MK Orthopaedics
MK Orthopaedics can help you get active again. Our physicians specialize in treating hip, shoulder, spine, foot & ankle injuries or conditions. Call 815 207 8280 today!
815.741.6900 Joliet | Bolingbrook | Channahon | Plainfield

We Are Using ZocDoc Now! | MK Orthopaedics- Joliet

We are proud to announce we are using ZocDoc now!

using ZocDoc allows you to make appointment via your cell phone and internet. How does ZocDoc Work? Download the free app "ZocDoc" and put in Orthopaedics. You will be able to see available times that are connected to our Electronic Health Record system.

Whether you have torn cartilage in your shoulder or knees, orthopaedic surgeons with MK Orthopaedics provide the cartilage transplants, hip replacements, and knee replacements for your needs. For patient information, procedure guides, locations, or to schedule a consultation, visit our website today!


What to Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery

 

If your knee has been so severely injured that a total knee replacement is your only chance at having a functioning knee joint again, then it’s important to know what to expect:

After you leave the operating room

After a knee replacement, you will probably experience some pain and discomfort for the first few days after your surgery. To cope with this, your orthopaedic surgeon may prescribe pain medication, as well as anticoagulants to prevent blood clots. After virtually every knee replacement surgery, the patient spends between a few days and a week in the hospital or clinic where the surgery was performed.

In your first few days of recovery

You may experience continued pain and discomfort after your knee replacement, but it should start to subside within a few days after your surgery. You’ll stop taking pain medications and in most cases start walking, most likely with the assistance of crutches or a walker. Your orthopaedic doctor may ease you into a physical therapy routine, but most of your days will be spent resting.

Throughout your rehabilitation period

Rehabilitation after a knee replacement surgery is extremely important because it provides you the chance to get used to using your knee after surgery under the direct supervision of a medical professional. Because of this, physical therapy aimed at strengthening the muscles and joints in and around the knee might be intense and may last for several months.

After you have made a full recovery

Once you have completed physical therapy, your orthopaedic doctor may want to schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your knee’s progress. You should continue to perform the stretches you learned in physical therapy, while carefully controlling the weight and pressure you put on your knee. Staying active is an important way to adjust to life with your knee replacement, but if you wish to engage in any activities that pose a high risk of knee injury, then consult your doctor first.

If you have injured your knee and would like to have it examined by an orthopaedic surgeon who performs total knee replacements, then contact MK Orthopaedics online or call (815) 741-6900 today!

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Why Physical Therapy is Important

Physical therapy patients around the world are thankful for the patient-tailored, doctor-prescribed physical rehabilitation exercises that have helped them regain the strength and mobility necessary to once again live their lives to the fullest. In addition to providing patients with relief from the pain associated with orthopaedic injuries, physical therapy can provide a clinically-supported outlet to:

  • Naturally Rehabilitate Muscle Function

Unlike some forms of medical treatment which focus on covering up pain and waiting for muscles and joints to recover on their own, physical therapy is a natural and proactive way to help your muscles function the way they did prior to injury. By following the physical therapy treatment program prescribed by your orthopaedic doctor, you can facilitate your muscles’ return to full functionality as swiftly as possible.

  • Improve Physical Stability

In the past few years, orthopaedic doctors have placed a higher emphasis on core strengthening in physical therapy treatment programs. This is important because having a strong and stable core can help prevent or mitigate the severity of acute injuries sustained in accidents or while playing sports.

  • Stretch Muscles and Joints

The field of orthopaedics is heavily centered on the stretching and strengthening of muscles and joints. Most physical therapy routines developed by orthopaedic doctors involve a great deal of stretching. Not only will this benefit your muscles and joints for the duration of your physical therapy treatment program, but it will teach you valuable skills about stretching that you can use in the future to maintain a good range of motion.

If you have been injured and are in need of orthopaedic care in Joliet or another of Chicago’s southwestern neighbors, then consult the experienced orthopaedic surgeons at MK Orthopaedics. We perform a wide range of orthopaedic surgeries, including hip and knee replacements, and our doctors work closely with patients to develop highly personalized physical therapy treatment programs. Call (815) 741-6900 to book an appointment today!


What Can Increase Your Risk Of A Hip Fracture?

A hip fracture is most common in older people who experience a fall however there are factors that can increase your risks. Below is a list explaining what can raise the risks of a hip injury.

  • Being female.
  • Your family history from height and weight to previous experiences with hip issues and breaks.
  • Bad eating habits. If you do not receive calcium your bones can become weak and fragile. 
  • Not being active- Exercise can help keep your bones strong. 
  • Smoking

Click here to visit our patient library to learn more about hips and the rest of your body!

At MK Orthopaedics, our staff is dedicated to providing our patients with an excellent experience.  Visit one of our two convenient locations in Illinois to meet with an orthopedic surgeon about your hip troubles and find out if you're eligible for a hip replacement.  To learn more about MK Orthopaedics, visit our website or call (815) 741-6900 today to schedule an appointment.


What Do You Know About Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Athletes, especially pitchers receive rotator cuff surgery frequently, but what do you know  about the surgery?

The rotator cuff is actually a series of tendons and muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint and allow you to rotate and move your arm!

What does surgery usually involve?

  • Removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa, and other debris from the space in the shoulder where the rotator cuff moves
  • Making more room for the rotator cuff tendon so it is not pinched or irritated. If necessary, this includes shaving bone or removing bone spurs from the point of the shoulder blade
  • Sewing the torn edges of the supraspinatus tendon together and to the top of the upper arm bone

At MK Orthopaedics, our staff is dedicated to quality care and an outstanding patient experience. Our surgeries are designed to get you back to doing the things you love—pain free. To learn more about MK Orthopaedics, visit the website or call (815) 741-6900 today to schedule an appointment.


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