DES PLAINES, Ill., September 5, 2019—Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), one of the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practices in the United States, announced today that they were selected to serve as the medical partners of True Lacrosse Illinois. IBJI is proud to support one of the midwest’s industry leaders of lacrosse by expediting care for True Lacrosse athletes and their families throughout all of our service lines. 

True Lacrosse is a National premier club lacrosse program that is committed to the development of young lacrosse players across the nation to help them reach their potential and continue playing at the collegiate level. 

True Lacrosse founder and co-owner Mike Gabel explains why it was important to select IBJI as their medical partner, “True Lacrosse members are getting the gold standard in care through our partnership with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. We are thrilled to be able to offer this benefit to our players. We wanted to pursue this partnership because player safety is of the utmost importance to us at True Lacrosse."

He says, "When families sign their children up to play for True, we understand they are entrusting us to provide excellent care for their players and to have their safety as our top priority. By partnering with IBJI, both parents and players can have peace of mind knowing they not only get preventive measures (complimentary baseline testing, player safety and initiatives for concussion awareness), but also injury screening and access to IBJI's OrthoAccess immediate care clinics in the case of an injury. 

Gabel continues, "As part of our ongoing initiatives to provide the most comprehensive care available in club lacrosse, we recognized IBJI was the best choice to help us in pursuit of that goal. True Lacrosse players are under the care of a designated team physician for sports neurology, have access to IBJI's OrthoAccess immediate care clinics for injuries that can't wait but don't necessarily require a trip to the ER, and get many other complimentary services just for being a True Lacrosse player. Needless to say, through this partnership with IBJI, True Lacrosse players are going to be very well taken care of so they can continue playing the game for many years to come!”

IBJI is excited to continue this partnership and help athletes reach their full potential. Matt Repa, IBJI’s Sports Medicine Business Development says that, “We are excited to have expanded our partnership as True Lacrosses’ full medical partner. Our comprehensive sports medicine care creates easy access points to players all across Chicagoland. True Lacrosse players will have access to sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and strength coaches at their fingertips, and we’ll help keep the athletes on the field longer and safer.”

A few of the many great services that IBJI offers to True Lacrosse athlete’s includes our OrthoAccess immediate care clinic, Concussion baseline testing, Complimentary Injury Screening, and the Sports Access app.

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About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is one of the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practices in the U.S. More than 100 board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons treat children and adults, with expertise in every orthopedic specialty. IBJI offers patients collaborative, integrated care including advanced MRI and bone density diagnostics, sports training and medicine, rheumatology, podiatry, pain management, wellness, rehabilitation, and surgical and non-surgical treatments and therapies. IBJI has more than 20 locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. IBJI’s OrthoAccess walk-in clinics offer same day immediate orthopedic care. IBJI was founded in 1990 and incorporates decades of experience from highly-skilled and respected provider teams. For more information, please visit


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