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3 Reasons Why Walk-In Orthopedic Care Should Be Your Go-To Treatment

2018-11-05T08:29:36-05:00November 5th, 2018|IBJI News Room, Orthopedics Care|

Injuries happen even though we try our best to avoid them, and when they happen, it can be stressful and overwhelming to try to decide where to go for treatment. With major injuries, a trip to the hospital will be in order, but for other orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, sprains, strains, concussions, and more, you have another option. Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s OrthoAccess immediate care clinics are here to provide you with quick, affordable, and comprehensive orthopedic injury care, so read on to learn more about why walk-in orthopedic care should be your go-to treatment. Sports and Work Injuries Need Quick Care For the athletes in your life, injuries are sometimes unavoidable. Whether it’s a baseball player’s sprained [...]

7 Interesting Facts About Arthritis

2017-11-22T10:44:55-05:00August 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Arthritis is a common form of joint disorder causing pain and stiffness. According to arthritis.org, more than 50 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. While arthritis is a broad description covering common disorders of the joint, most people (even those that have been diagnosed with arthritis) are unaware of the following:   1. There Are Multiple Types of Arthritis Arthritis is not a single disease as there are many different types of joint disorders with its own unique symptoms.  There are over 100 variants of rheumatic diseases and arthritis. Some of the most well known types of arthritis are: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus, gout, and lyme. There are many other conditions that fall under arthritis, some with an autoimmune [...]

After Devastating Accident, IBJI Surgeon Helps Musical Conductor Return to the Stage

2017-11-27T11:36:42-05:00March 1st, 2017|Orthopedics Care|

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. […]

Al Roker Shows Viewers How Far Knee Replacement Has Come

2017-11-22T10:49:08-05:00December 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

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. […]

Ankle Arthroscopy – Surgery Recovery and Conditions Treated

2017-11-22T10:44:37-05:00July 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Most people have heard of a knee or shoulder arthroscopy but are not aware of an ankle arthroscopic procedure, which may be used to evaluate and treat some common ailments of the ankle. Surgical arthroscopy may be useful in diagnosing and treating disorders of the ankle joint in order to help you get back on your feet and get on with your life. Ankle Conditions Treated by Ankle Arthroscopy There are many ankle related problems that can be treated with arthroscopic technology, including:  Ankle Arthritis: Ankle arthroscopy is used to perform a fusion surgery for many patients with end-stage ankle arthritis, with results better than open surgery.  Ankle Fractures: Fracture repair to realign bone and cartilage uses ankle arthroscopic procedure [...]

Are ACL Injuries More Common in Women?

2017-11-22T09:49:32-05:00March 21st, 2014|IBJI in the News|

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. […]

Athletic Trainers Stepping into New Roles

2017-11-22T10:52:01-05:00April 27th, 2017|Physical & Occupational Therapy, Sports Medicine|

With the arrival of spring, IBJI’s athletic training staff is gearing up for a busy season. The Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League and the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association have selected IBJI as their Official Athletic Training Provider. During the upcoming 2017 seasons, IBJI’s highly skilled team of certified athletic trainers will be on-site to assist both teams during all home and away games — but that’s not all they will be doing. […]

Baby Girl Born with Four Legs, Two Spines is Thriving, Thanks to Extraordinary Surgical Effort

2017-11-22T10:50:38-05:00March 28th, 2017|IBJI in the News, Orthopedics Care|

IBJI spine surgeon Dr. Eric Belin describes the life-changing procedure that’s making headlines A 10-month-old girl who was born with four legs and two spines is doing remarkably well following a complex surgery that took place on March 8. IBJI’s Eric Belin, M.D., was the orthopedic surgeon on the surgical team assembled to operate on Dominique, an infant born in west Africa with an exceptionally rare condition. […]

Back on Track

2017-11-22T10:04:12-05:00August 26th, 2014|IBJI in the News|

Health Performance Institute treats injured patients’ bodies, minds, souls By Wendy Altschuler, Sun-Times Media as seen in Downtown Highland Park August 2014 When it comes to your health, fitness and well-being you deserve the best: the best resources, the best facilities, the best experts. […]

Basal Thumb Arthritis: Are You Suffering from Thumb Pain?

