Taizoon Baxamusa, MD

2017-12-07T13:36:17+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Taizoon H. Baxamusa, FACS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in the treatment of hand conditions, including arthritis, nerve compression, fractures and lacerations. He also treats shoulder and elbow conditions, including diseases of the tendon such as tennis elbow and rotator cuff tears. He provides joint replacement surgery and offers minimally invasive surgery, including small joint arthroscopy. He seeks to make sure his patients understand their condition so they can be part of the treatment process. He is mindful that his job is not finished upon completing a patient’s surgery, but extends through recovery. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because of the satisfaction he receives from returning patients to normal [...]

David Beigler, MD

2017-12-07T13:57:17+00:00 October 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 [...]

Roger Chams, MD

2017-12-07T14:37:44+00:00 October 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

2017-12-07T13:57:42+00:00 October 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 [...]

Kevin Chen, MD

2017-12-07T12:39:18+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

“It’s gratifying to see someone benefit from our care, to return from injury to the things they enjoy in life.” Dr. Kevin Chen is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He completed his fellowship training at a major trauma center in Milwaukee and offers a full range of care for both common and complex conditions. He treats arthritic and chronic conditions as well as rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow instability, tennis and golfers elbow, repetitive motion injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Dr. Chen is among a small percentage of surgeons trained in complex elbow replacement surgery, a technique that has improved dramatically in recent years. He [...]

Clavicle Fractures: Not just for Athletes

2017-11-22T10:54:03+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Sports Medicine|

By Djuro Petkovic, MD The NFL had some unfortunate news this week when one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers, broke his collarbone and will undergo surgery. I know this news will not make the Bears’ faithful lose any sleep, but in the end no one wants to see any person, let alone a high caliber athlete, get injured and lose their ability to work. […]

James Cohen, MD

2017-12-07T12:39:38+00:00 October 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 [...]

Craig Cummins, MD

2017-12-07T12:57:12+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Cummins joined Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Associates in August of 2001 and has developed an orthopedic practice with a primary focus on the management of shoulder disorders and sports-related issues. He is currently a team physician for Barrington High School, since 2001, and a team physician for Lake Zurich High School, since 2002. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and is one of less than 5% of orthopedic surgeons with an additional board certification in sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has served as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association [...]

Rajeev Garapti, MD

2017-12-07T13:44:44+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Rajeev Garapati, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in treating broken bones and other traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures that haven’t healed properly. In addition, he provides care for foot and ankle conditions. He offers patients advanced treatment options, including minimally invasive fracture fixation, ankle arthroscopy, and the use of biologic and molecular therapies to enhance bone healing. He is the orthopedic trauma director at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Garapati also is an assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Garapati comes from a family of physicians, including his father, an anesthesiologist, and aunts and uncles. Seeing the satisfaction they [...]

Mark Gross, MD

2017-12-15T09:40:48+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

Dr. Mark Gross is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice at Lake Cook Orthopedics, a division of IBJI, since 1985. His clinical interests include the treatment of spinal disorders, arthritis, sports medicine, fractures, pediatric orthopedics, hand problems and neurologic abnormalities. He specializes in comprehensive, conservative and surgical interventions within these areas. Dr. Gross is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and of the North American Spine Society. As well, he has given numerous community presentations in the areas of sports medicine, arthritis management, joint arthroplasty, and the treatment of spinal disorders. Currently, Dr. Gross is an Attending Physician at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington and is [...]

Steven Gross, MD

2017-12-07T12:57:37+00:00 October 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 [...]

James M. Hill, MD

2017-12-07T11:53:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. James Hill is a fellowship-trained, board-certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is committed to the highest quality of care in the treatment of joint disease, sports injuries and trauma to the musculoskeletal system. He is particularly interested in problems involving the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Dr. Hill believes in personalized, individual treatment plans for his patients, incorporating all forms of proven, non-operative treatment into patient care before considering surgical options. He completed a fellowship specializing in complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the prestigious California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California. There, he helped develop innovative surgical treatment for rotator cuff injuries as well as shoulder and elbow instability problems, arthroscopic techniques, joint replacement [...]

