Orthopedics

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

Basal Thumb Arthritis: Are You Suffering from Thumb Pain?

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?

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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

IBJI Concussion Safety Tips

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

soccer ball going in net

If an athlete is suspected of having a concussion, he/she should be immediately removed from all play, whether it be a game or practice. Continuing to participate in physical activity after a concussion can lead to worsening symptoms, increased risk for further injury, and even death.

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What To Do If You Suspect A Concussion?

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

concussion specialist smiling

If an athlete is suspected of having a concussion, he/she should be immediately removed from all play, whether it be a game or practice. Continuing to participate in physical activity after a concussion can lead to worsening symptoms, increased risk for further injury, and even death.

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Occupational Therapy – How Does It Help in Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 18 August 2016

Occupational therapy helps people live better and more productive lives by enabling them to do activities that enrich life.

When patients develop stiff and painful joints, or are recovering from a recent surgery, occupational therapy may be used to help recover or maintain cognitive or physical skills needed to participate in meaningful pursuits.  

Occupational therapists (OTs) are trained to assist and address the pain or lack of mobility, which makes performing certain tasks difficult.  For some people even simple activities like getting dressed, opening a door or typing may prove to be painful. Through the therapeutic use of daily activities an OT will help recover and adapt to any physical limitations whether at home or work.

 

Tags arthritis treatments

7 Interesting Facts About Arthritis

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 04 August 2016

arthritis pain free man smiling

Arthritis is a common form of joint disorder causing pain and stiffness. According to arthritis.org, more than 50 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

While arthritis is a broad description covering common disorders of the joint, most people (even those that have been diagnosed with arthritis) are unaware of the following:

 

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IBJI’s Dr. Steven Haddad Speaks Out About the Critical Need to Fund Musculoskeletal Research

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Monday, 01 August 2016

Ask the average person to identify the #1 most common health condition for Americans and most will be stumped. According to IBJI’s Dr. Steven L. Haddad, “The correct answer is musculoskeletal disease, which impacts the greatest number of Americans, more than any other condition.” Nearly one in three Americans has a musculoskeletal condition requiring medical attention, explains Dr. Haddad.

Tags Foot and Ankle, Orthopedic surgeon, musculoskeletal disease

Ankle Arthroscopy – Surgery Recovery and Conditions Treated

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 July 2016

ankle surgeon

Most people have heard of a knee or shoulder arthroscopy but are not aware of an ankle arthroscopic procedure, which may be used to evaluate and treat some common ailments of the ankle. Surgical arthroscopy may be useful in diagnosing and treating disorders of the ankle joint in order to help you get back on your feet and get on with your life.

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Study of Hand and Shoulder Surgery Outcomes Returns Excellent Safety Record

Posted in In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Thursday, 30 June 2016

A new analysis of outpatient hand and shoulder surgeries reveals an impressive safety record. The study, published in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, examined the surgical outcomes of hand and shoulder procedures performed at an ambulatory surgical center over more than a decade and found few complications. Researchers reviewed cases to identify adverse events including post-operative infection, return to the operating room or transfer to a hospital, blood clot or other complication related to surgery.

Tags orthopedics, Hand and Shoulder Surgery, Outpatient Surgery

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