2017-11-22T10:48:11-05:00November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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? The base of the thumb joins with the wrist and the main joint involved is the basilar joint of the thumb, or carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, which provides mobility and stability. This joint comprises of the metacarpal bone in the thumb and [...]

Benefits of Rheumatologists and Orthopedics Working at the Same Practice

2017-11-22T10:49:49-05:00February 1st, 2017|Orthopedics Care, Rheumatology & Autoimmune Care|

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. The Difference Between a Rheumatologist and an Orthopedist When suffering from debilitating joint pain, it can be confusing for patients to know whether they should schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. Typically, unless you have experienced a trauma to the body that requires a surgical treatment, you will want to schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist first. If caught [...]

Calf Strengthening for Triathletes

2018-08-21T13:55:05-05:00August 13th, 2018|Podiatry|

Calf musculature (gastrocnemius and soleus) is responsible for the majority of propulsion and support during the stance phase of the gait cycle (Source 1). Additionally, injuries to the lower limb make up the bulk of all injuries in triathletes during both preseason and competition season (Source 2). Therefore, from both a performance and injury prevention standpoint, it is important that triathletes target this muscle group in their training. In endurance athletes, most injury is the result of training error. Usually, inadequate rest and training above the recommended workload lead to injury. To combat this, implementation of strength training is vital in increasing muscular capacity and training workload. The most effective method in targeting the calf muscles is the simple heel [...]

Calling All Runners – January 30, 2016

2017-11-22T10:37:41-05:00December 1st, 2015|IBJI News Room|

Schedule Your Personalized Running Clinic and Evaluation at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Start your new year running program off right by treating yourself to a personalized running clinic and evaluation offered by Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI). These one-hour sessions are for runners of all levels, from beginner to elite. […]

Clavicle Fractures: Not just for Athletes

2017-11-22T10:54:03-05:00October 17th, 2017|Sports Medicine|

By Djuro Petkovic, MD The NFL had some unfortunate news this week when one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers, broke his collarbone and will undergo surgery. I know this news will not make the Bears’ faithful lose any sleep, but in the end no one wants to see any person, let alone a high caliber athlete, get injured and lose their ability to work. […]

Crocodile Lovers

2016-06-27T14:25:02-05:00June 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Crocs-lovers beware: your most comfortable shoes are not that great for your feet. Dr. Megan Leahy of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute was recently featured in The Huffington Post for her insight into those distinctive kicks. In a piece titled, “Here’s What Podiatrists Think of Your Crocs,” Dr. Leahy explains, “although Crocs offer nice arch support,” they fail to adequately secure the heel which can cause our toes to grip. Dr. Leahy says this can lead to “tendinitis, worsening of toe deformities, nail problems, corns and calluses. The same thing can happen with flip flops or any backless shoe as the heel is not secured.” Podiatrists across the board say Crocs are okay for short periods of time but, to [...]

Dr. Haddad Named One of the Top 26 Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in North America: 2013

2017-11-22T09:34:59-05:00November 20th, 2013|IBJI in the News|

Orthopedics This Week • Fri, November 15th, 2013 If an orthopedic surgeon has suffered a calcaneous fracture or a needs an ankle replacement, to whom do they turn? Othopedics This Week asked! Leaders in the foot and ankle realm let them know their thoughts on the top North American orthopedic surgeons in their subspecialty. […]

Fashion, Style, and Foot Health

2017-11-22T08:44:51-05:00October 12th, 2009|Orthopedics Care|

IBJI  foot and ankle specialist Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek, who sees patients in Glenview and Wilmette, was interviewed for the “Fashion and Style” section of  Make It Better , a North Shore publication and e-mail newsletter aimed at women.  The resulting article, titled "Happy Feet", gives solid advice on choosing stylish footwear. View complete article.

