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Orthopedic Innovation

Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Cannulated Allograft Bone Dowels Soaked in Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed each year. The majority of patients undergoing these reconstructions will experience long-term stability and symptomatic relief; however, some will require a revision ACLR procedure. In...read more


Orthopedic Innovation

Trochlear Osteochondral Shell Allograft Technique to Treat Trochlear Dysplasia in the Setting of Chondral Damage and Chronic Patellar Instability

The patellofemoral joint is a complex portion of knee anatomy that is composed of the end of the thigh bone and kneecap. Patients who have structural abnormalities in the surrounding ligaments and bony anatomy as well as functional factors...read more


Orthopedic Innovation

Three-Dimensional Patient Specific Instrumentation and Cutting Guide for Medial Closing Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy to Correct Valgus Malalignment

Achievement of correct knee alignment is crucial to ensure the best outcomes following a procedure to re-align the knee. The use of customized surgical instrumentation for individual patients to assist in preoperative planning and intraoperative realignment has gained increasing...read more


Orthopedic Innovation

Social Media and Orthopedics: An Evolving Relationship

Growing technological advances and accessibility has led to drastic increases in connectivity and overall internet usage across the globe. Social media is a very powerful tool to connect a large number of people, who may have otherwise been inaccessible....read more


In The Media

Chicago Sports Medicine Surgeon Treats Three International Athletes’ Knees

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jorge Chahla was recently featured in The Chicago Daily Tribune’s article, ‘Chicago Sports Medicine Surgeon Treats Three International Athletes’ Knees – WFMZ Allentown’. Here is an excerpt of the article, ‘In the past six months, Dr....read more


Knee Conditions

Dr. Jorge Chahla performs knee surgery on professional tennis player Juan Martin del Potro.

Dr. Chahla is proud and thankful to have been the orthopedic surgeon of choice for professional tennis player Juan Martin del Potro. The former World No. 3 tennis player del Portro said, “I’ve been consulting Dr Jorge Chahla and...read more


Knee Conditions

Dr. Jorge Chahla performs knee surgery on US Open tennis player Luisa Stefani.

Dr. Chahla is proud and thankful to have been the orthopedic surgeon of choice for professional tennis player Luisa Stefani. Unfortunately, Luisa suffered a right knee injury during the women’s doubles semifinal of the US Open. Dr. Chahla was...read more


Knee Conditions

Dr. Jorge Chahla performs arthroscopic knee surgery on Seattle Sounders midfielder Nico Lodeiro.

Dr. Chahla is proud to have been the orthopedic surgeon of choice for professional soccer player Nico Lodeiro of the Seattle Sounders. Read The Seattle Times article, ‘Sounders midfielder Nico Lodeiro undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery‘ to learn more....read more


Knee Conditions

Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Cannulated Allograft Bone Dowels Soaked in Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed each year. The majority of patients undergoing these reconstructions will experience long-term stability and symptomatic relief, however, some will require a revision ACLR procedure. In...read more


In The Media

Dr. Jorge Chahla was recently interviewed by Telemundo on snow related injuries.

Chicago orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jorge Chahla was recently interviewed by Telemundo for a new segment about common snow related injuries. Watch the video below to see the interview....read more


Hip Publications

Indications and Outcomes for Arthroscopic Hip Labral Reconstruction With Autografts- A Systematic Review

The acetabular labrum in the hip plays a major role in hip function and stability. The gold standard treatment for labral tears is to repair the tissue. However, in cases where tissue is not amenable to repair, reconstruction using...read more


Cartilage Publications

Obesity is Associated with an Increased Prevalence of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis and Arthroplasty: A Cohort Study

While osteoarthritis frequently involves the knee and hips, it can also present to a lesser degree in other joints including the shoulder. Physicians commonly agree that the increased incidence of osteoarthritis in the knees and hips compared to joints...read more


Knee Publications

Biological Treatment of the Knee with Platelet-Rich Plasma or Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrates

Knee pathologies including focal cartilage injuries, osteoarthritis and ligament injuries are common. The use of biologic agents has emerged as an option for treating these diseases. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has gained significant interest for treating common sports medicine injuries....read more


Knee Publications

Assessing the Resident Progenitor Cell Population and the Vascularity of the Adult Human Meniscus

Surgical treatment of meniscal tears involves either meniscal repair or meniscectomy, which is the removal of the damaged meniscus. Recent studies have reported meniscectomies to significantly reduce the career lengths of professional athletes, while repairs demonstrated higher success rates...read more


