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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


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