Weightlifter Gets Her “World Class” Shoulders Back

As a four-time national masters weightlifting champion, Chicagoan Gwen Chamberlin is an athlete whose success in the sport came later in life. After starting Crossfit, Gwen slowly gravitated toward weightlifting at the age of 45. One decade later, she’s developed an impressive resume in the world of competitive weightlifting – even after overcoming a few [...]

By | August 20th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

Patient Back to Work after PRP for Tennis Elbow

Bill Belmonte owns and operates a busy furniture refinishing business in suburban Chicago. Because he does much of the work himself, a working, pain-free elbow is critical to his livelihood. When lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) affected his work, he sought advice from Dr. Nikhil Verma at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Dr. Verma suggested he try [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

Softball Injuries: Fact vs. Fiction

Softball has become an increasingly popular sport for young athletes. With the advent of Title IX, the popularity of televised collegiate softball games, and the inclusion of softball in the Olympics, the interest in the sport has exploded. Unlike in baseball, many softball teams utilize only one or two pitchers during the season. There is [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Study Finds Major League Pitchers Return to Play Following ‘Tommy John’ Surgery

CHICAGO, IL, March 28, 2014 -- According to a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament is not only putting Major League Baseball Pitchers back on the mound, but also improving their game. The study was conducted by physicians and [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Researchers Highlight Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players Speed, Height, and Pitching for Multiple Teams Increases Risk

Las Vegas, NV – Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. “Our findings indicate that a 10 inch increase in height is associated with a 20% increase in [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Research|0 Comments