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Spine Disorders: Diagnosing Common Deformities

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on January 16, 2018

The spine is an important and complex part of the human anatomy, supporting the entire body and allowing us to move. It follows that spine disorders can have significant impact on a person's movement and functioning. 

Spine disorders can affect both children and adults. The likely course of treatment depends on what condition you're diagnosed with and when it develops; treatment can range from simple observation to spinal surgery

This post provides information on the following types of spinal deformities: scoliosis, kyphosis and neuromuscular conditions.

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Back

5 Conditions That May Require Lumbar Spine Surgery

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on December 18, 2017

If you have pain in your lumbar spine — or low back — you may be worried you need to have surgery. Many times, back pain can be treated using non-surgical methods, such as rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication, walking or exercise and physical therapy. In some cases, steroid injections can help.

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Back

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

Outpatient Joint Replacement Explained By George Branovacki MD [VIDEO]

Posted by George Branovacki, MD on November 3, 2016

Outpatient joint replacement surgery for hips and knees is becoming increasingly common for eligible patients, eliminating the need for long hospital stays and inpatient care. I began performing outpatient hip and knee procedures in 2013, and a third of my practice is now outpatient.

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Topics: Surgery