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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New video showcases OTRF Clinical Athletic Training Program

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In 2007, Dr. Steven Chudik created the 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sorts Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF), to keep people active and healthy and serve as a reliable, unbiased source for information, education and research. One of OTRF’s most popular educational offerings is the Athletic Training Residency Program that provides certified athletic […]

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Tarik Cohen to miss Chicago Bears training camp, possibly season opener

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During the course of his 20 years as an orthopaedic shoulder, knee and sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Steven Chudik has treated a countless number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries on patients of all ages and athletic abilities. Through this firsthand experience, he knows the time it takes an athlete to get back in the […]

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Chicago White Sox can’t “catch” a break with latest Grandal torn knee tendon injury

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The 2021 season will be one White Sox Manager Tony La Russa, the team and the medical staff will talk about for years to come. Leading the league at the midway point, the White Sox have lost another starter, catcher Yasmani Grandal to a torn tendon in his left knee. Grandal suffered the tear while […]

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Chicago White Sox lose Madrigal to season-ender proximal hamstring injury

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Anyone who is a Chicago White Sox fan, or even a baseball fan, can’t help but wonder how their new Manager, Tony La Russa is able to put a winning lineup together with all the player injuries the team has had including one just added to the list, second baseman Nick Madrigal. Madrigal attempted to […]

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Are Smoothies Really Healthy?

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Now that summer sunshine and heat are finally here, staying hydrated is important. But before you cool off with your favorite smoothie, check the ingredients first. Better yet, check out this article from Dr. Steven Chudik’s e-newsletter, Active Bones, to help make sure you maximize your smoothie’s nutritional benefit to stay fit and cool. To […]

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Congratulations Philip Ghobrial, MD

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All your hard work, dedication, drive and compassion for helping others has paid off. Your move to Houston to begin your residency at Baylor College of Medicine in orthopaedics is bittersweet after having had the privilege of mentoring you in honors orthopaedic research the past four years. There is no doubt Baylor College of Medicine […]

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New OTRF exercise program helps decrease pain, maximize function for individuals with arthritis or a joint replacement

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Arthritis affects more than 52 million people of which nearly a half have activity limitations according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you suffer from shoulder, hip or knee arthritis, or had a joint replacement, then you will want to download and begin using the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and […]

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OTRF Active Bones Spring/Summer e-Newsletter Available

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Dr. Steven Chudik and his Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF) released the Spring/Summer issue of Active Bones, a free e-Newsletter packed with articles on sports, injury prevention, exercise, orthopaedic research and a host of other features. Click to download a PDF version, or visit the OTRF website at https://www.otrfund.org/e-newsletter/ to […]

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Warm up and stretch before tackling those spring cleaning chores

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The sun is shining, the weather is warm, the grass is green and now you’re faced with a list of spring cleaning projects. But before you start, remember you most likely are not as conditioned as you should be because of the COVID quarantine. So, it is very important this spring to stretch, warm up […]

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Are you ready “fore” golf?

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Even though the weather may not agree with the calendar, it is spring and soon golf courses will be buzzing. While golfers are anxious to get outside again and start playing, are you ready? More specifically, is your body ready “fore” golf? Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic surgeon, president and founder of the Orthopaedic Surgery & […]

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Tips to make exercising outdoors fun, safe in the winter

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When temperatures drop and snowflakes fall, many walkers and runners leave behind the roads, trails and tracks for the treadmill, elliptical and other indoor workout activities. However, for those who do not want to give up exercising outdoors, being properly prepared can make a cold weather outing both safe and enjoyable. Dr. Steven Chudik, orthopaedic […]

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Thank you Dr. Chudik, Vincent Walsh and Team

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