Sports Medicine Services

Our Approach to Sports Medicine

You don't have to be an athlete to receive care from the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine program. We treat people of all different ages and levels of fitness, including weekend warriors and professional athletes. 

Our team of sports medicine specialists diagnose and treat shoulder, elbow, hip and knee injuries, abnormalities and degenerative conditions. Our goal is to help get you back to leading an active, pain-free life. 

At Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, we have the experience to restore your function, whether you're suffering from tennis elbow, cartilage damage, a stress fracture, a torn ligament or another problem. In fact, our experience treating complex conditions and injuries means we are able to provide solutions when others often can't.

Sports Medicine Conditions Treated

Achilles Tendon Injury Femoroacetabular Impingement Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury Fracture Shoulder Impingement
ACL Tear Frozen Shoulder Stress Fracture
Broken Collarbone (Clavicle Fracture) Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) Tendinopathy
Bursitis Jumper's Knee (Patellar Tendonitis) Tendonitis
Cartilage Injury Labrum Tear Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Dislocated Finger Muscle Sprain Torn Meniscus
Dislocated Hip Muscle Strain Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Tear
Dislocated Knee Patellar Tendon Rupture Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dislocated Shoulder Pelvis Injuries Rotator Cuff Tears

Sports Medicine Tests

Arthrogram Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study
Bone Scan Fluoroscopy
CT Scan MRI
Ultrasound X-Ray

Comprehensive Care

Our sports medicine providers aim to help patients avoid surgery, using nonsurgical therapies when appropriate, such as biologic treatments like platelet-rich plasma. If surgery is needed, our sports medicine surgeons are recognized leaders in arthroscopic and minimally invasive knee, hip, elbow and shoulder surgeries. We only recommend surgery if it is truly needed, so you can feel confident that it is the right option for you. 

Caring for Athletes at All Levels 

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine specialists are focused on helping both recreational and competitive athletes regain their peak performance. The Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, Joffrey Ballet, DePaul University and many other local colleges, high schools and organizations trust our team to provide the best possible care for their athletes. So if you suffer a sports medicine injury, you can expect the same high-quality care when you come to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

Optimizing Performance

We know that our patients are committed to optimizing their performance — no matter their level of fitness. Our Sports Performance centers help maximize athletic performance, return to sports after an injury and prevent future injuries. These training programs are specifically designed to improve strength, power, flexibility and conditioning — available to anyone.

Sports Medicine Treatments

ACL Reconstruction Meniscus Removal Surgery (Meniscectomy) Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopy Meniscus Repair Stem Cell Therapy
Cartilage Repair Osteotomy Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Ligament Surgery Physical Therapy Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collageral Ligament Reconstruction)
Medial Patella-Femoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Total Shoulder Arthoplasty

Doctors

Jeremy A. Alland, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor Rush University Medical Center

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Bernard R. Bach Jr., M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor, The Claude N. Lambert, MD, Helen S. Thomson Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

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Joshua Blomgren, D.O.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopedics, Rush University Medical Center

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Julia R. Bruene, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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Charles A. Bush-Joseph, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Team Physician Chicago White Sox

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Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

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Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Chairman and Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Rush OPH, Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgery, Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush

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Brian Forsythe, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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Grant E. Garrigues, M.D.

Sports Medicine and Shoulder

Associate Professor, Rush University, Director of Upper Extremity Research

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Shane J. Nho, M.D., M.S.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Director, Hip Preservation Center, Rush University Medical Center

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Gregory Nicholson, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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Nikhil N. Verma, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor and Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Rush University Medical Center, Team Physician, Chicago White Sox/Chicago Bulls

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Kathleen M. Weber, M.D., M.S.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor, Director, Section of Primary Care Sports Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Rush University Medical Center

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Adam B. Yanke, M.D., Ph.D

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor Department of Orthopedics, Assistant Director Cartilage Restoration Center, Rush University Medical Center

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