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Orthopedics

6 Natural Pain Relievers to Reduce Chronic Pain

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain as result from a serious injury or from an illness, it is a frustrating and debilitating condition that effects your entire life. But thankfully, with the help of various treatment options, you can experience real relief from the endless aches. In addition to seeing a physician regularly, there are many natural pain relievers to have help reduce your chronic pain in between treatment. Utilize these simple, healthy and safe solutions to help pinpoint and reduce your pain.


Top 4 Treatments for Arthritis

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Pain Management on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is not a single disease; rather, it is a way of referring to joint pain or disease. In fact, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions, with the two most common types being osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is a very common condition; about 1 in 5 adults in the United States are affected by it.


Benefits of Rheumatologists and Orthopedics Working at the Same Practice

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Although orthopedists and rheumatologists both focus on a patient’s joints, muscles and bones, rheumatologists focus more on joint disorders that can be treated medically while orthopedists specialize in surgical treatments and managing fractures. To help improve patients’ access to care and to ensure they get the best treatment possible, many orthopedic practices have expanded to include rheumatology services.

 


Perspectives on Emerging Treatments and Therapies from IBJI Specialists

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 01 February 2017

In this post, IBJI’s Dr. Eric Chehab discusses the topic of stem cell therapy for patients living with knee pain. Dr. Chehab sees tremendous potential in this therapy, but suggests that patients “proceed with caution” based on the current scientific research.

This is the first in IBJI’s “Perspectives on emerging treatments and therapies” blog series. IBJI is committed to educating patients about emerging treatments and techniques, while ensuring that they understand the pros and cons of these procedures and approaches. This knowledge is especially important in cases where the science remains inconclusive.

Tags orthopedics, Cell Research, Stem Cells

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

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