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

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.

Knee Replacement Surgery

What do you know about knee replacement surgery? Here is a picture with x-rays explaining how knee replacement surgery works. Look over the pictures and feel free to call us with any questions you might have. 

knee replacement surgery

Our goal at MK Orthopaedics it is to provide you with the  best possible medical care and the most outstanding patient experience. To learn more about MK Orthopaedics make sure to visit us online or call us today to schedule an appointment to meet our staff.

What Does Your Hip Look Like?

Have you ever wondered what your hip looks like? Here is an informational picture explaining the anatomy of your hip. If you have any questions make sure to call us!

Hip Anatomy

Do you have a pain you just can’t shake? Orthopaedic surgeons with MK Orthopaedics provide the services and procedures for your needs. For patient information, programs, locations, or to schedule a consultation, visit our website today!

The Most Common Causes of ACL Tears and Tips for Avoiding Them

If you have ever suffered from a knee injury, then you know how painful and traumatizing they can be. Most knee injuries are sports-related, especially an ACL tear, which is a tear of a major ligament that is crucial for proper movement in the knee.


ACL tears occur when a traumatic force is applied to the knee in a twisting motion. They are common injuries in activities such as:

  • Straight-knee landing. This happens most frequently in sports that involve jumping, such as basketball and volleyball.
  • Planting and cutting. Many football and baseball players suffer from an ACL tear that resulted from twisting the knee when making a quick cut.
  • Pivoting and decelerating. When you are running and make a quick stop and turn, this can cause an unnatural rotation of the knee and tear the ACL. This is especially common in soccer and football.
  • Hyperextension. When the knee is straightened more than 10 degrees beyond its’ normally straightened position, the ACL is extremely vulnerable to tearing.

Avoiding an ACL Tear

Athletes can take several precautions that will lessen their chances of tearing their ACL, such as balance exercises and plyometrics. Performing training drills that improve balance and strength will help train your muscles to avoid twisting the knee in ways that can cause damage. Plyometric exercises improve neuromuscular conditioning and muscular reactions, which help decrease the risk of injuring your ACL. So if you are an athlete, then look for drills that will improve your balance and muscle strength to decrease your chances of ending up with a very painful and brutal knee injury.

If you have suffered from an ACL injury and are now looking for treatment or surgery, then visit an orthopedic doctor. Orthopedic doctors specialize in treating the problems in the musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and bones.

For an experienced and reliable orthopedic doctor or surgeon, come to MK Orthopaedics in Joliet, Ill. We specialize in treating sports-related injuries, and are here to help you recover from your injuries in a warm and caring environment. For more information about our practice, visit our website today!

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Closed Sunday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Wednesday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday

Closed Saturday

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