Jeffrey Ackerman, MD

2018-01-02T12:09:24+00:00October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Jeffrey Ackerman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction and hip preservation. Fellowship trained in complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures, he performs minimally invasive anterior and posterior approach hip replacements. Dr. Ackerman is one of few surgeons trained in hip arthroscopy and open pelvic osteotomy surgery. He treats adolescents, young adults, and athletes with hip disorders including acetabular labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement problems, hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis and sequelae of pediatric hip problems. Dr. Ackerman believes in the comprehensive care of his patients by providing the highest level of individualized care. He presents all available treatment options, including nonsurgical and surgical procedures to improve patients’ overall health and activity.

ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring using Arthrotex and EXLoc Devices

2018-07-26T09:26:15+00:00November 11th, 2017|

ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring using Arthrotex and EXLoc Devices Overview When the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suffers a tear, reconstructive procedures can be accomplished with part of the hamstring tendon from the patient’s leg. This hamstring graft is also referred to as an autograft. Graft Harvesting A small incision will be made below the knee and portions of the hamstring’s semitendinous and gracilis tendons are separated and removed from the muscle. The strips will later be inserted into the knee and replace the damaged ACL. Clearing the ACL Small incisions will be made in the sides of the knee after the graft is acquired. The surgeon will insert a small camera called an arthroscope to project [...]

ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)

2018-07-26T09:59:47+00:00November 11th, 2017|

ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique) Overview When you injure your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, the patellar tendon graft technique is a procedure to repair the tear. The ligament is located in the center of the knee and helps anchor the femur to the tibia. A successful ACL reconstruction surgery will allow you to regain normal knee function. Preparation The surgeon will create a small incision in front of the knee while the patient is under anesthesia. This incision will expose the patellar tendon – the thick tissue attached to the kneecap – so the surgeon can remove portions of the tendon and bone to replace the damaged ACL. This removal and transplantation of tissue [...]

Are ACL Injuries More Common in Women?

2017-11-22T09:49:32+00:00March 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. […]

Arthroscopy (Overview)

2018-07-26T08:28:59+00:00November 11th, 2017|

Arthroscopy (Overview) Overview Your orthopedic surgeon may advise a patient to undergo arthroscopic surgery if there’s an underlying issue with a joint in their body. An arthroscope, a tiny camera instrument, allows your surgeon to see inside any joint throughout the entire body. Preparation This type of surgical procedure does not require a large incision. Only a few small openings are made in the skin – one for the arthroscope and one for other surgical instruments. Procedure This arthroscopic camera projects images of your joint to a video screen to view damaged tissues and other significant joint conditions. No new incisions will be needed to repair any damage right away, however larger problems may [...]

Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation

2018-07-26T10:01:23+00:00November 11th, 2017|

Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation Overview An autologous chondrocyte transplantation replaces damaged cartilage in the knee joint with healthy cells. The healthy, restored cartilage is harvested from other sections of the knee and is grown in lab so the implantation can prove effective and successful. Preparation The patient may undergo general anesthesia, sedation or local anesthetics to begin the surgery. The area is also cleansed and sterilized to prevent any infection from developing. Accessing the Knee An arthroscopic camera and small surgical tools are inserted through two to five small incisions. Harvesting the Cells When the healthy cartilage cells are collected from the knee joint, they’re sent to a lab and cultured to grow into strong new cells. [...]

Avoiding The Pain of Osteoarthritis – Prevention Tips

2017-11-22T09:01:19+00:00March 8th, 2012|Rheumatology & Autoimmune Care|

Arthritis can take many forms, but the most commonly diagnosed is osteoarthritis (OA). (1) Caused by the gradual breakdown of cartilage in almost any joint it can result in arthritis related pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, a feeling of grating in the affected joint, and point tenderness. Worldwide, millions of people are affected by OA; in the US almost 27 million people live with its effects. […]

David Beigler, MD

2018-10-04T15:28:26+00:00October 16th, 2017|

Dr. David Beigler is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in anterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement, hip arthroscopy and the treatment of trauma, particularly severe and atypical injuries. He offers patients advanced techniques, including minimally invasive fracture surgery and patient-specific knee replacement, which minimizes the amount of tissue that must be cut during surgery. Anterior hip replacement also spares tissue, reducing post-operative pain and speeding recovery. In providing care, Dr. Beigler takes the time to understand not only the patient’s medical condition but also the patient as a person. Whatever the condition, he seeks the least invasive form of effective treatment possible. Dr. Beigler is the head of orthopedic trauma for North Shore University HealthSystem. He also is [...]

