IBJI Welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein

Posted in What's New, Morton Grove Division on Wednesday, 17 September 2014


IBJI is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, a specialist in adult hip and knee reconstruction and replacement. Dr. Goldstein offers patients the most advanced, proven hip and knee surgery techniques including complex revision surgery which addresses complications from previous surgery such as instability and implant loosening as well as infection and fractures.

In fellowship training, Dr. Goldstein worked closely with some of the country’s most renowned hip and knee surgeons. He believes good communication with his patients is an essential element of great care and it's an important part of the care he provides.

Dr. Goldstein’s interest in orthopaedics began early – his father Dr. Wayne Goldstein is also an orthopaedic surgeon at IBJI. He shares IBJI's commitment to excellence and team-based care and works closely with IBJI’s skilled nurses, therapists, pain management specialists, rheumatologists and others to assure the best outcome for every patient.

Dr. Goldstein, a dedicated Chicago sports fanatic, is married with a young daughter and is looking forward to meeting you! Dr. Goldstein sees patients at IBJI's Morton Grove office and will see patients in the new IBJI Lincolnwood location. For an appointment, please call 847.375.3000.


Tags Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein

Ronak Patel, MD Joins IBJI

Posted in What's New, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Dr. Ronak Patel

Sports medicine specialist, Dr. Ronak Patel is a great addition to the IBJI team. He treats the full spectrum of sports injuries for adolescents and offers special expertise in shoulder and knee disorders.

Dr. Patel is among the few physicians in Chicago performing advanced cartilage restoration and meniscal transplantation. His other areas of focus include anatomic ACL reconstruction, patellar stabilizations and minimally invasive procedures for knee arthritis as well as arthroscopic management of shoulder problems.

Dr. Patel practices evidence-based medicine and favors non-surgical interventions whenever possible, working closely with IBJI therapists to restore patients to optimal function. He offers cartilage restoration, osteotomies to reduce stress on the joint, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy and other orthobiologic techniques to preserve native joints as long as possible and promote healing.

The Naperville native completed his residency at Northwestern University, followed by a prestigious Sports Medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Patel will see patients in Des Plaines and IBJI's new Lincolnwood location, opening late September. For an appointment, please call 847.375.3000.


Tags Dr. Ronak Patel

IBJI Welcomes Dr. Kevin Chen

Posted in What's New, Chicago Division, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 09 September 2014


Dr. Mark G. Hamming

IBJI is pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Chen. Dr. Chen specializes in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. He completed his fellowship training at a busy trauma center in Milwaukee and is looking forward to working with patients here.

Dr. Chen treats arthritic and chronic conditions as well as rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow instability, tennis and golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion sports injuries. He is among the few surgeons trained in complex elbow replacement surgery, a technique that is now achieving excellent results for many patients.

Dr. Chen believes surgery is a last resort. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopy to treat many problems and works closely with therapists, pain management specialists and others to restore patients to their best function, non-surgically.

Dr. Chen builds strong relationships with his patients and believes in educating patients about all their options so they can make well-informed decisions about their care. Dr. Chen is very active and likes to swim, hike, play tennis and compete in ultimate Frisbee. He sees patients in Chicago, Morton Grove and IBJI's new Lincolnwood location, to make an appointment please call 773.777.9900 (Chicago) or 847.375.3000 (Morton Grove & Lincolnwood).


Tags Dr. Kevin Chen

What Causes Osteomyelitis?

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Osteomyelitis is a bone infection that is normally caused by bacteria. It is seen most frequently in children and typically affects the long leg bones, the long arm, and vertebrae. The bacterial infection may enter the body through a skin cut or an infection somewhere else in the body. When diagnosed early, osteomyelitis can successfully be treated with antibiotics, however if not diagnosed in time it can lead to more serious complications.

IBJI Welcomes Mark Hamming, MD

Posted in What's New, Gurnee Division on Tuesday, 02 September 2014


Dr. Mark G. Hamming

IBJI-Gurnee welcomes Dr. Mark Hamming, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joining IBJI on September 8, 2014. Dr. Hamming offers special expertise in sports medicine, including hip arthroscopy and complex multi-ligament knee surgery.

Using minimally invasive techniques that speed recovery and reduce complications, Dr. Hamming treats hip impingement problems, meniscus (knee cartilage) tears, ligament and multi-ligament tears (ACL, FCL, MCL, PCL), rotator cuff and labral tears of the shoulder, and shoulder instability.

Dr. Hamming completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail. He was a team physician for the US Ski Team training for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and has served as team physician for Duke University as well as several other college and high school basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer teams.

Dr. Hamming integrates rehab therapy as a key component of healing and collaborates closely with the expert IBJI team of therapists, pain management specialists, and many others. He seeks to provide personalized care that helps patients regain full function and performance in the work and sports they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible.

A former athlete, Dr. Hamming understands the expectations and challenges of injured athletes. Today, he enjoys swimming, golf and spending time with his wife and young son. He is pleased to join his brother and father, both orthopaedic physicians at IBJI.

Dr. Hamming will see patients in Gurnee and Lake Forest, to make an appointment, please call 847.336.3335.


