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If you're living with pain, it's time to get moving.

Your first move is to get your questions answered. Some of the most common ones are listed below. Just click on the questions to see what our orthopedic specialists have to say. Or feel free to submit your own questions in the area provided below. Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number so we can respond. For fast, personal service, call IngallsExpress at 708.915.PAIN (7246). Someone is waiting to help you schedule a next-day appointment with one of our specialists, or to answer any of your questions, right over the phone.

  • Do you treat my kind of pain?

    The Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls treats pain associated with joints and spine. Our orthopedic program treats and corrects problems with joints, including shoulder, knee, hip or elbow, even hands, and is one of the most respected and successful in the greater Chicago area. If you suffer from neck, back or any pain associated with the spine, our board-certified team of neurologists and neurosurgeons will diagnose, treat your problem, and get you moving and living again.

  • How will you treat my pain?

    It depends on the cause of your pain, but our specialists may use today's most sophisticated surgical procedures to correct the underlying cause of your pain. Today's minimally invasive surgical procedures provide less trauma and faster recovery. Pain medication and physical therapy may also be warranted. Our goal is always to provide you with the greatest benefits in enhanced mobility, successful pain relief, and enhanced quality of life.

  • Can surgery really make that big of a difference?

    In a word, YES. After surgery, many people will enjoy restored mobility, greatly increased flexibility, and improved strength and stamina. And they enjoy improved quality of life and freedom from pain. Many people report engaging in favorite physical activities they missed for years, more dynamic relationships, and increased productivity. Yes, surgery makes a big diference.

  • I've gotten along without surgery so far. Can't I just deal with it?

    But why? Why limit yourself when you could be back doing the things that matter most to you. Chronic joint or back pain is not normal, and it seldom goes away on its own. Every moment you're in pain is a moment you'll never get back. The sooner you address it, the sooner you'll be back to living life again to its fullest.

  • What is surgery like?

    It's more sophisticated than ever, and easier on you. The Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls is home to the most sophisticated technology; safer for the patient, less invasive, and produces the best possible outcome. Ingalls patients are cared for by some of the most distinguished physicians and experienced staff in the Chicago area. The technology, expertise and advanced procedures at ingalls ensure you get back to moving and living sooner.

  • Will I need help after surgery?

    You will probably need some assistance for a short period after surgery, but you'll be amazed at how quickly you can be back on your feet again. Sometimes physical therapy is recommended. Minimally invasive surgery really is a modern medical marvel. When you are fully healed, you can be back to moving and living your life.

  • How long is rehabilitation?

    Many orthopedic surgeries are now minimally invasive, and are far less physically traumatic to your body than in years past. In most cases, you'll be able to resume normal activity in a fraction of the time. Depending on the procedure, you can usually be back in action within a few weeks... not months.

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Success Stories

Advanced Orthopedic Institute

Ingalls Orthopedics Nurse “Walks the Walk” about Anterior Hip Replacement

Mini TightRope Procedure Moves Bunion Back in Place Without Cutting Bone

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Gets Lansing Man Back in the Swing

Anterior Hip Replacement the Best Choice for Active Chicago Man

Ingalls Neurosurgeon Performs One-of-a-Kind Spinal Surgery on Local Woman

Indiana Woman Gets Relief from Debilitating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Custom-Fit Knee Implant 'Wears' Well for Homewood Woman

Organ Repairman Back in Tune with Anterior Hip Surgery

State Wrestling Champ Grapples with Torn ACL and Triumphs!

Back Pain a Thing of the Past Following Disc Replacement

Ingalls Making an Impact on Concussion

South Holland Man Touts Convenience of Ingalls Same Day Surgery

Flossmoor Woman Walking Tall Again After Anterior Hip Replacement

Anterior Hip Surgery Helps Busy Olympia Fields Woman Stay Independent

No Distance Too Great to Travel for Anterior Hip Replacement

Titanium Ankle Implant Gets Gift Shop Manager Back on Her Feet

Deuce Partial Knee Offers High-performance Option for Active Patients

Revolutionary Technique Restores Damaged Knee Cartilage

New Custom-Fit Knee Implant Means Better, Longer-Lasting Wear

Shoulder Repair: When Conventional Isn't An Option

Partial Knee Offers Permanent Fix

'A Complete Turnabout' Spine Procedure Relieves Indiana Man's Neck Pain

Behavioral Health

Using Art to Heal

Ingalls Behavioral Health Expands Adolescent Services

Chicago Man Celebrates One Year of Sobriety

Cancer Center

Ingalls Among First in Nation to Offer Investigative Drug for Leukemia

Unique Liver Tumor Treatment Provides Hope for South Side Native

'Accidental Find' of Melanoma Saves Park Forest Woman

Proper Nutrition is a Must for Cancer Patients

Ingalls Honored for Outstanding Cancer Achievement

Our Experts Take Cancer Care Personally

Dolton Man Faces Lung Cancer with a Positive Attitude

Ingalls Doctors Put the 'Deep Freeze' on Tumors and Save Patient's Kidneys

Ingalls Introduces Ambassadors for Cancer Research

Ingalls Enrolling Patients in National Pancreatic Cancer Study

Chicago Woman is 'Poster Child' for Successful Breast Cancer Treatment

Helping Cancer Survivors Triumph Over Stress and Depression

Complementary Medicine

Struggling with Weight Loss? Nail-biting? Smoking? Try Hypnosis!

