When Elbow Pain is a Sign of a Serious Injury

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Feb 12, 2020 5:22:00 PM

Although the elbow is small, it’s a complex joint with cartilage, ligaments, fluid, muscles, tendons, and bone. It helps you with many different movements in your arm and hand, including rotation, extension, and flexing, often combining these motions at one time. Because of this, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint what type of elbow movement leads to pain and when this pain is a sign of a serious injury calling for a trip to the doctor. Let’s take a look at some signs and types of an elbow injury, so you know how you can manage elbow pain at home and when you need professional help.

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Topics: Orthopedics

This is How We Care: Setting the Standard at the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Feb 12, 2020 4:48:00 PM

At the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss, you might hear us explain that we practice care consistent with the Standards of Care established by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). But what does that mean? And how do we apply consistent care standards for transgender and gender non-conforming patients when their healthcare needs are so diverse?

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Topics: Gender Confirmation

What Happens When You Ignore a Torn Meniscus?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Feb 5, 2020 5:12:00 PM

One of the most common knee problems is a torn meniscus. Although this can be a painful, sidelining injury, many people put off a visit to the doctor. We’ll discuss what can happen when you ignore a torn meniscus.

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Topics: Orthopedics

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

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