Preventing and Treating Exertional Heat Stroke

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With the extreme heat we’ve had nationwide this summer, the start of training camps and team practices have an added precaution to consider besides injury prevention—heat stroke. This is a serious condition and even a life threatening condition that everyone—athletes, parents, coaches, athletic trainers and team physicians—need to closely monitor and treat immediately. National Football […]

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Melquist named OTRF Program Director, Athletic Training Residency Program

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The Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF) named Morgan Melquist, MS, ATC, OTC, as its program director for the CAATE-accredited OTRF Athletic Training Residency Program. As director, Melquist is responsible for training and overseeing athletic trainers participating in the annual OTRF program in conjunction with Dr. Steven Chudik, OTRF founder and […]

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Biking Rx for fun and fitness

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My patients often ask what I recommend they purchase to improve their workout or exercise routines. A bicycle—stationary or free-wheeling—is always my response. As we age, we need to incorporate more non-weight bearing exercises that don’t take a toll on our joints. A bicycle is that perfect addition because it is easy on the knees […]

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Warm-up, stretch and exercise to help prevent racquet sport injuries

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With the weather beckoning us outside, I am seeing a lot of people playing tennis, paddle- and platform tennis, and even pickleball. Depending upon your skill level and your opponents’, these sports can be everything from a fun, low-impact game with friends to a fast-paced, cardiovascular workout. Regardless of your speed and whether you play […]

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OTRF newsletter features high school lacrosse changes, new pec tendon repair procedure and ditching sit-ups

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The Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) Spring-Summer e-Newsletter, Active Bones, looks at an array of topics including changes in girls’ and boys’ high school lacrosse rules and equipment to help reduce injuries and a new pectoral tendon repair procedure developed by Dr. Steven Chudik, and interesting research that will have […]

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Warm up and stretch before tackling your spring cleaning chores

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I don’t know about you, but I’m behind on my spring cleaning chores. The rain and cold temperatures have not only affected my ability to start them, but professional outdoor services also are scrambling to complete all their customers’ projects . However before anyone starts a project, remember you most likely are not as conditioned […]

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Pre- and in-season conditioning important for preventing injuries

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Before the start of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) spring training, I heard an interview with White Sox Manager Tony La Russa talking about his concern for pitchers throwing too hard or too fast too soon. I heard similar comments from other teams and coaches in the following days. With the season about one month old, […]

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Thank you

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I want to thank my patient Chris N. for taking the time to send this review. The satisfaction of knowing my patients are enjoying their lives and regained mobility makes my day and reminds me why I became and orthopaedic surgeon.

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Dr. Steven Chudik to present at IBJI Orthopaedic Insights Conference

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Join Dr. Steven Chudik and 19 other physicians from the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Impact Field Rivers Stadium Club in Rosemont, Ill., for an opportunity to learn about a spectrum of orthopedic conditions and treatments. Dr. Chudik will discuss “Avoiding the Growth Plate in […]

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Proper preparation critical to prevent in-season throwing injuries

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I almost drove off the road when I heard White Sox Manager Tony La Russa talking about his concern for Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers throwing too hard or too fast too soon to make up for lost time with a shortened spring training caused by the owners’ lockout. According to La Russa, he and […]

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Athletic Trainers positively affect lives, mobility

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In recognition of National Athletic Training Month, I want to thank all the athletic trainers I’ve had the pleasures of working with and knowing these past 20 years. The list is long and there are a lot of people they cared for who are very grateful for their skills and expertise. I know my orthopaedic […]

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Staying the course nutritionally even while traveling this spring

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In a recent report from Business Wire, more than 57 percent of Americans are planning to travel this spring and 37 percent are planning on traveling during Spring Break—an increase of 29 percent compared to 2021. This of course is the result of an ebbing pandemic and the loosening of mask mandates and travel regulations.  […]

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Proper warm-up, conditioning exercises can help prevent youth sports injuries

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Even though snow is still falling, banners and signs are sprouting up everywhere announcing open registration for any number of youth sports and activities. Whether you’re the parent, coach or lucky to have both titles, as adults it is our job to make sure these budding athletes learn proper technique, and build muscle and strength […]

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Happy “Twosday” Everyone

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Besides being a palindrome and an ambigram—2-22-22—today coincidently is a Tuesday. This once-in-a-lifetime event inspires me to include a patient’s note about his two surgeries. Thank you, Rich, for sharing your great recovery news and happy to learn you’re enjoying an active lifestyle.

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Don’t miss another golf season because of shoulder pain

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It’s not too late to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic shoulder expert with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, Ill., to have your shoulder evaluated and treated so you don’t miss another golf season. Schedule online or email contactus@chudikmd.com for an appointment scheduler to call you. […]

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Congratulations LA Rams, David Edwards on winning Super Bowl LVI

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What a game! The Rams played like champions never doubting the outcome! My clinical team and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching their games this season and will be pulling for a repeat come fall. Congratulations to the Rams and #73 David Edwards, and thanks to everyone involved.

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Local talent to battle for Super Bowl LVI title

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In case you missed this article, https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/rams-edwards-allen-bengals-thomas-give-super-bowl-local-feel/, we’ve got three local athletes competing Sunday for the Super Bowl title.  Hope the next time they’re back for a visit we’ll be able to see “the ring.” Good luck to all. We will be rooting for you! And, regardless of the outcome, thank you for a great […]

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Hinsdale Orthopaedics, IBJI physicians named to Castle Connolly 2022 Top Doctors list

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Congratulations to all my partners named a Castle Connolly 2022 Top Doctor in orthopaedics. It is a noteworthy achievement and acknowledges our innovative and nationally renowned expertise and team approach to providing the highest level of patient care. Click to see the full list published in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

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Edwards, Rams advance to Super Bowl LVI

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Congratulations #73 David Edwards and the LA Rams on your win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game to advance to the Super Bowl. That second half sure kept us on the edge of our seats! Can’t wait to watch you become Super Bowl Champions! Go Rams! Go OL! Go David!   […]

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OTRF CAATE-accredited athletic training residency program accepting applications until March 15

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The application period is open for the 2022-2023 CAATE-accredited Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) clinical athletic training residency program. The 13-month educational program enhances certified athletic trainers’ clinical evaluation and surgical skills, increases their knowledge as allied health care professionals and provides interaction with orthopaedic surgeons and other members of […]

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