Marc Breslow, MD

2018-08-27T03:33:33+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Marc Breslow is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He treats athletes of all ages, from children to the elderly and specializes in treating knee and shoulder problems, although he also treats other injuries caused by sports, hobbies or work. The most common shoulder problems he cares for are rotator cuff tears, fractures, dislocations and separations, and he commonly treats knee injuries involving the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, cartilage, and tendons. In most cases, he is able to treat patients with non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, Dr. Breslow is able to offer most patients minimally invasive/arthroscopic procedures which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. Dr. Breslow stresses communication with his patients and [...]

Cartilage Repair

2017-11-30T08:15:22+00:00November 11th, 2017|

Cartilage Restoration Therapy in IL Cartilage is an incredibly strong connective tissue that allows for smooth joint movement and acts as a shock cushion to prevent bone-on-bone contact during active motion. Cartilage is unfortunately subject to damage and degenerative diseases, a problem considering its crucial role. Painful conditions resulting from injury, disease or wear-and-tear can be treated by medical cartilage restoration procedures. Cartilage restoration therapy is an arthroscopic procedure that aims at repairing or replacing damaged cartilage before serious deterioration occurs. Surgeons at IBJI utilize this less-invasive approach as an alternative option to speed up recovery time and relieve pain. Why Cartilage Restoration Therapy Can Be Necessary The bones cause painful friction as they rub and [...]

Roger Chams, MD

2018-01-31T10:36:36+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Chams is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, knee and shoulder disorders. He was fellowship trained at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute where he received specialized training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of complex knee and shoulder disorders and sports injuries. After his fellowship, he introduced many of these innovative procedures that had not previously been performed to the area, including cartilage restoration. Dr. Chams has been in practice with the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute for over 20 years where he currently serves as a board member. His extensive Sports Medicine experience includes treating thousands of professional, NCAA, amateur athletes, as well as work-related injuries. He is the team physician for the Chicago Red [...]

Eric Chehab, MD

2018-08-27T09:00:05+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Eric Chehab is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He provides general fracture care and specializes in the treatment of sports related injuries, in particular to the knee and shoulder. Dr. Chehab provides advanced treatments for anterior cruciate ligament injuries, shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability, and soft tissue and bone trauma. A graduate of Harvard and Stanford, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City - recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s #1 hospital for orthopedics. He completed his advanced training in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, where he apprenticed with the head [...]

Michael Chiu, MD

2018-09-12T11:54:52+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Michael Chiu is a Sports fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago, obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors at Chicago Medical School, and finished his internship and orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Hospital System. He completed the Orthopaedic Sports fellowship at the University of Chicago, and served on the team of physicians for the Chicago Bears. He has also treated members of the Detroit Lions and international athletes. He specializes in advanced, minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, and draws on a full armamentarium from injury prevention and performance enhancement, to [...]

Christopher’s Story

2017-11-08T16:22:39+00:00June 22nd, 2017|

One evening in early February, my wife and I were headed to our seats in Welsh-Ryan Arena at Northwestern University to watch a basketball game. […]

James Cohen, MD

2018-01-02T15:00:26+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. James C. Cohen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of shoulder, knee and hip conditions, including arthritis, shoulder and knee instability, rotator cuff tears, labral (shoulder joint) tears, meniscal (knee cartilage) tears and ACL (knee ligament) tears. He has extensive experience in joint replacement of the hip and knee and arthroscopy. Drawn to medicine by his fascination with how the body works, Dr. Cohen chose orthopedics as a specialty because it allows him to produce concrete results that significantly improve patients’ lives. In many cases he takes a conservative (non-surgical) approach to make patients better. He is vice chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is an [...]