Peter Hoepfner, MD

2017-12-07T14:37:57+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Hoepfner is dual board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and in hand and upper extremity surgery. He has published numerous articles in leading medical journals and serves as an instructor of hand injuries for the national hand surgery organization where he teaches the most current techniques in treating complex wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Hoepfner was on the Northwestern University Medical School faculty and holds a patent for an implant in thumb arthritis. Whether using a surgical or nonsurgical approach, the appropriate treatment is tailored to each patient. As an expert in open and arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Hoepfner also specializes in carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, sports injuries, fractures, dislocations, arthritis, tennis elbow, and complex elbow and wrist reconstruction. [...]

Matthew L. Jimenez, MD

2017-12-15T09:25:51+00:00 October 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 [...]

Gregory Palutsis, MD

2017-12-07T14:03:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Gregory Palutsis is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating shoulder and knee conditions. He performs shoulder and knee reconstruction, shoulder and knee replacement, rotator cuff repairs and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. When medically appropriate, Dr. Palutsis provides advanced treatments including arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery), MRI guided knee replacements, and reverse total shoulder replacements. Dr. Palutsis was inspired to become a physician by seeing how his father, a family doctor, made a difference in people’s lives. He devotes ample time to educating patients about their conditions and treatment options so they can be comfortable with the choices they make. His goal is to restore patients to as close to their normal function as possible. He is a former [...]

Christ Pavlatos, MD

2017-12-07T14:39:41+00:00 October 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 [...]

Djuro Petkovic, MD

2017-12-11T08:11:07+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Djuro Petkovic is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Sports Medicine. In his practice he addresses primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty including the reverse shoulder arthroplasty, a relatively new procedure that is useful in cases of irreparable rotator cuff tears, severe deformity, and fracture. He also specializes in shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability, elbow pathology and knee injuries. “Every patient in my clinic is an active participant in their health, and with their input I create a customized treatment plan for their musculoskeletal problem,” he notes. Having grown up in the Chicago area, Dr. Petkovic did not always know he was going to be a physician. He went to the east coast [...]

Shoulder Surgery

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

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Specialists in IL The shoulder is a necessary component to everyday activities. Without effective use of the shoulder, nothing from the shoulder joint down to the hands would be easy to use. IBJI’s shoulder replacement surgeons will perform your surgery with the utmost care. Let us be your guide back to a fully functioning shoulder.   Am I a Candidate for Shoulder Replacement Surgery? IBJI’s physicians and surgeons will recommend a total shoulder replacement when pain becomes so unbearable that it begins to restrict your range of motion and affects your daily life. If pain does not seem to be subsiding with any non-surgical treatments then surgery may be the best option. The [...]

Richard Sherman, MD

2017-12-12T10:56:15+00:00 October 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 [...]

Shoulder

2017-12-07T15:29:22+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Orthopedic Shoulder Specialists in IL Shoulder Pain can limit even the most simple tasks. Shoulder pain can prevent you from being able to scratch your back, wave to a friend or raise your arm in any upward motion. Ignoring these aches and pains will only lead to prolonged issues or new shoulder injuries within the soft tissue or bone structure. IBJI acknowledges that all pain, even temporary, should not be brushed aside. Your shoulder is needed in just about all performances of the arm and we want to make sure you shoulder maintains full strength, mobility and comfort. When to Address Your Shoulder Pain with a Doctor Common shoulder pain usually involves the muscles, ligaments and [...]

Bruce Summerville, MD

2017-12-07T14:28:21+00:00 October 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 [...]

Jeffery Visotsky, MD

2017-12-07T13:32:04+00:00 October 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

2017-12-07T12:44:20+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Craig Westin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of sports-related knee and shoulder injuries. He provides care for conditions such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocation, meniscal tears and anterior cruciate ligament tears. As well, he performs cartilage replacement procedures and total knee replacements. In many cases, he is able to treat patients with non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, Dr. Westin is often able to use arthroscopic techniques to minimize discomfort and speed recovery. /p> Dr. Westin places an emphasis on continuity of care from diagnosis through completion of treatment, personally coordinating and following the progress of each patient’s post-surgical rehabilitation. He is the medical director of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet and a team physician with [...]