Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and correction of disorders, injuries and diseases of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and related tissues. Although disorders such as joint degeneration or a torn ligament may require surgical intervention, most patients with orthopedic problems are successfully treated without surgery.
Bone and Joint Physicians includes expert staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, and offers patients the most comprehensive orthopedic care available in the Greater Chicagoland Area. Whether treating a painful fractured hip, or repairing damage to the delicate bones of the human hand, our utmost commitment is to provide individual attention and ensure patient satisfaction.
Total Joint Replacement
Through advances in orthopedic surgery and artificial joint technology, orthopedic surgeons are now able to replace immobile or painful joints with metal or metal-and-plastic prostheses. Bone & Joint Physicians has the highest level of experience in this advanced field of medicine. Each year, orthopedic surgeons here carry out hundreds of knee and hip replacement procedures, and their expertise helps ensure optimal outcomes for their patients.
Bone and Joint Physicians unique pre-surgical preparation and aftercare programs ensure that patients receive the information needed prior to surgery, and the aftercare needed to return to an active, healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible. Aftercare programs include coordinated physical therapy, diet and nutrition consultation and individualized preparation for the return home.
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Orthopedic surgeons at Bone and Joint Physicians treat the numbness, pain and weakness of carpal tunnel syndrome through a procedure called carpal tunnel release. This minimally invasive procedure releases pressure on nerves and restores hand functioning. The carpal tunnel release procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and patients typically have full use of the hand in approximately four weeks.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
Minimally invasive surgical procedures allow surgeons to reconstruct a torn or damaged ACL without opening the knee. Several small incisions allow physicians to insert tiny surgical instruments and miniature video equipment into the joint. The damaged portion of the ACL is removed, and a healthy segment of ligament, taken from a donor or from another part of the patient's own body, is carefully attached.
Advanced diagnostics using in-house extremity MRI systems, digital and traditional film X-ray machines, and computerized diagnostic imaging systems