8 Answers to  Common ACL Surgery Questions

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jan 30, 2020 1:47:35 PM

The knee joint is formed where the femur, shinbone, and kneecap meet, connected by four main ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). ACL ruptures or tears are the most common knee injuries, usually occurring from a sudden change of direction or pivoting, making them especially common among athletes. The goal of ACL surgery is to restore normal function of the knee and to eliminate the pain from the injury.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Running Injuries: Are You ‘Powering Through’ or Losing the Race?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jan 24, 2020 3:10:00 PM

Running can have enormous benefits to your health, including reducing the risk of heart disease, improving mood, and strengthening your bones. Most runners can testify that, alongside the joys and benefits of this popular exercise, pain is a frequent running partner. As an athlete, your instinct may be to “power through” the pain, but this could set you back more than you realize. 

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Topics: Orthopedics

How an Orthopedist Helps People with Hip Pain

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Oct 21, 2019 8:43:00 PM

If you are one of the many Americans living with chronic hip pain, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), one of every two Americans has a musculoskeletal disorder of some kind. These disorders can be very painful and make it difficult to get through the day.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Common Orthopedic Musculoskeletal and Joint Conditions

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Aug 16, 2019 1:55:00 PM

Musculoskeletal conditions are very common and affect an estimated 126.6 million people in the United States. These disorders involve the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bursae, and they can be painful and debilitating. Symptoms of a musculoskeletal condition may affect your daily activities, productivity, and overall quality of life. Common musculoskeletal and joint conditions include the following:

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Is Orthopedic Surgery and When Would I Need to Consider It?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 20, 2019 2:42:00 PM

If you have recently been diagnosed with an orthopedic injury or illness, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), roughly one in two Americans suffers from a musculoskeletal condition that is painful and debilitating. While some of these individuals are able to make long-term progress with the help of medication and rehabilitation, others fail to experience any relief from their symptoms through medication or exercise. In these treatment-resistant cases, orthopedic surgery is often recommended as a way to address the root cause of a patient's pain and discomfort. Below is a look at the benefits of orthopedic surgery and the best way to determine whether it could be a safe and helpful option for you.

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Does an Orthopedic Doctor Do?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jun 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Muscle, bone, and joint pain can make day-to-day activities difficult. If this is something you're struggling with, you may be wondering where to go for help. An orthopedic doctor could be the answer, but many people are unfamiliar with what an orthopedist is, and what they do. In this article, we're going to break down the information you're searching for, and help determine if an orthopedic doctor could be right for your condition.

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Topics: Orthopedics

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