Orthopedics

From Jaws of Life to Miracle of Life

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics, Imaging & Diagnostics, Morton Grove Division, Patient Stories on Friday, 13 May 2016

Mandi Fier Shares Her Journey from a Near Death, Fatal Accident to Living and Loving Life Again

Mandi Fier was 23 years old when she and her fiancé were in a near fatal car accident. First responders on the scene used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate Mandi from the wreckage. She suffered severe multiple injuries and most critically, she broke her right hip and shattered her pelvis in four places.

Tags Hip Replacement, Pelvic Reconstruction, Pelvis, joint replacement, trauma, best trauma surgeon

What is Osteoporosis? Types, Symptoms and Causes

Posted in Orthopedics on Friday, 13 May 2016

senior woman

As we age, a bone-thinning condition known as osteoporosis may develop, causing a loss of bone mass. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the United States and over 200 million people worldwide. One of the dangerous of such a common and widespread condition is that osteoporosis often goes undetected do to a lack of symptoms.

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Hip Resurfacing Surgery – Advantages and Recovery Time

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 April 2016

Hip resurfacing is a conservative artificial joint replacement, where the hip joint is relined, instead of being completely replaced as in total hip replacement procedure. The goal of hip resurfacing is to provide a more active and improved quality of life. This is done by restoring functionality to the hip through replacing damaged bone and cartilage in the socket, while preserving as much natural bone as possible. In hip resurfacing, the femoral head is not removed, but is instead trimmed and resurfaced with a smooth metal dome.

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What IBJI Sports Medicine Specialists Want Parents to Know About Contact Sports and the Risk of Brain Injuries

Posted in In the News, Orthopedic News, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics on Monday, 11 April 2016

soccer

A recent story in the Chicago Tribune drew attention to a growing body of research suggesting that young soccer players may be at risk for brain injuries, especially concussions. IBJI’s Dr. Gregory Portland and Dr. David Garelick contacted the Tribune after this important story ran to share additional information for parents and young players.

Tags Soccer injury, soccer injury treatment, physical therapy, concussion

Arthritis in Knee: 4 Stages of Osteoarthritis

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 January 2016

Doctor and patient with knee pain

 

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most commonly diagnosed type of joint arthritis disease, which can affect hands, knees and hips. Knee arthritis is known to affect joint functionality causing knee pain and even leading to disability as it progresses. There are different stages of knee osteoarthritis, with 0 assigned to a normal, healthy knee right up to the advanced stage 4 that is severe OA.


Is Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease Causing Your Neck Pain?

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 07 January 2016

As a natural part of aging, our vertebral discs dry out and lose their flexibility, resilience and shock absorbing capacity. This dehydration and shrinkage of the center of the disc can quickly lead to degeneration of the cervical discs causing pain and stiffness.

Tags degenerative disc disease, neck pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Bone Grafting: Bone Grafts and Substitutes

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Bone grafting is a common orthopedic procedure to promote bone healing, by providing a foundation for the patient’s body to grow new bone, and for structural support to the skeleton, by filling large gaps between bones. Bone grafting is required mainly due to injury and disease, in case of complex fractures, for spinal fusions, regeneration of bone lost to disease or infection (eg, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis) and for bone healing around implants, such as plates, screws, and joint replacements.

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Did You Know? 8 Interesting Facts About Bones

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 19 November 2015

The skeletal system in the human body is made of bones, tendons and ligaments, all of which are necessary for our body structure, movement and to protect our internal organs. We usually tend to take our bones for granted until one is injured, broken or they become brittle from old age. Here are few interesting facts regarding bones.

Tags bone, osteoporosis

Different Types of Shoulder Arthritis and Symptoms

Posted in Orthopedics on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Arthritis generally describes joint inflammation either from direct trauma injuries, medical illnesses, or regular wear and tear of an active lifestyle. There are over 100 variations of arthritis which can affect an individual in different parts of the body, and the shoulder is susceptible to different types of arthritis.

Although there are different types of arthritis of the shoulder, they all have some common symptoms such as joint pain in the shoulder, swelling and with time it will eventually limit range of movement.

Here are five distinctive forms of shoulder arthritis:

Tags osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post-Traumatic Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis, Arthropathy

Spinal Problems That May Cause Foot Pain

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 15 October 2015

Foot pain is more often a result of injury, wearing ill-fitting shoes or physical issues within the foot, such as tendonitis, arthritis or bursitis. However, in some cases pain in your foot may be linked to problems in your spine. There are some revealing signs of foot pain caused by a problem in your spine, such as your foot feeling heavy, difficulty raising your foot up, leg pain, numbness, weakness and problem walking on your tiptoes.

Studies have shown that spinal dysfunction, like a narrowing of the spinal canal or spinal stenosis, pinches and squeezes on the spinal nerves in your lower back causing leg pain that radiates down to your feet.

Tags herniated discs, spinal stenosis, back pain

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