Pain and No Gain: Overuse Sports Injuries in Young Adults

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jan 30, 2020 12:59:18 PM

In the locker rooms and on the field—that’s where you’ll find the sports medicine experts from the Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO) at Weiss. As the exclusive medical provider for the Chicago Sport & Social Club, and several professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams, our specialists have extensive experience working with young athletes—and they frequently encounter overuse injuries.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Kyphoplasty: A Minimally-invasive Treatment for Major Back Pain

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jan 22, 2020 1:09:00 PM

Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Compression Fracture

Nearly a quarter of all women, and more than 5 percent of all men over the age of 65, have osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis have a loss of bone mass, leading to weakened bones, putting them at increased risk for bone fractures. In fact, the largest cause of spinal compression fracture (or vertebral compression fracture) is osteoporosis. Because of weakened bones with this condition, a spinal compression fracture caused by osteoporosis can occur from even a minor trauma, such as after a fall or a simple daily activity that includes twisting or lifting.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Your What to Expect with Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jan 15, 2020 1:04:00 PM

For many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, hormone therapy is one of the options explored to affirm a gender role that is comfortable for them. Hormone therapy is the use of endocrine agents to cause physical changes that are either “feminizing” or “masculinizing”. Although the therapy is described as “feminizing” or “masculinizing”, not everyone undergoes hormone therapy with a feminine/masculine binary goal.

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Topics: Gender Confirmation

Common Injuries in High School Athletes, and When to See an Orthopedic Specialist

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jan 3, 2020 1:13:00 PM

Lifelong memories are often made in high school sports, and can encourage good habits into adulthood on the importance of regular exercise, but millions of young athletes are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports-related injuries. Learning how to avoid preventable injuries is important, and it’s just as critical to help your high school athlete get proper treatment if injuries do occur.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

Gender Confirmation Surgery: What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 29, 2019 3:53:41 PM

When considering which hospital to choose for your gender affirmation surgery, some important elements of your hospital stay go far beyond your surgeon’s expertise.

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Topics: Gender Confirmation

Effective Treatment Options for Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 27, 2019 9:17:12 PM

Chronic knee pain reduces mobility and can be debilitating if left untreated.

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Topics: Orthopedics

When Hip Pain Is a Cause for Concern

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 14, 2019 9:32:00 PM

The hip is one of the largest and most important joints in the human body. It helps support the body and allows us to walk, kick, swing, and dance. So when it begins to ache it can be frustrating. Pain can present as a dull ache, a burning sensation, or a sharp, intense pain.

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Procedures Do Orthopedic Surgeons Perform?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 7, 2019 9:04:00 PM

An orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in treating disorders of the bones and joints. The adult human body is composed of 206 bones, each with its own purpose and function. The bones in our legs allow us to stand, walk, kick, and jump. The bones in our fingers grasp, extend, and point. The bones throughout our bodies support us and allow us to move. However, injury or disease can cause damage to our bones, limiting mobility. Orthopedic surgeons operate on damaged and diseased bones, helping to repair damage and restore movement.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Gender Confirmation Surgery: Before and After Care

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 30, 2019 10:17:00 AM

Deciding to have gender confirmation surgery is a big decision, and one that takes a lot of preparation. There are many physical, social, emotional, and psychological factors to consider before going forward.

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Topics: Gender Confirmation

Eight Ways Sports Medicine May Help Athletes Improve Performance

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 22, 2019 10:43:13 AM

Sports medicine deals with athletes: not only handling injuries sustained in athletic practices, training, and competition, but also helping athletes build strength in a way that helps them improve their overall performance and avoid injury. Sports medicine is more than just treating injuries after they occur. For many athletes, working with sports medicine professionals can help improve overall performance and help them reach their goals. Have you considered how sports medicine can help improve your performance?

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Topics: Orthopedics

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