If you're an athlete with an injury, you want the best care you can find. If that exceptional care is from a fellow athlete, you've found someone who understands your pain - and your passion.
Dr. David J. Raab is that kind of caregiver. He is an avid athlete who played competitive basketball and now plays competitive tennis and paddle. He's a founder of IBJI and a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Dr. Raab understands sports injuries and works closely with athletes of all ages - children and adults.
"Sports are a big part of my life. I enjoy maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle with my wife and four children. I know what it feels like to be sidelined by an injury; it's painful and frustrating and you wonder if you'll ever regain your prior level of play,” explains Dr. Raab, “Fortunately, we have many treatment options to restore people to the activities and sports they love after an injury.”
Dr. Raab treats multiple sports injuries of the knee and shoulder including ACL and meniscal pathology, rotator cuff and labrum tears using state-of-the-art techniques. He also performs total knee and hip replacements using minimally invasive procedures to speed recovery times and reduce discomfort.
"I rely on evidence based medicine to make sound and ethical treatment recommendations. I pursue non-surgical options including medications, physical therapy and other modalities before discussing possible surgical intervention," says Dr. Raab.
Dr. Raab sees patients at IBJI's Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Highland Park and Morton Grove locations. To make an appointment, please call 847-375-3000.