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Todd Mensik

Todd Mensik is Director at Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants.

Recent Posts

Common Football Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted by Todd Mensik on October 17, 2017

Anyone who follows professional sports is likely already aware of the most common football injuries: concussion, injuries to the knee and shoulder, and injuries related to heat and overuse.

While football injures more young athletes than any other sport, it can be played safely with the right conditioning and equipment.

Here’s a brief overview of the most common football injuries and how to prevent and treat them.

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Topics: Sports

Ortho Urgent Care: Experienced Specialists Without the Wait [VIDEO]

Posted by Todd Mensik on October 4, 2017

Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants has taken to the TV airwaves with a series of commercials highlighting our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, including urgent care.

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Topics: Urgent Care

At Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, Experience Matters Most [VIDEO]

Posted by Todd Mensik on September 25, 2017

A new Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants commercial began airing this summer on all major TV stations, and we hope you've gotten a chance to see it.

The ad has given us a chance to highlight our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, as well as share our message of well-being with TV audiences.

If you haven't seen the commercial yet, you can view it below, along with a summary.  

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Topics: MOC

Common Volleyball Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted by Todd Mensik on September 21, 2017

Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, finger fractures and sprained ankles.

Injuries aren’t inevitable, and knowing how to prevent the new and treat the old can go a long way toward keeping young athletes off the bench and in the game.

Here's a brief overview of common volleyball injuries, as well as how to prevent and treat them.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Ankles, Ankle Injuries, Finger

Common Baseball Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted by Todd Mensik on July 31, 2017

Baseball is America’s pastime, but it's also the cause of a rising number of elbow and shoulder injuries in children and youths. Each year, thousands of kids seek medical attention for pain incurred on the baseball diamond. If your child participates in this popular summertime sport, you want to know how to keep them safe.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

ACL Tear Recovery - WGN Segment with James Leonard MD [VIDEO]

Posted by Todd Mensik on January 4, 2017

 

Dr. Leonard recently appeared on a segment of the WGN-TV series "Living Healthy Chicago" about a local father of three recovering from an ACL tear. Dr. Leonard discussed the nature of the injury, how surgery is performed and what part patients play in their recovery.

“I can do the best ACL surgery in the world, but it’s all about how they approach the rehab,” he said. You can watch the full segment entitled "Bouncing Back From an ACL Tear" below.

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Topics: Surgery, Knee