Four Common Knee Injuries

2017-11-22T10:24:11-05:00February 26th, 2015|Orthopedics Care|

As many components make up the knee, your knee can be susceptible to a wide range of injuries. In fact, orthopedic doctors probably see more patients for knee injuries than any other type of orthopedic problem. Here are some of the most common knee injuries, along with their causes, symptoms and treatments. […]

From Jaws of Life to Miracle of Life

2017-11-22T10:43:43-05:00May 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mandi Fier Shares Her Journey from a Near Death, Fatal Accident to Living and Loving Life Again Mandi Fier was 23 years old when she and her fiancé were in a near fatal car accident. First responders on the scene used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate Mandi from the wreckage. She suffered severe multiple injuries and most critically, she broke her right hip and shattered her pelvis in four places. ​Doctors at the local hospital in Indiana weren’t sure Mandi would ever walk again. They were so concerned about her pelvic injuries that they were reluctant to operate on her. Instead, they sent Mandi by ambulance to Illinois and into the care of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Dr. [...]

From the Field: What Parents Should Know about Single-Sport Focus and How it May Impact Your Child

2017-11-22T10:50:30-05:00March 24th, 2017|Sports Medicine|

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. […]

Guidance on Summer Footwear

2017-11-22T08:50:43-05:00August 11th, 2009|Podiatry|

In the June 2009 issue of Fitness Magazine, IBJI podiatrist Megan Leahy provided guidance on summertime footwear. In the magazine’s “Health Q&A” column, she answers the question “Can flip-flops damage my feet?”  According to Dr. Leahy, the answer is yes. “Any shoe that makes the telltale flip, flip, flip sound is letting you know that injury is almost inevitable.  Flip-flops don’t properly support your arches, and they strain your toes by keeping them in constant grip mode.  ‘Even a slight misstep can lead to a fracture or sprain, and if you wear them for more than two hours a day, tendinitis, fasciitis and myositis – all painful foot injuries – are a real possibility,’ says Megan Leahy, D.P.M, a podiatrist [...]

How To Do the Perfect Plank

2018-09-24T15:18:43-05:00September 24th, 2018|Orthopedics Care|

Techniques to Increase Core Stability: The Plank By Emily Sluis, PT, DPT, ATC Core stability and core strength are terms that are often used interchangeably when speaking about training the trunk musculature, whether in a rehab or performance setting. Training for these two disciplines is actually very different. Training for core stability requires resisting motion at the lumbar spine, while training for core strength allows for motions to occur through the lumbar spine in an attempt to work the abdominal musculature (often in an isolated fashion). We discussed in previous newsletters that the plank, which is a core stability exercise, is a superior exercise to the popularized crunch exercise, which is a core strengthening exercise. Now that we have [...]

How to Properly Cut an Avocado Without Getting Hurt

2018-08-21T16:47:33-05:00August 21st, 2018|IBJI in the News, Pain Management|

Have you heard about accidents people are having while cutting avocados? Cutting an avocado requires a thoughtful approach if you want to avoid injury. Recently, Dr. Leon Benson, an Illinois Bone & Joint Institute hand and upper extremity surgeon, appeared on the local Fox 32 affiliate to discuss how to properly cut an avocado. Secure Cutting Board from Slipping First, you’ll need to stabilize your cutting board to prevent it from sliding around on your smooth countertop. It can sometimes help to place a dish towel underneath it to keep it in place. Some people dampen the towel first and then wring out the extra water, the goal here is to get the towel to grab the surface. Thin towels [...]

IBJI AND LAKE COOK ORTHOPEDICS TO MERGE

2017-11-27T11:35:54-05:00September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

IBJI is pleased to announce that it will be merging with Lake Cook Orthopedics, effective October 1, 2016. Once the merger is complete, the combined team will include more than 100 physicians and 22 clinic locations. “Lake Cook Orthopedics and IBJI have a long history of providing superior care to patients throughout the northwest suburbs and Chicago metropolitan area respectively,” said Lake Cook Orthopedics managing partner Gregory T. Brebach, MD. “We share the belief that the most cost effective and innovation-driven care model for our patients is one in which physicians are responsible for practice leadership. As physician leaders, we place the highest priority on ensuring that our patients have access to the latest clinical expertise, treatments and technologies.” ​ [...]

