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Vishal M. Mehta, MD

Expertise:

  • Sports Medicine and General Care of Athletes
  • Shoulder and Knee Surgery
  • Hip Scope (Keyhole Surgery)
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Clinical Interests:

  • Cartilage Transplantation and Restoration
  • Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Procedures of the Shoulder and Knee, and Ligament Reconstructions
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Research on Orthopedic implant

Dr. Vishal Mehta is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He helps patients with knee injuries, shoulder injuries, knee pain, arthritis, or shoulder pain, conditions that are often a result of an athletic injury. He serves as the team physician for Kaneland High School.

Dr. Mehta is the current president of Illinois Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certified in Sports Medicine
  • Certified in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating- AADEP, AMA Guides Sixth Edition

Fellowship Training & Awards

  • San Diego Shoulder and Knee Research Fellowship
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, University of California, San Diego
  • Delnor Hospital’s Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Service to the Community
  • Nominated for the American Red Cross’s Hometown Hero Award

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery, University of Chicago, Illinois

Medical School

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Pre-Med

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Board Member and President of Illinois Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member of AOSSM Education and Industry Relations Committee
  • Member of Delnor Hospital Ethics Committee

Hospital Affiliations

More About Dr. Vishal Mehta

Dr. Vishal Mehta is the founder of the Fox Valley Orthopedic Research Foundation, a laboratory designed to test and develop orthopedic implants.

The author of more than 15 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, Dr. Vishal Mehta serves as a reviewer for both The American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

Featured in the CLTV segments entitled Preventing Knee and Ankle Injuries, 3/7/09 and Preventing Ankle Injuries, 3/14/09. Dr. Vishal Mehta is an instructor of many surgical technique courses.

Dr. Vishal Mehta is the founder of the Foundation for International Orthopedic Development…a not-for-profit organization chartered to develop and teach arthroscopic surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Vishal Mehta is the founder of Healthy-TXT™, mobile health programs designed to improve health outcomes and foster physician-patient relations. The programs are delivered via text messaging, mobile voice app, email, video, or website.

 Educational Talks by Dr. Mehta

Mehta V, Shah R, Nayak, A.  Does Testing Adjustable-Length ACL Fixation Devices with Stiff Constructs Inaccurately Represent their Performance? Accepted to American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA,  June 2016.

 

Mehta V, Shah R, Nayak, A.  Does Testing Adjustable-Length ACL Fixation Devices with Stiff Constructs Inaccurately Represent their Performance? Accepted to Combined Meeting of the English-Speaking Orthopaedic Associations Cape Town, South Africa, April 11 – April 15, 2016

 

Mehta V, Mandala C.  Comparison of Forced Air and Conductive Heating Systems During Out-Patient Orthopaedic Surgeries.  Accepted to Combined Meeting of the English-Speaking Orthopaedic Associations Cape Town, South Africa, April 11 – April 15, 2016

 

Mehta V, Mandala C.  Comparison of Forced Air and Conductive Heating Systems During Out-Patient Orthopaedic Surgeries.  European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Geneva, Switzerland,  June 2016

 

Mehta V. Early Results of a Novel Fresh Cartilage Matrix on Focal Chondral Lesions. American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orlando, FL, March 2-3, 2016.

                          

Mehta V. Instructor – Masters Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course. New York, NY, February 13, 2016.

 

Mehta V. Instructor – Masters Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course. Phoenix, AZ, January 16, 2016.

 

Mehta V. Instructor – Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Training Course. Naples, FL, November 19-20, 2015.

 

Mehta V. Instructor – Masters Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course. New York, NY, September 12, 2015.

 

Mehta V, Mandala C. The Biomechanical Effects of Fiber Disc Augmentation on a Rotator Cuff Repair Model. European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

.                         Prague, The Czech Republic, May 27-30, 2015.

 

Mehta V, Patel A, Chacon S, Coker T. Efficacy of a Custom Text Messaging Engagement Program to Improve New Parenting Skills. Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit. Cleveland, OH, May 17-19, 2015.

 

Mehta V. Instructor – Mitek Sports Medicine Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy Course. Boston, MA, May 15-16, 2015.

 

Mehta V. Instructor – Masters Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course. New York, NY, December 6, 2014.

 

Mehta V. Instructor – Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Training Course. Dallas, TX, September 4-5, 2014.

 

Mehta V. Instructor – Masters Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course. New York, NY, August 23, 2014.

 

Mehta V. Advancements in Rotator Cuff Repair and Shoulder Arthroplasty. Presence St. Joseph Hospital. Chicago, IL, June 23, 2014.

