Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics on Friday, 24 March 2017
What Parents Should Know about Single-Sport Focus and How it May Impact Your Child
As just about any parent today can tell you, the world of youth sports looks a lot different than it did a generation ago. Young children – boys and girls alike - are signing up in droves for team sports like soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Increasingly, these young athletes are being encouraged to commit to a club sport, meaning they may be training in a single sport as many as five days a week.
Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Chicago Division, Patient Stories on Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Patient Story– Paul Caldwell/Dr. Chen
Paul Caldwell was returning home one evening last spring when a reckless driver nearly ended his life. As Paul crossed Sheridan Road on Chicago’s far north side, the motorist ran a red light. Paul remembers the sound of tires screeching just before the car hit him. His injuries were severe. One ankle was badly damaged, as were both arms.
Posted in What's New on Tuesday, 28 February 2017
IBJI is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Primary Care Orthopaedic seminar focused exclusively on disorders of the Upper-Extremity (shoulder to fingertips). The seminar will be held on March 9th 2017 and is chaired by Dr. Craig Phillips with an expert subspecialty faculty. The seminar will focus on educating primary care and emergency room physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants on how to initiate appropriate treatment of acute and subacute upper-extremity problems and also when to refer to a subspecialist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News on Monday, 30 January 2017
Recently, a scientific discovery has been made that is believed to have huge implications for regenerative medicine. The scientists involved have uncovered a new bone-forming growth factor, which may reverse the bone loss associated with osteoporosis.
What is Osteoporosis?
Meaning “porous bone,” osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when your body loses too much bone, produces too little bone, or a combination of the two. Because of this, your bones lose density or mass and contain abnormal tissue structure. Depending on the severity of your osteoporosis, your bones may be more susceptible to break from a fall, or in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.
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.
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.