An Elite College Pitcher with an Uncommon Injury: Mason Erla

Patient: Mason ErlaOccupation: College baseball pitcherAge at Surgery: 19Procedure: Repair of latissimus tendon “I really appreciated that Dr. Romeo was interested in my career post-surgery.”—Mason Erla When Mason Erla, a 6’ 4” talented right-handed pitcher stepped up to the mound on February 26, 2017, he didn’t know it would be the last time he would... 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

Yoga instructor back to teaching after Total Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon in Chicago can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Yoga Instructor back to teaching after Total Shoulder Replacement ( Donna Thomas, a life-long athlete and current yoga instructor, started noticing shoulder pain about four years ago caused by osteoarthritis.  After numerous joint injections, physical therapy and modification of daily activities to avoid pain, she decided to... Read More

Advancements in Healthcare Featuring Dr. Anthony Romeo – Part Six

On the final segment of Advancements in Healthcare, Dr. Anthony Romeo discusses shoulder replacement surgery in an outpatient setting, and the advancements made to this operation over the years. The biggest change made over the last twenty years to shoulder replacement surgery is that initially, the bone would be cut in a way where the implant... Read More

Advancements in Healthcare Featuring Dr. Anthony Romeo – Part Five

On week five of Advancements in Healthcare, Paul is ready for physical therapy. After the first six weeks in a sling, Paul starts physical therapy exercises to strengthen and stretch his shoulder. Day by day, small progressions are made, and the pain subsides. Dr. Anthony Romeo and the team analyze Paul’s range of motion to... Read More

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