Is it safe to have surgery?

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As Illinois and other parts of the country emerge from COVID-19, individuals naturally are reluctant about resuming activities. One question my Team and I are asked daily by patients is whether it is safe to proceed with surgery. I am a member of several professional organizations and very fortunate to have access to their national […]

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Determination, dedication and arthroscopic surgery return Mary Falck to the slopes and her very active life

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Patient Stories

Imagine slamming into a tree going more than 20 miles per hour with only the protection of a helmet. Imagine that same scenario, but as a petite downhill skier getting hit so hard by a snowboarder that you are lifted off the snow and thrust into a pine tree becoming a human airbag. According to […]

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Promising baseball future jeopardized by fluke football knee injury

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Knee
Patient Stories

Emmanuel Morris was anxious for his sophomore year at Hinsdale South High School to begin. After all, he earned Most Valuable Player and All-Conference baseball honors his freshman year so his future appeared to be on track to achieve his dream of playing Division I college ball and maybe even in the pros. He also […]

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Eliminate your boredom with a new daily exercise, conditioning program you can do at home in 30 minutes

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With the “stay at home order” extended for another month, Dr. Steven Chudik and the Health Performance Team with his Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF), have a new 30-minute daily exercise and conditioning program that not only can enhance a current routine, but also give those looking for something to […]

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OTRF Spring-Summer newsletter helps you ease back into activities, avoid injuries

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Knee Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Sports Medicine

After our extended time indoors, everyone is anxious to get outdoors. The Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) Spring-Summer newsletter will help make that transition easier and safer. The issue includes interesting and helpful information on protective headgear for softball infielders, a less well known, overuse baseball injury in young pitchers […]

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Virtual orthopaedic visits with Dr. Steven Chudik

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Shoulder Conditions
Shoulder Injuries
Sports Medicine

Dr. Steven Chudik, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, knee and sports medicine injuries is offering virtual doctor visits from the safety of your own home during COVID-19. To schedule a virtual appointment, email contactus@chudikmd.com or call 630-324-0402.  

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AMITA Health holds grand opening for Advanced Joint Replacement Center, Heart & Vascular Institute

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Knee Surgery
Shoulder Surgery
Sports Medicine

Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic surgeon with the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Injury Clinic, in Westmont and Western Springs, Ill., invites you to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new AMITA Health Advanced Joint Replacement Center and Heart and Vascular Institute at La Grange Memorial Hospital, Thursday, February 27 between 6-8 p.m. […]

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Dr. Steven Chudik named Top Doctor in orthopaedic surgery for 2020

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Shoulder
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Dr. Steven Chudik with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont, Illinois, was selected by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in orthopaedic surgery for 2020. Dr. Chudik has been chosen annually as a Top Doctor in orthopaedics since 2012. Board certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine, Dr. Chudik is […]

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Bears QB undergoes shoulder labrum surgery; likely to be in training camp

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Shoulder Surgery
Sports Medicine

It was just the fourth game of the season and six plays in when Chicago Bears quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, fell on his outstretched left arm after he was sacked by Minnesota Viking’s defensive end, Danielle Hunter. Trubisky left the game and would miss the next the next game for what the press reported was a […]

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Susan Swanson’s determination to resume activities after a patella fracture drives need for a new surgical repair procedure

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Knee Injuries
Patient Stories

Returning home after a vacation is never fun. For Susan Swanson, though, leaving her Michigan vacation with friends changed the next year of her life. Leaving the hotel lobby, Swanson slipped on the hotel atrium floor and crumpled to the ground with her left leg bent backwards at 180 degrees. From the immediate and excruciating […]

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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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Dr. Steven Chudik is offering virtual doctor visits from the safety of your own home during COVID-19. Dr. Chudik is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injuries.

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