Arnold Cohn, MD

2018-01-02T15:02:11+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Arnold Cohn is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.  He evaluates patients with all conditions of the musculoskeletal system.  His specialties include hip and knee joint replacement surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgery for sports related injuries.  He routinely performs hand surgery for a variety of common hand conditions.  Diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the back and neck are also an area of interest. Dr. Cohn has had a life long interest in problem solving.  The first of many United States Patents was issued to him when he developed a pediatric restraint system while completing his internship at Loyola University Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with High Distinction in Anthropology from the University of Illinois [...]

Brian Donahue, MD

2018-08-31T12:32:33+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Brian Donahue is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine who specializes in treating knee, shoulder, and patellofemoral conditions. In most cases, Dr. Donahue is able to successfully treat patients with a program of physical therapy. When needed, Dr. Donahue provides such advanced treatments as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscus surgery, and kneecap realignment. He also offers platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate tissue healing and, in select cases, biocartilage injections to enhance cartilage restoration. Dr. Donahue’s approach to care emphasizes listening to his patients carefully in order to understand what they want to achieve with their treatment and to provide individualized care aimed at meeting those goals. He places a priority [...]

Joseph D’Silva, MD

2018-10-15T16:13:19+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Joseph D’Silva is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who trained at Rush Medical Center. Although he continues to treat multiple musculoskeletal conditions, his main area of focus is surgery of the lower extremity, specifically hip and knee reconstruction. He is the son of a thoracic surgeon and was inspired by his father’s passion for medicine and healing patients. His approach to care emphasizes patient education – he wants each patient to understand their condition thoroughly and be involved in the discussion of the treatment options. He begins care with non-surgical treatments and only proceeds with surgery when necessary. In those cases he provides patients with techniques that are both innovative and proven including advanced pain management which not only speeds [...]

Exercising Before Knee Surgery

2017-11-22T09:15:37+00:00November 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. […]

Four Common Knee Injuries

2017-11-22T10:24:11+00:00February 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. […]

David H. Garelick, MD

2018-08-27T02:00:47+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. David Garelick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He provides excellent comprehensive care for shoulder and knee conditions. In the shoulder, his expertise includes caring for rotator cuff injuries, labral tears, and degenerative arthritis. For the knee, Dr. Garelick provides a wide spectrum of care ranging from ligament injuries and meniscal tears to total knee replacement. He performs most of his surgeries arthroscopically and with other minimally invasive techniques which accelerate healing and help to diminish pain. Dr. Garelick is active in resident and fellowship education, serving as a faculty member of the University of Illinois Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship as well as the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship through Presence Resurrection Medical Center. He has also [...]

Jeffrey Goldstein, MD

2018-10-29T08:37:55+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Goldstein is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult hip and knee reconstruction and replacement surgery. He is one of the few surgeons in the area who spent an additional year learning the direct anterior approach for hip replacement surgery from some of the nation's most respected hip surgeons.In addition to primary hip and knee replacement, he focuses on complex revision surgery, addressing complications such as instability, implant loosening, metallosis, periprosthetic infection, periprosthetic fractures, and extensor mechanism disruptions. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Goldstein returned to his native Chicago for medical school and residency training. He subsequently completed a fellowship at the OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center, one of the nation’s most [...]

Wayne M. Goldstein, MD

2018-03-28T09:59:05+00:00October 22nd, 2017|

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Dr. Wayne Goldstein is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and revision surgery. An internationally-known innovator who has pioneered numerous new treatments, Dr. Goldstein offers patients minimally invasive surgical techniques, including the minimal incision total hip procedure which uses a much smaller incision than standard surgery. As the designer of a hip system, now used globally for 15 years, his treatments enhance results, reduce pain and speed recovery times. For knee replacements, Dr. Goldstein uses a Primary Total Knee System that he designed with the Mayo Clinic and other nationally known physicians. This system provides greater range of motion and a longer service [...]

