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100 ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know

2019-07-02T10:37:17-05:00July 10th, 2014|IBJI in the News, IBJI News Room|

Becker's ASC Review | June 2014 Becker's ASC Review released its annual "100 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry" list for 2014. The list is comprised of ambulatory surgery center physician owners, operators and corporate leaders who have distinguished themselves in the ambulatory surgery center industry. Included in this list of 100 physicians who have made an impact on the ASC industry through leadership, advocating for surgery centers across the country, clinical expertise and high quality healthcare is IBJI's James L. Fox, Jr., MD. James L. Fox Jr., MD, is the founding leader of the Ravine Way Surgery Center in Glenview, Ill. Dr. Fox, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, practices at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He has [...]

4 Common Shoulder Problems that Cause Pain

2019-07-09T11:00:12-05:00January 28th, 2014|Orthopedics Care|

Shoulder injuries are fairly common and affect millions of people a year. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and this mobility allows us to do things like scratch our own backs, throw things, make pushing movements and lift things over our head. […]

What is Arthritis of the hands?

2019-07-08T13:34:35-05:00February 12th, 2013|Rheumatology & Autoimmune Care|

Do you have pain in your wrist or hands? Do you have stiffness in your fingers that seems to be worst in the mornings? What about numbness in your fingers? All of these symptoms are common with arthritis in the hands. Arthritis in the hands can dramatically reduce the quality of life as not having full usage of your hands can really alter how you do things or stop normal day-to-day activities completely. […]

Bone Density Scan

2019-07-02T09:09:48-05:00August 7th, 2013|Imaging & Diagnostics|

A bone density scan or Duax X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a diagnostic test that measures bone mineral density by measuring how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. […]

Cervical Disc Replacement

2019-07-09T09:07:00-05:00September 11th, 2011|Orthopedics Care|

For many years patients with cervical radiculopathy, or “pinched nerves” in their neck, have been treated with surgery when other simpler treatments such as medications, physical therapy, or injections fail to help. […]

Do You Have Chronic Pain in Your Hands

2019-07-08T16:16:06-05:00February 5th, 2013|Orthopedics Care|

If you’ve had chronic pain in your hands you know how discomforting and inconvenient the pain can make simple every day task. Holding a cup of coffee or typing on a keyboard can cause considerable pain. But how do you know when it’s time for surgery and what exactly is hand surgery anyway? Of course only you and your orthopedic physician can decide when surgery is appropriate as the need for surgery will greatly vary from case to case. In this article will talk about hand surgery and some of the conditions that may lead to a surgery. What is hand surgery? Hand Surgery is a field in orthopedic surgery that diagnosis treats and corrects [...]

Dr. Leahy Talks “Summer Footwear” on NBC Chicago

2019-07-02T14:24:44-05:00May 28th, 2014|IBJI in the News, IBJI News Room|

May 24, 2014 Wondering what kind of shoes to wear to the beach? Watch this NBC5 Chicago News segment with Dr. Megan Leahy, of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Chicago, explore the many summer footwear options and explain which ones are most foot and orthopedic “friendly” and why. Watch the full interview ». […]

Ease Arthritis Pain with Exercise

2019-07-02T08:08:47-05:00October 1st, 2013|Pain Management|

Arthritis is a common condition that involves inflammation of one or more joints.  It’s known to be painful, and the pain will vary depending on the location, type and severity.  When pain does flare up as a result of arthritis, […]

Exercising Before Knee Surgery

2019-07-09T09:13:03-05:00November 19th, 2012|Orthopedics Care|

If you’ve been diagnosed with a knee injury, like a torn ACL, and you’re preparing to undergo surgery.  Your physician may have recommended doing pre-surgery exercises. These exercises help strengthen the surrounding leg muscle, increase range of motion and flexibility. Sometimes a good routine will help reduce the time needed in rehabilitation. In most cases the stronger you can make your muscles before surgery the better your recovery. […]

Hip Impingement Syndrome AKA Femoralacetabular Impingement (FAI)

2019-07-09T10:34:19-05:00April 25th, 2012|Orthopedics Care|

The Victims of Hip Impingement Syndrome’s Pain Femoralacetabular Impingement (FAI), commonly called Hip Impingement Syndrome, is a fairly common condition that can produce pain, limited motion and eventual arthritis of the hip. It occurs in both males and females who are in their teens and over fifty years of age.  It most frequently occurs in people who are fairy athletic and active. Runners, golfers, hockey players, football players, basketball players, gymnasts and many other types of athletes commonly experience the symptoms Hip Impingement Syndrome. Common Symptoms of Femoralacetabular Impingement Symptoms can develop slow and insidiously, or quick and acute, due to over-rotation or overuse of the hip. These symptoms can include groin pain, buttock or [...]

Hip Surgery Recovery Time – Making A Full Recovery

2019-07-09T09:11:04-05:00November 28th, 2012|Orthopedics Care|

Hip Surgery Recovery Time A broken hip is one of the most common injuries for the elderly. If you are a patient undergoing or preparing for total hip replacement, you may want to know how long it’s going to take to recover from surgery.  Typical recovery time varies and can be anywhere from one month to a year. […]

IBJI Proudly Sponsors Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association and Supports Spring Youth Festival

2019-07-02T07:59:39-05:00June 16th, 2014|Community Involvement, IBJI News Room|

IGLA Actively Growing the Game of Girls Lacrosse in Illinois June 11, 2014 Lacrosse is growing like wildfire throughout the country, and this last weekend’s Spring Youth Festival, hosted by the Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association (IGLA), was a testament to the growing popularity of the sport here in Illinois. […]