Tags Dr. Mark Hamming

Meniscus Tears – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 August 2014

One of the most common knee injuries is a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a c-shaped disc that cushions and stabilizes the bones of the knee. There are two menisci lying opposite each other on the inside and the outside of the joint. Tears can be caused by a number of issues, and are more likely as we age. Meniscus tears range from a minor, short-term inconvenience to a serious injury that requires significant recuperation and physical therapy or even surgery. 

It’s a Team Effort at IBJI/HPI to Help Basketball Star Dominate in the WNBA Playoffs

Posted in What's New, In the News, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy on Thursday, 28 August 2014


Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles

The Chicago Sky won a playoff series for the first time in franchise history on Tuesday night. The Sky staged a 17-point fourth quarter comeback, knocking the top-seeded Atlanta Dream out of the WNBA playoffs.

For the Sky, it’s been a season of ups and downs due to injuries and illness. So the professionals at IBJI’s Health Performance Institute (HPI) have been cheering loudly for Sky center Sylvia Fowles because they played a major role in helping her return to the game she loves.

Fowles, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, had major hip surgery in the off season. She returned to the Chicago area and did most of her post-surgery rehabilitation at HPI, a collaborative care orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports performance and wellness facility.

Five days a week, Fowles was at HPI, frequently working with physical therapist Andrea Staley. Fortunately for Fowles, Staley had been through the same hip surgery. At 6’6”, Fowles is the Sky’s tallest player. She towers over Staley, who is just 5’3,” but that wasn’t a problem for the two. “Andrea is little, but she packs a lot of power,” says Fowles. At HPI, Fowles also worked closely with physical therapist Paul Schmidt and massage therapist Puja Halvadia.

Fowles, who was named the WNBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, was determined not to miss the entire 2014 season. Initial reports were that she would return to the basketball court in four to six months. Thanks in part to her intensive rehabilitation work with her team at HPI, Fowles was back on the court in just over three months.

During her rehabilitation, Fowles also took advantage of some of the super high-tech equipment available at HPI, like the AlterG treadmill. The AlterG reduces gravity’s impact on the body by “unweighting” patients, allowing them to rehab and train without subjecting their bodies to the pounding on joints that a regular workout would entail. “The AlterG is awesome,” says Fowles. “It’s like walking and running on air.”

Fowles is back in top form and has been putting up big numbers for the Sky. In Tuesday’s contest, she added 13 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. She gives her HPI team a lot of the credit for helping her return to play much earlier than expected. “They helped me get back so much faster than anyone expected,” says Fowles. “It’s so great to be back out on the floor with the other girls instead of watching from the sidelines,” according to Fowles. Fowles and the Sky will open the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday against the Indiana Fever. Go Sky!


Tags Health Performance Institute, HPI, Chicago Sky, Sylvia Fowles

Back on Track

Posted in What's New, In the News, Physical & Occupational Therapy on Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Health Performance Institute treats injured patients' bodies, minds, souls

By Wendy Altschuler, Sun-Times Media as seen in Downtown Highland Park
August 2014

Health Performance Institute

When it comes to your health, fitness and well-being you deserve the best: the best resources, the best facilities, the best experts.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's Health Performance Institute (HPI) is, in a word, best. Located in Highland Park, HPI offers new fangled integrated care through orthopedic rehabilitation, personalized sports performance and diverse programs, seminars, workshops and lectures that are designed to help you reach your objectives.

"HPI was designed to provide patients and athletes of any sport or activity level with a venue that is suitable for world-class athletes," said Matt Repa ATC, CES, head athletic trainer, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. "Filled with state-of-the-art technology and current treatment protocols, HPI supplements traditional orthopedic care through a collaborative approach."

The success of HPI is largely dependent on its skilled, professional and amiable specialists.

Read more about HPI and how the HPI team helped patient Connor Mooney recover and build strength after his knee injury.


Tags Health Performance Institute, HPI

Run For Your Life Advice

Posted in Physical & Occupational Therapy on Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Run For Your Life Advice

Anyone who has trained for a race, big or small, will tell you that the support they receive from friends or family was pivot to their success. It helps to have people in your corner.

In this article appearing in Highland Park Downtown, the health and athletic professionals at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's Health Performance Institute in Highland Park weigh in and discuss the following:

  • How does a runner get started with their training?
  • What is proper running form?
  • What stretches should runners do?
  • What advice does IBJI have on proper running shoes?
  • When should you replace your running shoes?

Read the full article »


Tags Running Tips

Hip Fracture Symptoms and Recovery

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

hip fracture

Hip Fracture Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

A hip fracture is a serious injury that can affect an individual's life in a variety of ways. When a hip is broken, the fracture typically occurs near where the thighbone fits into the hip joint. This can be caused by a variety of reasons and can present with several telling symptoms. Treatment of a hip fracture is a long process that includes several intricate steps. For many, fracturing a hip can mean a significant change in lifestyle moving forward.

Tags , Hip Fracture

Contact Us Today!
Please fill out the form below and an IBJI Representative will contact you.

Asterisk (*) Indicates Required Field


Phone Number*:


Are you a current patient?*
 Yes  No


Reason for Visit:

Interpreter available upon request.

Patient information is kept strictly private.

To add details about your visit, please use our secure form.


« September 2014 »
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4