“To have Dr. Benson really restore so much of Ned’s mobility and independence, there’s just no way, we could ever measurably repay him.”
These are the words of a grateful mother for the exceptional orthopaedic care received for her son Ned Bryant. Ned was severely injured in a playground accident, suffering from a broken bone, multiple fractures in his arm, vascular trauma and nerve damage. He was rushed to the hospital with his mother where he had to receive multiple surgeries and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
After a couple of days in the intensive care unit, Ned was fairly quiet and a little down, even for someone who had such a traumatic experience. Dr. Benson decided that a good way to take Ned’s mind off of his injuries would be to bring his dog Chelsea into the hospital to play with Ned. And it worked; Chelsea gave Ned something else to focus on, something positive to look forward to and aided Ned as a therapy dog.
Ned is making a strong recovery and has regained many of his lost abilities, like zipping up his jacket, playing the piano, or riding his bike. But Ned is particularly happy about one thing he can do again, holding his mom’s hand. A simple comfort that Ned’s mother is also happy to have regained.
Ned has exhibited a tremendous amount of courage and has embarked on a journey that will only continue to build strength and character in his bright future.
In Celebration of the Life of Robert M. Patek (March 1, 1957 to September 28, 2012)
On Friday morning Dr. Robert Patek one of the founders of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute passed away. For those of us who knew Dr. Patek... he was a great husband, father, friend, and physician. Bob was a man who knew how to love, forgive, inspire and lead.
Robert "Bob" Patek (1957-2012) is survived by his loving wife Linda (Ivers); daughter Laura; son Tommy; parents Robert and Marjorie; sisters Barbara (Al) and Mary Suzanne (Jim); brothers John (Carol) and Paul (Suanne); his nieces and nephews, and his entire extended family.
Bob spent his early life in Farmington Hills, MI where he was an outstanding leader and community member, and excelled in his athletic pursuits and academic work. In 1975, he enrolled on a football scholarship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Known as "Bullet Bob" by his teammates for his intense drive and perseverance on and off the field, he wore the number 24 and was an active player and team leader. Bob developed lifelong bonds with his teammates and coaching staff, as they would go on to win three Big Ten Championships and define what it meant to be "Michigan Men".
After graduation, Bob attended the University of Michigan Medical School where he focused on orthopedic surgery. In May of 1987, he married the love of his life, Linda, and they settled in Long Grove, IL where they raised their two children, Laura and Tommy. The ultimate father, Bob and Linda loved attending tailgate parties with their daughter Laura at the University of Michigan and watching their son Tommy play football for the Big Green at Dartmouth College.
An accomplished sports medicine surgeon at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Bob also loved coaching youth sports and establishing strong bonds with his children's friends. He sought to be a mentor, teacher, and role model to his players while coaching football, baseball, softball, and basketball in his community. His influence will live on in the life and pursuits of the players he loved and coached. Throughout Bob's valiant battle with cancer, he remained incredibly positive and upbeat as he continued to celebrate life and inspire the family and friends he loved so dearly.
He will be remembered and cherished most as a loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
This information is not intended to provide advise or treatment for a specific situation. Consult your physician and medical team for information and treatment plans on your specific condition(s).
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute is awarded accreditation in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
The Ultrasound Practice accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is pleased to announce that the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound practice of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) has been awarded accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. The AIUM is a multidisciplinary association of more than 8,900 physicians, sonographers, and scientists dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines and accreditation.
IBJI achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment and maintenance; documentation, storage and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
The Physician Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, William J. Arnold, M.D. FACP, MACR and Associate Director, Erin L. Arnold, M.D. FACR are AIUM members who have over 10 years experience in performing diagnostic and interventional ultrasound procedures for patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases. Drs. Arnold are both pleased and proud that IBJI is only the 4th practice in the USA to receive accreditation in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from the AIUM. “The accreditation of our ultrasound practice at IBJI sends a clear message to insurance companies, government and regulators that we are committed to providing the highest quality of musculoskeletal ultrasound services to our patients. We are excited for IBJI to be a leader in the development and implementation of this valuable technology for patients with arthritis” said Dr. William Arnold.
