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Chicago Division

After Devastating Accident, IBJI Surgeon Helps Musical Conductor Return to the Stage

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Chicago Division, Patient Stories on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Patient Story– Paul Caldwell/Dr. Chen

Paul Caldwell was returning home one evening last spring when a reckless driver nearly ended his life. As Paul crossed Sheridan Road on Chicago’s far north side, the motorist ran a red light. Paul remembers the sound of tires screeching just before the car hit him. His injuries were severe. One ankle was badly damaged, as were both arms.

Tags orthopedics, elbow surgery, ankle surgery, Recovery

Choosing the Medicare Plan That’s Right for You

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Arlington Heights Division, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Monday, 21 September 2015

It’s estimated that 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible on any given day. The rules concerning how to enroll in Medicare, however, can be confusing. People who are newly eligible typically have lots of questions. Will I need a referral to see a specialist? Is there a cap on what my annual out-of-pocket expenses may be? Can I get prescription drug coverage under my Medicare plan? It’s critical to get those questions answered and understand the differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans because the consequences can be significant if you choose the wrong kind of coverage.

The Medicare Rights Center outlines the key differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans in an easy to understand format. To learn more visit http://www.medicareinteractive.org or download the Medicare Rights Summary Flier.

Tags Medicare, Medicare Advantage

IBJI Supports ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk

Posted in What's New, In the News, Community Involvement, Arlington Heights Division, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to sponsor the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk on June 18, 2015.

For 21 years, the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk has proven itself as a landmark event in the Chicagoland area and is a major fundraiser for the Leukemia Research Foundation. Each June, more than 2,500 people gather along Chicago's lakefront to run, walk and raise funds in search of a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and all blood cancers in memory of Jim Gibbons. Jim was a highly-respected 25-year veteran investigative reporter at ABC 7 when he succumbed to leukemia in 1994.

This years' 21st annual celebration will be held in Chicago's Grant Park. Janet Davies and Frank Mathie have been the honorary co-chairs since the event's inceptions and will lead many on-air personalities with event coverage.

For more information or to register to run or walk, visit http://gibbons5k.com.

Tags Leukemia Research Foundation, ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk

Dr. Leahy Featured in Fox News "When You Should Never, Ever Wear Flip-Flops"

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Chicago Division on Wednesday, 13 May 2015

As seen in Fox News Health, May 5, 2015

It doesn’t take a whole lot to get psyched for summer—especially after the winter most of the country has just had. But maybe one of the best reasons to welcome the warm days ahead is being able to release our feet from the bondage of bulky boots and toe-cramming stilettos and slide into summer’s go-to shoe: flip-flops.

But hedonists, beware: Those laid-back little numbers can play havoc on your feet. And, for that matter, your face.

In this Fox News Health article, Dr. Corinne Kauderer, a board-certified podiatrist and Dr. Megan Leahy, DPM, from the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, weigh in on when you should never, ever wear flip-flops and why. Read the full article.

Tags flip flops, Dr. Megan Leahy, Summer Footwear

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

IBJI Sponsors First International World Triathlon Series in Chicago

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Chicago Division on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

2014 International World Triathlon Series

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) and the Health Performance Institute (HPI) played an important role in the 2014 International World Triathlon Series (WTS), which came to Chicago over the June 27-29 weekend. As a WTS partner and as the Official Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Provider for this elite endurance event, IBJI and HPI provided sponsorship and on-site medical and therapeutic care.

The Chicago series is one of eight international WTS races being held in 2014 and the only U.S. stop for this competitive event. WTS Chicago drew elite and amateur athletes, representing 31 countries and 49 states. Dr. Andrew Hunt of IBJI-Glenview served as the medical director, overseeing the safety and well-being of more than 4,000 competitors that weekend.

