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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Playing with pain: Bear’s Kyle Long postpones shoulder labral repair surgery

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Late last season, Chicago Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long severely injured his ankle during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That injury, combined with the torn shoulder labrum Long had been playing with for seven weeks ended his 2016 season. Long had ankle surgery in January and was to undergo shoulder labral surgery […]

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OTRF publishes an Ultimate in-season strength, conditioning program to help prevent injuries

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In 1968, two groups of New Jersey high school students were the first to play a new game called Ultimate (Frisbee), a cross between soccer and American football. Today, more than one million people in the United States participate in Ultimate that involves sprinting, cutting, jumping, diving and lunging. Although it technically is a non-contact […]

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Lacrosse in-season and conditioning helps prevent injuries

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As the lacrosse season gets underway, I would like to remind you about the research based, in-season strength and conditioning program my health performance team and I created specifically for lacrosse through my foundation, the Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF). The program is designed to help prevent knee injuries and […]

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Orthopaedic pioneer, Dr. Steven Chudik, awarded patent for an arthroscopic total shoulder replacement surgery method

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Dr. Steven Chudik with the Steven Chudik MD Shoulder, Knee & Sports Injury Clinic, Westmont, Ill., another patent, US 9,445,910 B2, for his original method of minimally invasive shoulder replacement surgery. He previously received a patent for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Dr. Chudik’s minimally invasive shoulder […]

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Improve your golf game this winter by stretching

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As you contemplate your winter getaway vacation for some sun and golf, don’t forget to pack the Golf Stretching and Warm-Up program created by Dr. Steven Chudik and his nonprofit foundation, the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF). It is based on long-standing research that shows dynamic stretching helps maintain flexibility […]

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OTRF’s latest e-newsletter has insights on injury prevention for winter sports, activities

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For those who have begun winter sports and activities, or will be, you’ll want to read the latest issue of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) e-newsletter, Active Bones. Included in the issue are articles on cartilage knee injuries common to basketball players of all levels, a discussion and treatment recommendations […]

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Prior planning, conditioning helps reduce injuries on the slopes

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With more snow in the forecast and school winter breaks just days away, the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF) founded by Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with the Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont, Ill., has tips to help prevent injuries when you […]

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Online appointment scheduling now available

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Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic surgeon and arthroscopic specialist with the Shoulder, Knee & Sports Medicine Injury Clinic in Westmont, Ill., is offering a new, online appointment scheduling option on his website. Simply click on the “Schedule Online” button at the top of the page. Pick a convenient appointment day and time and provide the information […]

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New functional capacity evaluation for ACL injuries definitely tests likeliness for re-injury and readiness to return to sport

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When Chicago Cubs outfielder, Kyle Schwarber chased a ball drilled by Arizona Cardinal’s Sean Segura during the third game of the season, fans cared more about the injury to Schwarber that he suffered colliding with teammate Dexter Fowler than the inside-the-park homerun that resulted. In the outfield collision, Schwarber tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) […]

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Calf muscle, Achilles tendon strains are preventable

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With basketball season upon us, I think it would be helpful to post an article that appeared in my foundation’s newsletter, Active Bones, about preventing calf muscle and Achilles tendon strains. Of course, you do not have to be a basketball player to develop these conditions. If you, or someone you know, are dealing with […]

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OTRF fall newsletter: a trusted source for reliable sports, fitness and injury prevention information

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In 2007, I founded the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Researching Foundation (OTRF) to help individuals stay active and healthy. To support that mission, ORTF produces Active Bones, an e-newsletter packed with information on injury prevention, nutrition, sports conditioning, research and current events. The fall issue was just emailed to subscribers. If you […]

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Post marathon tips to minimize pain, injury

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Marathon training takes months to get into shape to run or even walk the 26.2 mile course. However, little attention is given to what a marathon participant should do after the race to help speed recovery, minimize discomfort and prevent an injury. For those who competed in the marathon, and even those who participate in […]

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Usain Bolt bolts to golden victories despite hamstring tear

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Watching Usain Bolt run during the 2016 Rio Olympics was amazing. He made each gold medal victory look so easy considering just a few months earlier he withdrew from the Jamaican qualifying trials because of a grade 1 hamstring tear. Recovering in time to participate in the Olympics would not be easy, or even guaranteed […]

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