Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Injury Management
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
5645 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
“We value a team approach to our patient care using groundbreaking orthopedic techniques with a focus on personalized treatment for every patient,” says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joseph D’Silva (photo at right). Our board-certified orthopedic physicians use advanced technology to treat injuries involving bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Orthopedic services range from minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries to total joint replacements. Our team of experts develops customized treatment plans and offers individualized care that helps patients manage their condition more effectively. Our goal is to help patients recover quickly and avoid re-injury.
Diagnoses and Treatments
Treatment plans may include medical/surgical care and specialized therapies, including physical, occupational, balance and vestibular, and spinal injection. Some of the conditions that may require the care of an orthopedic physician include:
- Work injuries
- Acute and chronic fractures
- Back pain
- Bone and joint conditions
- Shoulder pain
- Hand and wrist pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Foot and ankle pain
Back strain, repetitive strain injuries, and acute and chronic fractures are common on-the-job injuries. The approach to treating work-related conditions: return an individual to his or her previous level of on-the-job activity as quickly and as safely as possible.
Orthopedic Treatment Options
- Arthroscopic Surgery - A small telescope, inserted through tiny incisions, allows doctors to diagnose and treat injuries involving the ankles, elbows, knees, shoulders and wrists. For the patient, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery offers less pain and a quicker recovery.
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair - Using a tiny camera and other specially created instruments, our doctors are able to sew the rotator cuff together and back to its attachment to the bone. Because only very small incisions are necessary, patients experience an easier recovery and an earlier return to daily activities.
- Alternative Bearings for Hip Replacements - Recent innovations in hip joint implants allow for smaller incisions and a shorter, less painful recovery. Alternative bearings made of ceramic, metal and/or specialized new plastic last much longer than traditional hip replacements and are especially ideal for younger patients.
- Reconstructive Surgery - Focused on alleviating pain and restoring range of motion to the hips, pelvis and spine, reconstructive surgery can also be used to treat individuals with torn knee ligaments and cartilage.
- Total Joint Replacement Surgery - Total joint replacement and joint resurfacing offer comprehensive options for bone and joint problems and involves removing, replacing or resurfacing a joint with specially designed artificial implants.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome may include the use of splints or braces, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections or surgery.
- Treatments for Spinal Fractures - For fractures caused by osteoporosis, two minimally invasive treatments are available to reduce pain, prevent further collapse of the vertebra and improve mobility. With vertebroplasty, surgical bone cement is injected into a crushed verterbra to stabilize the fracture. In kyphoplasty, a balloon is inserted and inflated to restore height and create a cavity to be filled with bone cement.
Rehabilitation is performed on an outpatient basis and is overseen by a team of professionals, including an orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist and exercise physiologist.
Comprehensive rehabilitation programs may include physical or occupational therapy; exercise programs to stretch and strengthen; conditioning exercises to help further prevent injury; hot or cold applications and whirlpool treatments; braces, splints or casts to immobilize the injury; crutches or wheelchairs; pain management; and patient and family education.