IBJI OrthoInform

IBJI OrthoInform

IBJI OrthoInform is an orthopedic podcast from Illinois Bone & Joint Institute designed with patients in mind. Physicians from IBJI explain what patients need to know about orthopedic conditions and treatments, including what to expect before and after surgery.


March 12, 2024 21 mins

IBJI OrthoAccess® immediate care clinics treat you faster and can cost up to 80 percent less than a visit to the ER. Our walk-in clinics are designed to quickly and affordably treat simple fractures, sprains, strains, work and sports injuries and more.

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IBJI understands the trauma of workplace injury and how it can impact the lives and livelihoods of employees. Our skilled workers’ compensation doctors specialize in restoring injured workers to full function.

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January 10, 2024 36 mins

Discover groundbreaking insights in obesity treatment with IBJI's OrthoINFORM podcast. Join Dr. Eric Chehab and experts Dr. Inbar Kirson and Dr. Lynn Gettleman Chehab, as they delve into innovative weight loss medications like Ozempic and Wegovy. Learn about these transformative drugs' effectiveness, potential side effects, and the vital role of comprehensive obesity treatment. This engaging discussion offers valuable knowledge for...

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December 11, 2023 27 mins

On this OrthoINFORM episode, Dr. Eric Chehab interviews occupational therapist Madison Smith-Osman, OTR/L. A psychology and occupational therapy graduate, Dr. Smith-Osman focuses on upper extremity conditions and workers' compensation. In this talk, she emphasizes OT's role in restoring patients' daily and work abilities post-injury, using techniques like manual therapy and strength training. Her method combines physical and psycho...

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November 17, 2023 48 mins

In this one-hour podcast, Evan Dougherty, MD, a specialist in orthopedic surgery from Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, delves into the critical topic of hip fractures. Drawing from his years of education and experience, Dr. Dougherty offers insights into the latest treatments and recovery strategies for hip fractures, a common yet serious injury, especially among the elderly​​. This podcast is an invaluable resource for healthcare ...

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October 11, 2023 42 mins
Learn more about the transformative world of physical therapy in the latest episode of OrthoInform. Physical therapists Patrick Cristi, PT, DPT and Juliette Dassinger, PT, DPT deliver invaluable insights on the myriad of benefits both physical and occupational therapy can offer. From enhancing mobility to alleviating pain, they uncover the ways that PT can be a pivotal element in improving quality of life, promoting healing, and en...
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August 7, 2023 31 mins

IBJI's Brain Clay, MD talks about Pain Management

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June 5, 2023 31 mins

Dr. Kramer talks about common pediatric sports injuries.

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April 4, 2023 34 mins

Hip arthroscopy refers to the viewing of the interior of the acetabulofemoral (hip) joint through an arthroscope and the treatment of hip pathology through a minimally invasive approach. This technique is sometimes used to help in the treatment of various joint disorders and has gained popularity because of the small incisions used and shorter recovery times when compared with conventional surgical techniques (sometimes referred to...

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December 13, 2022 21 mins

FOOSH is a word many may not be familiar with, but it stands for a very common way patients break a wrist: falling on an outstretched hand. Find out what bones can be affected by FOOSH and other common wrist injuries as well as the latest minimally invasive treatment options available and what recovery looks like. Dr. Surbhi Panchal, an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hand and upper extremity, also explains who is at...

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September 27, 2022 28 mins

A concussion is a functional brain injury. Hockey, wrestling, football, lacrosse, gymnastics, and cheerleading are all considered high-concussion-risk sports/activities. There are physical signs and symptoms of concussion and tools that can help to assess brain injury. Learn more about concussion, symptoms, treatment, and return-to-play protocols for athletes from IBJI’s Sports Neurologist Anthony Savino, MD. 

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May 3, 2022 43 mins

One of the most common knee injuries is a torn meniscus. The recommended course of treatment for a torn meniscus can depend on a number of factors, including your age, symptoms, and activity level, as well as the type, size, and location of the tear. Learn more from IBJI’s Dr. Gregory Portland about diagnosing and treating meniscus tears, and what to expect if you need surgery.

Hosted by: Eric Chehab, MD | Guest: Gregory Portland, M...

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April 19, 2022 29 mins

The plantar fascia is the most bottom superficial level of your foot. It’s a ligament that originates at the heel bone and goes all the way up to the ball of your foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when that ligament becomes irritated and inflamed, resulting in pain and swelling in the bottom of the heel. Learn more about diagnosing and treating plantar fasciitis, and what to expect if you need treatment.

Host: Eric Chehab, MD | Guest: ...

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April 5, 2022 25 mins

Shoulder instability can be summed up as a failure of the components of the shoulder to stay centered in the socket.  Learn more from Dr. Steven Chudik, Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine, about diagnosing and treating shoulder instability, and what to expect if you need shoulder stabilization surgery.

Host: Eric Chehab, MD | Guest: Brian Weatherford, MD | Executive Producer: Nick Sar...

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March 22, 2022 41 mins

A fractured ankle can range from a stable break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking or bearing weight, to unstable fractures, which may require surgery. Learn more from Dr. Brian Weatherford, Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Trauma and Foot and Ankle Surgery, about ankle fractures, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Host: Eric Chehab, MD | Guest: Brian Weatherford, MD | Executive Producer: Nick Sarant...

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March 8, 2022 42 mins

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, explain the importance of these fundamentals. Learn how you c...

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February 22, 2022 41 mins

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder, characterized by low bone mass, that causes a structural deterioration of the bone. The resulting low bone mass and low bone quality increases the risk of a fracture–even in cases where patients report no or minimal traumatic events leading up to the break. Osteoporosis is often left undiagnosed, until patients present with a fracture, because it is an asymptomatic disease. Learn more about who ...

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February 1, 2022 40 mins

Dr. Cary Templin explains how spinal fusion surgery, spinal cord decompression, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and non-surgical treatments can help patients who are experiencing neck pain, radiating pain, weakness, and numbness and tingling.

Host: Eric Chehab, M.D.
Guest: Cary Templin, M.D.
Executive Producer: Nick Sarantakis
Executive Producer: Maggie Sketch
Music by: The Young XP

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January 18, 2022 36 mins

Reverse shoulder replacement has been a revolution in shoulder surgery for patients who have no function above the level of their shoulder. Dr. Craig Cummins explains the differences between anatomic shoulder replacement, partial shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement. He also discusses arthritis, rotator cuff tears, pain management and physical therapy.

Host: Eric Chehab, MD | Guest: Craig Cummins, MD | Executive Pro...

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January 4, 2022 36 mins

Total knee replacements are one of the most common and successful orthopedic procedures. The modern total knee replacement started to emerge in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein explains, since then, improvements in materials and techniques have helped extend the success rates and longevity of replacements. Learn more about the history of knee replacement surgery and what patients having surgery can expect.


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