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Dr. Vishal Mehta to speak about the latest techniques for repairing rotator cuff injuries on June 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm at Presence Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin.

Dr. Vishal Mehta, MDCome hear Dr. Vishal Mehta speak about the latest techniques on June 23, 2014.

Dr. Mehta will describe advancements in rotator cuff repairs and shoulder replacement. Dr. Mehta specializes in shoulder repair and sports medicine.

Come, hear about the latest techniques and you may win tickets to the Kane County Cougars! Come and meet a team player.

WHEN: Monday, June 23, 2014
WHERE: Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Airlite Café  |  77 North Airlite Street, Elgin
WHAT: 5:30 p.m. Registration and light meal. 6:00 p.m. Lecture

Limited seating. Registration required. Registration is free. Call 877.737.4636

Free Program by Dr Mehta - Rotator Cuff
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Rheumatologist Dr. Raheem Nazeer Returns to His Fox Valley Orthopedic Family

Raheemuddin M. Nazeer, MDPatients and staff are happy that rheumatic disease specialist Dr. Raheemuddin “Raheem” M. Nazeer has returned to Fox Valley Orthopedics. After a two-year absence to maintain a private rheumatology practice in Rockford, Illinois, Dr. Nazeer is happy to have returned to the Fox Valley…the community he calls home.

“It was a pleasure providing rheumatology care for the Fox Valley community in the past,” says Dr. Nazeer, a board-certified rheumatologist. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to resume my relationship with FVO, its patients, and the community.”

On June 1, 2014, Dr. Nazeer began treating FVO patients again at both the Geneva (North Building) and Elgin office locations. He worked with FVO from 2010 to 2012, specializing in the treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

“I enjoy being actively engaged in both the medical and non-medical community,” says Dr. Nazeer. “People want to understand how these diseases work. That’s why I regularly provide educational lectures on topics such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis to community groups as well as to primary care physicians and nurses.”

Characterized by inflammation, swelling, and joint and muscle pain, rheumatic diseases develop when the immune system attacks its own joint linings. Rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis (joint “wear and tear”), rheumatoid and juvenile arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, lupus, and scleroderma. Read the rest of this entry »

Fox Valley Orthopedics’ Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Offers Patients an All-Natural Way to Keep Swinging

New Research from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Shows PRP is Helping Athletes, Baby Boomers, and the Elderly with Sports Injuries and Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain

Fox Valley Orthopedics is one of the first practices in the area to treat patients with Orthopedic PRP to restore mobility and help athletes return to sports.

Happy Golfer Looking Away While Swinging Golf ClubPRP, also known as ABI or Autologous Blood Injections, is an extremely promising solution for stimulating the healing of tendon and ligament injuries, and osteoarthritis. The treatment is gaining national notoriety in the field of sports medicine because it taps into the body’s natural ability to heal itself, reduces recovery time, and lets individuals return to their normal activities more quickly.

PRP is gaining popularity as an effective treatment for tendinopathy (tendinitis or tendinosis) in a range of problem areas including the ankle (Achilles tendon), elbow (golfer’s, pitcher’s or tennis elbow), hamstring (buttock), heel (plantar fascia), hip (gluteal), and knee (patellar).

Today, celebrity athletes such as Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and safety Troy Polamalu, pro-golfer Tiger Woods, and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee are singing the praises of innovative new blood plasma therapies for sports-related injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

Craig M. Torosian, MD, Offers Patients New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow Developed by TENEX Health TX and the Mayo Clinic

Craig M. Torosian, MD of Fox Valley Orthopedics today announces the offering of a new advanced treatment that quickly and safely removes the source of tendon pain. Based on technology developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, TENEX Health TX™ is a minimally invasive treatment option for tendon and soft tissue injuries, such as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.

“I am extremely pleased with the results I am seeing in my patients who have been treated with TENEX Health TX,” says Dr. Torosian. “They have reported experiencing a nearly painless treatment, a quick recovery, and lasting pain relief. I believe this new option will become the standard of care in treating damaged tendon tissue, the source of tendon pain.”

TENEX Health TX™ TENEX Health TX is performed using a local anesthetic to numb the area—patients are awake and alert the entire time. During the treatment, sophisticated ultrasound imaging is used to identify the location of the damaged soft tissue. Once located, a small MicroTip™ is inserted into the damaged tendon. The instrument delivers ultrasonic energy specifically designed to cut, break down, and remove damaged tissue safely and quickly, without disturbing the surrounding healthy tendon tissue. Read the rest of this entry »

Comparison-shopping for Premium Healthcare?

Tips on How to Make It Affordable

Just as they would for any other product or service, baby boomers and gen-Xers alike are beginning to comparison-shop for the highest quality of healthcare…without the unmanageable costs.

One of the best-kept secrets in healthcare is the way ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and independent physician groups can save patients money.

