Practice Policy Update regarding COVID-19

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  • How COVID-19 Will Change Your Patient Experience

    How COVID-19 Will Change Your Patient Experience

    The novel coronavirus has forever changed our healthcare system, and many are wondering what the patient experience will look like in a post-COVID-19 world. With several states, including Illinois, starting to resume elective surgeries, we now have a glimpse into what this may look like. This is not a swift return to normal – it is a carefully planned new normal.

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  • 8 Benefits of Telemedicine

    8 Benefits of Telemedicine

    Telemedicine is the perfect healthcare service during these unprecedented times. It can help patients get evaluated and treated in a timely fashion by a doctor or specialist from the comfort of their own homes.

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  • What To Do If Your Hip Surgery Has Been Postponed

    What To Do If Your Hip Surgery Has Been Postponed

    Non-emergency, planned surgical procedures are being postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. If your hip surgery has been postponed, here’s what you can do to reduce hip pain and preserve hip function while waiting for your procedure.

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  • Training Cancelled Due to COVID-19? How to Stay LimberAt Home

    Training Cancelled Due to COVID-19? How to Stay LimberAt Home

    With COVID-19 concerns shuttering gyms, cancelling team practices and postponing games, those who are used to a regular exercise routine are forced to get creative about how to stay in shape during the pandemic. Finding time and space to incorporate a mix of aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility training into your days at home will help you maintain your fitness and keep your body limber.

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  • How to avoid Injury While Working from Home

    How to avoid Injury While Working from Home

    There is a good chance you have found yourself working from home these days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With virtual meetings and home offices now the new normal for many, you may have noticed some light soreness at best, or experienced full-on injury at worst, thanks to this change in your work environment.

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  • How To Use Telemedicine in the Time of COVID-19

    How To Use Telemedicine in the Time of COVID-19

    Many people are finding their traditional medical care on hold in the time of COVID-19. In-person yearly checkups, first-time consultations, post-op exams, and more have been cancelled or postponed as medical practices, facilities, and hospitals comply with government regulations and CDC guidelines. Many states, including Illinois where American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Associates (AHI) is based, have issued “shelter-in-place” orders, preventing many Americans from being able to visit their doctor for everyday exams and procedures.

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  • Hip Resurfacing as an Alternative to Hip Replacement

    Hip Resurfacing as an Alternative to Hip Replacement

    Hip resurfacing can be an effective alternative to total hip replacement in certain patients. The goal of maintaining bone stock during hip resurfacing requires the use of metal implants, which have been shown to negatively impact women.

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  • Why Does My Hip Pop When I Walk Snapping Hip

    Why Does My Hip Pop When I Walk Snapping Hip

    Have you ever experienced a popping, snapping, or clicking sensation in the hip with walking or certain hip movements? There is usually very little pain or discomfort associated with it initially;it’s more of an annoyance than anything else.

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  • What To Do If Your Elective Surgery Was Cancelled Due To COVID-19

    What To Do If Your Elective Surgery Was Cancelled Due To COVID-19

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams, in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons has recently advised hospitals to stop elective surgeries and procedures, as of March 17th. This coincides with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC).

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  • Hip Injuries and Treatment in Basketball Players

    Hip Injuries and Treatment in Basketball Players

    Basketball is a great sport and March Madness, with its dramatic upsets and uplifting narratives, makes the sport even greater. As one of the biggest sporting events in America begins to unfold this month, let’s look at some common hip injuries and treatments in basketball players.

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