Knee Publications

Reconstruction and Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Reconstruction and repair of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are both effective in restoring knee stability following ACL injury. This was demonstrated by applying force to cadaveric knees at different degrees of flexion to simulate normal forces experienced by...read more


Hip Publications

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS)

Swimming is one of the most physically demanding sport on the body. The repetitive flexion and rotation motions, particularly with the breaststroke and butterfly stroke, may overload the hip and cause femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS), or more simply hip...read more


Cartilage Publications

An Expert Consensus Statement on the Management of Large Chondral and Osteochondral Defects in the Patellofemoral Joint

Damage to the cartilage on the back side of the patella, often called a patellar osteochondral lesion, is a common cause of pain for many individuals. However, due to the complex structure, positioning, and differences in anatomy between each...read more


Biologic Publications

Biologic Options for Articular Cartilage Wear (Platelet-Rich Plasma, Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate)

This article reviews biological treatment options for articular cartilage repair, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and cell-based therapies. Articular cartilage damage is seen most commonly in focal chondral lesions and early osteoarthritis and is a...read more


Knee Publications

Clinical Outcomes of Inside-Out Meniscal Repair According to Anatomic Zone of the Meniscal Tear

Within the meniscus, three anatomical zones have been described based on varying levels of vascularity. The “red-red” zone is on the periphery of the meniscus and has been reported to be the most vascular, whereas the middle “red-white” and...read more


Knee Publications

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury at the Time of Anterior Tibial Spine Fracture in Young Patients: An Observational Cohort Study

The relationship between anterior tibial spine fractures (ATSF) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the pediatric population has not been defined though the injuries may occur together. ATSF occur at the point on the tibia where the ACL...read more


Hip Publications

Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head (ONFH)

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) occurs due to a defect in the blood supply to the femoral head. This inadequate supply leads to death of the subchondral bone and bone marrow and is the reason for approximately one...read more


Cartilage Publications

Meniscectomy and Resultant Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee Among Prospective National Football League Players: An Imaging and Performance Analysis  

Removal of the damaged area of a meniscal tear (often called a meniscectomy) is a common arthroscopic treatment option for those who want to address their pain and have a quick recovery, however, injury to the meniscus and removal...read more


Biologic Publications

Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatments and Available Formulations

This article reviews the current literature surrounding the use of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) in the management of various orthopedic diseases. ADSCs have gained attention due to their potential for expediting healing and the ease of delivery...read more


Orthopedic Innovation

Women in Orthopaedics

There is a well-documented disparity of women applying for and training in orthopaedic residencies. Women comprise approximately 50% of medical students; however, only 14% of current orthopaedic residents are women. There are many factors that contribute to the reluctance...read more


Practice News

Dr. Jorge Chahla was recently featured on ABC 7 News.

Chicago based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jorge Chahla was recently featured on ABC segment, ‘Pace yourself, focus on posture while working out and working from home amid coronavirus pandemic, doctors say’.  Here is an excerpt from the interview, ‘The COVID-19...read more


Practice News

El Dr. Jorge Chahla apareció recientemente en Univision.

El cirujano ortopédico Dr. Jorge Chahla que con sede en Chicago, apareció receintement en el segmento de Univisión, ‘Los riesgos a sufrir lesiones a los que se exponen deportistas en medio de la pandemia del coronavirus’ here is a...read more


Orthopedic Health Tips

Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction: Maximizing Function and Preventing Re-injury

One of the most important topics in ACL rehabilitation among physicians and physical therapists is the question of when to safely return the athlete to sport. A study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy found...read more


Biologic Injections

Doc, I just need a shot in my shoulder and I’ll be good to go.

Steroid (cortisone) injections have been Orthopaedic surgeon’s favorite arrow in the quiver for decades.  Steroids are a potent anti-inflammatory that is typically used to rapidly reduce painful symptoms that accompany inflammation and arthritis from both acute injuries and chronic...read more


Sports Medicine

ACL Rehabilitation: General Concepts in Physical Therapy

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is one of the key ligaments that help to stabilize the knee joint. ACL tears typically occur through either contact or non-contact injury in high-risk sports such as soccer, football, basketball,...read more


Sports Medicine

Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction: Maximizing Function and Preventing Re-injury

One of the most important topics in ACL rehabilitation among physicians and physical therapists is the question of when to safely return the athlete to sport. A study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy found...read more


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