• Doctor Komanduri recipient of the 2014 Pandola-Lewis Award

    For his outstanding engagement in the community along with his contribution of time and talent, Doctor Komanduri is the recipient of the 2014 Pandola-Lewis Award. This award was established in 2009 by Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and awarded to the recipient at their annual golf outing. We would like to congratulate Doctor Komanduri for his outstanding contribution in the community. Way to go Doctor Komanduri! We are very proud of you!

  • Exploring Common Causes of Hip Pain in Women

    Hip pain

    Women are more likely than men to experience chronic hip pain, and the risk increases with age. When you go to your orthopaedic doctor to discuss your hip pain, one of the first things he or she will do is try to establish the exact cause. Pinpointing the cause is a crucial part of getting the right treatment. Here are some of the most likely culprits when it comes to hip pain in women.


    Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain in women, and osteoarthritis is the form most likely to be behind hip pain. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear and is often age-related. Being overweight can also be a cause of osteoarthritis, especially in younger women. Arthritis-related hip pain is often felt in the front of the thigh or in the groin area, thanks to swelling in the ball-and-socket joint.


    The bony part of your hips is covered by fluid-filled sacs called bursae. Bursae help to cushion your hip bones, particularly those parts that are close to the surface. If these bursae become inflamed, the condition is called bursitis. If you develop bursitis, you will notice pain every time you move your hips. Bursitis is generally caused by overuse. 

    Gynecological Issues

    In some cases, hip pain isn’t caused by arthritis or a structural problem, but rather by a problem within the reproductive system. Endometriosis, for example, can cause pelvic pain that may radiate to the hips. If your orthopaedic doctor can’t find a cause for your hip pain, he or she may recommend that you visit your gynecologist to rule out other conditions.

    If you’re dealing with hip pain, don’t suffer in silence. Get help from the orthopaedic surgeons at MK Orthopaedics . We can diagnose the cause of your pain and help with treatments, including hip replacement. Schedule your consultation today by calling (815) 741-6900.

  • Surprising Factors that Contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Business man with RSI / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    If you’ve been ignoring a tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist, you may soon experience a sharp, piercing pain that shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Worse than a passing cramp, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. An orthopaedic doctor can perform an examination to determine if this is the carpal tunnel is the cause of your pain. But what causes this condition? While most people know that poor typing posture and ergonomics can led to carpal tunnel syndrome, there are some surprising factors that can also contribute to the development of carpal tunnel, including alcohol abuse, bone fractures of the wrist, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and a cyst or tumor that grows in the wrist.  

    Schedule an appointment with MK Orthopaedics if you suspect that you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Our skilled orthopaedic doctors can identify the cause of your pain and suffering and recommend surgical and non-surgical treatment options. For additional information about our orthopaedic practice, call us at (815) 741-6900.

  • Treatment Options for Sciatica

    Pain that starts in the lower back and extends down through the buttocks and back of the leg may a sign of sciatica. Sciatica refers to a condition that develops when the longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve, is pinched or compressed. Sciatica may also be a warning sign of imminent herniation, or of the narrowing of the vertebral canal. Treatment options range from rest and light exercise to orthopaedic surgery. To learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for sciatica, watch this short clip.

    If you suffer from chronic back pain, make an appointment with MK Orthopaedics today. Our orthopaedic doctors and surgeons can help alleviate your sciatica with the best treatment plan for your condition. Contact us online or call us at (815) 741-6900 to schedule an appointment

  • Conditions That Can Trigger Hip Pain

    Hip pain

    The hip joint is the largest and arguably most durable ball-and-socket joint in the human body. Unfortunately, it isn’t indestructible. Over time, with age and use, the hip joint can wear down or become damaged. The resulting hip pain can be extremely debilitating, especially for senior citizens who already struggle with their mobility. Before you and your orthopaedic surgeon can determine whether hip replacement surgery is appropriate, you must first know what is causing your hip pain to begin with. Some of the conditions that can trigger hip pain include:


    Arthritis, especially conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, are among the most common causes of hip pain in older adults. Arthritis, and the resulting inflammation of the hip joint, causes the cartilage that normally cushions your hip bone to breakdown. The resulting pain gradually gets worse as the arthritis progresses.


    Bursitis is the inflammation of the small, fluid-filled sacs that protect muscles and tendons. Adults generally develop hip bursitis due to repetitive activities that overwork or irritate the hip joint. Treatment for bursitis typically involves resting the affected joint and protecting it from further trauma. 


    Osteonecrosis, also called avascular necrosis, is a condition that occurs when blood flow to the hip bone is reduced and the bone tissue dies as a result. Osteonecrosis is most typically causes by a hip fracture or dislocation. The long-term use of high-dose steroids can also cause osteonecrosis. Your orthopaedic doctor may recommend hip replacement surgery based on the amount of healthy hip bone remaining.

    Hip Fractures

    Not surprising, hip fractures are one of the leading causes for hip pain, especially in elderly people for whom fractures of the hip are a particular problem. As bones become weak and brittle with age, they become more likely to fracture during a fall. Hip replacement surgery is typically recommended for older adults who have suffered a slip and fall fracture.

    If you have chronic hip pain, make an appointment today with MK Orthopaedics . Our staff specializes in orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation for conditions of the foot, hand, and hip. Visit our website to learn more about our services, or call us at (815) 741-6900 to schedule an appointment.