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Good luck Nazareth Academy football at state finals

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To say Nazareth Academy football had an outstanding 2019 season would be an understatement! For the fifth time in six years they will be playing for the title of Illinois High School Association Division 7A state champs. An awesome accomplishment on all levels not only for the team and coaches, but also for the school […]

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Congratulations Ian Bunting! Go Bears!

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Congratulations Ian on signing as a rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears! You’ve worked hard to get to this point starting with your playing days at Hinsdale Central High School. As always, Dr. Chudik and his “Team” will be watching and rooting for you. Best of luck and go Bears!

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Shoulder replacement helps keep you in the game, not on the bench

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Americans are staying active longer and surgery advancement and improved implants make shoulder replacement a viable option for many suffering from chronic shoulder pain. Rather than give up on participating in activities, they may benefit from this surgical procedure as a growing number of individuals have. Read more… If you or a family member have […]

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A flip flop by any name, shape or style is an accident waiting to happen

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Spring is finally here! After a long winter, snow boots are being traded for flip flops much to the dismay of physical therapists and orthopaedists. Physical Therapist, Chris Carlson PT, MPT, shared professional insights and orthopaedic recommendations in this Active Bones article on the perils of flip flops. Before rushing out to buy a pair […]

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Chicago Cubs lose ace starter Jon Lester to a hamstring strain

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Just ten games into the season, the Chicago Cubs lost their ace pitcher, Jon Lester, to the disabled list with what the team described as a hamstring strain that he suffered during their home opener against the Pittsburg Pirates. A magnetic resonance image (MRI) is expected to confirm the diagnosis. Lester doubled in the second […]

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Dr. Steven Chudik looks at biologics: PRP and “stem” cells for orthopaedic treatments

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In a recent article by Chicago-area orthopaedic shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgeon, Dr. Steven Chudik, he reviews the medical side of “biologics” such as growth factors and stem cells and their claimed ability to cure almost any musculoskeletal (bone, tendon, muscle or joint) condition. Click here to read Dr. Chudik’s honest and direct look at […]

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OTRF Spring-Summer e-Newsletter looks at IHSA lacrosse, injury prevention for hamstrings and feet, plus Dr. Chudik provides an update on biologics as a cure for musculoskeletal problems

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The Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) Spring-Summer e-Newsletter, Active Bones, is packed with interesting and helpful information on an array of topics including how to avoid a hamstring injury after your long winter hibernation and why you should toss your flip flops. Additionally, if you play or have someone in your family who plays […]

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Michael “Sully” Sullivan remembered for his early participation, support of the OTRF Athletic Training Residency Program and numerous contributions to his ATC vocation

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For the past 16 years, dozens of athletic trainers participated in the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF) postgraduate Athletic Training Residency Program to gain hands-on experience in clinical and operating room settings under the supervision of Dr. Steven Chudik, OTRF founder and president. Dr. Chudik wants to note the passing […]

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Dr. Steven Chudik featured in video on Chicago Magazine website

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In conjunction with Chicago Magazine’s annual Top Doctor’s issue, the publication launched Top Doctor videos and profiles on its website. Dr. Chudik’s video was created just for the website launch. His profile appeared in the annual January Top Doctor’s magazine issue and previously in the October issue that featured medical specialists. The Top Doctor list […]

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Good luck Erik Swenson and the Sooners

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Dr. Steven Chudik and his staff at the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic will be cheering for Erik Swenson and his Oklahoma Sooner teammates to bring home an Orange Bowl victory. Erik is listed as a left tackle on the offensive line for the game. He wears jersey No.77, the same number he […]

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Orthopaedic shoulder, knee surgeon, Dr. Steven Chudik, featured in Chicago Magazine

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In a special focus on orthopaedic Top Doctors, Chicago Magazine features Dr. Steven Chudik with the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Injury Clinic, in the October issue.  He also appears in the magazine’s Professional Profiles section. The magazine annually devotes an issue to Top Doctors, however it does not generally include medical specialists. Those are featured […]

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OTRF fall newsletter covers three knee injuries, physical therapy frequency and latest on grass vs. turf

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The Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) fall e-newsletter, Active Bones, looks at three knee injuries─dislocations, meniscal root tears and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. The later article provides the personal perspective of an 11-year-old gymnast and her family on what ACL recovery is like. The issue also explores new research […]

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AMITA Health breaks ground at La Grange Memorial Hospital on a Center for Advanced Joint Replacement

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AMITA Health recently broke ground for the construction of a state-of-the-art outpatient center at La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Steven Chudik, medical director for La Grange Memorial Hospital and orthopaedic surgeon and arthroscopic specialist with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic, pictured third from the left, participated in the momentous occasion along with […]

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Cardinals pitcher benched with throwing injuries for second straight year

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Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes’ surgery to repair a latissimus dorsi tear ensures he will miss a second consecutive season. Reyes, who sat out the 2017 season following Tommy John surgery (ulnar collateral ligament repair) on his left elbow is not expected to return until the 2019 season, Cardinal team physicians reported. Reyes’ collection of injuries […]

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Ruling is in on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s shoulder–replace it!

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It is not often a reverse total shoulder replacement surgery makes the news. However, when a U.S. Supreme Court Justice is in need of one and the Supreme Court is in session, it becomes news. Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) has been performed in the U.S. since the 1950s initially to treat shoulder fractures and glenohumeral […]

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A race against time: Frantz’s passion versus prudence

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Since 2008, participation in hiking and backpacking in the United States has increased 62 percent to more than 47 million people. Mark Frantz is one of them having backpacked since the early 1990s among the beauty of the Rockies, Sierras and Teton mountains, as well as the Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, and many others. According […]

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Because injuries are never planned, be prepared by bookmarking Dr. Steven Chudik’s online scheduling tool today!

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Spring sports and outdoor chores are back on your calendar, so take a minute today to bookmark the schedule an appointment online page on Dr. Steven Chudik’s website–just in case. Dr. Chudik, an orthopaedic surgeon and arthroscopic specialist with the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, has convenient office […]

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OTRF spring newsletter looks at Little League guideline compliance, introduces a new functional capacity test following shoulder Bankart surgery, shoulder replacements and research in the news

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Spring is finally here! However, I began thinking about it during our frigid winter. As you and your family return to outside activities and sports, I want to emphasize the importance of letting children play sports for the fun of it and as a form of exercise. Having them focus on a single sport year-round […]

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Arthroscopic expert, Dr. Steven Chudik, cites prompt treatment, thorough evaluation and physical therapy as key factors to successful return from shoulder dislocation injury

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As an expert arthroscopic shoulder surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Steven Chudik with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, Ill., has seen and treated countless dislocated shoulders in his practice the past 16 years. According to Dr. Chudik, the shoulder possesses a remarkable range of motion, making […]

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Dr. Steven Chudik keeps patients active with shoulder replacement surgery

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Individuals with degenerative shoulder arthritis, fractures, or an irreparable rotator cuff tear and who failed conservative treatment approaches to control pain should consult with a shoulder expert like Dr. Steven Chudik at the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, Illinois. Fellowship trained in shoulders, and a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon […]

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