Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Osteoporosis causes bodily changes like the loss of bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to bone fragility and increased susceptibility to fractures of the spine, hip, and wrist. Osteoporosis affects more than 25 million Americans each year and contributes to more than 1.5 million fractures. The National Osteoporosis Foundation has estimated that roughly 10 million Americans over the age of 50 already have the disease.
Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 23 April 2015
The ball-and-socket hip joint fit together in a way that allows for fluid, repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. Whenever you use the hip, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged, muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused or the hip bone itself can be fractured.
Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 16 April 2015
Muscle strains (muscle pull or tear) usually happen when a muscle is stretched beyond its limit, and the muscle tissue becomes torn during an activity such as sprinting or kicking a ball. They frequently occur near the point where the muscle joins the tough, fibrous connective tissue of the tendon. A similar injury occurs if there is a direct blow to the muscle. Muscle strains in the thigh can be quite painful.
Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 24 March 2015
A podiatrist (DPM), also frequently referred to as a “foot doctor”, is a physician that is educated and experienced in diagnosing, treating and surgically repairing disorders and problems of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. A certified podiatrist will complete at least 7 years of training. This training includes podiatric medical school and is then followed by a few years of residency training at a hospital.
Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 12 March 2015
An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a medical scan similar to an x-ray or CT (computerized tomography) scan. However, unlike x-rays and CT scans, MRIs are done without any radiation. The two main kinds of MRIs are contrast and non-contrast.
You may be wondering, “What is an MRI with contrast?” This type of MRI differs from a regular MRI because it uses a contrast dye that's injected into a patient before having the scan. If you need an MRI with contrast, here is why it is done and what to expect.
Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 26 February 2015
As many components make up the knee, your knee can be susceptible to a wide range of injuries. In fact, orthopedic doctors probably see more patients for knee injuries than any other type of orthopedic problem. Here are some of the most common knee injuries, along with their causes, symptoms and treatments.
Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 20 January 2015
A Colles fracture, more commonly known as a broken wrist, occurs when the forearm's radius bone breaks. This breakage can also be referred to as a distal radius fracture or a transverse wrist fracture. The radius is the largest bone in the forearm with the distal portion located near the end of the wrist. A breakage of the distal end will result in an abnormal bending of the wrist, one of the most common bone fractures in the arm.
Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Steven L. Haddad, MD
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6pm - 7pm
ManorCare Health Services
3300 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Please join IBJI's Dr. Steven L. Haddad, a pioneer in ankle replacement technology, as he outlines various diagnosis and management of foot and ankle conditions. Working with athletes and non-athletes alike in conservative and surgical management of injuries to the foot and ankle, Dr. Haddad's goal is to ensure every patient fully understands their condition so they are better able to manage their expectations and successful outcome.
Dinner will be provided.
Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Lateral foot pain is any pain or discomfort along the outside of the foot, and there are many conditions from a stress fracture to peroneal tendonitis or just improper footwear that may cause pain. That’s why if you have any chronic lateral foot pain, it’s important to not try and diagnose the injury yourself. Schedule an appointment with a physician to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your specific condition.
Posted in Orthopedics on Monday, 29 December 2014
Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) is a surgical procedure that aims to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow a person to walk flat-footed without a bend in the knee, or to bring relief to chronic pain. This procedure elongates a contracted Achilles tendon by making small cuts on the tendons at the back of the ankle. As the wounds heal, the tendons elongate.