Virtual Events

What are Virtual Events?

IBJI is not only committed to providing you access to the best care, but also the best information.

Our Virtual Events allow you to connect with and learn from our IBJI providers about a wide range of medical topics from the safety and comfort of your own home.

The webinars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Login information will be sent by email from GoToWebinar.

Please note that CME and CEU credits are not offered for these webinars.

Upcoming Event:

Teresa Sosenko, MD Tuesday January 31st, at 7pm

Teresa Sosenko, MD

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide. This painful joint condition causes degeneration and inflammation in large joints such as the spine, hips, knees, and hands. Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease. This disease can cause your bones to become weak and brittle, increasing the risk of bone fractures. Learn more about the differences between these two chronic conditions from Dr. Teresa Sosenko of IBJI. She will talk about the characteristics of each condition, risk factors, signs, and symptoms along with the most up-to-date treatment options available.

Dr. Sosenko approaches each patient individually and is passionate about developing treatment plans that are evidence-based and best tailored to each individual. She firmly believes in and encourages open discussions with her patients as part of her team approach to patient care.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

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Previous Virtual Events:

Understanding Shoulder Pain

SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENTS

Shoulder pain can limit even the most simple tasks. A better understanding of shoulder pain and the newest medical advances are the first steps to recovery. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options available to bring relief from rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, impingement, arthritis, and more.

Ryan Harold, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who is dual-fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow conditions including rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, elbow fractures, and elbow dislocations, and developed expertise in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, complex shoulder reconstruction, and elbow replacement surgery.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about Understanding Shoulder Pain

Joint, Spine, and Nerve Pain

Finding the right help is important in taking control of your pain. With mounting concerns regarding the opioid crisis facing our nation, IBJI physicians are committed to providing our patients with safe and alternative treatments and therapies when appropriate for each unique patient’s needs. Learn about non-pharmacological and non-surgical pain management options for joint, spine, and nerve pain from Dr. Brian Clay at IBJI.

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Learn more about Joint, Spine, and Nerve Pain

Common Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder

Problems in the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder can be the result of injury, disease
or repetitive motion and are increasingly common. Without appropriate treatment, a
mild disorder of the upper extremity can lead to functional impairment, chronic pain,
and occasionally deformities. Learn more about prevention, diagnosis, and the latest
treatment options currently available from Dr. Leon Benson at Illinois Bone & Joint
Institute.

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Learn more about Common Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder

Neurological Health: Improving Brain Function in Adults and Athletes

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It underlies our ability to communicate, make decisions, problem-solve and live a productive and useful life. Maintaining a healthy brain is critical in pursuing health and longevity. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options available for headaches, sleep issues, traumatic brain injuries, and more from Dr. Anthony Savino at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about Neurological Health: Improving Brain Function in Adults and Athletes

Ankle Instability Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Do you ever feel like your ankle is ready to give way? Ankle instability is caused by weakened ligaments surrounding the ankle bones. Ankle sprains are very common and most people think they will heal on their own. However, Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek will explain the importance of receiving proper diagnosis and treatment options available for optimal ankle health. Learn more about this from IBJI’s Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about Ankle Instability Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Non Surgical Treatment for Neck & Back Pain

Back and neck pain can be caused by several problems related to spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs or tendons. Like any bones, your spine can become injured, worn down, and cause pain. The good news is that most spine conditions can be successfully treated with non-invasive techniques without needing to resort to surgery. Learn more about this from IBJI’s Dr. Mehul Garala.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about non surgical treatment for neck and back pain

Sports Medicine For All Ages

Learn more from Jordan Goldstein, MD and Albert Knuth, MD from IBJI on how our sports medicine specialists offer a coordinated approach to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options available for amateurs and athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about sports medicine

All About Bunions

What is a bunion? A bunion is a bony bump beneath the skin on the inner side of the foot. This deformity affects the joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion starts small, but over time it can grow to become very large and painful. The visible bump reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. A bunion forms when your big toe points toward the second toe and throws the bones out of alignment.

Learn more about bunion risk factors, as well as symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options from Paul L. Goodman, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.

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Learn all about bunions

What is Metabolic Health?
(And the Effects of the Pandemic on Metabolic Health)

Please join IBJI’s Dr. Inbar Kirson and Dr. Lynn Gettleman Chehab to learn about updated approaches and healthy tips to achieve your optimal metabolic health.

Our physicians’ will define metabolic health, explain the role it plays in your overall well being, and the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the metabolic health of both children and adults. You’ll learn small changes that you can make in your daily life that will have a big impact on your overall health and wellness.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about metabolic health

Achilles Tendon Pain

An Achilles tendon injury can happen to anyone. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body and stretches from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles. It is common for this tendon to get injured. It can be mild or moderate and feel like a burning pain or stiffness in that part of your leg. It’s important to get the right diagnosis so you can get the right treatment.

