Smartphones Can Take a Toll on Your Body

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

IBJI Doctors Want You to Understand the Impact, Know How to Prevent Injuries

It seems that almost every teen and young adult these days has a smartphone. In fact, a recent study by Pew Research Center reveals that 86 percent of young adults aged 18 to 29 own a smartphone. These amazing devices put incredible power into our hands, but they also pose risks that IBJI doctors want you to know about. Young people can be especially vulnerable to the dangers of smartphones, given the high rate of usage. Here are a few tips on staying safe and preventing physical strain and damage.

Tags orthopedics, Injury Prevention, Smartphone Injuries

Lake Forest volleyball upbeat even after tough-luck sectional loss

Posted in In the News on Monday, 28 November 2016

Check out this inspirational story about how our very own Dr. Bruce Summerville helped a high school athlete get back to playing the game she loved. 

Click Here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-forest/sports/ct-lfr-lake-forest-girls-volleyball-tl-1110-20161109-story.html


THE RUGBY WEEKEND

Posted in What's New on Monday, 21 November 2016

A few of our physician's and therapy staff had a great time at The Rugby Weekend that took place this November! What an awesome experience working with USA Rugby, AIG, and everyone else who attended and was involved with this incredible event! 

      

        


Basal Thumb Arthritis: Are You Suffering from Thumb Pain?

Posted in Orthopedics on Friday, 11 November 2016

Arthritis broadly refers to inflammation of the joint and the most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease wherein the smooth cartilage inside the joint wears out causing pain.

In advanced cases of arthritis, the bone grinds on bone inside the arthritic joint. When arthritis develops at the small joint at the thumb base it is diagnosed as "Basal Joint Arthritis."

So what causes arthritis of the thumb and how do you treat it?

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ILLINOIS BONE & JOINT INSTITUTE ACQUIRES SMART SCAN MRI OF GURNEE, EXPANDS IMAGING CAPABILITIES

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Imaging & Diagnostics on Monday, 31 October 2016

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Smart Scan MRI of Gurnee, IL. The acquisition expands IBJI’s team of imaging specialists and its range of imaging capabilities. IBJI and Smart Scan MRI technologists and receptionists have joined forces at 350 Greenleaf in Gurnee, IL, effective September 1st.

Tags mri, imaging, orthopedic, Smartscan

IBJI’S LATEST INNOVATION IMPROVES THE HIP REPLACEMENT EXPERIENCE

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Is hip replacement surgery on the horizon for you or a family member? If so, the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) wants to help ensure you understand the options available for your hip replacement surgery and recovery. IBJI is now offering programs designed to make the recovery process not only better, but faster.

Surgeons at IBJI perform more than 2,000 hip replacements every year, helping to refine surgical techniques and recovery protocols. IBJI’s team has also created an innovative care coordination program called OrthoSync. This innovative program creates a customized care plan individually tailored for each patient.

Tags orthopedics, Hip Replacement, joint replacement, OrthoSync

IBJI Concussion Safety Tips

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

soccer ball going in net

If an athlete is suspected of having a concussion, he/she should be immediately removed from all play, whether it be a game or practice. Continuing to participate in physical activity after a concussion can lead to worsening symptoms, increased risk for further injury, and even death.

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What To Do If You Suspect A Concussion?

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

concussion specialist smiling

If an athlete is suspected of having a concussion, he/she should be immediately removed from all play, whether it be a game or practice. Continuing to participate in physical activity after a concussion can lead to worsening symptoms, increased risk for further injury, and even death.

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What is a Concussion?

Posted in Orthopedic News on Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A concussion is a brain injury which results in temporary disruption of normal brain function. This occurs

when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the

head or body. A person does not have to lose consciousness (“be knocked-out”) to suffer a concussion.

 

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IBJI AND LAKE COOK ORTHOPEDICS TO MERGE

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News on Thursday, 01 September 2016

IBJI is pleased to announce that it will be merging with Lake Cook Orthopedics, effective October 1, 2016. Once the merger is complete, the combined team will include more than 100 physicians and 22 clinic locations.

“Lake Cook Orthopedics and IBJI have a long history of providing superior care to patients throughout the northwest suburbs and Chicago metropolitan area respectively,” said Lake Cook Orthopedics managing partner Gregory T. Brebach, MD. “We share the belief that the most cost effective and innovation-driven care model for our patients is one in which physicians are responsible for practice leadership. As physician leaders, we place the highest priority on ensuring that our patients have access to the latest clinical expertise, treatments and technologies.”

Tags orthopedic news, merger, Lake Cook Orthopedics, IBJI, Barrington, Northwest Suburb Orthopedic

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