IBJI Expands Hours at OrthoAccess Center in Glenview

Posted in What's New, In the News, Glenview Division on Friday, 27 March 2015

IBJI-Glenview has just announced that its OrthoAccess facility has expanded its service hours by 15 hours each week. OrthoAccess offers patients immediate care for orthopaedic injuries, everything from sprains and strains to simple fractures and sports injuries. Effective immediately, IBJI’s OrthoAccess facility in Glenview will now serve patients from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, and from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute rolled out the first of its walk-in clinics six years ago. Since then, they’ve added multiple locations and seen consumer demand skyrocket. In 2014, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics saw more than 10,000 patients.

Designed to provide patients with an alternative to the emergency room, OrthoAccess provides faster, more affordable care. Patients appreciate the fact that OrthoAccess offers a much shorter wait time than emergency rooms. Since OrthoAccess facilities are staffed by orthopaedic specialists, patients are seen more quickly by the type of specialist their injury requires. Treating the average injury in the OrthoAccess environment usually takes just 60 to 90 minutes.

Tags OrthoAccess

IBJI Educates Athletes

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy on Friday, 27 March 2015

IBJI’s staff is celebrating National Athletic Training Month during March. “We Prepare - You Perfom” is 2015’s slogan for this observance, organized by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

IBJI’s athletic training staff is closely involved in educating athletes of all ages about the importance of being active and staying healthy. Earlier this year, IBJI Rehab hosted its third annual “IBJI Sports Medicine Knowledge Bowl” for students interested in sports medicine careers. The Knowledge Bowl was the brainchild of IBJI’s Annika Safstrom, ATC. Designed to help students learn about careers in sports medicine, the event invites members of high school clubs to participate in a Jeopardy-style competition to show off their knowledge and skills.

IBJI Rehab provides teams with a study guide at the beginning of the school year. The goal is to encourage students’ ambitions about their sports medicine and athletic training studies. Categories in the Knowledge Bowl included evaluation, anatomy and injury prevention.

This year’s winning team hailed from Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, which took home a $250 grant for the school’s sports medicine student club. Other participating high schools included New Trier, Neuqua Valley, Lyons Township, Wheeling, and Stagg.

IBJI wants to remind everyone this month to get out there and be active. For helpful tips and articles about staying healthy, visit https://www.facebook.com/ibjirehab.

Tags IBJI Rehab, Victor J. Andrew High School, Sports Medicine Knowledge Bowl

What is a Podiatrist?

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A podiatrist (DPM), also frequently referred to as a “foot doctor”, is a physician that is educated and experienced in diagnosing, treating and surgically repairing disorders and problems of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.  A certified podiatrist will complete at least 7 years of training. This training includes podiatric medical school and is then followed by a few years of residency training at a hospital.

Tags foot fracture, foot pain, Podiatrist

What is an MRI With Contrast?

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 12 March 2015

 

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a medical scan similar to an x-ray or CT (computerized tomography) scan. However, unlike x-rays and CT scans, MRIs are done without any radiation. The two main kinds of MRIs are contrast and non-contrast. 


You may be wondering, “What is an MRI with contrast?” This type of MRI differs from a regular MRI because it uses a contrast dye that's injected into a patient before having the scan. If you need an MRI with contrast, here is why it is done and what to expect.


Four Common Knee Injuries

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 26 February 2015

As many components make up the knee, your knee can be susceptible to a wide range of injuries. In fact, orthopedic doctors probably see more patients for knee injuries than any other type of orthopedic problem. Here are some of the most common knee injuries, along with their causes, symptoms and treatments. 

Tags Meniscal Tears, Bursa Inflammation

Kevin Hilton, MD Joins Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Posted in What's New, Arlington Heights Division on Friday, 20 February 2015

Orthopedic surgeon with sports medicine expertise treats patients with complex hip, knee and shoulder problems.

Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hilton has joined the team at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Hilton specializes in primary and revision total hip and knee replacement. He utilizes the anterior approach for his hip replacements. By integrating this approach, patients experience less muscle damage with a quicker return to normal activities as compared to traditional hip replacement surgery.