IBJI Concussion Safety Tips

2018-02-27T11:07:04-05:00September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

If an athlete is suspected of having a concussion, he/she should be immediately removed from all play, whether it be a game or practice. Continuing to participate in physical activity after a concussion can lead to worsening symptoms, increased risk for further injury, and even death. While risk of injury, including concussion, may never be completely eliminated from youth sports, there are proactive measures that may be taken to help reduce head injury risks,including the following: Concussions and head injuries should be taken seriously. One of the most important concussion safety measures is being knowledgeable of concussion signs/symptoms and capable of recognizing injury.   Possible signs/symptoms of concussion: Headache Nausea Dizziness Visual problems Balance problems Fatigue Lethargy   Nervousness Drowsiness Difficulty [...]

IBJI’s Dr. Steven Haddad Speaks Out About the Critical Need to Fund Musculoskeletal Research

2017-11-22T10:44:47-05:00August 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ask the average person to identify the #1 most common health condition for Americans and most will be stumped. According to IBJI’s Dr. Steven L. Haddad, “The correct answer is musculoskeletal disease, which impacts the greatest number of Americans, more than any other condition.” Nearly one in three Americans has a musculoskeletal condition requiring medical attention, explains Dr. Haddad. “There’s a critical need to raise awareness about the widespread impact of these diseases,” according to Dr. Haddad. Which is why he recently participated in Research Capitol Hill Days, organized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Orthopaedic surgeons like Dr. Haddad joined researchers and patients for the event. They visited legislators on Capitol Hill to raise awareness about musculoskeletal [...]

IBJI’S LATEST INNOVATION IMPROVES THE HIP REPLACEMENT EXPERIENCE

2017-11-22T10:47:47-05:00September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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. Dr. William Robb is an orthopaedic surgeon and orthopaedic director for the OrthoSync program. “The OrthoSync program improves communication for all members [...]

IBJI Sports Medicine: Moving Better, Playing Better.

2017-11-22T10:43:57-05:00June 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

There’s no greater reward for the team at IBJI than to see our patients recover quickly and return to the activities they love. Two of our younger patients were recently featured in the Chicago Tribune following successful shoulder injury treatment at IBJI. Read more about the comeback stories of Zach Shutan, a Deerfield pitcher, and Harry Larson, a Lake Forest football and lacrosse star, by clicking on the links below: Zach’s story: http://trib.in/1UjZBB9 Harry’s story: http://trib.in/1sQ1Oy2

IBJI’s Dr. Stanford Tack Pioneers New Surgical Approach To Herniated Disc Disease

2017-11-22T08:50:36-05:00March 17th, 2009|IBJI in the News|

Until recently, the preferred surgical approach for patients with herniated discs in the cervical region of the spine (the uppermost section extending into the neck) was a Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.  That treatment, which fuses the damaged disc is still widely used, and offers very good outcomes for most people. Today there is a new technology that offers patients another treatment option.  Performed in Europe for more than a decade, it involves actually replacing the damaged disk with an artificial one.  Cervical Disc Replacement is being performed by a few American orthopaedic surgeons, among them Dr. Stanford Tack of IBJI-Libertyville. Not all patients with herniated cervical discs are candidates for a disc replacement.  Age, activity level, overall spine health and [...]

ILLINOIS BONE & JOINT INSTITUTE ACQUIRES SMART SCAN MRI OF GURNEE, EXPANDS IMAGING CAPABILITIES

2017-11-22T10:47:58-05:00October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Smart Scan MRI of Gurnee, IL. The acquisition expands IBJI’s team of imaging specialists and its range of imaging capabilities. IBJI and Smart Scan MRI technologists and receptionists have joined forces at 350 Greenleaf in Gurnee, IL, effective September 1st. IBJI’s new imaging center in Gurnee will offer a wider combined range of imaging options, according to Aaron Sangha, communications manager for IBJI’s MRI & CT Services/Optimal Imaging. This will include the 3T High-Field Wide-Bore MRI, the highest strength MRI offered in an outpatient setting. The acquisition of this 3T MRI system will allow IBJI to perform routine musculoskeletal scans, as well as high-end neurological and [...]

Injuries of the Overused

2017-11-22T09:24:14-05:00August 5th, 2013|Sports Medicine|

As seen in Chicago Health – Summer/Fall 2013 Edition By specializing in a single sport year-round, young athletes are at risk for injury By Eve Becker The three-sport athlete—someone who played soccer in fall, basketball in winter and baseball in spring—used to be the star of youth sports. But […]