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“My New Knee Gave Me My Life Back”

This first person published account describes how crippling and consuming severe knee pain can be. It also describes how a 2013 knee replacement by Dr. Shah transformed her life. A major theme of this article is that patients wait too long for knee replacement surgery. Many are fearful about outdated notions that a knee replacement is prolonged and extremely painful. That is another world. Today Dr. Shah’s otherwise healthy knee replacement patients are often out of the hospital ninety minutes after their surgery. Thanks to minimal tissue trauma, many choose to take nothing more than over the counter medications during their recovery. Read the article:

The Arlington Park Jockey Who Got Back In The Saddle After A Hip Replacement

This published article tells the touching story of jockey Carlos Silva. Silva rode in excruciating hip pain for years to put two children through college. When his children graduated, his bone damage was severe. Several orthopedic surgeons told him his riding career was over. Two weeks after Dr. Shah operated on him Carlos was pain-free and near recovery. Today he’s back to riding every day training horses at Arlington Park. This story also makes the point that earlier intervention may have allowed Carlos to be treated with a hip arthroscopy and escaped a joint replacement entirely.

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Fireman Back To Saving Lives After Hip Resurfacing

Young or middle-aged active men with moderate arthritis can often benefit from a hip resurfacing. Unlike a hip replacement, this operation preserves the patient’s original “femoral head.” As a result recovery is typically even faster, and range of motion even better, than following a total hip replacement.  This published story describes a firefighter operated on by Dr. Shah who’s back to full active duty. Read the article:

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Chicago Doc Finds Way to Perform Surgery with Little or No Narcotics


Dr. Shah Featured in Illinois Bone & Joint Spring 2019

As Featured on Fox News

Fox News 32 Article: Chicago doc finds way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics

FOX 32 NEWS – An estimated 1 million Americans will undergo knee or hip replacement surgeries this year, and most will be given narcotics to deal with the pain. It’s just that sort of surgery-opiate cycle that is helping to fuel the opioid epidemic in this country. But one Chicago doctor has found a way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics.

Posted On August 23 2019

A Tennis Player’s Total Right Hip Replacement

Tennis is my passion and I have been playing for 46 years and I am a solid 4.5 player still. I was told that I was bone on bone

A Marathon Runner’s Bilateral Hip Labrum Tear Story

I am a competitive amateur marathoner who had completed 21 marathons prior to my injury. I began having muscle pain in my stomach and...

IBJI Wins the Award for the Best Physical Therapy in the Entire North Shore!

IBJI was voted the Best Physical Therapy in the entire North Shore for the 2019 Choice Awards, presented by 22nd Century Media.

Orthopedics Blue Ribbon ARTICLE Award

Dr. Shah was recently awarded a Blue Ribbon ARTICLE Award for his work in changing the way we manage blood clot prevention after total joint replacements.

Aspirin Alone Is Not Enough to Prevent Deep Venous Thrombosis After Total Joint Arthroplasty

Thromboembolic events after total joint arthroplasty are potentially devastating complications. This study evaluated the efficacy of 4 different anticoagulants in preventing deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after total joint arthroplasty.

Is it safe? Outpatient total joint arthroplasty with discharge to home at a freestanding ambulatory surgical center

Background: Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is trending toward shorter hospitalizations; as a result, there are many ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) starting to perform outpatient TJA. However...

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