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Salutes “High School Athlete of the Month” with Live Radio Interview and Donation to Notre Dame College Prep

2019-07-02T08:10:13-05:00May 2nd, 2014|Community Involvement, IBJI News Room|

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 is partnering with the Chicago Tribune on the “TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month” program, which highlights the achievements of young athletes and benefits local schools. […]

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Supports Active Lives, Healthy Aging

2019-07-09T10:53:47-05:00April 3rd, 2014|IBJI News Room|

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. […]

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Salutes “High School Athlete of the Month” with Live Radio Interview and Donation to Hersey High School

2019-07-02T08:03:01-05:00June 15th, 2014|Community Involvement, IBJI News Room|

June, 2014 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 is partnering with the Chicago Tribune on the “TribLocal High School Athlete of the Month” program, which highlights the achievements of young athletes and benefits local schools. […]

Keinbock’s Disease

2019-07-09T11:05:26-05:00January 14th, 2014|Orthopedics Care|

Do you have pain in your wrist when turning your hand upward? Is your wrist swollen? Is it difficult to grip things? There are many conditions that could cause such symptoms, but one of the lesser known conditions is Keinbock’s Disease.   […]

Knee Pain: Causes & What You Can Do

2019-07-09T09:33:58-05:00October 20th, 2011|Orthopedics Care|

Is Knee Pain Slowing You Down? The knee is one of the most common joint pain complaints physicians see.  Unfortunately knee pain can really slow you down, sometimes more than pain in the upper body or hips. Your knee takes a lot of abuse on a daily basis. […]

Recovering from Knee Replacement Surgery

2019-07-08T16:25:38-05:00January 21st, 2013|Orthopedics Care|

For the human knee to function normally three conditions need to be fulfilled: it should be pain free, stable and have a full range of motion. Certain diseases, like osteoarthritis can lead to functional disorder in the knee, which is manifested by pain and instability. […]

IBJI Awarded Accreditation In Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

2019-07-09T12:53:39-05:00September 18th, 2012|IBJI in the News, IBJI News Room|

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) […]

Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

2019-07-08T13:24:28-05:00February 6th, 2014|Rheumatology & Autoimmune Care|

Arthritis is one of the most common debilitating joint diseases, affecting more than 50 million people throughout the United States. Indeed, as the U.S. population ages, the incidence of arthritis is expected to increase. Arthritis comes in two primary forms, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  […]

Scoliosis Pain Management and Treatment

2019-07-09T10:39:11-05:00November 22nd, 2011|Orthopedics Care|

Signs & Symptoms Over 7 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis, which is actually a descriptive term , not an actual disease. Scoliosis describes a curvature of the spine sometimes appearing to look like an S when viewed in an xray. This curvature can lead to a great deal of pain because of the added strain it places on the muscles in the back and the pressure placed on the other joints and bones in the body. The symptoms of scoliosis are varied but can include uneven muscles on tone side of the spine, hips being uneven lengths, a rib or shoulder blade that sticks out, and nerves responding slowly. How Scoliosis Is Caused Most [...]

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Play Tennis!

2019-07-09T10:37:16-05:00November 24th, 2011|Orthopedics Care|

What Is Tennis Elbow? Lateral epicondylitis, which is more commonly known as “Tennis Elbow”, usually is first felt when the elbow becomes sore and tender.  Usually the pain is especially felt when the patient tries to extend their arm completely. Typically either repetitive motion or a sudden injury, like a hyperextension or a pull on the lower arm, can lead to tennis elbow. Either way it is caused, damage has been done to the  tendon that attaches to the lateral epicondyle, which is a bony prominence on the outside of the elbow.  The typical symptoms of tennis elbow are: Outer elbow pain Stiffness, especially early in the day Pain when grasping an item or moving the wrist Extending the [...]

Trigger Finger

2019-07-09T11:04:18-05:00December 5th, 2013|Orthopedics Care|

Trigger finger can be a very painful condition that limits the movement of the affected finger. The phrase “trigger finger” comes from the quick snapping or sudden popping of the finger when it unlocks from a bent position, similar to releasing a gun trigger. […]

Western Amateur Golf Sponsorship

2019-07-02T08:39:00-05:00August 10th, 2011|Community Involvement, IBJI News Room|

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. […]

What Is Hip Bursitis? Treatment, Causes and Diagnosis

2019-07-09T10:35:33-05:00November 28th, 2011|Orthopedics Care|

Hip Bursitis - A.K.A. Greater Trochanteric Bursitis Hip bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa, a fluid filled sack, located between the bony prominence on the outside of the hip called the greater trochanter and the tendons that pass over the top of the bone. Hip bursitis, which is known to physicians as trochanteric bursitis, is most common in middle-aged women but can occur in almost anyone. Typically someone who is experiencing hip bursitis feels pain in the outside of the hip that radiates down the outer thigh. Overtime the pain usually transforms from very sharp to more of an ache throughout the hip and thigh. It may also become worse at night or when seated for a prolonged period [...]

What Is Rheumatology?

2019-07-08T14:15:44-05:00September 14th, 2011|Rheumatology & Autoimmune Care|

Rheumatology is a very specific specialty that is part of the much broader internal medicine field. Recently this field has seen rapid change due to rapid technological and scientific advancements as well as an expanded focus on researching immunology. […]

What is Triceps Tendonitis?

2019-07-09T10:24:33-05:00November 27th, 2014|Orthopedics Care|

What are a triceps? Located at the back of the upper arm, originating at the shoulder and stretching down to the forearm, the triceps muscle is in charge of straightening the elbow as well as aiding in shoulder movements. […]