Additional Orthopaedic Procedures in Chicago

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)

More than forty years ago, baseball player Tommy John made history as the first pitcher to undergo UCL surgery and return to the game. Since then, many more athletes have undergone the same procedure. Currently, one in four starting pitchers in Major League Baseball has undergone Tommy John surgery. Find out how it’s done—and what the road to recovery looks like.

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Cortisone Injections

Cortisone Injections in Chicago

Overview of Cortisone Injections For many years, cortisone injections have been part of the standard of care for inflammation around tissue injuries, such as nerves, tendons, and ligaments. The goal of cortisone injections is to reduce inflammation, allowing the body to heal the pain as best as possible. Cortisone is a man-made version of a […]

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Latissimus Dorsi Tear or Rupture

Latissimus Dorsi Tear Surgery in Chicago

The latissimus dorsi muscle is one of the strongest and largest muscles in the back. This muscle is used when lifting the arms up to the side and the extension of the shoulder.

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Treatment (Scapulothoracic Fusion) in Chicago

A scapulothoracic fusion is used to treat a disorder called Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause an ongoing weakness or loss of muscle mass in the body.

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Diagram for keeping your joints healthy

Overview of Types of Orthobiologics Orthobiologics refers to substances that are found in humans that have the potential to positively stimulate the healing process of musculoskeletal or “ortho” tissue, such as bone, tendons, muscles, and possibly cartilage.  Other than using bone graft materials for fracture healing or to augment a bone fusion, the most used […]

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Pectoralis Tendon Ruptures

Pectoralis Tendon Tear Repair in Chicago

The pectoralis major muscle, also known as the pec, is a large chest muscle that helps with pressing activities of the arm. A common related injury is a tear of the pectoralis tendon while bench-pressing with heavy weights. Although it’s a rare injury, a pec tear can result in significant disability in athletes.

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Post-op Pain Management

Post-op Pain Management after Orthopaedic Surgery in Chicago

Overview of Post-Orthopaedic Surgery Pain Management Managing your pain after surgery is an important part of recovery. It’s also a topic that makes many patients nervous. Fortunately, shoulder and elbow surgery has progressed hugely so many procedures can be done arthroscopically, resulting in far less pain. Some shoulder and elbow surgeries still require an “open […]

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Scapular Winging

Scapular Winging Treatment in Chicago

Scapular (shoulder blade) winging is a relatively rare condition that can cause significant shoulder pain and dysfunction. It is where one or both shoulder blades stick outward from the back. Although this condition can be difficult to treat, a split pectoralis major tendon transfer can relieve pain and restore shoulder function.

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Shoulder Instability with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Shoulder Instability Treatment in Chicago

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a disorder that affects your connective tissues – primarily your skin, joints, and blood vessel walls. These connective tissues provide strength and elasticity to the structures of the body.

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Slings and Braces

Slings & Brace Options in Chicago

Overview There are many kinds of braces used for shoulder and elbow injuries and surgeries. The goal of wearing a sling or brace is to immobilize the arm as comfortably as possible. While wearing a sling or brace may not always be completely comfortable or stylish, it helps support the healing process, may reduce the […]

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Snapping Scapula

Additional Orthopaedic Surgeries in Chicago

Snapping scapula is a shoulder condition that can include a variety of symptoms, most often a clicking or grinding of the shoulder blade with movement.

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Sternoclavicular Joint Pain / Instability

Sternoclavicular Joint Pain Surgery in Chicago

The sternoclavicular joint, also known as the SC joint, is a small joint that connects your collarbone (clavicle) to the chest bone (sternum). Sternoclavicular joint instability (dislocation) is a relatively rare problem, and is usually the result of direct trauma to this area.

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Dr. Anthony Romeo is one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic surgeons specializing in the management and surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions. His state-of-the-art practice employs minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques to accelerate the recovery process for a range of challenging conditions.

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