Botox an Unexpected Treatment for Migraine Sufferers

Dialysis

Dialysis Access Experts at Ingalls Create Lifeline for Alsip Man

Ear Nose and Throat

Balloon Sinuplasty: Cutting-Edge Sinus Surgery with No Cutting

Gastroenterology

Winning the Battle with Crohn's Disease

Complex Colorectal Surgery Gives Country Club Hills Man His Life Back

Heart and Vascular

Right Time, Right Place

Could That Heart Flutter Be Atrial Fibrillation?

Heart and Brain Health More Closely Linked Than You Think

Peripheral Artery Disease Nearly Sidelines Pro Boxing Official

Quick Stroke Response Means Faster Recovery for Alsip Man

Lansing Man Speaks Clearly Again Following Stroke Rehab

Quick Response Saves 38-Year-Old Man

Big 10 College Official Scores with Leg Vein Procedure

Ingalls Stroke Care Helps Indiana Man Regain Independence

Ingalls/Rotary Fair is a Lifesaver for Hazel Crest Village Clerk

South Holland Woman Treated for Rare Heart Tumor

Team Effort - Ingalls Doctors Work Together to Save Lynwood Woman's Life

Home Care and Hospice

Tele-Monitoring Helps Reduce CHF Hospitalizations

Palliative Care Comforts and Improves Quality of Life

Expert Wound Care Heals South Holland Man's Foot

Ingalls Hospice Offers Comfort, Care and Support

Interventional Radiology

Peripheral Artery Disease Nearly Sidelines Pro Boxing Official

Unique Liver Tumor Treatment Provides Hope for South Side Native

Big 10 College Official Scores with Leg Vein Procedure

Treating Uterine Fibroids Without Hysterectomy

Vein Treatment at Ingalls Takes the Ache Out of Frankfort Man's Legs

Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair Saves Life of Country Club Hills Man

Team Effort - Ingalls Doctors Work Together to Save Lynwood Woman's Life

New Therapy for Patients with Inoperable Liver Cancer

Irwin Retina Center

Irwin Retina Center: Landmark Macular Degenration Study Shows Two Drugs Equally Effective

National Study At Ingalls Compares Treatments for 'Wet' Macular Degeneration

Neurosciences

Homewood Man Victorious Over Rare Neurological Disorder

Ingalls Neurosurgeon Performs One-of-a-Kind Spinal Surgery on Local Woman

Quick Stroke Response Means Faster Recovery for Alsip Man

Lansing Man Speaks Clearly Again Following Stroke Rehab

Ingalls Stroke Care Helps Indiana Man Regain Independence

Disturbing the Peace Sleep Disorders Steal the Winks

Occupational Health

Occupational Therapy: Fine-Tuning Children's Motor Skills

Workplace wellness initiatives pay off

Outpatient Services

Ingalls Same Say Surgery: 25 Years of Exceptional Service

South Holland Man Touts Convenience of Ingalls Same Day Surgery

Rehabilitative Services

Lansing Man Speaks Clearly Again Following Stroke Rehab

Ingalls Stroke Care Helps Indiana Man Regain Independence

Munster Woman Achieves 'Medical Miracles'

Ingalls Physical Therapy Helps Oak Forest Man Overcome Dizzy Spells

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It Matters Where You Go For Stroke Care

Ingalls Rehab 'Home Away from Home' for Orland Hills Man

Occupational Therapy: Fine-Tuning Children's Motor Skills

Rheumatology Treatment

Newer Treatments Encouraging for Patients woth Psoriatic Arthritis

Urinary Incontinence

From Therapy to Surgery: Incontinence Program Offers Range of Options

Wellness

Struggling with Weight Loss? Nail-biting? Smoking? Try Hypnosis!

From Video Games to the School Track Team: KidFit Camp Helps Local Student Get Active

Botox an Unexpected Treatment for Migraine Sufferers

Walking Can Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Women's Services

University Park Woman Winning Battle Against Breast Cancer

Treating Uterine Fibroids Without Hysterectomy

Simple Surgical Repair Fixes Bladder Prolapse for Midlothian Woman

Healthy Baby Network Invaluable for Expectant Women and Adolescents

Ingalls Designated as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

A Full Range of Care Designed Just for Women

Minimally Invasive Alternative to Hysterectomy

Wound Care

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Foot Ulcer

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Classes & events

Back Pain Screening

Experts from Ingalls Physical Therapy will offer a free screening for individuals with back pain, discomfort or postural abnormalities.

Concussion Management and Safe Return to Play

Sport-related concussion is a common injury in children and adolescents that is often difficult to diagnose and treat.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis has been shown to have a positive impact on your unhealthy habits.

Shoulder Pain Screening

Experts from Ingalls Physical Therapy will offer a free screening for individuals with shoulder pain and discomfort.

Shoulder, Knee & Hip Pain Treatment Options

Attend a free seminar hosted by David Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S., and learn more about the anatomy of the shoulder, knee and hip, minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgery, and a proven approach to total hip replacement.

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