 

Mehta V. Health 2.0/1871 Panelist. Chicago, IL, March 19, 2014.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Advanced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Medial Patello-Femoral Ligament Reconstruction. Kansas City, MO, November 2, 2013.

 

Mehta V. Featured Speaker, Balancing Practice & Entrepreneurship. Fuze Physician Innovators Summit. Chicago, IL, October 19, 2013.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Arthrex, Chicago, IL, October 5, 2013.

 

Mehta V. The Use of a Mobile Text Messaging Platform to Improve Care after Orthopedic Procedures. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, June 2013.

 

Mehta V. The Use of a Mobile Text Messaging Platform to Improve Care after Orthopedic Procedures. European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Istanbul, June 2013.

 

Mehta V, Schreiber S. The Use of a Mobile Text Messaging Platform to Improve Care after Orthopedic Procedures. PRSA. Indianapolis, IN, May 2013.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Shoulder Fractures and Arthroplasty. Arthrex-MedWest, Chicago, IL, May 2013.

 

Mehta V. The Use of a Mobile Text Messaging Platform to Improve Care after Orthopedic Procedures. SDGSS. Hong Kong, October 2012.

 

Mehta V. Implementation of an Automated Text Messaging System to Educate Patients after ACL Reconstruction. World Sports Traumatology Congress. London, UK. Chicago, IL, October 2012.

 

Mehta V. Implementation of an Automated Text Messaging System to Educate Patients after ACL Reconstruction. International Conference and Exhibition on Orthopedics. Chicago, IL, August 13,2012.

 

Mandala C, Akhter A, Mehta V. Cyclic Testing of 3 Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Techniques. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, July 2012.

 

Mandala C, Loynachan J, Petsche T, Mehta V. Medical Complication Rates Following Shoulder Arthroscopy Performed at an Ambulatory Surgery Center. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, June 2012.

 

Mandala C, Akhter A, Mehta V. Cyclic Testing of 3 Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Techniques. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, June 2012.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Advancements Shoulder Arthroplasty Course. Tornier, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, April 7, 2012.

 

Mandala C, Loynachan J, Petsche T, Mehta V. Medical Complication Rates Following Shoulder Arthroscopy Performed at an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, April 2012.

 

Mandala C, Akhter A, Mehta V. Cyclic Testing of 3 Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Techniques. Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, April 2012.

 

Mehta V, Rawal A, Petsche, T. The Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Femoral Tunnel O’clock Grading System during ACL Reconstruction. Arthrosocopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, April 2011.

 

Mehta V, Petsche, T. Medial portal femoral tunnel reaming during ACL reconstruction: predictors of tunnel length. Arthrosocopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, April 2011.

 

Mehta V, Rawal A, Petsche, T. The Interrater and Intrarater Reliability of the Femoral Tunnel O’clock Grading System during ACL Reconstruction. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, June 2011.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Knee and Shoulder Road Show. Arthrex, Salt Lake City, UT, February 5, 2011.

 

Mehta V, Petsche, T. Medial portal femoral tunnel reaming during ACL reconstruction: predictors of tunnel length. 12th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Associations. Glasgow, UK, 2010.

 

Mehta V, Mandala C, Maguire E, Petsche, T. The Effects of Interferential Stimulation on Pain and Motion after Shoulder Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Study. 12th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Associations. Glasgow, UK, 2010.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Advancements in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Chicago, IL, March 6, 2010.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Arthroscopy for the Athlete’s Shoulder – AOSSM course. Minneapolis, MN, June 6, 2009.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Knee Symposium. Arthrex, Naples, FL, June 5, 2009.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Shoulder Instability – Arthrex/Medwest Regional Shoulder Course. Chicago, IL, May 16, 2009.

 

Mehta V. Cartilage Restoration and the use of Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopedics. ATI Physical Therapy Lecture Series, Naperville, IL, May 12, 2009.

 

Mehta V, Petsche, T. Comparison of Failure Rates in Allograft and Autograft ACL Reconstruction. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Bonita Springs, FL, 2009.

 

Mehta V, Terry M. Cyclic Testing of Three All-Inside Meniscal Repair Devices: A Biomechanical Analysis. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Bonita Springs, FL, 2009.

 

Mehta V, Terry M. Cyclic Testing of Three All-Inside Meniscal Repair Devices: A Biomechanical Analysis. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Keystone, CO, 2009.

 

Mehta V, Terry M. Cyclic Testing of Three All-Inside Meniscal Repair Devices: A Biomechanical Analysis. Arthrosocopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, 2009.

 

Mehta V. Clinical Safety of the 5 O’Clock Shoulder Portal. Arthrosocopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, 2009.

