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Orthopedics

Al Roker Shows Viewers How Far Knee Replacement Has Come

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Saturday, 31 December 2016

If you’re someone who is living with severe joint problems, you know how much impact that pain can have on your everyday life. At IBJI, our motto is “Move Better. Live Better.” And that’s just what television personality Al Roker decided he needed to do recently. Roker, who is the weather anchor for NBC’s “TODAY Show,” had lived with knee problems for many years.

Tags knee replacement, orthopedics, knee surgery, OrthoSync

Treatment Options For Aching Knees From Osteoarthritis

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that is known to affect the joints in your body. This disease gradually wears away the cushion layer between the bones, otherwise referred to as the cartilage. Cartilage plays a vital role in helping your joints move smoothly, without which the bones would rub together causing pain, stiffness and limiting movement.  According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, osteoarthritis of the knee is a common form of knee arthritis, which gradually gets worse over time if it is not dealt with.

Tags osteoarthritis pain

Stay Safe This Holiday Season by Following Doctor’s Advice

Posted in In the News, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Friday, 23 December 2016

During the holidays, there never seems to be enough time to get all your shopping, decorating, entertaining and celebrating done. All of that rushing around, especially once the snow and ice arrive, can lead to distraction … which can lead to serious injury.

Tags orthopedics, IBJI, Winter Injuries, avoiding winter injuries, Dr. Benson

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?

Tags arthritis pain

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.

Tags concussion

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.

Tags concussion

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:

 

Tags arthritis pain

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