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What you should know on ice and snow: Avoid common winter sports injuries

Posted in What's New, In the News, Glenview Division on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

By Leon S. Benson, MD Special to Pioneer Press

As seen in the Evanston Review, January 26, 2015

Planning a family ski trip to Wisconsin this winter? Or hoping to surprise your spouse with a romantic skate around the new Maggie Daley ice ribbon downtown? Are the kids clamoring for a trip to Flick or James parks to sled for an afternoon?

Winter excursions like these are a tried-and-true tradition for many North Shore residents. Not only do they allow you to stay active during the winter months, but also they create long-lasting memories and strengthen bonds among family and friends. Unfortunately, participation in winter sports doesn’t always end on a high note. In any given year, more than 300,000 people are treated for winter sports-related injuries, including sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures, tears and more.

Tags Dr. Leon Benson, Winter Injuries

Leon Benson, MD Offers Tips To Avoid Winter Injuries

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Leon Benson, MD

January 23, 2015 – Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Dr. Leon Benson joins WBEZ 91.5 Chicago during the "Morning Shift" to discuss winter related injuries and tips on how to avoid them.

As temperatures rise over the 30’s more runners and outdoor sports enthusiasts are making their way back outside after the frigid weather from early January. But, we’re not in the clear just yet. Winter weather can still lead to injuries. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Leon Benson offers tips on how to keep your body safe when you hit the running or snow trail.

The most common winter related injuries involve collisions at high speeds which include head injuries and broken bones. Unexpected slick surfaces in the morning due to the significant drop in temperatures overnight can also lead to many injuries. There are also more subtle injuries that can occur, like skin exposure (frostbite or even sunburn) or repetitive ligament injuries.

Dr. Benson discusses the 3 principles for avoiding injuries that apply to individuals of all ages and skill or experience levels including:

  • - Master the skills
  • - Understand the risks
  • - Use the appropriate gear

To learn more, listen to the full interview.


Tags Dr. Leon Benson, WBEZ, Winter Injuries

IBJI's Larry Jankowski Recognized with ISCD Dr. Paul Miller Service Award

Posted in What's New, In the News, Imaging & Diagnostics, Morton Grove Division on Monday, 19 January 2015


Larry Jankowski

IBJI's Chief DXA Technologist, Larry Jankowski is the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Paul Miller Service Award from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). As part of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute team for 16 years, Jankowski also served as treasurer of the ISCD for two years from 2009-2011.

Each year at the ISCD’s Annual Meeting, ISCD members are recognized for their distinguished service and dedication to the organization.

ISCD is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the assessment of skeletal health by:

  • Promoting education and a broader understanding of the clinical applications of bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.
  • Assuring proficiency and quality in the assessment of skeletal health through certification and accreditation.
  • Supporting clinical and scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Promote appropriate patient access to bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.

To learn more, visit www.iscd.org.


Tags Larry Jankowski, Dr. Paul Miller Service Award, ISCD, DXA

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



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

Stevenson’s Jordan Newman Shakes Off Injury To Become Top Reserve

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Libertyville Division on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

LINCOLNSHIRE — While participating in an open gym basketball scrimmage, Stevenson High School's Jordan Newman stepped on an opponent’s foot, fracturing a bone in his left foot.

Tags Dr. Anand Vora, Stevenson High School, Jordan Newman, Stevenson Patriots, IBJI Rehab

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Expands Service to Wisconsin

Posted in What's New, In the News, Gurnee Division, Libertyville Division on Thursday, 04 December 2014


Gurnee, IL (December 3, 2014) — Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) has expanded its services across the border and into Wisconsin. IBJI, a well-known orthopaedic specialty care provider with offices throughout downtown Chicago and Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs, is now offering its full spectrum of care to residents of southeast Wisconsin.

Tags Dr. Anand Vora, United Hospital System, St.Catherine's Medical Center, Kenosha Medical Center, Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Dr. Tomas Nemickas, Dr. Bruce Summerville, Dr. David Hamming

William J. Robb, III, MD Participates in AAHKS Annual Meeting

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Thursday, 13 November 2014


William J. Robb, MD

William J. Robb, MD served as a session moderator for the Health Care Policy Symposium, part of the 24th American Association of Hip And Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Meeting, held November 6-9 in Dallas, Texas. This annual event is designed to provide practicing orthopedic surgeons with state-of-the-art information about the surgical applications and treatment protocols for the diagnosis and management of total hip and knee replacement, and to enhance the care of patients with arthritis and degenerative diseases.

