What are Webinars?
IBJI is not only committed to providing you access to the best care, but also the best information.
Our Webinars 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.
William Vitello, MD, Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm
Top 7 Common Causes of Hand Pain
We use our hands in almost every aspect of our daily lives, and they are one of our greatest assets. Many conditions can develop from injury, disease, and gradual degeneration. Learn more about the most common causes of hand and wrist pain from IBJI's William Vitello, MD: carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, thumb arthritis, Dupuytren's Contracture, ganglions/lumps and bumps, and hand/wrist fractures.
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the YMCA Education Series from North Suburban YMCA.
WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS?
Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when the spaces within the spine become narrower, putting pressure on the spinal cord. A tightened space can cause your spinal cord or nerves to become irritated or compressed. It can also lead to back pain, nerve issues like sciatica, limb numbness, weakness, and pain. Spinal stenosis is most likely to occur inadults over 60. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for spinal stenosis from IBJI’s orthopedic spine surgeon, Craig Forsthoefel, MD.
WHAT IS PAIN MANAGEMENT?
Pain can be debilitating and frustrating. It may interfere with sleep, work, activities, and quality time with friends and family. Whether you're dealing with sudden knee pain, chronic back pain, persistent hand pain, or a condition impacting your life, finding the right help is important in taking control of your pain. Learn about the treatment options available to improve your function and quality of life from IBJI’s Craig Malk, MD.
With years of extensive experience treating patients, Dr. Malk recognizes the profound impact pain can have on one’s life and he utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in treating both acute and chronic pain conditions. Due to the complex nature of pain, Dr. Malk provides a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan for each of his patients.
SPINE PAIN AND TREATMENT
Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States. Symptoms can range from a muscle ache to a shooting, burning, stabbing, or tingling sensation. Learn more about the treatment of bone, joint, and muscle conditions that affect the spine and back from Dr. William Mosenthal at IBJI.
Dr. William Mosenthal is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with extensive training in specialized back, neck, and spine care. His expertise includes computer-navigated, robotic-assisted, and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as disc removal, cervical disc replacement, decompression, and fusion.
Are you experiencing pain and discomfort due to a bunion? This deformity affects the joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion may start small, but over time it can grow to become very large and painful. Nearly one-third of Americans have them. Learn more about bunions and the newest minimally invasive treatment options from Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD.
Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek specializes in treating foot and ankle disorders. As a published research professional with immeasurable knowledge of foot health, particularly regarding the impact of footwear, Dr. Ptaszek brings a wealth of expertise to her patients and now to the YMCA community.
PARTIAL OR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
When people start looking into knee replacement, they soon find out there are two main types of procedures. The first is a total knee replacement and the second one is a partial knee replacement. Learn from IBJI’s Dr. Marc Angerame about the differences between the two and why you would choose one over the other.
Dr. Marc R. Angerame is a fellowship- trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in direct anterior approach total hip replacement, total and partial knee replacement, as well as arthroscopic knee surgery. His areas of focus include direct anterior approach hip and knee replacement, complex, revision hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic knee surgery, and meniscal surgery.
COMMON HAND DISORDERS
We use our hands in almost every aspect of our daily lives, and they are among our greatest assets. Many hand conditions can develop from injury, disease, and gradual degeneration. If you are experiencing pain, it could be due to several common hand disorders including: carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s disease, DeQuervain’s syndrome, arthritis and more. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment options available for hand challenges from Dr. Craig Phillips at IBJI.
Dr. Craig Phillips is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand and upper extremity surgery, who specializes in treating the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. His practice focuses on all conditions affecting the arms from shoulder to fingertips treating common conditions such as hand and wrist fractures, arthritis, nerve problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears, and shoulder replacements.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative medicine is a fairly new method of treatment for numerous orthopedic conditions such as muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, as well as arthritis and fractures. Orthobiologics, PRP (platelet-rich plasma), and Ultrasound – guided injections can help alleviate painful symptoms, promote healing and delay joint replacement surgeries. Learn more about the types of regenerative medicine treatment options available from Michael Chiu, MD at IBJI.
Dr. Michael Chiu is a sports fellowship – trained and board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing in advanced nonsurgical treatment to minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, using cutting-edge techniques in tendon repair, complex ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration and joint preservation.
ACUTE & CHRONIC KNEE PAIN
Acute and chronic knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury or medical condition such as a ruptured ligament, torn cartilage, arthritis, gout, and more. It can make it challenging to get around and keep you from living the full, active life you deserve. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options available from Dr. Kevin Hayek at IBJI.
Dr. Hayek specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder, and knee, including ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, hip labral repair, complex rotator cuff repair, shoulder labral repair, complex knee injuries, cartilage restoration, and patellar instability.
FOOT & ANKLE PAIN
Your foot is composed of many bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and muscles that work together to provide stability, balance, and support. If any one of those become injured, it’s harder for your foot to function properly. You don’t have to live with foot or ankle pain. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment options available from Dr. Garo Emerzian at IBJI.
Dr. Garo Emerzian is a board-certified podiatric surgeon specializing in foot surgery and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery. He has been practicing at IBJI for more than 20 years, diagnosing and treating both simple and complex foot and ankle conditions. His practice covers a broad spectrum of care from conservative options to surgery for nail disorders, hammer toes, bunions, heel pain, nerve problems, foot deformities, fractures, and even arthritis of the foot and ankle.
UNDERSTANDING HERNIATED DISCS
A herniated disc is also known as a bulging, slipped or ruptured disc. It is one of the most common causes of lower back pain, as well as leg pain, or sciatica. Herniated discs can occur in any part of the spine. Herniated discs are more common in the lower back, but also occur in the neck. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options available from Dr. Jonathan Erulkar at IBJI.
Dr. Jonathan Erulkar is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in non-operative and operative management of cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back) conditions. In providing care, Dr. Erulkar tailors his treatments to the individual patient by correlating and considering medical history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging as well as work and social circumstances.
STAYING “HIP” – UNDERSTANDING THE SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENT OF HIP PAIN
The hip joints are the second largest joints in the human body. Despite their durability, an injury or disease of the hip can cause pain and mobility challenges impacting your ability to bear weight. Common hip injuries include arthritis, bursitis, impingement, fractures, strains, and more. Learn about the diagnosis, causes, and treatment options available to bring relief from both acute and chronic hip pain.
Dr. Ritesh Shah is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of hip and knee disorders. Dr. Shah offers advanced treatments including minimally invasive muscle-sparing total hip replacements and hip resurfacing, hip arthroscopy for labrum repairs, minimally invasive customized total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, and knee arthroscopy. In addition, he performs revision hip and knee replacements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Metabolic Health?
(And the Effects of the Pandemic on 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?