Congrats to Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles on winning the NFC Championship

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To say it has been a season to remember probably is an understatement for Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie kicker and Lyons Township High School graduate, Jake Elliott. Dr. Steven Chudik and his staff have enjoyed following your football career. Congratulations Jake on all you’ve accomplished and your latest achievement–a National Football Conference championship. We wish you […]

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Knee dislocations in athletes like Bears tight end Zach Miller’s typically require complex, reconstructive surgery

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If you didn’t see the video replay or a photo, you’ve probably heard people discussing the knee injury Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller sustained in the game against the New Orleans Saints. Miller was running a passing route and as he planted his left foot just outside the end zone his knee dislocated. Knee […]

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Congratulations Nazareth Academy on a tremendous football season

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Thank you for the thrilling and hard-fought football season that earned you a well-deserved bid to the IHSA 6A championship game last weekend. A strong finish to a fantastic season. As a team physician for several area high schools, I look forward to being on the sidelines again next year and working with the student […]

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Don’t be the turkey injured in the Turkey Bowl

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Little did President Abraham Lincoln know in 1863 that by declaring the fourth Thursday of every November officially a national day of Thanksgiving he also would be starting another tradition just a mere six years later—the Turkey Bowl. Originally, a reference for college games played on Thanksgiving; the Turkey Bowl through the years also has […]

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Online appointment scheduling is easy, convenient anytime on any device

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If you have ever booked a restaurant reservation using a program like OpenTable®, then you know how convenient it is to schedule online. Now, scheduling an appointment with Dr. Steven Chudik at the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Injury Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, Illinois, is just as easy on our website. Wherever you are, […]

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Little League® guidelines may not be strict enough to prevent injuries

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According to a recent study investigating arm and shoulder injuries in Little League® baseball players, the current mandatory Little League guidelines, last modified in 2007, may not be sufficient to prevent injuries. New data suggests that the enforced guidelines, along with all-around compliance still results in a high number of arm and shoulder injuries in […]

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Dr. Steven Chudik, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation research on clavicle plate fixation comparison published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

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Is there a better way for orthopaedic surgeons to surgically repair clavicle fractures? Research conducted by Dr. Steven Chudik, and his foundation, the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF) presented their findings on the subject at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting earlier this year and they were […]

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Congratulations Jake!

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What a kick! Way to go! You certainly made the game exciting! So happy for you on all that you’ve accomplished and the new NFL records you set with that 61-yard field goal. You’ve worked hard and hopefully now can enjoy your efforts. All our best for continued success. You have a lot of proud […]

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OTRF Fall newsletter features new injury-prevention research, ways to keep you and your family active year-round

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In the new, fall issue of the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) e-newsletter, Active Bones, Dr. Steven Chudik and his health performance team introduce a new functional capacity test they developed to determine when it is safe to return to sports or physical activities after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. […]

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Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Steven Chudik is only a click away

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Scheduling an appointment to be seen and evaluated for an injury is only a click away. Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic surgeon and arthroscopic specialist with the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont and Western Springs, Illinois, offers convenient, online appointment scheduling. Simply click the Schedule Online gold button at the top of the page. […]

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Knee Surgery Needed for Top U.S. Tennis Player

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In the second round of her Wimbledon singles match, 32-year old American and top doubles seed Bethanie Mattek-Sands collapsed on to the grass court when her right knee buckled. Mattek-Sands, ranked No. 1 in doubles, was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. According to news reports, Mattek-Sands will undergo surgery to repair a […]

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Tommy John surgery required for top Yankees prospect

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Top Yankees prospect and shortstop Gleyber Torres injured his left elbow during a Class AAA game with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, triggering an early end to his season while also dealing a blow to the Yankees’ potential fall roster. Torres’ tore his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) as he attempted to score from second base, sliding head […]

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Congratulations to Aaron Bailey on signing with the Baltimore Ravens

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Dr. Steven Chudik and his Team at the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Clinic in Westmont, Ill., would like to congratulate Aaron Bailey on signing a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens as a wide receiver. As the quarterback who led Bolingbrook High School to its first Illinois 8A state football championship, Bailey was […]

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Shoulder dislocation puts Japan’s World Cup aspirations in question

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Japan’s star and the Blue Samurai’s goal-scoring midfielder, Shinji Kagawa, suffered a shoulder dislocation in a soccer match against Syria that ended in a draw but advanced Japan to a qualifying round in the Asian Football Confederation and ultimate opportunity to compete in the World Cup. The 28-year-old soccer phenom dislocated his left shoulder after […]

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GMA spotlights the increasing overuse injuries in Little League

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In a recent news feature, Good Morning America (GMA) looked into the rising number of overuse injuries occurring to Little League players, particularly in the elbow with a condition aptly named Little League Elbow. Dr. Steven Chudik also has seen the increase in the number of young athletes at his Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine […]

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Overuse injury sidelines World Series Champion pitcher

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Former Chicago Cubs pitcher and World Series Champion Aroldis Chapman was placed on the disabled list recently for left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation, also known as impingement syndrome. According to media reports, a magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the injured shoulder showed no signs of structural damage to the rotator cuff muscles. Team doctors are […]

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OTRF research presented on definitive FCE to determine safe return to sport following ACL reconstruction

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Outcome research conducted by Dr. Steven Chudik’s nonprofit foundation, the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF) on its comprehensive functional capacity evaluation (FCE) to determine when athletes can safely return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, was presented recently at the 2017 Mid-American Orthopaedics Association (MOAO) annual meeting. Dr. […]

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Congratulations Jake Elliott on being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals

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Dr. Steven Chudik and his Team at the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Clinic in Westmont, Ill., want to congratulate Jake Elliott on being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of this year’s National Football League (NFL) draft. Elliott, a former Lyons Township High School (LTHS) and University of Memphis place kicker, […]

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OTRF spring newsletter delivers injury prevention tips for throwers

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Spring is when we see a great number of baseball throwing injuries. In this issue of the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) e-newsletter, Active Bones, Dr. Steven Chudik and his health performance team provide injury prevention tips for throwers, including baseball players. The issue also discusses using pitch counts rather […]

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Rotator cuff surgery benches Panthers’ QB for the off-season

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton injured his throwing shoulder late last season during in a game against the San Diego Chargers. A subsequent MRI revealed a partially torn rotator cuff. Team doctors chose to treat the injury conservatively with rest, rehabilitation and a gradual throwing program. However, as Newton moved into the strengthening stage he experienced […]

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