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Orthopedic News

6 Natural Pain Relievers to Reduce Chronic Pain

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain as result from a serious injury or from an illness, it is a frustrating and debilitating condition that effects your entire life. But thankfully, with the help of various treatment options, you can experience real relief from the endless aches. In addition to seeing a physician regularly, there are many natural pain relievers to have help reduce your chronic pain in between treatment. Utilize these simple, healthy and safe solutions to help pinpoint and reduce your pain.


Top 4 Treatments for Arthritis

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Pain Management on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is not a single disease; rather, it is a way of referring to joint pain or disease. In fact, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions, with the two most common types being osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is a very common condition; about 1 in 5 adults in the United States are affected by it.


Benefits of Rheumatologists and Orthopedics Working at the Same Practice

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Although orthopedists and rheumatologists both focus on a patient’s joints, muscles and bones, rheumatologists focus more on joint disorders that can be treated medically while orthopedists specialize in surgical treatments and managing fractures. To help improve patients’ access to care and to ensure they get the best treatment possible, many orthopedic practices have expanded to include rheumatology services.

 


Perspectives on Emerging Treatments and Therapies from IBJI Specialists

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

In this post, IBJI’s Dr. Eric Chehab discusses the topic of stem cell therapy for patients living with knee pain. Dr. Chehab sees tremendous potential in this therapy, but suggests that patients “proceed with caution” based on the current scientific research.

This is the first in IBJI’s “Perspectives on emerging treatments and therapies” blog series. IBJI is committed to educating patients about emerging treatments and techniques, while ensuring that they understand the pros and cons of these procedures and approaches. This knowledge is especially important in cases where the science remains inconclusive.

Tags orthopedics, Cell Research, Stem Cells

New Bone-Forming Growth Factor and its Effect on Osteoporosis

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News on Monday, 30 January 2017

New Bone-Forming Growth Factor and its Effect on Osteoporosis

Recently, a scientific discovery has been made that is believed to have huge implications for regenerative medicine. The scientists involved have uncovered a new bone-forming growth factor, which may reverse the bone loss associated with osteoporosis.

 

What is Osteoporosis?

Meaning “porous bone,” osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when your body loses too much bone, produces too little bone, or a combination of the two. Because of this, your bones lose density or mass and contain abnormal tissue structure. Depending on the severity of your osteoporosis, your bones may be more susceptible to break from a fall, or in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.

Tags knee replacement, osteoporosis

Al Roker Shows Viewers How Far Knee Replacement Has Come

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Saturday, 31 December 2016

If you’re someone who is living with severe joint problems, you know how much impact that pain can have on your everyday life. At IBJI, our motto is “Move Better. Live Better.” And that’s just what television personality Al Roker decided he needed to do recently. Roker, who is the weather anchor for NBC’s “TODAY Show,” had lived with knee problems for many years.

Tags knee replacement, orthopedics, knee surgery, OrthoSync

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

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

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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