Dr. Hilton utilizes a technique known as MAKOplasty for many of his partial knee and hip replacements. This procedure utilizes a robot which aids in the preparation and implantation of the hip and knee components. By increasing the precision during the procedure, use of the MAKO robot may lower the risk of postoperative total hip dislocation and may also improve the longevity of the replacement. In addition to primary and revision total hip and knee procedures, Dr. Hilton treats a wide variety of fractures along with sports and work related injuries. He utilizes arthroscopic techniques for knee arthroscopy, meniscal repair, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and rotator cuff repairs.

Tags Kevin Hilton MD

It’s Winter: Take Your Workout Outside

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Thursday, 19 February 2015

By Kate Silver
As seen in Chicago Health Magazine, February 2015

Frigid Chicago winters often make us cower inside, afraid of venturing outdoors, especially for exercising. But the truth is, the bitter cold doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Last year, I learned to embrace the cold. Granted, it took a trip to polar territory—Marquette, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula—to do so. But there, I was amazed to find that even in -15 degrees, the lakefront trail was filled with runners, hoarfrost dangling from their beards. Dedicated cyclists rode through the snow-filled streets on fat bikes with 3.8-inch tires. Wind chills of -30 didn’t stop snowshoe devotees from hitting the white trails.

Tags Chicago Health Magazine, Winter Fitness, Dr. Eric Chehab

Dr. James L. Fox, Jr. Named ASC Physician Leader To Know

Posted in What's New, In the News, Glenview Division on Thursday, 19 February 2015

 

James L. Fox Jr., MD

Chicago — Becker's ASC Review recognized Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's James L. Fox, Jr., MD as part of its recently released "156 ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know," list for 2015. The list is comprised of ambulatory surgery center physician owners, operators and corporate leaders who have distinguished themselves in the ambulatory surgery center industry.

The physicians named in this list are pioneers in the ambulatory surgery center industry and have spent tireless hours promoting the growth and reputation of ASCs on a local and national level. The physicians are highlighted not only for their clinical expertise but also vision and leadership in providing a high quality, low cost option for healthcare.

This list was devised after public solicitation for recommendations by the Becker's ASC Review editorial team and developed based on internal research.

*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 Dr. James L. Fox, ASC Leaders, Becker's Review

Workers' Compensation Services Now Available in Arlington Heights

Posted in What's New, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Arlington Heights Division on Thursday, 05 February 2015

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to offer specialized Workers' Compensation rehabilitation services in Arlington Heights, at 1300 E. Central Road. A full service location, IBJI Arlington Heights offers orthopedic specialty care, MRI and CT services and a complete offering of rehabilitation services.

IBJI is dedicated to the unique needs of Workers' Compensation patients and employers. Our administrative teams meet employers' needs for regular reporting and fast turnaround. Our medical and rehabilitation professionals work collaboratively to return patients to work as quickly and safely as possibly.

Tags Arlington Heights, Workers Compensation, Work Conditioning, Industrial Rehab, Functional Capacity Evaluations, FCE, Injury Prevention

What you should know on ice and snow: Avoid common winter sports injuries

Posted in What's New, In the News, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

By Leon S. Benson, MD Special to Pioneer Press

As seen in the Evanston Review, January 26, 2015

Planning a family ski trip to Wisconsin this winter? Or hoping to surprise your spouse with a romantic skate around the new Maggie Daley ice ribbon downtown? Are the kids clamoring for a trip to Flick or James parks to sled for an afternoon?

Winter excursions like these are a tried-and-true tradition for many North Shore residents. Not only do they allow you to stay active during the winter months, but also they create long-lasting memories and strengthen bonds among family and friends. Unfortunately, participation in winter sports doesn’t always end on a high note. In any given year, more than 300,000 people are treated for winter sports-related injuries, including sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures, tears and more.

Tags Dr. Leon Benson, Winter Injuries

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