IBJI and HPI volunteers were also on hand to staff the post-race recovery area. Triathletes filled the tent to take advantage of the range of complimentary services. Offering relief in the form of massage therapy, manual therapy and Mighty Body Band workouts, more than 20 expert clinicians helped racers recover from the grueling swim, cycle and run course completed in extremely high temperatures that weekend.

“The WTS team hosted a world class event and IBJI was honored to be involved,” said Matt Repa of HPI. “It was the perfect fit for IBJI and HPI professionals because both organizations are committed to delivering the highest caliber of specialty orthopaedic care and to helping athletes of all levels perform at their personal best,” said Repa.

 

Tags Health Performance Institute, 2014 International World Triathlon Series Chicago

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Debuts New Technology That Significantly Improves Patient Experience

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Imaging & Diagnostics, Chicago Division on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Vantage Titan from Toshiba

New Magnetic Resonance System is Faster, Quieter and Delivers Higher Quality Results

Chicago, IL (June 10, 2014)–Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) has introduced the latest in magnetic resonance (MR) technology by installing the Vantage Titan from Toshiba*. This innovative system, which has just been made available at IBJI’s new Chicago facility in Logan Square, is a major improvement over traditional MR systems for patients requiring this type of sophisticated imaging. Notably, the Toshiba Vantage Titan offers:

  • Significant reductions in noise and vibration during the scanning process; noise has been identified as the most significant cause of patient discomfort during MR exams
  • A larger bore size, which gives patients a greater feeling of openness while inside the scanner

Physicians and imaging specialists using the new system report that patients are much more comfortable and are better able to keep still during imaging. This can dramatically improve the quality of the data that is obtained. Michelle Flaherty, Administrator at IBJI-Chicago, agrees: “The Vantage Titan is a dramatic step forward from traditional systems. It offers the widest bore available and is much quieter. This creates a faster and better scan experience for all patients, especially those with claustrophobia.” The larger bore size also increases the range of patient body types that can be imaged with MR and eliminates the need to sedate patients with anxiety.

The Vantage Titan technology is an important addition at IBJI-Chicago, which is the first orthopaedic specialty group in the Chicago area to offer the new platform to its patients. Its innovative noise reduction solution, known as Pianissimo™, lowers noise levels by as much as 90 percent during an exam compared to other systems. IBJI-Chicago offers a full range of on-site orthopaedic specialty care including immediate injury care, optimal imaging using x-ray and MR technologies, physical and occupational therapies, rehabilitation and workers' compensation services.

 

Tags mri, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute , Magnetic Resonance System, Vantage Titan, Pianissimo, Toshiba Medical Systems

Dr. Leahy Talks "Summer Footwear" on NBC Chicago

Posted in What's New, In the News, Chicago Division on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May 24, 2014

Dr. Megan Leahy

Wondering what kind of shoes to wear to the beach? Watch this NBC5 Chicago News segment with Dr. Megan Leahy, of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Chicago, explore the many summer footwear options and explain which ones are most foot and orthopedic "friendly" and why. Watch the full interview ».

 

Tags Illinois Bone & Joint Institute , Dr. Megan Leahy, Summer Footwear, NBC Chicago News

The 7 Worst Health Habits Ever

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Chicago Division on Monday, 31 March 2014

Megan Leahy, DPM

By Lauren Tumas Schumacher | Fitness Magazine, March Issue

It may surprise you that one of the worst health crimes you're committing is wearing flats to work and then changing into heels. In this recent article appearing in Fitness Magazine, Megan Leahy, DPM, a podiatrist at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute discusses the common misconception that flat shoes are good for your feet and offers smart footwear recommendations. Read the article »

 


Megan Leahy, DPM Discusses the Perils of High Heeled Fashion

Posted in In the News, Orthopedic News, Chicago Division on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Dr. Megan Leahy

In this recent Sarah Brown article appearing in Vogue entitled "High-Heel Hiatus," IBJI's Megan Leahy, DPM addresses the consequences of frequently wearing high-heeled shoes and the physiological damage they can cause. Read the article »

 


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