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Keep your hands/wrists safe this Thanksgiving

There’s nothing festive about holiday-related injuries, but that doesn’t stop them from happening. Each November and December, we see patients who injure their fingers, hands and wrists doing routine holiday activities. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that...read more


Sports Medicine

OrthoIllinois Physicians Continue Partnership with Chicago Blackhawks

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2021) – Dr. Jon Whitehurst, Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel, Dr. Scott Trenhaile and Dr. Cort Lawton, orthopedic sports medicine specialists at OrthoIllinois, a leading bone and joint health care provider in northern Illinois, will continue...read more


Neurosurgery

OrthoIllinois Surgeon Developed Early Interest in Neurosurgery

OrthoIllinois’ Dr. Harjot Thind was 17 years old when she observed her first neurosurgery – an experience that further cemented her desire to help people by becoming a doctor. “As a kid, I wanted to figure out why people...read more


Foot & Ankle

Ankle Arthroplasty: Helping People Live More Active, Pain-Free Lives

You’ve heard of hip and knee replacements, but what happens when the pain is further down your leg? Ankle pain is tough: It is hard to participate in activities that require you to be on your feet. For many...read more


Spine & Neck

Navigated Spine Surgery: A Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Patients

Neck and back issues are common and can be disruptive to everyday life for many people, and that’s why neurosurgeons such as myself are here to help individuals determine the best options for care to improve quality of life....read more


Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Keep Hands and Fingers Safe During Home Improvement Projects

Household do-it-yourself projects keep us busy – they can be fun and entertaining but also dangerous when proper care isn’t taken when doing the work and using tools and machinery. Spending on home improvements and repairs grew more than...read more