Orthopedics

Colles Fracture - Diagnosis Treatment and Recovery

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.

Tags Colles Fracture, broken wrist, forearm fracture

You're Invited: Current Concepts in the Management of Ankle Arthritis with Dr. Steven Haddad

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

 

 

Presented by:     Steven L. Haddad MD Steven L. Haddad, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
When:     Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6pm - 7pm
 
Where:     ManorCare Health Services
3300 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
 
RSVP:     Pauline Mintz
312.550.8500

 

 

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.

 

Tags Dr. Steven L. Haddad, Ankle Arthritis, ManorCare Health Services

Lateral Foot Pain – Is it a Stress Fracture?

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.

Tags Lateral Foot Pain, Stress Fracture

What Is Achilles Tendon Lengthening Surgery?

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.

Tags ATL Surgery, Achilles Tendon Lengthening

Understanding Scaphoid Fractures

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

The scaphoid is one of eight bones that form the complex part of the human body we know as the wrist. It is also the bone in the wrist that is most often injured, especially among athletes. Though not always easily noticed, a scaphoid fracture can have serious long-term consequences if not properly treated.

Tags wrist injuries, Scaphoid, wrist fracture

What is Triceps Tendonitis?

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 27 November 2014

What are a triceps?

Located at the back of the upper arm, originating at the shoulder and stretching down to the forearm, the triceps muscle is in charge of straightening the elbow as well as aiding in shoulder movements. When this muscle is contracted, tension is placed on its tendon. With too much tension either from a heavy force or severe repetition, damage occurs that leads to inflammation and degeneration. With continued abuse, those injured lose the capability to fully flex and stretch the elbow while the tendon itself becomes more brittle.

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Osteoarthritis Hip Pain: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 30 October 2014

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is also termed as ‘degenerative joint disorder’ or age related arthritis, as it develops when people age. The cartilage functions as shock absorbers that gives a cushion effect to the end of the bones and prevents the bones from directly rubbing against each other, thereby reducing the friction within joints.

Tags osteoarthritis, Hip Pain

Gout - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 23 October 2014

 

Excruciating pain can come to patients fighting gout. Gout is a condition that occurs when uric acid accumulates in the blood and leads to inflammation in one or more joints. Pain from gout can be severe enough to wake you in the middle of the night.

What Causes Gout

High levels of uric acid have been pinpointed as the cause of gout, and individuals accumulate such levels usually after they have consumed considerable amounts of purines.

Purines are substances naturally found in the body, but certain animal parts, such as organ meats, contain higher concentrations of these. Herring, anchovies, and a few other types of fish also have high purine content. This is likewise true of mushrooms, asparagus, and a number of other non-animal foods.

The body produces uric acid as it breaks down the purine that has been consumed. The uric acid produced is normally dissolved in the blood and, when it goes through the kidneys, it should then be secreted in urine.

However, when the kidneys do not secrete enough uric acid, or the body produces too much of it, uric acid can build up and form urate crystals in the joints or the tissues surrounding it. This causes inflammation, swelling, and pain.

Tags gout

Osteoarthritis Hip Pain: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is also termed as ‘degenerative joint disorder’ or age related arthritis, as it develops when people age. The cartilage functions as ‘shock absorbers’ that gives a cushion effect to the end of the bones and prevents the bones from directly rubbing against each other, thereby reducing the friction within joints.

Tags osteoarthritis, Hip Pain

IBJI Kicks Off Bone & Joint Health National Awareness Month

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Move Better Blog on Sunday, 28 September 2014

It’s an exciting time of year when we join in celebrating Bone & Joint Health National Awareness Month during the month of October - an annual global event.

Throughout the world, there are events planned by individuals and organizations, all designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management, treatments and advances in several areas of bone and joint health. Here at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, we will take the opportunity throughout the month to highlight several key areas of bone and joint disorders affecting millions of people including arthritis, spinal health, trauma injuries, pediatric bone and joint health, and osteoporosis, among others.

Nearly half of the adult population in America is affected by musculoskeletal (bone and joint) conditions and these conditions are the most widespread cause of severe long-term pain and disability. Even with the large number of people affected, research funding for bone and joint conditions is currently less than 2% of the National Institutes of Health annual budget, according to the Bone and Joint Initiative. In addition, the aging boomer generation - which consists of people aged 45 to 64 - has seen a sharp increase in musculoskeletal disease treatment costs and lost wages, a trend that is predicted to continue for the next several decades.

Bone & Joint Health National Awareness Month is an important event that allows IBJI to help further educate and empower our patients in taking an active role in their decisions of care and treatment. Bone and joints, along with muscles and ligaments, create function and movement in the body. When they work together in a state of health, it allows for a quality of life that is active and healthy!

Look to our future posts as we take an in-depth look at key bone and joint health issues and the treatment and prevention associated with each.

 


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