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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White Sox pitching ace Carlos Rodon starts throwing program to return in 2018

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With only 69 1/3 innings over 12 starts in 2017, Chicago White Sox throwing ace Carlos Rodon underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery at the end of the season to determine the cause of the shoulder pain that forced him to miss most of the season. According to the team’s general manager, significant bursitis was found and […]

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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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