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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

Dr. Mark Cohen Discusses Tommy John Surgery

Dr. Mark Cohen, a hand, wrist and elbow orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, joined Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul on Sports Medicine Weekly to discuss the evolution of Tommy John surgery. Dr. Cohen, who serves as the Director of the Orthopaedic Hand and Elbow Section at Rush University, explains that Tommy John [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Dr. Mark Cohen Discusses Tommy John Surgery

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

Video: NBC 5 Sports Injury Report: Dr. Mark Cohen

NBC 5 Sports Injury Report: Dr. Mark Cohen, hand, wrist and elbow specialist, talks about Tommy John surgery to treat medial epicondylitis, a common injury among baseball pitchers.

By | August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Video: Physicians use motion analysis to reduce injury in athletes

Dr. Antonia Zaferiou runs the motion analysis lab at Rush University Medical Center. Along with Drs. Anthony Romeo and Nikhil Verma, both sports medicine surgeons and team physicians for the Chicago White Sox, she is studying the motion behind common sports injuries, including those sustained by baseball pitchers. Her research will help determine 'how much [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Video: Preventing throwing Injuries with pitchers interview on FOX TV

Dr. Joshua Blomgren, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine physician and a team doctor for the Chicago White Sox, talks with Jake Hamilton of FOX TV's Good Day Chicago about preventing and treating throwing injuries among baseball players. His patient Jake Smith recently had a ulnar collateral ligament tear and underwent PRP to treat it [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Video: Interview with Chicago White Sox team physician: Dr. Nikhil Verma

With the Cubs in the spotlight this playoff season, Jake Hamilton of FOX TV's Good Day Chicago, went to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to speak with the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox about how to keep pitchers healthy. He talked with Dr. Nikhil Verma, a sports medicine surgeon and a White Sox physician.  [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Wheaton volleyball player urges young athletes to take time off

Mary Boken, 18, of Wheaton was a senior stand-out volleyball player at St. Francis High School. Recruited to play outside hitter in the fall of 2015 at Clemson University, she was looking forward to a bright college volleyball career. However, her increasing shoulder pain threatened her plan. Boken, who has been playing volleyball since 4th [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|News|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