Alexander Gordon, MD

2018-02-12T10:09:52+00:00October 22nd, 2017|

Dr. Alexander C. Gordon, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee conditions in adults. He is an expert in anterior approach hip replacement, which decreases post-operative pain and speeds recovery. Dr. Gordon also uses sensor-assisted techniques to perform knee replacement surgery that is fine- tuned for the specific patient. His interest in science and helping people led Dr. Gordon to become a physician. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because it offers very tangible methods to help people relieve pain and to restore active lifestyles. Dr. Gordon is currently helping develop a new form of sensor-guided knee replacement technology and is conducting a research collaboration with other surgeons to determine algorithms to optimize surgery using [...]

Steven Gross, MD

2018-11-06T14:47:59+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Steven Gross is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Lake Cook Orthopedics, a division of IBJI. His primary areas of interest include fracture care, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, management of arthritic conditions of the joints, and joint replacement. Dr. Gross pursued his medical education in the Midwest and on the East Coast, attending medical school at the University of Michigan, then completing his residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. During his residency he was also educated at two of the busiest Level I trauma centers in New York City, obtaining exposure to all aspects of orthopedic care, including operative and non-operative management of a variety of conditions. His training included one- on-one mentoring [...]

Steven Haddad, MD

2018-09-14T18:58:59+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Steven L. Haddad is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating conditions affecting the foot and ankle, primarily treating arthritic ankle conditions, as well as ankle, hindfoot and midfoot deformity corrections. He also is an expert in sports conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Dr. Haddad is a recognized national and international expert on total ankle replacement procedures. He has been heavily involved in designing a number of US prostheses, and trains surgeons throughout the world on their implantation. Candid discussions concerning recovery and expectations following ankle replacement are critical to long-term patient satisfaction, and are a hallmark of his practice. In the world of sports, Dr. Haddad performs surgery using arthroscopic and other techniques to minimize incisions [...]

David Hamming, MD

2018-08-27T01:54:16+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

A second generation orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hamming is the son of Dr. Edward Hamming, a retired IBJI physician. Seeing the satisfaction his father took from helping people and the gratitude and respect patients felt for him inspired him Dr. Hamming to follow in his father’s footsteps. Dr. Hamming offers arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He customizes care to each patient individually to address any unique concerns or issues the patient may have. His goal is to eliminate patients’ pain and restore their function. These activities give him an added appreciation of the importance of healthy joints and help fuel his determination to to improve his patients’ conditions.

Mark Hamming, MD

2018-08-27T01:48:05+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Mark Hamming is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, including hip arthroscopy and multi-ligament knee surgery. Using minimally invasive techniques that speed recovery and reduce complications, Dr. Hamming treats hip impingement problems, meniscus (knee cartilage) tears, ligament and multi-ligament tears (ACL, FCL, MCL, PCL), rotator cuff and labral tears of the shoulder, and shoulder instability. He completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail. He was a team physician for the US Ski Team training for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and has served as team physician for Duke University, as well as several other college and high school basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer teams. A former athlete, Dr. Hamming understands the expectations and challenges [...]

Matthew L. Jimenez, MD

2018-09-05T11:23:50+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

Matthew L. Jimenez, M.D., FACS is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in joint and pelvis reconstruction, specializing in orthopedic fracture care and joint reconstruction. His patient-centered focus is on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. He has a special interest and expertise in the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Jimenez received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1989 after completing his undergraduate training at the University of Utah. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Jimenez completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University. He then completed a one-year post graduate fellowship in orthopaedic trauma and joint reconstruction at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Medical Center, under the direction of Dr. Marvin Tile. [...]

Richard Kang, MD

2018-10-30T09:16:48+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Richard Kang is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery.  He performs arthroscopic and other minimally invasive procedures of the hip, shoulder, knee, and elbow.  “My objective is to delay or prevent the onset of arthritis and the need for a joint replacement.  I do this by utilizing modern techniques to preserve the natural joint”. He treats a variety of conditions including athletic hip injuries, hip femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip labral tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, biceps tendon injuries, meniscus tears, and complex ligamentous tears of the knee.  He also has expertise in cartilage restorative procedures of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Prior to joining IBJI, Dr. Kang was an attending surgeon in orthopedic [...]

