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Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Celebrates Local "Athlete of the Month" with Donation to Lake Forest High School

Posted in What's New, In the News, Libertyville Division on Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Dr. Tack presented a donation check for $500 from IBJI

The physicians and staff at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) are passionate about helping athletes all over Chicagoland move better and live better. To demonstrate that commitment, IBJI recently partnered with the Chicago Tribune’s TribLocal division on a program that highlights the achievements of young athletes and benefits local schools.

IBJI’s Dr. Stanford Tack and athletic trainer Megan Hutchins took the stage on February 21 to recognize Lake Forest field hockey star Emily Cavalaris as one of TribLocal’s “Athlete of the Month” winners. As captain of the Lake Forest Scouts field hockey team, Cavalaris was the leading scorer on her team and helped the Scouts win back to back state championships. Cavalaris, an All State, All Academic student athlete, was cheered on by the crowd as she accepted her Athlete of the Month award.

A longtime resident of Lake Forest, Dr. Tack is an orthopedic surgeon in IBJI’s Libertyville division. He is a specialist in spine surgery and works frequently with high school athletes and their families. IBJI’s Megan Hutchins serves as one of Lake Forest High School’s athletic trainers, helping to develop sport-specific conditioning programs and ensure the safety of students participating in school athletics.

Dr. Tack presented a donation check for $500 from IBJI to athletic director Tim Burkhalter, who accepted on behalf of the school’s athletic department. IBJI will continue its sponsorship of the Athlete of the Month program throughout the 2013-2014 school year.

 

Tags Megan Hutchins, Emily Cavalaris, TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month, Lake Forest High School, Dr. Standford Tack

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Supports Active Lives, Healthy Aging

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Thursday, 03 April 2014

As seen in Glenview Lantern, March 2014
"Advances in Treatments, Technology, Immediate Care Boost Quality of Life for Patients"

GLENVIEW, Ill., March 14, 2014 — Research shows that Americans are living longer, healthier lives, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) is doing its part to make sure that North Shore residents have access to the latest and greatest techniques and technology to improve quality of life.

"People are living to older ages and we are adding healthy years, not debilitated ones,” Harvard researcher David Cutler wrote in his findings. Health care professionals at IBJI are witnessing that trend firsthand, according to Melody Winter-Jabeck, Administrator at IBJI’s Glenview location. “People are taking a more proactive role in their health,” said Winter-Jabeck. “They are seeking out the newest IBJI has to offer in terms of innovative surgical techniques, cutting edge technology, and access to specialized care that can greatly improve outcomes and quickly get patients back to enjoying their lives.”

 

Tags OrthoAccess, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Joint Replacement Innovations

Ending a Lifetime of Back Pain

Posted in What's New, Glenview Division, Patient Stories on Thursday, 03 April 2014

When Cathy Gregory, 58, was 12, she did something most kids do without thinking. She lined her back up against the gym wall and slid down to sit. Unfortunately, her leather soled shoes slipped on the floor and she landed hard.

Cathy remembers, “I saw stars it was so painful. I couldn’t walk right for days after.”

Her mom took her to an orthopaedic doctor who thought she was exaggerating the pain. For two years, he recommended back braces, casts and bed rest. Cathy was in and out of hospitals until finally, a myelogram, a diagnostic test using injected dye, showed she had two large herniated discs, a problem that had only grown worse during the two years of ineffective treatments.

Tags Dr. Mark Mikhael, Cathy Gregory

Painting With Arthritis: A Healing Art

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Morton Grove Division on Monday, 31 March 2014

Dr. Amanda K. Myers

By Madeline Vann, MPH | Everyday Health, March 2014

For artist Rita O'Hara, the joint-crippling potential of rheumatoid arthritis hasn't dampened her creative spirit. In fact, along with her medication, it's her art — which she describes as life-giving — that's enabled her to thrive with RA. Read Rita's story and how her doctor, Amanda K. Myers, MD, a rheumatologist at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Des Plaines and Morton Grove helped improve the mechanics of Rita's joints and helped restore function. Read the article »

 

