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Is Latarjet Surgery The Right Choice For You?

In 1954, French surgeon Dr. Michel Latarjet published an exciting new surgical technique to treat unstable shoulders. Although it took a while for American surgeons to embrace this technique, it is widely accepted around the world as the most effective technique for treating anterior (front) instability of the shoulder with loss of some of the... Read More

How to Prevent Surgical Site Infections

After any surgery, there is a small chance of getting a surgical site infection (SSI). According to Infectious Disease Advisor, approximately 27 million surgical procedures are performed in the United States each year, with up to 5% resulting in SSI. This is because your skin is a natural barrier against external factors that can cause... Read More

What is arthroscopic surgery and are you a candidate?

Shoulder Arthroscopy in Chicago

Not long ago, serious shoulder injuries required major surgery through large incisions. Today, advanced arthroscopic technologies in the hands of skilled surgeons like trusted Chicago orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anthony Romeo have changed the patient experience from one involving a hospital stay and prolonged recovery to an outpatient procedure that requires just a few small incisions.... Read More

Returning to the Mound: How Pitchers can Lower their Risk of Injury

Returning to the Mound

Baseball players are back on the field after the longest off-season and latest season start ever. Although the players have been officially allowed to train since July 1, there is concern that the shortened training time may leave them more susceptible to injuries—especially pitchers. While this abbreviated season will undoubtedly heighten the risk of injury... Read More

Surgery Helps Artist Draw Pain-free

Internationally recognized artist, Timm Etters, struggled with elbow pain for over a year interfering with his work. Timm was diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis and internal dearangement. After conservative management failed, he strongly considered surgery. He was told by other physicians that he may not be able to draw again after the procedure, but Dr. Anthony... Read More

Former Division I Soccer Player deals with Shoulder Dislocations

Alex Howell, a 28-year-old sixth grade science teacher, has been passionate about soccer since she was eight years old. She played both soccer and softball, however she dedicated most of her time to soccer, and even earned a scholarship at Illinois State University, where she was a four year starter, and where her team made... Read More

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