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Dr. Joel Williams Warns about Skateboard Injuries

In 2015, more than 120,000 skateboarders nationwide visited emergency rooms for a skateboard-related injury.  Dr. Joel Williams, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, brought two skateboarders to ABC7 Chicago and explained the importance of safe skateboarding this summer. You can find out more out by visiting our Safe Skate section.

By | July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Dr. Wysocki Offers Advice on How to Skate Safer This Summer

Dr. Robert Wysocki of the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute talks with Ana Belaval of the WGN-TV morning show about the popularity of skateboarding, skateboard injuries and how to prevent them this summer. In the background, skateboarders from the Character Skateboard team demonstrate some risky moves at Grant Park Skate Park.   [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

The Proper Way to Skate Safe Summer Program

Soma Fuller, Team Manager of Character Skateboards and Jocelyn Shook, physician assistant at the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute, talk with Ana Belaval of WGN-TV about the proper way to fall and Skate Safe, a program to help prevent skateboarding injuries this summer.

By | July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Skateboard-Related Injuries on the Rise – MOR’s Skate Safe Initiative

Dr. John Fernandez, a MOR hand, wrist and elbow specialist, treats skateboarding injuries during the summer months that in many cases he feels could have been prevented. He discussed this recently in a Chicago Tribune's Oak Leaves and Hinsdale Doingsarticle. He points out that as skateboarding has become more popular, but skaters aren't wearing a helmet and other [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Patient of the Month- Nicholas Robles

Nicholas Robles, Jr., 13, of Hammond, IN is a middle school student and competitive skateboarder who has won three amateur competitions. In fact, his dream is to compete professionally. However, this year he received his first major injury which threatened his practice time at the skate park. Last month, Nicholas was in a competition with [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Patient Skates Safe after Breaking Arm

A Hammond, IN skateboarder, who was recently injured, spoke with the Northwest Indiana Times about his love of skateboarding and the importance of wearing proper safety gear, including helmets and knee pads and learning how to fall. The story featured his physician, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) hand, wrist and elbow specialist Dr. Robert Wysocki. Read [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush’s Skate Safe in Forest Park

Dimpal Patel, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) physician assistant to Dr. Mark Cohen, greeted Forest Park kids during a Skate Safe event recently and shared her tips for safe skateboarding with them. She also spoke with the Forest Park Review. This Skate Safe event was one of eight being held this summer as part of [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments