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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Rams beat Brady, Bucs to advance to NFC championship game

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Congratulations to the L.A. Rams and No.73, David Edwards on your exciting playoff upset against Tampa Bay. You did what many teams haven’t been able to do. My team and I can’t wait to see you repeat the win against San Francisco for the NFC championship title and a ticket to the Super Bowl. Go […]

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Good luck David in your NFC wild card game against the Cardinals

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My staff and I will be cheering for you and the Ram’s offense to put a lot of points on the board to advance in the NFL playoffs!

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Good luck Jake as you and the Eagles battle the Bucs in the NFC wildcard game

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A special shout out to Jake Elliott and the Philadelphia Eagles playing the Tampa Bay Bucs in the wild card game to advance in the NFL playoffs. My team and I will be pulling for a victory and enjoy watching you expertly kick the ball through the uprights.  

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Dr. Steven Chudik’s OTRF research for a novel graft in pectoralis major tendon replacement surgery published

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For more than 20 years, Dr. Steven Chudik, founder and president of the Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF) has been mentoring medical students from the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University in honors research. Recently, Dr. Chudik developed a novel and improved surgical technique to reconstruct (rebuild) a chronically torn […]

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Don’t drink caffeine for an energy boost—climb the stairs

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Many people rely on caffeine for a morning or afternoon energy boost. However, researchers at the University of Georgia found a slow to moderate walk up and down stairs for ten minutes provides more energy than 50 milligrams of caffeine—about the same amount in a can of soda. The study, published in the journal Physiology […]

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Traumatic skiing accident motivates patient’s rehab, recovery

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The recent snow storms bring to mind one of my patients who through sheer grit, determination, hard work and several surgeries after a brutal skiing injury was able to return to downhill skiing and her many other activities. You have to read her story to truly appreciate how proud I am of the hard work […]

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Happy New Year

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Order matters when it comes to cardio, strength exercise routines

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Regardless if you’re moving your workout routines inside or starting a routine for the new year, you may want to change things up to get the most out of your weight training. According to the American Council on Exercise, the order in which you do cardio and strength training exercises can impact your fitness goals. […]

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Enjoy the holidays mindfully, year round

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I don’t know about you, but the holidays are my downfall when it comes to eating. There’s just so much around to nibble, snack and gorge. Then, January 2 arrives and I groan when I look at my scale. But not this year. I am still going to enjoy the goodies but use portion control […]

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Snowboarding: Growth in Popularity, Injuries

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It won’t be long before ski resorts and area hills are snow covered and alive with skiers and snowboarders. According to the SnowSports Industries America’s 2019-2020 participation study, 25.1 million Americans ages 6 and older participated in winter sports in the 2019-2020 up 1.9 percent from recorded in the 2018-2019. Of those winter enthusiasts, approximately […]

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OTRF glenoid vault research published, presented for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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The Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF) was honored to have Dr. Philip Ghobrial present a research poster session at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in July. The presentation, “Exploring Alternative Sites for Glenoid Component Fixation Through Three-Dimensional Digitization of the Glenoid Vault: An Anatomic Analysis,” explained […]

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Congratulations Eric Swensen OU Sooner #77

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You’ve made the hometown crowd proud to say we knew you when you were ranked sixth as a high school prospect and among the nation’s top 30 offensive tackles! My Team and I have enjoyed following your many successes as an offensive lineman at Oklahoma University including being named to the AP’s and USA Today’s […]

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OTRF Accepting Applications for 2022-23 Clinical Athletic Training Residency Program

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Applications are being accepted 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 residency program enhances the clinical and surgical skills of certified athletic trainers to expand their education, improve their clinical evaluation skills, increase their knowledge as allied health care […]

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Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving

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Dr. Chudik considered my well being as well as treating my knee, shoulder

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My surgery with Dr. Chudik was for my knee, which had multiple issues. My mind was put at ease with his knowledge of the issues and his explanation of what would happen throughout the surgical process. The surgery and recovery were flawless. I also had an issue with my shoulder. He diagnosed the exact problem prior […]

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Boost workouts, strength and performance with plyometrics

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Athletes and even weekend warriors are always looking to improve their strength and performance to give them a competitive edge. Plyometrics (aka plyos) might just be the key. Used by track and field athletes in Europe since the 1920s, plyometrics today are incorporated into many sports and fitness workout programs in varying levels of intensity […]

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Don’t be the turkey injured in the Turkey Bowl

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Unfortunately, Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, Ill., has seen many injuries during his 19 years in practice that are the direct result of a once-a-year Thanksgiving Day ritual for many—the Turkey Bowl. Some injuries are preventable; some are […]

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Volleyball ankle injuries need “RICE”

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Inversion ankle sprains are the most common injury in volleyball. They often occur while landing from a jump on an opponent’s foot or taking a bad step while trying to change directions. Inversion ankle sprains involve the foot turning inwards relative to upper leg, sometimes rolling entirely over on the front and outside portion of […]

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Chicago Bulls’ guard Coby White sidelined with torn labrum from neighborhood pick-up game

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It was just a friendly neighborhood pick-up game of hoops for Chicago Bulls guard Coby White, or so he thought. According to his recounting of the game, White said he just bumped shoulders doing what he does as a guard. “No big deal and something he’d done before,” he explained. However, after a couple of […]

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