Learn from Alan C. League, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction, about the causes, diagnoses, and treatment for Achilles Tendon Pain.

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Learn more bout achilles tendon pain

Back Pain and Disorders

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Being told that you have a spinal disorder is often a worrying and stressful experience. The best way to reduce your fears and concerns is to gain a better understanding of your condition. Areas of the spine include the neck, upper and lower back, and tailbone. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options available from IBJI Spine Surgeon Steven Fineberg, MD.

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Learn more about back pain and disorders

Understanding Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic diseases are autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that cause your immune system to attack your joints, muscles, bones and organs. Consulting a rheumatologist for an accurate diagnosis is crucial when pain worsens or recurs in a pattern-like manner. Rheumatology treatment can help with common symptoms such as fatigue, joint abnormalities, or loss of range of motion and joint function, amongst many others. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options available from IBJI Rheumatologist Teresa Sosenko, MD.

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Learn more about rheumatic diseases

Shoulder Pain: Common Injuries, Prevention, and Treatment

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by activities that involve excessive, repetitive, and overhead motion. Such injuries may occur from gardening, swimming, tennis, pitching, and everyday activities. Warning signs of a shoulder injury may include shoulder stiffness, popping, instability and loss of strength. Learn more about common injuries, prevention and treatments of the shoulder from IBJI’s Brian McCall, MD.

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Learn more about should pain

What is Hip Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopic hip surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves two to three small incisions, a high definition camera, and specialized instruments to work inside the hip joint. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip problems. Learn everything you need to know about hip arthroscopy with IBJI’s Michael Chiu, MD, FAAOS.

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Learn more about hip arthroscopy

Knee Pain and Injuries

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. It is one of the most common body parts to be injured. Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems. Gregory Portland, MD, explains the many different signs, symptoms and treatment options available.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about knee pain and injuries

Heel Pain: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis (bottom of the heel) and Achilles tendinitis (back of the heel). Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or, rarely, a cyst. Learn more from Dr. Carla Gamez, DPM, to distinguish between all the possibilities and to determine the underlying source of your heel pain.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about heel pain

Outpatient Joint Replacement

Total joint replacements performed in an outpatient facility, not in a hospital, are becoming more common. Outpatient surgical procedures and techniques offer the same quality of care as in-patient procedures. This simple change of location gives patients the opportunity to return home while ensuring the same level of recovery and rehabilitation. This alternative approach allows you to leave the facility within a few hours after surgery. Learn more from Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein about the advantages and benefits of outpatient joint replacement.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about outpatient joint replacement

Understanding Physical & Occupational Therapy

Learn who can benefit from physical and occupational therapy and how they can help you.

You’ve been told you need therapy, now what? The most common reason people see a physical/occupational therapist for care is to address pain or a potential injury that’s inhibiting their ability to move and exercise normally.

The most common chronic issues physical and occupational therapists treat are related to the normal aging process and “wear and tear” on our bodies. Injuries include tendon damage such as rotator cuff tears and tennis/golfer’s elbow, damage to cartilage such as meniscal tears, spinal problems such as herniated discs, scoliosis, stenosis and upper extremity issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and nerve impingement.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about physical & occupational therapy

Understanding Metabolic Health

Learn how changing your metabolic health can help you move better and live better.

We invite you to join us for a multidisciplinary approach to address adult and pediatric metabolic health and weight management, along with health and wellness parameters that include Optimizing Nutrition, Reducing Stress, Pain-free Movement, Improved Sleep Habits and Enhanced Overall Performance.

Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM, and Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM will explain the importance of these fundamentals. Learn how you can reach your goals by focusing on reasonable and sustainable changes that help optimize long term health.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about metabolic health

Interventional Pain Management

Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Adam Young, MD, board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Physician to discuss how the option of interventional pain management can take the place of unsuccessful treatment methods.

Chronic and acute pain can turn anyone’s world upside down. Activities that were once enjoyable may be impossible due to intense pain. Even spending relaxing time with friends and family can become difficult. If you are searching for a solution to your chronic or acute pain, then it may be time to find an Interventional Pain Management doctor who can help.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about interventional pain management

Healthy Bones and Osteoporosis

Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD, fellowship-trained Rheumatologist, for a presentation on Bone Health, Osteoporosis, and options available for treatment.