Healthcare costThe May issue of the Health Affairs journal touts ASCs as an efficient approach to improving healthcare quality and reducing costs. After its review of 52,000 surgical visits across 437 facilities over four years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research team found that procedures performed in ASCs took less time – 31.8 fewer minutes, in fact – than those performed in hospitals, and patient costs were an estimated $363 to $1,000 lower.

By specializing on a narrow range of services, an ASC is able to maximize patient benefits and minimize cost. These savings are then passed on to patients…resulting in a much higher level of patient satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

Injuries Happen – OrthoFirst™ Orthopedic Immediate Care Puts Outdoor Fun Back on the Fast Track!

When fun in the sun results in a sports injury, OrthoFirst ought to be your first stop. Period.

orthofirstWe understand that life moves faster as the weather gets warmer…twisted ankles happen when you slide into home plate; you hear your ACL pop after a slam dunk; or your shoulder aches after a round of golf.

We get it. Our job is to get you moving again by providing the highest level of orthopedic care, from diagnosis and treatment, to rehabilitation.

While there are numerous benefits to seeing an orthopedic expert first – including faster recovery time – did you know that you can also save money, too?

OrthoFirst has simplified the care process.

 OrthoFirst has simplified the care process

Types of acute orthopedic injuries we treat at OrthoFirst:

  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Hand Injuries
  • Muscle/Joint Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Work Injuries

Note: Chronic issues – such as back pain, hip or leg pain – are treated in our main office during regular clinic hours. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Timely Tips from the FVO Sports Medicine Specialists

FVO’s Sports Medicine Team Offers Up 10 ‘Smart Play Tips’ for Summer Sports Injury Prevention

With the summer sports season around the corner, the orthopedic surgeons at Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO) want to get the word out about the importance of summer sports injury prevention to ensure their patients keep it moving.

Kevan E. Ketterling, MD“The goal is to keep players in the game,” says Dr. Kevan Ketterling, a sports medicine surgeon at FVO and team physician for the Kane County Cougars. “Not only through the summer sports season, but for life.”

Dr. Ketterling’s Smart Play Tips:

  • Don’t Leave Home without It: If you have asthma, treat your inhaler as part of your equipment, and always bring it to practices and games.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water when playing sports. If your activity lasts longer than an hour, make sure sports drinks are consumed afterwards.

James P. Sostak, MD“Nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students are linked to overuse,” says Dr. James P. Sostak, a sports medicine surgeon at FVO. “Avoid becoming a sports injury statistic.”

Dr. Sostak’s Smart Play Tips: Read the rest of this entry »

Podiatrist Dr. Joanna Chura Champions Heel Pain Prevention

Jumping without heel painHeel pain can be a real pain in the, well, a pain in the heels. Did you know that the condition affects millions of American feet every year? Plantar fasciitis alone – the most common cause of heel pain – causes approximately 2 million achy pairs of feet to seek treatment each year.

The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in each of your feet. Together with 33 joints and a network of over a 100 ligaments, muscles, and tendons, they all play a part in keeping you moving.

Passionate about practicing prevention, Dr. Joanna Chura – a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) at FVO - shares her expertise on how to keep you on your feet by taking care of your ankles and feet. Read the rest of this entry »

Tennis Anyone? Don’t Let Tennis Elbow Slow Down Your Swing

Fox Valley Orthopedics’ Dr. James Sostak Gets Behind PRP Therapy as the Best Choice for Tennis Elbow

Lady playing tennisNew treatments for tennis elbow can get you back on the courts in no time. Dr. James P. Sostak – a Fox Valley Orthopedics fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon – believes that biologic therapies – which use healing products from the patient’s own body – affect better results than cortisone treatment when it comes to tennis elbow, a very common degenerative problem.

Tennis elbow – a common, debilitating, and painful condition – was once thought to be an inflammatory process. Today, however, tennis elbow is understood to be a degenerative process, and can therefore be effectively treated with biologics.

Biologics, considered low risk treatments, include therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and fibrin clots.

“Biologics involves using a patient’s own tissues or cells in a unique way to boost the healing process,” says Dr. Sostak.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive treatment, proven effective through research, for chronic tendon injuries such as tennis elbow. There is also some promising data to suggest that PRP may be effective as a treatment for cartilage repair and osteoarthritis. Read the rest of this entry »

Advocate For Your Own Health With Proper Orthopedic Care

Keep Spring Blooming… Advocate For Your Own Health With Proper Orthopedic Care

If your new spring regimen is magnifying all your aches and pains, it may be time to look into having Humpty Dumpty put back together again! Talk to your sports medicine orthopedic surgeon about how to get those bones and joints moving again…and how to keep them moving for life.

PLANNING YOUR SPRING TUNEUP APPOINTMENT… Regular orthopedic care is a great way to help keep your body moving. And a little pre-appointment planning ensures you’ll make the most out of time with your physician. Find out how by watching Dr. Vishal Mehta’s YouTube video on How to Get the Most Out of a Visit with Your Doctor.

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