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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


OrthoIllinois Welcomes New Hand Surgeon to Algonquin and Elgin Clinics

ALGONQUIN, Ill. (March 1, 2019) – OrthoIllinois, a leading bone and joint health care provider in northern Illinois, recently welcomed hand surgeon Debdut Biswas, MD to its subspecialized orthopedic medical team. Biswas is seeing patients at two OrthoIllinois locations, 650 S. Randall Road in Algonquin and 1435 N. Randall Road, Suite 103 in Elgin. His… read more


Simple tips can help minimize arthritic shoulder, elbow and hand pain when gardening

Gardening, for many, is a springtime passion that requires patience and a lot of hard work. Whether it’s hauling large bags of mulch or kneeling on the ground to tend to flower beds, gardening can take a toll on your body, especially for individuals who live with arthritis. Conservative estimates show that about 54 million… read more


New program guides hip, knee surgery patients on wellness journey

A unique partnership between OrthoIllinois, the YMCA of Rock River Valley and Judson University is helping transform the lives of patients who need hip or knee surgery before they ever reach the operating room. It’s the brainchild of Megan Salser, a registered orthopedic technologist at OrthoIllinois who works with Dr. Michael Chmell, a board-certified orthopedic… read more


OrthoIllinois physician’s medical career takes flight after the Navy

Orthopedic surgery seems like a natural career path today for Dr. Jon Whitehurst, who grew up with a passion for engineering and spent time maneuvering Navy jets. His foray into medicine is an interesting journey. He enjoyed chemistry and biology as a young student, as his father was an engineer. Originally from Evanston, he graduated… read more


Exercise After Hip Replacement

To achieve full recovery after a hip replacement it is vital that you incorporate regular exercise into your life. Regular post-operative exercise will allow you to return to your everyday activities within 3-6 weeks after surgery; and return to driving at six weeks. These exercises are geared to restoring your blood flow, strength and mobility…. read more