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Nutrition and exercise can play a significant role in keeping bones healthy. Because osteoporosis can have multiple causes and often progresses without any symptoms or pain, it is important to be aware of all the factors that contribute to strong, healthy bones and control those that you can to help prevent this disease.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about healthy bones and osteoporosis

Neck, Back and Spine Pain: Common Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Mark Mikhael, MD, orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery, for a presentation on common conditions affecting the neck, back and spine and options available to treat them. Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating. Learn about a variety of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine issues and what can be done to alleviate pain and disability.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about neck, back and spine pain

Sidelined by COVID: Guiding Parents and Young Athletes During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute fellowship-trained doctors, Gregory Portland, MD, and Eric Chehab, MD, along with Athletic Trainer Juliet Barnes, ATC, PES, for a discussion that will give parents and athletes practical advice on injury prevention, management, and sports recovery during the time of COVID-19.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn about guiding your young athlete during COVID

Rheumatology, Autoimmune and Chronic Diseases

Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Ami Kothari, MD in a discussion about Rheumatology, Autoimmune, and Chronic Diseases. Dr. Kothari discusses rheumatic and autoimmune diseases throughout the musculoskeletal system. You will learn when to see a rheumatologist, treatment options, and pain management strategies.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about rheumatology, autoimmune and chronic diseases

How to Manage and Treat Arthritis and Other Ailments of the Hip and Knee

Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Sean Sutphen, DO in a discussion about arthritis and other ailments common to the hip and knee along with symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options including what’s new in 2020 for hip and knee replacement.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more arthritis and other ailments of the hip and knee

How to Prevent and Treat Common Injuries to the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Arm

Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Christian Skjong, MD, as part of the North Suburban YMCA’s Adult Education Series, to discuss the prevention and treatment of common injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

From sports-related injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome to challenges for musicians, Dr. Skjong will discuss the importance of restoring form and function to people who rely heavily on their hands and upper extremities.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about common injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and arm

Neurology and Concussion Management: Personalized Treatment is a Process Not a Protocol

Join IBJI’s Anthony Savino, MD to discuss the importance of getting to the bottom of concussion and other neurologic challenges in order to properly treat individual patients.

Dr. Savino is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in sports neurology. In addition to the treatment of all adult neurological disorders, he specializes in the management of concussion, headache, sleep and mood problems, and maintenance of long-term brain health in athletes and non-athletes of any age.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.

Learn more about neurology and concussions management

Management of Acute & Chronic Back Pain: Treatment Options for Sudden of Recurring Back Pain

Join IBJI’s Mehul Garala, MD, Physiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and physical therapist Joe Castronovo, DPT, MTC, Industrial Rehabilitation Manager, for a conversation about how to manage acute and chronic back pain to help you move and live better as part of the North Suburban YMCA’s Adult Education Series.

From diagnosis to treatment and maintenance, we offer immediate, high quality, comprehensive treatment for every neck and back condition without scheduling a chiropractor appointment or visiting the ER.

Learn more about acute and chronic back pain

Summertime Foot & Ankle Pain: Preventing and Treating Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Watch Bryan Waxman, MD, of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, discuss what you can do to prepare for summer to ensure your feet and ankles are strong and vital.

Warmer weather, longer days and increased levels of activity during the summer months can lead to painful foot and ankle conditions. IBJI treats the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders including injuries to the tendons, nerves, blood vessels, bones, joints, and ligaments.

Dr. Waxman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the foot, ankle and knee, including sports injuries, trauma and the various forms of arthritis.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to participate in this virtual event as part of the North Suburban YMCA‘s Adult Education Series.

Learn how to prevent and treating common foot and ankle injuries

Pain Management Treatment During COVID-19 and Beyond

Watch Dr. Kellie Gates, IBJI Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Physician, discuss how to manage chronic pain in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

Dr. Gates sees personal wellness as a key strategy for the management of pain and believes there are a myriad of ways in which overall general health can be optimized for patients.

She is enthusiastic about treating each patient on an individual basis to find areas of pain management in which they may be lacking.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the North Suburban YMCA‘s Adult Education Series.

Learn more about pain management during Covid-19

Pet Therapy to Help You De-Stress

IBJI’s Leon Benson, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, brings Virtual Pet Therapy to you in your home to help you destress during COVID-19.

There are numerous scientific studies that suggest that interacting with dogs and other friendly animals can decrease stress levels. Dogs have been found to lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, slow breathing, and relax muscle tension.

Dr. Benson’s Portuguese Water Dogs, Chelsea, 15, and Cooper, 10, are certified therapy dogs and go to work with him a few times per month to ease patients’ tension.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to participate as part of the North Suburban YMCA‘s Adult Education Series.

See how pet therapy can help you de-stress

COVID-19 and How to Handle Injuries During this Time

Watch IBJI’s Eric Chehab, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder, give a presentation about how to manage injuries on your own, as well as how to receive treatment for orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries when you need it.

This presentation covers the following topics:

  • What is COVID-19?
  • What is Telemedicine?
  • Can I still come to an office to be seen if I am injured?
  • Are OrthoAccess Immediate Care locations open?

Learn about Covid-19 and how to handle injuries