The achilles tendon is often injured during sports resulting in an inflammatory condition called tendonitis which is characterized by swelling and pain. The tendon ruptures because of weakened tendons due to advanced age or from sudden bursts of activity during sports. The classic symptom of an Achilles Tendon rupture is the inability to rise up on your toes.
Introducing the first-ever mascot specialist doctor at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush – the one and only Benny The Bull!
Episode 17.02 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.
Segment One: Katie Varnado from ATI Physical Therapy talks about the responsibilities and qualifications for Athletic Trainers, the difference between pro & non-pro team trainers, the importance of having High School Trainers and how to promote their use.
Katie Varnado is a certified and licensed athletic trainer who is passionate about educating others about concussions, growth plate injuries in athletes, and the need for athletic trainers. In her role as Sports Medicine Director at ATI Physical Therapy, she oversees and provides guidance to the athletic trainers ATI provides to local high schools and colleges and ensures all athletes are receiving comprehensive care to return to sport as quickly and safely as possible.
Katie received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training from Illinois State University. She then went on to earn a prestigious year long sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO. Katie has over fourteen years of experience working with both collegiate and high school athletics as well as working with physicians.
Segment Two: Steve and Dr. Cole discuss the various types of elbow injuries, causes and treatments. Dr. Cole describes the many new and interesting advancements in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy – the future of research and applications.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are crucial to the stability of your knee. It is a strong fibrous tissue that connects the femur to the tibia. A partial or complete tear of your ACL will cause your knee to become less stable and feel as though your knee is about to give out. The following videos will describe the different options available to repair or replace your torn ACL.
- Torn ACL – Allograft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Anatomic Footprint Reconstruction (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Hamstring Graft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Quadriceps Tendon Graft (Brochure)
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AlloSource, in recognition of its work with Dr. Steven Gitelis of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, recently created the “Dr. Steven Gitelis Inspiration Award,” honoring a doctor or clinician that inspires through his or her work in treating patients with donated human allografts. The first recipient of this award is Dr. Brian Cole, also of Midwest Orthopaedics of Rush, in recognition of his work using allografts to help his patients heal from a variety of injuries.
Dr. Gitelis, one of the founding physicians of AlloSource, specializes in orthopedic oncology and understands the need for donated human tissue to heal patients. Throughout his career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gitelis has used donated human tissue in complex surgical procedures. He and his patients appreciate and revere the gift of human tissue donation.
“Dr. Gitelis is a thought leader in the area of allograft research. I am honored to receive this award and grateful to all those who have helped make this happen at my office, Gift of Hope and Allosource,” said Dr. Cole.
The award was presented at the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offices in Chicago by Tom Cycyota, President and CEO, AlloSource and Anne Gulota, chairperson, Gift of Hope.