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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...read more


Patient Stories

Jan Nowicki had outpatient hip replacement at the surgery center

Jan Nowicki was a good candidate for outpatient hip replacement at the Ortho Illinois Surgery Center. She had a hip replacement done with Dr. Antonacci near the end of April, 2016. We had a chance to sit down with...read more


Sports

Can you return to sports after a total hip replacement?

After your surgery, you will do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your joints. Strong leg muscles will help you to return to those activities of daily living such as walking, climbing stairs, getting up from a chair...read more


Research

New study results indicate you should start hopping

We’ve talked a lot about hips on the blog, and if you’ve missed out on any of those excellent posts, here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve done: I had a total hip replacement and my hip hurts! How...read more


Knee

How outpatient total joint replacement surgery is possible

Knee replacement. Think about that for a second. When I perform a knee replacement surgery, I remove someone’s knee and put in an artificial one. Medical science has come a long way, and at times, I think we take...read more


joint

I had a total hip replacement and my hip hurts!

It’s not common for me to hear a lot of complaints about pain after hip replacement surgery because a total hip replacement is one of the best surgeries a patient can undergo to get relief from a painful arthritic...read more