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

Dr. Joe George Is Making It Big Time!

Dr. Joe George was featured in a great article discussing ankle replacement surgery. Over 5 months ago Jennifer Wolin had to make a decision on ankle surgery. She worked with Dr. Joe George and decided on having ankle replacement surgery. Since the surgery she has been thrilled with the results! The Herald News article is great and goes into depth explaining Jennifer's surgery and more information about ankle surgery in general. Here is a clip from The herald News Article, but make sure to read the entire article to learn more!

"Dr. Joe Mathew George, a podiatric surgeon with MK Orthopedics Surgery & Rehabilitation in Joliet and Bolingbrook, informed Wolin of the possible risks of the infrequently done ankle replacement. Wolin had her procedure done in July. It was the second ankle replacement ever performed at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital."

Click here to read the full article: The Herald News | Ankle Surgery

Once you read the article let us know what you think!

Here at MK Orthopaedics, we have a team of orthopaedic surgeons who are professionally trained in performing a number of surgeries. If you’re interested in learning more about orthopaedic surgery, give us a call or request an appointment online today!

What You Should Know About Hip Replacement Surgery

As we age, our bodies and joints get weak, and it can be painful to do activities that once were easy for us. For many, experiencing joint pain can be nearly unbearable, and so they turn to hip replacement, seeking to alleviate their discomfort.

If you suffer from chronic joint pain in your hips, it might be time to consider hip replacement surgery. Check out these insights we think you should know before undergoing the procedure:

  1. Hip replacement is not for everyone: Good candidates for hip replacement surgery are those who suffer from osteoarthritis, bone tumors, and osteonecrosis. Someone who suffers from Parkinson’s disease or another degenerative muscle disease would not be a good candidate for the surgery.
  2. The procedure will take between 1 and 2 hours: By making an incision through the hip muscle, your surgeon can take out damaged cartilage and bone tissue. Prosthetic parts are cemented onto your bone in order to allow for a range of movement.
  3. There are risks: Ninety-eight percent of hip replacements go well, but in two percent of procedures, blood clots have occurred in the legs or pelvic region. With monitoring and care, your recovery should go very well, putting you on the path to a healthy hip.
  4. You can have a speedy recovery: The stitches from your procedures will be scheduled to be removed only two weeks after surgery. If you’re careful about not getting the stitches wet and give yourself time to rest, your recovery will be much quicker.

There is no reason to go about life in pain. At MK Orthopaedics, we are dedicated to improving your quality of life. With specialists experienced in hip and knee replacement, our surgeons are your best chance at a healthy, functioning set of knees or hips.

If you would like the opportunity to schedule a consultation with one of our highly-qualified professionals, give us a call or contact us on our website. You can never be too careful when it comes to your health, so make a decision that will make you future brighter, and get in contact with MK Orthopaedics today.


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Meet Dr. Anuj S. Puppala

Board Certifications

Licensed, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Academic History

Doctor of Medicine, 2002. Master of Science in Applied Physiology, 1998. FUHS / the Chicago edical School - Chicago, Illinois. Bachelor of Arts in Biology / Physiology, 1997. Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois. Post Graduate Training - Ochsner Clinic Foundation - New Orleans, Louisiana 2002-2007.

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association, 2002 to present.

To learn more click here: Meet Dr. Anuj S. Puppala

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

Lower Back Pain Bothering You?

Do you have lower back pain? Do you have trouble getting comfortable sitting or laying down? There are a few great ways you can keep your back strong so you are comfortable. Exercise is always a great place to start! Below are a few good exercises to reduce your back pain.

  • Strengthening exercises: Your focus should be on your back, stomach, and leg muscles
  • Aerobic exercise helps you to condition your heart and other muscles, maintain health, and speed recovery
  • Stretching exercises allow you  to keep your muscles and other supporting tissues flexible while lowing your chance of injury

Here are some exercises that can aggravate your back:

  • Lifting heavy weights above the waist (standing military press or bicep curls)
  • Straight leg sit-ups
  • Bent leg sit-ups or partial sit-ups (curl-ups) when you have acute back pain
  • Le Lifts: Lift both legs while lying on your back
  • Toe touches while standing up

Here at MK Orthopaedics, we have a team of orthopaedic surgeons who are professionally trained in performing a number of surgeries, such as knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery.

If you’re interested in learning more about orthopaedic surgery, give us a call or request an appointment online today!

Happy New Year's From Your Friends at MK Orthopaedics

We hope you have a hip New Year! Please share with us your New Year's Stories! Everyone have a great 2011!

Please drive carefully if you are driving at all tonight. See you all in the New Year!

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