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.”
Joint Replacement Innovations
The highly trained and experienced surgeons at IBJI perform hundreds of joint replacements annually and are recognized as innovators within their specialties. At IBJI, a dedicated team approach ensures that all patient needs are met. A new customized care program, IBJI OrthoSync, coordinates every provider involved in a patient’s care from surgeon to rehabilitation therapists, yielding the best possible outcomes.
High-Tech Environments for Healing
At IBJI’s Health Performance Institute, patients benefit from extraordinary technology and the expertise of highly trained rehabilitation professionals. This state-of-the-art facility in Highland Park is filled with new technologies like the AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill. This treadmill helps patients living with chronic pain or recovering from joint injury or replacement by reducing gravity’s impact on the body. Working with specialists, patients are able to resume joint use and decrease recovery time.
Highly Specialized Care without the Hospital Visit
Specialized orthopaedic care for sudden injuries doesn’t have to mean a visit to the hospital emergency room – or the huge price tag that often goes along with that visit. As an alternative, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics in Wilmette and Glenview offer immediate care for patients with broken bones, sports injuries, bumps and bruises. “Our OrthoAccess clinics give North Shore residents on-site care and expertise from highly trained orthopaedic specialists and surgeons. We can deliver this specialized care in far less time than a visit to the emergency room might take. Not only is the care exceptional, the cost can be up to 80 percent less than a hospital visit,” explains Winter-Jabeck. At IBJI’s Ravine Way Surgery Center in Glenview, patients have access to a technologically advanced, yet comfortable setting for same-day outpatient surgeries.