Kim’s Story

2018-07-27T13:57:00+00:00July 27th, 2018|

My name is Kim Davila, patient for Dr. Joseph D’Silva, MD. I have been under his care for over five years for my knee. I am now able to exercise, take long walks, attend Zumba, salsa, and belly dancing classes. I am 63 years old and a retired government employee of 33 years. I am now able to enjoy my retirement due to my knee care from Dr. D’Silva. I am so grateful to him, I have also lost 50 pounds during his care.

Knee

2017-12-20T14:16:31+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Orthopedic Knee Specialists in IL We commonly attribute knee pain and related ailments to athletes out on the field. In reality, this association is equally relevant to average non-athletes as well. IBJI’s experienced knee doctors understand the different types of injuries that athletes and non-athletes can suffer. IBJI is dedicated to utilizing up-to-date knowledge, treatment and technology to find the true cause of your knee pain. When to Address Your Knee Pain with a Doctor Finding the cause of your knee pain isn’t easy to self-diagnose. With every step you take, the knee absorbs all of the bodies’ pressure from the ground up. The stress from this fundamental movement is only the beginning of your knee [...]

Knee Pain: Causes & What You Can Do

2017-11-22T08:55:54+00:00October 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. […]

Knee Replacement

2017-12-07T15:41:05+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Knee Replacement Surgery Specialist in IL Walking without pain is one of life’s luxuries that we often take for granted. Knee pain is restricting to our movement throughout the day without effective knee pain relief. IBJI is staffed with experienced knee replacement surgeons who are motivated to bringing the luxury of walking comfortably back to their patients. Enjoy the freedom of fluid knee movement and knee stability with IBJI. Let us be your guide back to a fully functioning knee. Am I a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery? Typically, our orthopedic knee surgeons at IBJI will advise non-surgical alternatives, but occasionally surgery is necessary. Depending on your level of discomfort, it may be time to consider [...]

Charles L. Lettvin, MD

2018-01-03T15:12:49+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Charles Lettvin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who practices general orthopedics. He sees patients of all ages, from children to older adults, for the range of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Lettvin has extensive experience in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy, hip and knee replacements and fracture repairs in both the arms and legs. A high school and college basketball player, Dr. Lettvin experienced orthopedic injuries himself as a teenager. His admiration for the doctors who provided care for him and enabled him to resume playing sports led him to want to become an orthopedic surgeon. In providing care, Dr. Lettvin sets out to solve patients’ problems in the least invasive fashion possible. He combines excellent diagnostic abilities with strong [...]

Edward J. Logue, MD

2018-08-27T02:02:47+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Edward (“Scott”) Logue is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating shoulder and knee conditions and general trauma care. He has particular expertise in treating endurance athletes. In most cases he is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He also performs unicondylar knee surgery and the OATS procedure (also known as mosaicplasty). In addition, he offers Carticel knee cartilage implantation; injections with platelet-rich plasma to stimulate tissue healing; and viscosupplement injections to lubricate knee joints. A middle-distance runner in high school and college, Dr. Logue suffered stress fractures repeatedly. The care he received for these injuries, which enabled him to keep running, prompted his interest in pursuing medicine [...]

Phillip Ludkowski, MD

2018-01-03T15:16:14+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Phillip Ludkowski is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee conditions, particularly joint degeneration caused by arthritis. Dr. Ludkowski performs total hip and total knee replacements, partial knee replacements and torn meniscus (knee cartilage) repairs. He uses muscle sparing minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy in order to reduce pain and speed recovery. Dr. Ludkowski also offers advanced forms of post-operative pain management. Dr. Ludkowski was drawn to the practice of medicine by his interest in science and desire to help people. He inherited an enjoyment of building things with his hands from his father, a carpenter, which combined with his interest in sports made orthopaedics a natural choice of specialty for him. In providing [...]

Marc Angerame, MD

2018-08-31T14:13:55+00:00August 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 [...]

