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OrthoIllinois prioritizes the patient experience

When patients choose OrthoIllinois, they come to us in a variety of ways. We have excellent working relationships with local primary care doctors who refer individuals to us every day. In other cases, a person may have been injured on the job and is referred to our Occupational Health Center, which offers walk-in access through… read more


Ankle Replacement Surgery Now Offered at OrthoIllinois

September 16, 2019 … William Bush, DPM and Mark Barba, MD, of OrthoIllinois together performed the practice’s first total ankle replacement, known as ankle arthroplasty in August 2019. Since that initial patient, Dr. Bush has performed subsequent total ankle replacement procedures. The availability of the total ankle arthroplasty procedure in Rockford is significant because patients… read more


Algonquin Clinic Marks First Anniversary

Our OrthoIllinois Algonquin Clinic opened a year ago this month, and we’re preparing to expand a few areas to better accommodate our patients and visitors. Since its September 2018 opening, the clinic has improved access to specialized orthopedic care in the region. Patients can choose OrthoIllinois bone and joint specialists with expertise in: Sports medicine… read more


Direct anterior approach causes less pain, recovery time for hip replacement

When your doctor suggests a total hip replacement, the treatment can seem overwhelming. The good news is that as technology has improved, minimally invasive surgical techniques have allowed patients to get back on their feet sooner. One of those techniques is the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement. This procedure uses a special operating… read more


Prioritizing a new Mission, Vision, and Values for OrthoIllinois

At OrthoIllinois, we are constantly looking at the fundamental ways we go about our day-to-day business – what we do, why we do it, how we do it and where we want to be. That’s why we took the opportunity during the past year to refresh our mission, vision and values statements. It had been… read more


Be more mindful of safety when working, playing outdoors

With warmer weather, we tend to spend more time outside. As a trauma surgeon, that means I and my colleagues start to see a higher volume of injuries related to spring and summer activities. We often hear or joke that people forget how to drive in the snow once the first flakes fall during the… read more