IBJI Libertyville Rehab Clinic Moves to New Location, Expands Service Offerings

Posted in Physical & Occupational Therapy on Wednesday, 01 July 2015

IBJI Libertyville Rehab Clinic Moves to New Location, Expands Service Offerings

IBJI is proud to announce its Libertyville rehabilitation clinic will be moving from 716 Florsheim Drive to a nearby, newly renovated building at 724 Florsheim Drive.  The new facility will be open and see patients as of Thursday, July 2, 2015.

The new clinic will be significantly larger, providing more equipment, and more flexible appointment scheduling.

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Reduce Your Pain – Simple Chronic Pain Management Tips

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 25 June 2015

Millions of Americans who have some form of arthritis or a related disease suffer from pain that is chronic. Pain is treated as chronic when it persist three to six months or longer, but chronic pain can be considered its own disease.

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Treating Tennis Elbow Pain

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 18 June 2015

Tennis elbow is not exclusive to active tennis players, in fact it’s possible for people who are not very active to develop inflammation in the elbow area. The inflammation affects the elbow joint that is held together by muscles, ligaments, as well as tendons and is accompanied by acute burning pain.

Work or recreational activities that involve repeating the same action may strain the muscles and tendons of your forearm, which help extend your wrist and fingers. Tennis elbow usually damages the tendons that attach on the lateral epicondyle, called the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB).

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Strained Hamstring: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 11 June 2015

Hamstring strains are one of the most common sports injuries that can affect any athlete, from professional gymnasts to martial arts practitioners. Whilst sprinting or doing any fast stretching movement you may experience an acute or sudden hamstring pull, with a sudden sharp pain and these injuries can usually range from minor to severe.

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Welcome Brooke Vanderby, MD, Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist

Posted in What's New, In the News, Glenview Division on Tuesday, 09 June 2015


Brooke Vanderby, MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist Brooke Vanderby, MD has joined the physician team at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Vanderby focuses on interventional pain management, frequently working with patients suffering from neck and spinal pain related to osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease.

Dr. Vanderby has a passion for educating herself about the latest advances in minimally invasive procedures, non-narcotic medications, and holistic and integrative medicine. She also enjoys exploring emerging research on how nutrition-based approaches can complement treatments such as physical therapy, injections and medications.

An Academic All-Big Ten soccer player during her undergraduate years at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Vanderby earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing her residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern University, she pursued a fellowship in pain management, also at Northwestern University.

Dr. Vanderby prefers a collaborative approach in her practice, working to get patients engaged in conversations about the range of strategies and tools for managing pain. She favors a multifaceted solution to pain management that will empower each of her patients to live a more functional, enjoyable and productive life.

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Importance of Sports Physicals For Young Athletes

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 04 June 2015

Young Athletes

If your child is among the 38 million American kids that play at least one sport, then you will know the importance of having a sports physical to ensure that the body is in top shape before the start of the playing season. No matter whether the sport of choice is hockey, soccer, or football, your body is working hard so there is always the chance of sustaining injuries and getting hurt.

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IBJI Welcomes Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD

Posted in What's New, Morton Grove Division on Saturday, 30 May 2015


Alejandra C. Rodriguez-Paez, MD

Rheumatology specialist Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD , has joined the team at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Rodriguez is board-certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. She specializes in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, Sjögren’s syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, vasculitis and other connective tissue diseases.

Dr. Rodriguez works closely with her patients to develop effective, highly individualized approaches to care that may include medications, physical therapy, exercise, diet and more. With a focus on managing rheumatologic care for the long-term and customizing treatment plans for each patient, she presents options that range from conservative to aggressive, helping patients evaluate and choose treatment plans that will help them achieve their best function.

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Hallux Rigidus – Arthritis of the Big Toe

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 May 2015

If you have pain, stiffness and or limited movement in the joint where your big toe (the hallux), joins your foot, you may be suffering from a form of degenerative arthritis called hallux rigidus.  After bunions, hallux rigidus is one of the most common disorder of the toe. The condition can progressively get worse over time, making walking or even standing painful.

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Basal Thumb Arthritis – Symptoms, Treatment and Surgery

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 21 May 2015

The basal joint allows your thumb to move around so you can perform small motor tasks like gripping or pinching. With osteoarthritis the bones become rough and grind over each other when you move, causing more joint damage. Basal joint arthritis can also occur following an injury to the area. The pain of basal joint arthritis is frequently due to inflammation in the joint. Contrary to what one might expect, individuals having more pain do not necessarily have more severe arthritis.

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OrthoAccess Now Available in Bannockburn

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Bannockburn Division on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Created to provide patients with same day care for orthopaedic injuries, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics provide access to bone and joint specialists who treat everything from sprains and strains to simple fractures and sports injuries. Effective immediately, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinic in Bannockburn will provide same day care from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

IBJI rolled out the first of its walk-in clinics six years ago. Since then, IBJI has added multiple locations and seen consumer demand skyrocket. In 2014, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics saw more than 10,000 patients. Designed as 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.

Another key benefit for OrthoAccess patients is that a visit typically costs far less than a trip to the emergency room or an urgent care facility. The average cost for an emergency room visit for an orthopaedic injury is $1,000. That same injury, treated at IBJI’s OrthoAccess, costs around $225. Particularly for patients with high-deductible health plans and for patients who self-pay, this savings is important.

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