Margaret’s Story

2018-07-27T14:00:07+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Last March 2017 had knee replaced. For over a year I have suffered with chronic pain/ swelling of my leg & burning. I had 3 other surgeries & even a nerve block. The original surgeon never ordered a CT scan as recommended by the consulting physician he recommended. Finally March 2018 had the CT done & it was noted the cement of the device was not holding. I could actually feel the device mobile in my leg. Because I was crying daily in pain, one doctor deferred me to go to the Mayo clinic for treatment. He also missed diagnosed me as having chronic pain syndrome, even though I had told him I was assessed for that & I did [...]

Robert McMillan, MD

2018-01-03T15:20:09+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Robert McMillan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has specialized in total joint replacements of the hip and the knee. After 38 years of surgical and conservative management, he currently provides non-surgical general orthopedic, trauma and sports care largely through our OrthoAccess service, as well as in the office.   Dr. McMillan feels that being a physician gives him the opportunity to significantly help people. His orthopedic career experience allows him to restore function and to return patients to a better, higher quality of life. In providing care, he treats patients with empathy and understanding. He seeks to enhance the body's own natural healing powers and prefers conservative, non-surgical management for most orthopedic conditions. If these prove ineffective, then [...]

Nathan G. Wetters, MD

2018-08-31T14:39:05+00:00August 31st, 2018|

Dr. Nathan Wetters is a fellowship-trained physician specializing in Sports Medicine, with special focus on minimally invasive treatment of the knee and shoulder including cartilage transplant and restoration. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Wetters obtained both his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois. He went on to complete his Orthopaedic training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago before further specializing in Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served as a Team Physician for both the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Chicago White Sox (MLB). He has [...]

Tomas Nemickas, MD

2018-08-27T02:07:19+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Tomas Nemickas provides care for conditions such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability and tears of the labrum, meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament. In most cases, he is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which increase patient comfort and speed recovery times. These procedures also include anterior total hip replacement. Dr. Nemickas also has expertise in computer-assisted minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. In addition, he offers Carticel implants, autologous cultured chondrocyte and DeNovo cartilage implants and injections with platelet-rich plasma. Dr. Nemickas grew up in a medical family – his father and uncle were cardiologists, and his mother and aunt were nurses. Watching them help patients get well and seeing the patients’ gratitude [...]

Daniel Newman, MD

2018-01-03T15:42:28+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Daniel Newman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides general orthopedic care for adults, with an emphasis on sports medicine and treating conditions of the knees and shoulder. He provides care for conditions such as tears of the rotator cuff, labrum, meniscus, and anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament. In most cases, Dr. Newman is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He became a doctor because the profession combined his interest in science and his desire to work with people and help them. Dr. Newman chose orthopedics as a specialty because he enjoys the challenge of working with damaged joints and finding a way to make them [...]

David Norbeck, MD

2018-01-03T15:43:29+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. David Norbeck joined Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in 1989 as a general orthopedist treating all orthopedic problems. After performing orthopedic surgery for 25 years, Dr. Norbeck now works to treat orthopedic problems non-operatively. He maintains full medical staff privileges at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Norbeck is a native of the western suburbs of Chicago. He is married with two children and enjoys reading non-fiction. He went back to school in 2012 for a Masters in Theological Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and now serves in [...]

Michael O’Rourke, MD

2018-09-18T13:27:10+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Michael O’Rourke is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements. He also provides other forms of hip and knee care. He has extensive experience in revision surgery (correcting an unsuccessful prior joint replacement). Dr. O’Rourke offers patients partial knee replacements using the MAKO robotic surgery system, which increases the accuracy of the joint replacement. His love of the sciences and working with his hands led Dr. O’Rourke to become a physician. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because it makes use of his natural mechanical ability and gives him opportunities to make a quick, tangible improvement in patients’ lives. He brings humility and genuine concern to the care of his patients. He takes time to [...]

Jeremy Oryhon, MD

2018-05-03T08:39:02+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Jeremy Oryhon brings his advanced expertise in primary and revision joint replacement and reconstruction to Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He joined our team in 2009 after completing the prestigious fellowship in Joint Preservation and Replacement Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Oryhon is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with experience in minimally invasive hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and total knee replacement. He is also experienced in hip arthroscopy and treating problems with the young adult hip. He prides himself and his reputation on partnering with the patient to understand the condition and the treatment options. This includes spending time in patient education both of the disease and the treatment plan. [...]