On March 7th one of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institutes spine specialists, Dr. Mardjetko was named as one of the 207 Spine Surgeons and Specialists to know by Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. Dr. Mardjetko was selected for the list based on his research into spine care, his professional accomplishments, and his leadership in IBJI's spine care. With thousands of spine specialists currently working in the country, being named as one of the top 207 is quite an honor.
Dr. Mardjetko's Many Accomplishments
At IBJI Dr. Steven Mardjetko is a specialist in spinal deformities in adults and children, pediatric orthopedics, and spinal surgery. He has focused closely on cervical spine disorders, injuries to the spinal cord, and scoliosis and other general disorders of the spine. He is a fellow at the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Mardjetko has a medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical School where he graduated with Honors. He has also completed two fellowships in pediatric orthopedics and spinal deformity and reconstruction at the Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center right here in Chicago.
IBJI Glenview-Wilmette was proud to sponsor the 109th Western Amateur Championship at the North Shore Country Club this August. The Western Amateur Championship has been a western tradition for over a century and has produced some of the biggest names in professional golf, including Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Illinois Bone and Joint-GW has for several years been an enthusiastic supporter of the Western Amateur Association. IBJI’s support of the championship has not only been limited to sponsorship, but our very own physician emeritus, Dr. Philip FitzSimons serves as a chairman to the Tournament Committee.
Several of our physicians are avid golf players and take particular interest in seeing patients with sports-related injuries. Their experience with the game, both on the field and in the clinic provides for a well-rounded diagnosis and treatment plan unique to IBJI Physicians that allows for a more individualized visit with the patient.
Chicago – July, 2011 – Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review, one of the nation’s leading Orthopedic publications, included Dr’s Wayne Goldstein, Matthew Jimenez, James Kudrna and Van Stamos on the"70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons and Specialists" list.
Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review is a publication focusing on orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine. The primary contributors and audience for the publication is orthopedic and spine surgeons.
Each year the publication does extensive research and gathers recommendations from around the country to find orthopedic physicians displaying leadership by leading and contributing to research and development of orthopedic implants. Once the list is compiled, it is vetted through the most well-respected hip surgeons in the United States to come up with the 70 most influential physicians in the field of hip replacement.
With nearly 90 orthopedic physicians specializing in over 25 clinical areas, the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) is the leading provider of orthopedic, rheumatologic, or podiatric services in the Chicago-land area. If you would like more information about orthopedic surgery or any of the surgeons recognized, contact Andy Salmen by calling 847-720-7007 or by emailing him at email@example.com.
Dr. Jimenez’ painting is to be included in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s traveling exhibition entitled “Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements”. His painting will be among art created by military personnel, civilians affected by war, family members of fallen soldiers and orthopaedic surgeons who treat the wounded. A celebration of “strength and spirit”, the art will be exhibited in New Orleans, Washington DC and Baltimore between March and November 2010. Click here for exhibition details.
After Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake in January, IBJI therapists, physicians, and staff were eager to help the victims in a practical way. We decided to team up with Share Your Soles, Inc., a Chicago-based non-profit organization that donates shoes to the needy.
For two weeks, IBJI hosted a company-wide "Shoes for Haiti" shoe drive, asking staff and patients alike to donate their new and gently-used shoes and sandals, to be sent immediately to Haiti. The response was amazing-- a total of 504 pairs of shoes were collected! They were then delivered to Share Your Soles' headquarters, after which they were flown immediately to Haiti. We were truly touched by the success of the drive, and we are proud to know that those shoes are now being used by many of the Haitians most seriously affected by the disaster.
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Dr. Brian Donahue (IBJI Arlington Heights) watched the news reports of the 7.0 earthquake that devastated much of Haiti. Less than two weeks later, he boarded a plane bound for Haiti by theDominican Republic. Like many other volunteers, he went for the simple reason that he knew he could help. For 10 days that is what he did.View complete article.