Blog - Sports Medicine

Fall sports bring increased risk of shin splints

With fall comes the return of favorite sports like football, cross country, soccer and field hockey. While such activities bring great joy, camaraderie, and school spirit, they also carry an increased risk of injury for kids and adults alike. Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) rank among the most common exercise-related problems, typically developing after… 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