopedic oncology.

View the entire list of physicians »

*Becker's ASC Review is a Chicago-based publication focused on providing the most relevant business and legal news and analysis for ambulatory surgery center owners, operators, administrators and decision-makers. The publication includes weekly electronic newsletters, extra online content and bi-monthly print publications sent to ASC leaders across the country.


Tags Becker's ASC Review, ASC Physician Leaders, Dr. James L. Fox Jr.

IBJI Sponsors Encompass Golf Tournament in Glenview

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Volunteer tent

Encompass Golf Tournament in Glenview

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute volunteers were out in full force from June 19 through June 22 for the Encompass Golf Tournament. The tournament brought some of the most recognized names in golf like Hale Irwin and Nick Price to North Shore Country Club in Glenview, along with local celebrities including Brian Urlacher and Toni Kukoc.

As the sponsor of the volunteer tent, IBJI welcomed more than 700 golf-loving volunteers and distributed first aid kits, golf ball markers and other giveaways. Volunteers had the chance to meet IBJI staff, ask questions, and help themselves to information about IBJI’s sport medicine expertise, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, and OrthoAccess walk-in clinics for immediate orthopaedic care.

Aaron Sangha, Amy Cassman, Amy Illarde, Brittany Washburn, Padraic Donahue and Viviana Lopez were among those working the IBJI tent. “The tournament was a great opportunity to interact with community members,” said Aaron Sangha. “There was a lot of ‘IBJI love’ from former patients who were there. One volunteer told us that it’s thanks to two new IBJI knees and an IBJI hip that he can play golf again!”


Tags Encompass Golf Tournament

Chronic Lateral Foot Pain – Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Posted in Orthopedics on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Chronic Lateral Foot Pain Chicago


What is Chronic Lateral Foot Pain?

Chronic lateral foot pain is the term used to describe recurring pain that runs along the outside of the foot and along the outside of the ankle. It can present itself before, during or after activities that use this part of the foot, such as during exercise and walking.

 Symptoms of Chronic Lateral Foot Pain

There are numerous symptoms, most of which depend upon what part of the foot is causing the pain. The most common symptom is pain on the outer side of the ankle. It may remain for a moderate duration or require pain management before it goes away. Other symptoms include instability of the foot, difficulty walking, a susceptibility to ankle sprains, inability to stand properly on the foot, swelling and tenderness.

Tags Chronic Lateral Foot Pain

Avid Cyclist Gives Thanks to His Orthopedic Team

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Dr. David Beigler

Inside NorthShore, June 2014

As an avid cyclist and athlete, Robert Goone, 52, went "all in" when it became clear that he needed hip replacement surgery. After exhausting all non-surgical treatment options yet still in pain, Goone turned to Orthopaedic Surgeon and Division Head of Orthopaedic Trauma, David Beigler, MD.

Since Goone's successful surgery and care, he has become one of Dr. Beigler's biggest promoters. "I'm a big rider and was very active before the surgery. I was able to come back really strong," he said. "I had a great experience!"

Read Robert Goone's full story »


Tags Dr. David Beigler, NorthShore, Hip Replacement surgery

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Honors Three Female Athletes with Donation to New Trier High School

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Bannockburn Division on Friday, 20 June 2014

Dr. Sherman, Kara Lucenti, Alexa Czyzynski, Taylor Tamblyn, and athletic director, Randy Oberembt

June 2014

IBJI’s Dr. Richard Sherman recently visited New Trier High School to honor three student athletes for their achievements. All three young women were selected by Chicago Tribune’s TribLocal division as winners of the TribLocal “High School Athlete of the Month.”

An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sherman has served as a team physician at New Trier for 27 years. During a recent visit to the school’s Winnetka campus, Dr. Sherman presented the young Trevians - Kara Lucenti (swimming) , Alexa Czyzynski (basketball) and Taylor Tamblyn (tennis) - with plaques recognizing their accomplishments. Dr. Sherman also presented an IBJI donation check for $500 to athletic director Randy Oberembt, who accepted on behalf of the school’s athletic department.

The physicians and staff at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute are passionate about helping athletes all over Chicagoland move better and live better. As part of that commitment, IBJI will continue its sponsorship of the Athlete of the Month program throughout the 2013-2014 school year.


Tags TribLocal Athlete of the Month, New Trier High School, Dr. Richard Sherman

IBJI Helps Honor Top North Shore High School Athletes

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Glenview Division on Thursday, 19 June 2014

June 18, 2014

22nd Century Media, publisher of The Glenview Lantern and Northbrook Tower, honored top high school athletes Tuesday, June 17, at the inaugural Team 22 Athlete Banquet. IBJI was proud to serve as the evening’s “Plaque Sponsor.”

Held at Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, the banquet treated 46 athletes and 89 of their friends and family members to a full buffet dinner. After dinner, former Lockport Township High School baseball couch and Hall-of-Famer, Jim Hall and recently retired NFL player and former All-American, Eric Steinbach spoke to the athletes about continued dedication and using their innate drive to accomplish their life goals.

To conclude the evening, the names of this year's Team 22 North Shore athletes were announced and plaques presented to each commemorating their athletic accomplishments in the 2013-2014 seasons.

IBJI is proud to partner with Team 22 to support our local high schools’ top athletes.


Tags North Shore High School Athletes, Jim Hall, Eric Steinbach, Team 22, 22nd Century Media

To Walk In Her Shoes

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Dr. Kramer compares the before and after results with Claire and her mother

Advocate Children's Hospital, Spring 2014 Newsletter

Born with a short femur, Claire Jermone waited until a new technology was available to lengthen her limb in a safe and less invasive manner.

When 6 month-old Claire visited Dr. Andrea Kramer, a pediatric specialist at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Dr. Kramer felt it would be best to monitor Claire’s growth and perform corrective surgery – but not right away. She knew there were pioneering efforts underway that would make corrective surgery easier and safer.

In 2012, this new, less invasive surgery proved to be a safe, less painful alternative to the external fixator. In December 2013, when Claire was 8 year old, Dr. Kramer performed surgery and showed Claire’s parents how to use a simple device at home to manipulate her bone three times daily. By the time the lengthening process was over, Claire’s bone had grown to fill in the gap making her legs the same size. Today, Claire is very excited that she can participate in gym class, play softball and buy any shoes she wants.

Read Claire’s full story »


Tags Advocate Children's Hospital, Dr. Andrea Kramer, External Fixator, Pediatric Orthopaedics

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