 

Mehta V, Petsche, T. Comparison of Failure Rates in Allograft and Autograft ACL Reconstruction. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, 2009.

 

Mehta V, Petsche, T. Comparison of Failure Rates in Allograft and Autograft ACL Reconstruction. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Specialty Day, Las Vegas, NV, 2009.

 

Mehta V. New Concepts in ACL Reconstruction and Cartilage Restoration Techniques. Accelerated Physical Therapy Lecture Series, Naperville, IL, July 9, 2008.

 

Mehta V. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Cartilage Restoration Techniques. Accelerated Physical Therapy Lecture Series, Elgin, IL, July 1, 2008.

 

Mehta V. New Concepts in ACL Reconstruction and Cartilage Restoration Techniques. CoSport Physical Therapy Lecture Series, Geneva, IL, June 10, 2008.

 

Mehta V. All-Inside ACL Reconstruction and Patellofemoral Stabilization. Michigan State University Grand Rounds. Lansing. MI, May 30, 2008.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, Western and Midwestern Regional Fellows Conference. Naples, FL, May 19, 2008.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, VIP Regional Masters Knee Course. Arthrex, Naples, FL, February 16-18th, 2008.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, All-Inside ACL Reconstructions. Medwest-Arthrex, Chicago, IL, February 9, 2008.

 

Mehta V. Instructor, All-Inside ACL Reconstructions. Arthrex, Naples, FL, November 30, 2007.

 

Mehta V. Pharmaceutical Agents used in Orthopaedic Surgery. Athletico University, St. Charles, IL, April 26, 2007.

 

Mehta V. Rehabilitation of the Hamstring Autograft ACL reconstruction. CoSport Physical Therapy Lecture Series, Geneva, IL, April 10, 2007.

 

Mehta V. Cartilage Restoration: Current Concepts. Delnor Hospital Outreach Program, Geneva, IL, October 18, 2006.

 

Mehta V. Laboratory Instructor, Arthroscopic Labral Repair. San Diego Shoulder Course: Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Fractures. San Diego, CA, June 21-24, 2006.

 

Mehta V, Murphy B, Haydon R, He T-C, Mass D. Adenoviral Based Gene Delivery of BMP 14 Improves Flexor Tendon Healing. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, March 24, 2006.

 

Mehta V. The Effects of BMP 14 on Flexor Tendon Healing. Smith & Nephew’s Annual Research Competition, Memphis, TN, August, 2005.

 

Mehta V. The Effects of BMP 13 and 14 on Flexor Tendon Healing. OREF Midwest Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, May, 2005.

 

Mehta V, Haydon R, He T-C, Mass D. Adenoviral Based Gene Delivery of BMP 13 Improves Flexor Tendon Healing. Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society of Hand Therapists, San Antonio, TX, 2005.

 

Mehta V, Haydon R, He T-C, Mass D. Adenoviral Based Gene Delivery of BMP 13 Improves Flexor Tendon Healing. The Annual Charles Huggins Research Conference at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 7, 2005.

 

Luo J, Sun M, Kang Q, Mehta V, Haydon R, He T-C, Reider B, Ho S. Characterization of Chondrocyte Scaffold Carriers for Cell-based Gene Therapy in Articular Cartilage Repair. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, Amelia Island, FL, 2005.

 

Luo J, Sun M, Kang Q, Mehta V, Haydon R, He T-C, Reider B, Ho S. Characterization of Chondrocyte Scaffold Carriers for Cell-based Gene Therapy in Articular Cartilage Repair. American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine annual meeting, Keystone, CO, 2005.

 

Luo J, Sun M, Kang Q, Mehta V, Haydon R, He T-C, Reider B, Ho S. Characterization of Chondrocyte Scaffold Carriers for Cell-based Gene Therapy in Articular Cartilage Repair. Arthroscopy Association of North America annual meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2005.

 

Mehta V. Hip Fractures: An Overview. Grand Rounds at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago, IL, December 13, 2004.

 

Haydon R, Mehta V, Cheng H, Jiang W, Zhou L, Mass D, Phillips C, He T-C. Adenovirus-Mediated Expression of BMP 12, 13 and 14 Induces Tendon-Specific Marker Scleraxis. The Annual Charles Huggins Research Conference at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2004.

 

Luo J, Sun M, Kang Q, Mehta V, Haydon R, He T-C, Reider B, Ho S: Characterization of Chondrocyte Scaffold Carriers for Cell-based Gene Therapy in Articular Cartilage Repair. The Annual Charles Huggins Research Conference at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2004.

 

Mehta V. Therapeutic Use of Gene Therapy and BMPs in Tendon Injuries. Grand Rounds at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 15, 2002.

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