Dr. Robb also presented the first annual AAHKS Humanitarian Award, given to Harpal “Paul” S. Khanuja, MD for his efforts as the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Operation Walk Maryland, a private, not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization providing free hip and knee replacement surgeries in developing countries and the United States.

The Humanitarian Award was established to recognize AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves through providing humanitarian medical services and programs with a significant focus on musculoskeletal diseases and trauma including the hip and knee in the United States or abroad. For more information, visit AAHKS.


Tags William J. Robb III MD, AAHKS

Total Hip Replacement on the Rise Among Younger Patients

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Libertyville Division on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

When most people think of hip replacement surgery, they imagine an older person, perhaps someone who has suffered a fall and broken a hip. While that used to be the norm, the demographics are shifting. Total hip replacement is becoming increasingly common in younger patients.

At IBJI and around the country, specialists are seeing more patients in their 40s, 50s and early 60s who are opting for hip replacement surgery. These younger hip replacement candidates are living with pain, often caused by arthritis. Many are unwilling to live with that chronic pain and are also unwilling to give up the activities that they love. So they are opting for joint replacement surgery.

Overall, hip replacement surgery has grown in popularity in recent years. More than 427,000 total hip replacements were performed in the United States in 2012 (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). As the overall number has grown, the age demographics have shifted. According to a study published earlier this year by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, patients aged 45-64 accounted for 31 percent of the total hip replacements completed in 2001. By 2011, that percentage had risen to 42 percent.

Tags dr. stanford tack, Total Hip Replacement

Understanding Osteoporosis – “A Silent Disease”

Posted in What's New on Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Understanding Osteoporosis

We finish up World Bone & Joint Awareness Month by focusing on Osteoporosis, a medical condition meaning “porous bone” in which bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, lack of calcium or vitamin D.

Osteoporosis is very common – approximately 54 million Americans suffer from it. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, roughly one in two women and one in four men, age 50 and older, will break a bone due to osteoporosis. These broken bones usually occur in the hip, spine and wrist.
Historically, women of Caucasian and Asian decent have been the most susceptible to developing Osteoporosis, but the condition is affecting more and more men at an increasing rate. In fact, one-third of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men and by 2050, it is projected that over 900 million men age 60 and older will have the condition.

Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because you can’t feel your bones getting weaker. Breaking a bone is often the first sign that you have Osteoporosis, or you may notice that you are getting shorter or your upper back is curving forward.

A Bone Density Test (DXA) can diagnose osteoporosis well before you break a bone. In fact, DXA is the ‘Gold Standard’ used throughout the world to establish bone health status and to track changes in bone strength. IBJI's technologists are specially trained, certified in bone densitometry, and work directly with an IBJI Rheumatologist to review, evaluate, and discuss results and treatment options.

We want to help you keep your bones as strong as they can be! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call the IBJI Osteoporosis Center nearest you.

Bannockburn 847-914-9096
Des Plaines 847-375-3000
Morton Grove 847-375-3000

Tags Osteoporosis

IBJI Opens New Specialty Care Facility In Lincolnwood

Posted in What's New, In the News, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lincolnwood, Ill (October 21, 2014) — IBJI now offers its orthopaedic specialty care expertise in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood. Just this month, IBJI opened the doors to a brand new facility in Lincolnwood staffed by orthopaedic surgeons and therapists specializing in the treatment of hands, elbows, shoulders, knees and hips. Fracture care, sports medicine, joint reconstruction and replacement, rehabilitation services and physical therapy, and workers compensation care for injured workers are also key areas of focus at the new location.

IBJI established its first location in 1990 and now has facilities throughout the north and northwest suburbs and the city of Chicago. The Lincolnwood office is the 47th Chicago metropolitan area location for IBJI. “IBJI has grown its practice in this region based on its reputation as a provider of extremely high quality, collaborative care that is affordable,” said Marc Breslow, MD, one of IBJI’s board-certified orthopaedic surgeons practicing at IBJI-Lincolnwood.

IBJI-Lincolnwood is located one mile east of I-94 between Devon and Pratt at 6540 North Lincoln Avenue. Free on-site parking is available. IBJI-Lincolnwood can be reached by telephone at 847-375-3000.

Tags Lincolnwood

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