Tags rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. Amanda Myers, Everday Health, Rita Ohara

The 7 Worst Health Habits Ever

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Chicago Division on Monday, 31 March 2014

Megan Leahy, DPM

By Lauren Tumas Schumacher | Fitness Magazine, March Issue

It may surprise you that one of the worst health crimes you're committing is wearing flats to work and then changing into heels. In this recent article appearing in Fitness Magazine, Megan Leahy, DPM, a podiatrist at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute discusses the common misconception that flat shoes are good for your feet and offers smart footwear recommendations. Read the article »

 

Tags Dr. Megan Leahy, Fitness Magazine

Are ACL Injuries More Common in Women?

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Glenview Division on Friday, 21 March 2014

Dr. Eric Chehab

RadioMD, Staying Well – Interview with Eric L. Chehab, MD

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are located in your knee to provide stability. When a quick change of direction or if part of your knee comes in contact with a hard object, or a pivot happens in your knee, your ACL can be torn.

You will know for sure if you've torn your ACL when your knee pops, swells and you feel excruciating pain. When your ACL is torn, your knee can become unstable. Surgery is an option, since there is a way to reconstructing your ACL from other tissue. This gives your knee back the stability it lost during the injury.

Is there any way to you can prevent an ACL injury from happening?

There are ACL prevention programs that teach athletes certain positions that are helpful in changing directions, positions to avoid and exercises that can be done.

Orthopedic surgeon with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Eric Chehab joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss ACL injuries, prevention and treatment options for female and male athletes. Listen to the interview »

 

Tags acl, Dr. Eric Chehab, anterior cruciate ligament

Mark Mikhael, MD Addresses Technology, Research, Minimally Invasive Technique: What Concerns Spine Surgeons Most?

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

Dr. Mark Mikhael

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 13 March 2014

Becker's Spine Review conducted interviews with various spine surgeons to discuss aspects of the spine surgery industry that concerns them the most. IBJI's Dr. Mikhael explains that with all advances, we must continue to scrutinize our efforts in order to ensure patient safety and the efficacy of progress. Read the article »

Ask Spine Surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care.

 

Tags spine surgery, Dr. Mark Mikhael

You're Invited: What's New in Total Joint Replacement 2014 with Dr. Robb

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Glenview Division on Tuesday, 25 February 2014

 

Are you considering a total joint replacement? Please join us for a complimentary, informative session and learn from IBJI's orthopedic surgeon, William Robb, MD how this procedure could help you and how the surgery has evolved.

 

Presented by:     William Robb, M.D. William Robb, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
When:     Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
5:30-7:00 pm
Q & A session to follow
 
Where:     Glenview Terrace
1511 Greenwood Road
Glenview, IL
 

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP Stephanie at 847-832-4629.

 

Tags total joint replacement , Dr. William Robb

Craig Westin, MD Speaks with WCIU - You & Me This Morning - Before Heading to Sochi

Posted in What's New, In the News, Chicago Division on Friday, 07 February 2014

Dr. Craig Westin

February 5, 2014

IBJI's Dr. Craig Westin, who assists the U.S. figure skating team, speaks with the team at WCIU about preparing for the arduous trip, his role at the Olympics and keeping athletes healthy. Watch the interview »

 

Tags Dr. Craig Westin, Sochi, Winter Olympics 2014, US Skating Team

Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry

Posted in What's New, In the News, Glenview Division, Morton Grove Division on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky and Dr. James Fox

By Nesita Kwan - January 7, 2014
Written by Carrie Pallardy, Laura Miller & Anuja Vaidya
 

The ambulatory surgery center industry is built upon a number of leadership roles in both the clinical and business spheres, but ASCs would not exist without physicians. Beyond providing care in the low-cost, high-quality environment of ASCs, physician leaders lead clinical and administrative teams, establish successful ASCs, stand up for the industry and found companies that support industry growth.

IBJI's physicians Jeffrey Visotsky, MD and James Fox, MD are among the 100 physician leaders who have made significant contributions to the ASC sector. Read more »

Tags Leaders in ASC, Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky, Dr. James Fox

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