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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


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


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


Growing number of patients choose OrthoIllinois as health care partner

The northern Illinois region is increasingly being recognized as a destination for health care, and OrthoIllinois is a proud member of that developing landscape. There are multiple hospitals, specialty providers, health care clinics, medical colleges and universities, and nonprofits located in our various communities. These organizations employ thousands of people, they train providers and they… read more