Leon Benson, MD Offers Tips To Avoid Winter Injuries

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Leon Benson, MD

January 23, 2015 – Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Dr. Leon Benson joins WBEZ 91.5 Chicago during the "Morning Shift" to discuss winter related injuries and tips on how to avoid them.

As temperatures rise over the 30’s more runners and outdoor sports enthusiasts are making their way back outside after the frigid weather from early January. But, we’re not in the clear just yet. Winter weather can still lead to injuries. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Leon Benson offers tips on how to keep your body safe when you hit the running or snow trail.

The most common winter related injuries involve collisions at high speeds which include head injuries and broken bones. Unexpected slick surfaces in the morning due to the significant drop in temperatures overnight can also lead to many injuries. There are also more subtle injuries that can occur, like skin exposure (frostbite or even sunburn) or repetitive ligament injuries.

Dr. Benson discusses the 3 principles for avoiding injuries that apply to individuals of all ages and skill or experience levels including:

  • - Master the skills
  • - Understand the risks
  • - Use the appropriate gear

To learn more, listen to the full interview.


Tags Dr. Leon Benson, WBEZ, Winter Injuries

Colles Fracture - Diagnosis Treatment and Recovery

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A Colles fracture, more commonly known as a broken wrist, occurs when the forearm's radius bone breaks. This breakage can also be referred to as a distal radius fracture or a transverse wrist fracture. The radius is the largest bone in the forearm with the distal portion located near the end of the wrist. A breakage of the distal end will result in an abnormal bending of the wrist, one of the most common bone fractures in the arm.

Tags Colles Fracture, broken wrist, forearm fracture

IBJI's Larry Jankowski Recognized with ISCD Dr. Paul Miller Service Award

Posted in What's New, In the News, Imaging & Diagnostics, Morton Grove Division on Monday, 19 January 2015


Larry Jankowski

IBJI's Chief DXA Technologist, Larry Jankowski is the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Paul Miller Service Award from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). As part of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute team for 16 years, Jankowski also served as treasurer of the ISCD for two years from 2009-2011.

Each year at the ISCD’s Annual Meeting, ISCD members are recognized for their distinguished service and dedication to the organization.

ISCD is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the assessment of skeletal health by:

  • Promoting education and a broader understanding of the clinical applications of bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.
  • Assuring proficiency and quality in the assessment of skeletal health through certification and accreditation.
  • Supporting clinical and scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Promote appropriate patient access to bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.

To learn more, visit www.iscd.org.


Tags Larry Jankowski, Dr. Paul Miller Service Award, ISCD, DXA

You're Invited: Current Concepts in the Management of Ankle Arthritis with Dr. Steven Haddad

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 14 January 2015



Presented by:     Steven L. Haddad MD Steven L. Haddad, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
When:     Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6pm - 7pm
Where:     ManorCare Health Services
3300 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
RSVP:     Pauline Mintz



Please join IBJI's Dr. Steven L. Haddad, a pioneer in ankle replacement technology, as he outlines various diagnosis and management of foot and ankle conditions. Working with athletes and non-athletes alike in conservative and surgical management of injuries to the foot and ankle, Dr. Haddad's goal is to ensure every patient fully understands their condition so they are better able to manage their expectations and successful outcome.

Dinner will be provided.


Tags Dr. Steven L. Haddad, Ankle Arthritis, ManorCare Health Services

Lateral Foot Pain – Is it a Stress Fracture?

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Lateral foot pain is any pain or discomfort along the outside of the foot, and there are many conditions from a stress fracture to peroneal tendonitis or just improper footwear that may cause pain.  That’s why if you have any chronic lateral foot pain, it’s important to not try and diagnose the injury yourself. Schedule an appointment with a physician to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your specific condition.

Tags Lateral Foot Pain, Stress Fracture

Stevenson’s Jordan Newman Shakes Off Injury To Become Top Reserve

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Libertyville Division on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

LINCOLNSHIRE — While participating in an open gym basketball scrimmage, Stevenson High School's Jordan Newman stepped on an opponent’s foot, fracturing a bone in his left foot.

Tags Dr. Anand Vora, Stevenson High School, Jordan Newman, Stevenson Patriots, IBJI Rehab

What Is Achilles Tendon Lengthening Surgery?

Posted in Orthopedics on Monday, 29 December 2014

Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) is a surgical procedure that aims to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow a person to walk flat-footed without a bend in the knee, or to bring relief to chronic pain. This procedure elongates a contracted Achilles tendon by making small cuts on the tendons at the back of the ankle. As the wounds heal, the tendons elongate.

Tags ATL Surgery, Achilles Tendon Lengthening

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.

Tags Triceps Tendonitis

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