Community Education: “Fingertips to Forearms; An Overview of Ailments”

Join orthopedic surgeons Ashkon Razavi, MD and Chris Maender, MD, for a free seminar to discuss an introduction to hand and wrist surgeons and an overview of surgical MaenderRazavi Ashkon 2015 done moreand nonsurgical treatments for issues in the elbow to the finger.

Wednesday, October 14  6:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Orthopedic Center of Illinois 1301 S. Koke Mill Rd, Springfield

Light refreshments provided. Reserve your seat today! Call (217)547-9100

Community Education: “Stenosis & Sciatica: Nonoperative and Surgical Treatment”

Join orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Williams, MD, for a free seminar to discuss
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Monday, August 10  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital
619 E. Mason, Springfield

Light refreshments provided. Reserve your seat today! Call (217)814-4308

Community Education: “Cervical Disk Replacement: A New Approach for Addressing Neck Problems”

TimothyVanFleet copyJoin orthopedic surgeon, Tim VanFleet, MD, for a free seminar to discuss the anatomy of the neck, diagnosis, details about cervical disk replacement and expected outcomes.

Wednesday, June 17  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Prairie Heart Institute at
St. John’s Hospital
619 E. Mason, Springfield

Light refreshments provided.
Reserve your seat today! Call (217)814-4308

Community Education: “Advances in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair”

RonRomanelli copyJoin orthopedic surgeon Ron Romanelli, M.D., for a free seminar to learn about leading-edge approaches and technology for treating shoulder pain and weakness. Discussion will include shoulder mechanics, diagnosis, refined surgical techniques and expected outcomes.

Wednesday, April 22 • 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Orthopedic Center of Illinois
1301 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield

Light refreshments provided. Reserve your seat today! Call (217) 547-9224.

Underwater Marathon Benefiting Girls on the Run

 

Rounded photo web registerJoin the Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation to support Girls on the Run of Central Illinois with a fun twist on the traditional relay race!

Underwater Marathon benefiting Girls on the Run of Central Illinois
Saturday, March 7, 2015 • 8am-3pm
Midwest Rehab at the Orthopedic Center of Illinois

*** REGISTER TO RUN ***

Twenty-six athletes of all ages and skill levels will complete one mile each on the underwater treadmill in the therapy pool at Midwest Rehab. Each athlete is encouraged to ask friends and family to pledge to support their mile so the runner can donate a minimum of $100. Runners must be at least 5’1″ to participate.

Sign up today to start your own fundraising page to share via email and social media. Runners will be able to choose their optimal run time through the reservation link on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prizes will be awarded, including Garmin race watches, for fastest time and highest fundraiser.

Midwest Rehab is located inside the Orthopedic Center of Illinois at 1301 S. Koke Mill Road (the corner of Koke Mill and Old Jacksonville Roads) in Springfield. Locker rooms are available for your convenience, but please bring a towel and bag for wet items.

All donations from the event will directly benefit Girls on the Run of Central Illinois.

Questions? Call (217) 547-9100.

NEW DATE! Community Education: “Improving Outcomes for Hip and Knee Replacements”

GordonAllan-rounded-wb copyIn the past several years, changes to techniques used for hip and knee surgery have reduced postoperative pain and recovery time dramatically. Join Dr. Allan to learn how computer assisted surgery, medicinal changes in pain and inflammation control, preoperative health and more contribute to better outcomes following joint surgery.

Wednesday, February 18 • 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location:
Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital
Dove Conference Center
619 E. Mason, Springfield

Light refreshments provided. Reserve your seat today! Call (217) 814-4308.

Free Community Education: Surgical and Non-Surgical Approaches for Hand Arthritis

ChristopherMaenderRD copyJoin orthopedic surgeon Chris Maender, MD, for a discussion about diagnosing and treating hand pain. Learn how arthritis affects the thumb and fingers, and approaches for decreasing or eliminating pain, including non-operative options and the latest information about joint replacements.

Thursday, November 20 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dove Conference Center
St. John’s Prairie Heart Institute
619 E. Mason Street, Springfield

Light refreshments provided. Reserve your seat today: (217) 814-4308.

Illinois Senior Olympics Named 2014 OCI Foundation Chip In Fore Charity $20,000 Grant Winner

SnrOlym blue state torchThe Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation (OCIF) today announced that Illinois Senior Olympics was selected to receive $20,000 as the beneficiary for the 11th Annual OCIF Open: Chip in fore Charity. The community impact grant will be funded through proceeds from the OCIF annual golf outing scheduled for September 15 at Illini Country Club.

“We treat athletes of all ages at the Orthopedic Center of Illinois, and the grant review committee feels the Illinois Senior Olympics is a tangible representation of our goal to help people enjoy an active lifestyle,” said OCIF Board Member Ron Romanelli, M.D. “This year, Senior Services of Central Illinois took the administrative lead, instead of letting an organization outside of Springfield perhaps move the event. We felt sponsoring the inaugural event under SSCI leadership ensured the continued availability of this program to seniors in our community.”

Founded in 1977, the Illinois Senior Olympics is the oldest statewide games for seniors in the United States.  Men and women 50 years and older are able to participate with medalists advancing to the 2015 National Senior Games. The majority of Illinois Senior Olympics events will be held during September in and around Springfield.

This year marks the 11th anniversary of Chip in fore Charity and to date, OCIF has granted $205,000 to Springfield area organizations.  Past grant recipients include: genHkids (2013), Springfield Sharefest (2012), Camp Care-A-Lot (2011),  Springfield YMCA (2010), Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center (2009), Big Brothers Big Sisters (2008), Southwind Park (2007), Contact Ministries (2006), Boys and Girls Club of Springfield (2005), and Central Illinois Foodbank (2004).

For more information on the Foundation or to be a sponsor at this year’s event, please visit the OCIF website or call (217) 547-9100.

Community Education- “Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery”

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Memorial Medical Center, Carpenter Conference Center 224 W. Carpenter, Springfield

Disc degeneration can lead to narrowing of the spaces between the vertebrae in the neck, resulting in neck pain and stiffness, headaches and shoulder and arm pain. When these symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical treatments, it might be time to consider the next step. Join Tim VanFleet, MD, for a discussion about the benefits of cervical disc replacement surgery and other surgical options.

Reserve your seat today! Call (217) 788-3333.

*Note: the Carpenter Street Conference Center is located on the south side of the street, across from Memorial.