Christ Pavlatos, MD

2018-01-04T13:08:04+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Christ Pavlatos is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He treats knee and shoulder problems, including rotator cuff tears, torn labrum, and knee ligament injuries. His practice includes high school, college and adult recreational athletes. Dr. Pavlatos has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. Drawn to medicine by the combination of his interest in science and desire to help people, Dr. Pavlatos wanted to be a physician ever since he was five years old. His approach to care stresses aggressive physical therapy as an alternative to surgery and as a means of speeding recovery when surgery is needed. Recognizing that patients do better when they are empowered to play an active [...]

Gregory Portland, MD

2018-08-29T15:42:09+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Gregory Portland is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with an additional certification in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, including repair of dislocated shoulders; injuries to the rotator cuff, shoulder tendons, and knee ligaments; and meniscus (knee disk) tears. Depending on what is medically appropriate, he offers patients the most advanced arthroscopic and open incision surgical techniques. Dr. Portland sustained injuries while playing college rugby, and the pleasure his doctor took in his work and the physician’s ability to repair the injuries and enable him to return to the same level of competitiveness inspired him to become an orthopaedic surgeon himself. He sees his first role in providing care as being to educate patients to make [...]

David Raab, MD

2018-01-04T13:16:11+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. David Raab is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and one of the founding physicians of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. His practice is based on a comprehensive team approach to patient education and care. Dr. Raab utilizes advanced, state-of-the-art techniques in combination with ethical decision making to ensure exceptional orthopedic care for his patients. His strong commitment to patient safety and his warm and friendly interaction with his patients make them feel like family. Dr. Raab specializes in sports medicine in both adult and pediatric patients and provides treatment for injuries involving the rotator cuff, labrum, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus, and knee ligament reconstruction. He also performs total knee replacements and total hip replacements. He performs arthroscopic (minimally [...]

William Robb, MD

2018-01-04T13:18:41+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. William Robb is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult knee diseases for patients with degenerative, inflammatory or post-traumatic arthritis. Based upon 40 years of surgical experience performing arthroscopic knee surgery, total and partial knee replacements, and total knee revision surgery, his current practice focuses on non-operative evaluation and treatment of adult knee disorders. A fifth-generation physician whose father was an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robb says his career in medicine was in his blood. Dr. Robb is a careful listener who takes time to both care for his patients on a personal level and understand their expectations. He tailors his treatment plan individually to each patient’s desired outcomes. Non-surgical treatments frequently include activity modification, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, medications [...]

Runner’s Knee Can Stop You In Your Tracks

2017-11-22T09:00:51+00:00January 26th, 2012|Sports Medicine|

If you’re an athlete who takes part in any sport that forces you to regularly bend your knees, you are at risk for runner’s knee. Sports that are usually considered low impact, like bicycling, as well as high impact sports, like basketball, all carry some level of risk to develop the symptoms of Runner’s knee.  […]

Brian Schwartz, MD

2018-08-27T03:35:08+00:00October 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 [...]

Sean A. Sutphen, DO

2018-09-24T16:12:00+00:00August 22nd, 2018|

Dr. Sean Sutphen is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialized fellowship training in hip and knee joint replacement and complex revision joint replacement.  He uses minimally invasive surgical techniques with a special interest in anterior approach hip replacement surgery and computer-assisted surgery, though he treats all aspects of musculoskeletal care (fractures, arthritis conditions, etc.).  Dr. Sutphen also offers patients partial knee replacements using the MAKO robotic surgery system, which improves the precision of the joint replacement. Dr. Sutphen’s approach to caring for patients with disorders of the hip and knee involves personalized treatments, both operative and non-operative, that are supported by the latest evidence.  He believes shared decision-making with his patients is the best way to provide care that is individualized, [...]

