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.


June 5, 2023 31 mins

Dr. Kramer talks about common pediatric sports injuries.

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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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December 14, 2021 35 mins

In the simplest terms, a bunion is a bump that develops at the big toe joint. Dr. Steven Jasonowicz explains that over time, the bump can grow in size, prevent your foot from fitting into certain shoes, and cause pain. Learn more about what can cause bunions, treatment options, and what to expect if you need surgery. | Host: Eric Chehab, M.D. | Guest: Steven Jasonowicz, M.D. | Executive Producer: Nick Sarantakis | Executive Produce...

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December 7, 2021 54 secs

In this preview of next week's episode, Dr. Steven Jasonowicz explains what a bunion deformity is, what causes it, and the pain it can cause.

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November 30, 2021 31 mins

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, pain, and tingling in the hand and arm. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs through the hand and wrist, is compressed. Dr. Christian Skjong explains how physicians diagnose and treat carpal tunnel syndrome to prevent it from progressing over time, and what to expect should you require carpal tunnel release surgery. | Host: Eric Chehab, MD | Guest: Christian Skjong,...

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November 23, 2021 58 secs

In this preview of next week's episode, Dr. Christian Skjong explains the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and how patients are commonly affected.

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November 16, 2021 30 mins

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, provides the knee the ability to do activities that require high degrees of cutting, pivoting, and accelerating. Once the ligament is torn, the knee is largely rendered unable to perform these types of activities. Learn more about ACL injuries, how they are diagnosed and treated, what to expect if you need surgery, and about the typical timeline for recovery from ACL surgery. Host: Eric Cheha...

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November 9, 2021 1 min

In this preview of next week's episode, Dr. David Guelich explains what needs to be done before ACL surgery, as well as the challenges that patients may face afterward.

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November 2, 2021 26 mins

Autoimmune and rheumatic disorders cause your own immune system, which should be protecting you, to instead attack your body. They can cause a wide array of symptoms, including hair loss, fatigue, joint pain, joint swelling, rashes and more. Learn  about the causes and treatments for autoimmune diseases, as well as the positive prognosis for patients who have autoimmune diseases. Host: Eric Chehab, M.D. | Guest: Ami Kothari, M.D. |...

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