Our physicians treat a broad scope of musculoskeletal conditions, both operatively and non-operatively. We treat patients of all ages with problems relating to accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries and degenerative arthritis.
Surgical treatments that we offer include:
SwedishAmerican Hospital is the only hospital in Northern Illinois to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Joint Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety. Our physicians at Lundholm Orthopedics perform hundreds of joint replacement procedures every year and our physical therapists provide assistance during the rehabilitation process.
Joint replacement surgery involves removing the diseased cartilage surfaces of the hip or knee and replacing them with artificial components. Joint disease may result from various factors including arthritic conditions, trauma, congenital disease and avascular necrosis.
The physicians at Lundholm perform arthroscopy, which is a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. During arthroscopy, a surgeon inserts a narrow tube containing a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision—about the size of a buttonhole. The view inside your joint is transmitted to a video monitor.
Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to see inside your joint without having to make a large incision. Surgeons can even repair some types of joint damage during arthroscopy, with surgical instruments inserted through additional small incisions.
The physicians at Lundholm treat a vast array of hand injuries and disease. These conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, tenosynovitis, ganglion cysts, and Dupuytren’s disease.
Fracture care we provide involves operative and non-operative treatment of fractures to the carpal bones, metacarpals and phalanges. Some of our physicians also provide surgical tendon reconstruction following traumatic laceration to the wrist or digits.
Injuries that occur during or related to athletic competition have become common among today’s active population. Everyone from the school athlete to the weekend warrior is susceptible to a sports injury. Some of the injuries include tennis elbow, wrist tendonitis, shin splints or golfer’s elbow, to name a few. These chronic conditions can be caused by excessive or improper use. Athletes are also vulnerable to acute, traumatic injuries such as fractures, strains, sprains and abrasions.
Some athletes may be tempted to ignore pain but should remember that, if left untreated, an injury will probably get worse over time. The sports medicine physicians of Lundholm use a variety of surgical and non-surgical techniques to put the athlete back on the playing field.
Our physician’s are trained in providing fracture care for most pediatric injuries to the upper & lower extremities. Additional trauma care involves treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle sprains. Our casting rooms are used daily to stabilize fractures of various types by splinting, casting, or bracing.
In addition, our sports medicine physicians are trained in pediatric ligament reconstruction of the knee, osteochondral injuries of the knee and pediatric shoulder injuries.
Trauma & Fracture Care
All of our physician provide trauma care for a multitude of injuries. Our fracture care covers the majority of upper and lower extremity bones as well as the pelvis.
Operative and non-operative treatment is available for the following:
Fractures to the Elbow
Fractures to the Knee