We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Beech Street near Des Plaines, IL.
Dr. Chadwick Prodromos' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Prodromos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement
All Interests: ANTERIOR CRUCIATE, Arthroscopic Knee/microfracture, Arthroscopy, Bankart Repair, Carpal Tunnel, ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Nourbash's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee surgery, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nourbash honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Nourbash performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical Interests: Ceramic Total Hip Replacement, COMPUTER ASSISTED NAVIGATION FOR HIPS & KNEES, Hip Surgery, Knee, ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 62
- Uninsured Cost: $10,325
- Medicare Cost: $1,783
Dr. James Bresch sees patients in Park Ridge, IL and Fox River Grove, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass shoulder problems and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Bresch is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Bresch accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Clinical Interests: Arthroscopy, KNEE ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY, Shoulder, Sport Medicine
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 13
- Uninsured Cost: $9,130
- Medicare Cost: $1,974
Dr. Keith Komnick's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Komnick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).
Relevant Interests: , knee replacement
All Interests: Ankle / Heel Surgery, Arthroplasty, ACL INJURY, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Surgery, Arthritic Foot ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 12
- Uninsured Cost: $5,163
- Medicare Cost: $901
Dr. Michael Grear is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grear include carpal tunnel surgery, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery, and minimally invasive knee replacement. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Grear attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Grear is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement
All Interests: Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Release, DUPREYTRENS CONTRACTURE RELEASE, Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery, ... (Read more)
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Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.
A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.
Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.