Preventing and Treating Exertional Heat Stroke

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With the extreme heat we’ve had nationwide this summer, the start of training camps and team practices have an added precaution to consider besides injury prevention—heat stroke. This is a serious condition and even a life threatening condition that everyone—athletes, parents, coaches, athletic trainers and team physicians—need to closely monitor and treat immediately. National Football […]

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Melquist named OTRF Program Director, Athletic Training Residency Program

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The Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Teaching & Research Foundation (OTRF) named Morgan Melquist, MS, ATC, OTC, as its program director for the CAATE-accredited OTRF Athletic Training Residency Program. As director, Melquist is responsible for training and overseeing athletic trainers participating in the annual OTRF program in conjunction with Dr. Steven Chudik, OTRF founder and […]

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Biking Rx for fun and fitness

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My patients often ask what I recommend they purchase to improve their workout or exercise routines. A bicycle—stationary or free-wheeling—is always my response. As we age, we need to incorporate more non-weight bearing exercises that don’t take a toll on our joints. A bicycle is that perfect addition because it is easy on the knees […]

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OTRF newsletter features high school lacrosse changes, new pec tendon repair procedure and ditching sit-ups

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The Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation’s (OTRF) Spring-Summer e-Newsletter, Active Bones, looks at an array of topics including changes in girls’ and boys’ high school lacrosse rules and equipment to help reduce injuries and a new pectoral tendon repair procedure developed by Dr. Steven Chudik, and interesting research that will have […]

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Staying the course nutritionally even while traveling this spring

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In a recent report from Business Wire, more than 57 percent of Americans are planning to travel this spring and 37 percent are planning on traveling during Spring Break—an increase of 29 percent compared to 2021. This of course is the result of an ebbing pandemic and the loosening of mask mandates and travel regulations.  […]

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Hinsdale Orthopaedics, IBJI physicians named to Castle Connolly 2022 Top Doctors list

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Congratulations to all my partners named a Castle Connolly 2022 Top Doctor in orthopaedics. It is a noteworthy achievement and acknowledges our innovative and nationally renowned expertise and team approach to providing the highest level of patient care. Click to see the full list published in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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