Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation Helps People Stay Active and Healthy

Dr. Steven Chudik, board certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician with the Steven Chudik Shoulder & Knee Injury Clinic, Westmont, Illinois, founded the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF) in 2007. OTRF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding research and education to keep people active and healthy.

Dr. Chudik saw a growing demand from patients, athletic trainers and clinicians for up-to-date medical information and unbiased research on the prevention and treatment of shoulder, knee and sports injuries to the musculoskeletal system—joints, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, etc. In response to these requests, OTRF:

  • Produces and distributes a monthly E-newsletter, Active Bones.
  • Shares information about health performance-related issues, exercise and nutrition.
  • Hosts internships, research and career development opportunities and clinical residency programs for athletic trainers, undergraduate, pre-med and med students.
  • Conducts seminars for healthcare providers and community residents.
  • Sponsors and conducts orthopaedic research to find better treatment options for shoulder, knee and sports injuries.


For more information about OTRF, please visit Otrfund.org.

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