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

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
312.550.8500

 

 

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

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