Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Expands Service to Wisconsin

Posted in What's New, In the News, Gurnee Division, Libertyville Division on Thursday, 04 December 2014


Gurnee, IL (December 3, 2014) — Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) has expanded its services across the border and into Wisconsin. IBJI, a well-known orthopaedic specialty care provider with offices throughout downtown Chicago and Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs, is now offering its full spectrum of care to residents of southeast Wisconsin.

Tags Dr. Anand Vora, United Hospital System, St.Catherine's Medical Center, Kenosha Medical Center, Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Dr. Tomas Nemickas, Dr. Bruce Summerville, Dr. David Hamming

Understanding Scaphoid Fractures

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

The scaphoid is one of eight bones that form the complex part of the human body we know as the wrist. It is also the bone in the wrist that is most often injured, especially among athletes. Though not always easily noticed, a scaphoid fracture can have serious long-term consequences if not properly treated.

Tags wrist injuries, Scaphoid, wrist fracture

What is Triceps Tendonitis?

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 27 November 2014

What are a triceps?

Located at the back of the upper arm, originating at the shoulder and stretching down to the forearm, the triceps muscle is in charge of straightening the elbow as well as aiding in shoulder movements. When this muscle is contracted, tension is placed on its tendon. With too much tension either from a heavy force or severe repetition, damage occurs that leads to inflammation and degeneration. With continued abuse, those injured lose the capability to fully flex and stretch the elbow while the tendon itself becomes more brittle.

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William J. Robb, III, MD Participates in AAHKS Annual Meeting

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Thursday, 13 November 2014


William J. Robb, MD

William J. Robb, MD served as a session moderator for the Health Care Policy Symposium, part of the 24th American Association of Hip And Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Meeting, held November 6-9 in Dallas, Texas. This annual event is designed to provide practicing orthopedic surgeons with state-of-the-art information about the surgical applications and treatment protocols for the diagnosis and management of total hip and knee replacement, and to enhance the care of patients with arthritis and degenerative diseases.

Dr. Robb also presented the first annual AAHKS Humanitarian Award, given to Harpal “Paul” S. Khanuja, MD for his efforts as the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Operation Walk Maryland, a private, not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization providing free hip and knee replacement surgeries in developing countries and the United States.

The Humanitarian Award was established to recognize AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves through providing humanitarian medical services and programs with a significant focus on musculoskeletal diseases and trauma including the hip and knee in the United States or abroad. For more information, visit AAHKS.


Tags William J. Robb III MD, AAHKS

Total Hip Replacement on the Rise Among Younger Patients

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Libertyville Division on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

When most people think of hip replacement surgery, they imagine an older person, perhaps someone who has suffered a fall and broken a hip. While that used to be the norm, the demographics are shifting. Total hip replacement is becoming increasingly common in younger patients.

At IBJI and around the country, specialists are seeing more patients in their 40s, 50s and early 60s who are opting for hip replacement surgery. These younger hip replacement candidates are living with pain, often caused by arthritis. Many are unwilling to live with that chronic pain and are also unwilling to give up the activities that they love. So they are opting for joint replacement surgery.

Overall, hip replacement surgery has grown in popularity in recent years. More than 427,000 total hip replacements were performed in the United States in 2012 (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). As the overall number has grown, the age demographics have shifted. According to a study published earlier this year by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, patients aged 45-64 accounted for 31 percent of the total hip replacements completed in 2001. By 2011, that percentage had risen to 42 percent.

Tags dr. stanford tack, Total Hip Replacement

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.

What Causes Gout

High levels of uric acid have been pinpointed as the cause of gout, and individuals accumulate such levels usually after they have consumed considerable amounts of purines.

Purines are substances naturally found in the body, but certain animal parts, such as organ meats, contain higher concentrations of these. Herring, anchovies, and a few other types of fish also have high purine content. This is likewise true of mushrooms, asparagus, and a number of other non-animal foods.

The body produces uric acid as it breaks down the purine that has been consumed. The uric acid produced is normally dissolved in the blood and, when it goes through the kidneys, it should then be secreted in urine.

However, when the kidneys do not secrete enough uric acid, or the body produces too much of it, uric acid can build up and form urate crystals in the joints or the tissues surrounding it. This causes inflammation, swelling, and pain.

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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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