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Hip Preservation

Crystal Lake Physician Offices

2019-05-23T20:13:42-05:00December 13th, 2018|

You're invited to our Crystal Lake Open House! Join us Thursday, May 30 at 5 p.m. Meet the team, tour our new space and learn about our services. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Firefighter Rescues Man From Building on Repaired Hip: Joe’s Story

2019-02-06T09:36:58-05:00April 29th, 2015|

Joe Simz, 45, feels he “won the lottery” becoming a Chicago firefighter/EMT. After taking the qualifying exam in the mid-90’s and hearing nothing back, he ended up working for a local utility company. Then one day out of the blue, the call came. […]

Marc Angerame, MD

2019-04-30T14:06:40-05:00August 22nd, 2018|

Dr. Marc Angerame is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in direct anterior approach total hip replacement, total and partial knee replacement, as well as shoulder replacements, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic knee surgery. His areas of focus include direct anterior approach hip and knee replacement, complex, revision hip and knee replacement, shoulder replacement, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, ACL reconstruction, and meniscal surgery. He is also interested in shoulder, hip, and knee research. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then pursued his medical degree at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine where he graduated Cum Laude with honors in research. For his orthopedic residency, Dr. Angerame spent five years [...]

Brian Schwartz, MD

2019-04-30T17:43:38-05:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Brian Schwartz is a board eligible orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in Total Joint Arthroplasty. His focus is on the preservation and reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system, specifically the hip and knee. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then attained his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz then went on to an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois and completed his training with a fellowship in Total Joint Arthroplasty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, has served as a lecturer and editor at the American Physician Institute in Chicago, and has had numerous [...]

Van Stamos, MD

2019-04-30T17:50:08-05:00October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Van Stamos is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements, including revision surgery. When medically appropriate, he offers knee arthroscopy and other minimally invasive surgical techniques, which help minimize complications and reduce patient recovery times. Dr. Stamos uses the MAKO robotic surgery system. He offers patients MAKO unicompartmental and MAKO total knee arthroplasty, which increases the accuracy of the joint replacement. Dr. Stamos also performs outpatient joint procedures for his patients. Dr. Stamos became a doctor out of a desire to help people and chose to specialize in orthopedics because it allows him to make use of his mechanical aptitude. He strives to understand each patient’s problem thoroughly and provide a smooth, seamless care experience. [...]

Jeffrey Visotsky, MD

2019-04-30T18:07:08-05:00October 16th, 2017|

A founding member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Jeffrey L. Visotsky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder reconstruction procedures. Dr. Visotsky performs rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability reconstruction, primary and reverse shoulder replacement, tennis elbow surgery, and all hand procedures, including reconstruction, reimplementation and carpal tunnel surgery. When medically appropriate, Dr. Visotsky provides advanced treatments including arthroscopy and the use of platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate tissue healing. In many cases, Dr. Visotsky is able to treat patients successfully using non-surgical methods. His goal is to restore each patient back to the normal function in their activities of daily living and sports. Dr. Visotsky has been [...]

Winning Marathons After My Hip Arthroscopy and Labrum Repair: Jack’s Story

2019-04-15T10:45:58-05:00April 1st, 2019|

I am a competitive amateur marathon runner who had completed 21 marathons prior to my injury. I began having muscle pain in my stomach and groin area and I thought it was just a pulled muscle. The pain was manageable with naproxen but it progressively got worse, so I went to my GP. He thought it may be a hernia so he sent me to a surgeon. The surgeon promptly told me I did not have a hernia, but just a muscle strain and prescribed physical therapy for six weeks. The pain got a little better so I just kept running and taking naproxen. After the pain got worse with more weekly mileage, I returned to the surgeon who told me that [...]