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.

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 physician »

*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, Jr., Dr. James L. Fox

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!”


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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.

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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

Patients Give IBJI-Glenview High Marks for Quality Service

Posted in Glenview Division on Monday, 16 June 2014

IBJI Glenview

IBJI-Glenview continues to strive to provide the best possible experience for all of our patients. As part of that commitment, IBJI-Glenview conducts ongoing patient satisfaction surveys to learn more from our patients about how well we are doing and where we can do better. We are pleased to share the results of our 2013 patient satisfaction surveys. Patients are asked to score IBJI on a scale of 1 to 10 in a variety of categories.

Across the board, patients are overwhelmingly pleased with the care they are receiving at IBJI-Glenview. Patients gave us an average score of 8.8 out of 10 in two key categories – Overall Experience and Quality of Care. Our patients also report high levels of satisfaction when it comes to interactions with our staff. Patients gave our physicians a grade of 9.2 out of 10 for Listening Skills and a 9.3 for Explaining Things. Overall, patients scored our physicians with a grade of 9.3 out of 10.

Providing the best possible experience for our patients is so important to us. If you’d like to add your voice to our patient satisfaction survey for 2014, please be sure to complete the survey we email to you following your office visit. And we invite you to go to our contact page at any time with comments, suggestions or questions about your visit to IBJI-Glenview.


Tags IBJI, patient satisfaction, glenview

IBJI Proudly Sponsors Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association and Supports Spring Youth Festival

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy on Monday, 16 June 2014

IGLA Actively Growing the Game of Girls Lacrosse in Illinois

June 11, 2014

Lacrosse is growing like wildfire throughout the country, and this last weekend’s Spring Youth Festival, hosted by the Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association (IGLA), was a testament to the growing popularity of the sport here in Illinois. On Sunday, June 8th, over 80 girls lacrosse teams participated in the all-day event that included games across 10 fields, free clinics for parents and children, and a wide variety of vendors supporting the growth and influence of lacrosse in the state. The Spring Youth Festival took place at Hassert Park in Crest Hill, Illinois and was organized to celebrate the last day of the IGLA Spring League.

“Teaching young girls how to play lacrosse is truly a rewarding experience,” stated Lynn Merrill, Managing Director of the Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association. “Everyday we’re not only teaching these girls about throwing, catching, scoring and defense, but also about teamwork, discipline, confidence and sportsmanship—important life skills used both on and off the field. The Spring Youth Festival was the celebration of all these developed skills while having fun playing lacrosse.”

With the spring league coming to a close, IGLA is now preparing for their season of summer camps to begin. IGLA’s summer lacrosse camps are run through local park districts for 3-4 day sessions and are designed for both beginners and experienced players. The first camps begin June 16th in Barrington and Glen Ellyn. Other summer locations include Addison, Carol Stream, Chicago, Elmhurst, Glencoe, Glenview, Gurnee, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Huntley, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Lockport, River Forest, and Wilmette.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to support the IGLA mission of promoting and educating girls in the skill, knowledge, sportsmanship and love of the sport of lacrosse. IBJI will provide Athletic Trainers at their 2014 season events and tournaments across Chicagoland. In addition, IBJI's Heath Performance Institute in Highland Park helps train many of the IGLA athletes.

IGLA offers lacrosse camps and leagues throughout the year for girls between 1st and 9th grade. Visit the IGLA site for more information.

Photography by Loftis Photographic


Tags Illinois Bone & Joint Institute , Health Performance Institute, Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association, IGLA

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Salutes "High School Athlete of the Month" with Live Radio Interview and Donation to Hersey High School

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Arlington Heights Division on Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dr. Brian Donahue

June, 2014

The physicians and staff at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) are passionate about helping athletes all over Chicagoland move better and live better. To demonstrate that commitment, IBJI is partnering with the Chicago Tribune on the “TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month” program, which highlights the achievements of young athletes and benefits local schools.

Morgan Harris of Hersey High School, who was named TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month for April

IBJI’s Dr. Brian Donahue was interviewed recently on WGN-720 AM Radio by host Pete McMurray, along with star student athlete Morgan Harris of Hersey High School, who was named TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month for April. Dr. Donahue, an orthopedic surgeon at IBJI-Arlington Heights, serves as the orthopedic team physician for Morgan’s basketball team. Morgan, who plans to study medicine in college, spoke of her dream to one day travel to Africa to provide medical care to people in underserved communities. Dr. Donahue, who recently returned from his fourth trip to Haiti as a volunteer physician, encouraged Morgan to follow that dream.

IBJI is donating $500 to Hersey’s athletic department in recognition of Morgan’s achievement. IBJI will continue its sponsorship of the Athlete of the Month program throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Listen to the full interview »


Tags Dr. Brian Donahue, TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month, Pete McMurray, WGN-720 AM

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