Ritesh Shah, MD

2018-09-24T09:34:00+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Ritesh Shah is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee disorders. He offers advanced treatments including minimally invasive muscle sparing total hip replacements and hip resurfacing, hip arthroscopy for labrum repairs, minimally invasive customized patient specific total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and knee arthroscopy. As well, he performs revision hip and knee replacements. Dr. Shah enjoys treating active athletic patients and helping them return to their high level of activity using novel, cutting edge surgical techniques. He provides the continuum of care for the hip and knee from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to complex revision procedures. He has written numerous orthopedic research articles and book chapters and has published surgical and video techniques for [...]

Richard Sherman, MD

2018-09-05T09:13:06+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Richard Sherman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the knee, hip and shoulder, including sports injuries, trauma and the various forms of arthritis. He offers patients the latest techniques in joint replacement, as well as arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. His father was a pediatrician, and seeing the difference he made in children’s lives and the satisfaction he took from it inspired Dr. Sherman to become a doctor himself. A careful listener, he seeks to understand fully each patient’s medical problem and desired results from treatment. He tries conservative treatments first whenever possible and only proceeds with surgery when it clearly is needed. He has been the [...]

Van Stamos, MD

2018-04-27T14:33:25+00:00October 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 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. He keeps informed of the latest developments in his field through his work teaching orthopedic surgery residents as a Senior Clinician Educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and teaching fellow surgeons on [...]

Bruce Summerville, MD

2018-08-27T03:39:54+00:00October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Bruce Summerville is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating conditions of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He provides care for conditions such as arthritis, trauma and fractures, tears of the shoulder ligaments, cartilage and tendons (rotator cuff, bicep, and labrum). Knee surgeries include arthroscopy for meniscal cartilage and ACL tears. He performs primary and revision hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement including partial knee replacement and ASI (anterior) hip replacement. Partial knee replacement allows for a faster recovery with fewer risks or complications. Anterior hip replacement may result in faster rehabilitation and reduces the risk of dislocation after surgery. Dr. Summerville still performs traditional total knee and hip replacement in appropriate cases. Ever since his Fellowship in [...]

Stanford Tack, MD

2018-01-04T14:14:39+00:00October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Stanford Tack is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine in adults. He provides care for stenosis, herniated disks and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Tack has extensive experience in performing cervical disk replacement in patients who previously have been treated with cervical fusion. He performs most of his procedures using minimally invasive techniques that reduce patients’ pain and speed their recovery times. Dr. Tack usually is able to perform surgery as an outpatient procedure, and patients typically do not require physical therapy or other post-operative care. The son of a nurse, Dr. Tack inherited his mother’s aptitude for caring for others, which combined with his interest in science led him to become a [...]

Peter Thadani, MD

2018-01-04T14:15:20+00:00October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Peter Thadani is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements, including revision surgery, and treatment for other hip and knee problems. He is an expert in anterior approach hip replacements, which spare posterior muscles from being severed, decrease post-operative pain and speed recovery. At the beginning of his college studies he had intended to become an engineer but then a biomedical engineering course captured his attention and led him to orthopedic surgery. Today he utilizes computer modeling of the knee to guide him in properly positioning the implant when performing knee replacement surgery. When appropriate, Dr. Thadani offers knee arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique. He seeks to restore pain free function of the joints [...]

Jeffrey Visotsky, MD

2018-06-25T20:30:10+00:00October 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 [...]

Craig Westin, MD

2018-08-27T03:45:17+00:00October 16th, 2017|

Craig Westin, MD  is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.  His practices specializes in patient-centered treatment  of knee and shoulder injuries.   His patients  include  Olympic and professional athletes,  active people of all ages and “industrial athletes” hurt  at work.   Treatment is individually planned to meet  the patient’s  needs and lifestyle.  Whenever  possible, costs are controlled  to provide value. Our  treatment goal is a prompt and successful return to work or play.  Dr. Westin and his staff provide continuity from diagnosis through completion of treatment.  Patient education is emphasized, and success is often achieved with rehabilitation alone. If surgery is needed, Dr. Westin performs  comprehensive  knee  procedures  for  meniscus cartilage and ligament injuries,  as well as more complex  treatments  such as  cartilage replacement or [...]