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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that is known to affect the joints in your body. This disease gradually wears away the cushion layer between the bones, otherwise referred to as the cartilage. Cartilage plays a vital role in helping your joints move smoothly, without which the bones would rub together causing pain, stiffness and limiting movement. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, osteoarthritis of the knee is a common form of knee arthritis, which gradually gets worse over time if it is not dealt with.
Posted in In the News, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Friday, 23 December 2016
During the holidays, there never seems to be enough time to get all your shopping, decorating, entertaining and celebrating done. All of that rushing around, especially once the snow and ice arrive, can lead to distraction … which can lead to serious injury.
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.
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?
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.