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Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Scott Sporer of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Scott Sporer, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

Dr. Sporer specializes in hip, knee and joint reconstruction and replacement and has special interests in primary and revision arthroplasty surgery, anterior and posterior approaches to hip replacement and minimally invasive techniques.

Currently serving as associate professor at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sporer also sits on the board of directors for The American Joint Replacement Registry and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Read more at: www.beckersspine.com

 

Dr. Sporer's recent mission trip to Santa Cruz

Dr. Sporer recently completed a medical mission trip to Santa Cruz

Dr. Sporer recently completed a medical mission trip to Santa Cruz, Boliva where a team of doctors, nurses and therapist performed over 60 total hip and knee replacement procedures. Operation Walk is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization which provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries (and occasionally in the US), that have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Operation Walk also educates in-country orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of the hip and knee joints. This is done in conjunction with surgeries to help create a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries. Donations to operation walk can be made at: https://www.firstgiving.com/Npo/90342/Donation?designId=90749

 

Dr. Sporer Discusses Current Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Techniques

Dr. Sporer

Dr. Sporer recently attended the annual American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting in San Diego. During this meeting, he presented the results of several clinical research studies and educated other orthopedic surgeons about current hip and knee arthroplasty techniques.

 

Dr. Sporer will be Hosting Dr. Huiming Peng

Dr. Sporer

Dr. Sporer will be hosting Dr. Huiming Peng from Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, Chinal. He is an orthopedic surgeon that will be spend 3 months in the United States and observe primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery.

 

Joint Adventures

Nearly 1 million Americans receive new hips or knees each year - and many are determined to put them to good use

Be Realistic About Recovery

Replacing worn-down joints with devices made of metal and hard plastic often serves as “a lifechanging procedure for the good,” says Pistello’s surgeon, Dr. Scott Sporer of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. But it’s not a quick fix, he warns. Sporer and Kirschen - baum both advise patients to exhaust all their non-surgical options first, such as weight loss, medications and physical therapy. The longer you can delay surgery, the lower your odds of having to replace the joint again, they say. And while you wait, scientists are developing new treatment options, including pain-relieving injections and betterconstructed joints that last 20 years or even longer.

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Still Active after Two New Knees and Shoulders

Daniel Quealy

Daniel Quealy, 65, of Clarendon Hills has always been active, having played organized sports from grade school through college. His competitive juices eventually led him to play softball and racquetball and participate in marathons and triathlons. All of these things made Dan feel alive.

Over time, knee pain became his ultimate challenge. It became so severe that he depended on a daily regimen of aspirin just to get through a day. Eventually, the pain reached a crescendo when he had difficulty just walking and couldn't safely carry his grandkids. That's when he knew it was time to ask for help.

Quealy carefully researched options for treatment. With several family members in the medical field, he repeatedly heard that the patients of one doctor seemed to have more successful recoveries. That was Dr. Scott Sporer, a hip and knee replacement physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR).

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Dr. Scott Sporer Discusses New RSA Technology to Track Implant Movement

Dr. Scott Sporer, hip, knee and joint replacement specialist at MOR, discusses a new, cutting edge technology called Radiosteriometric Analysis (RSA) that is being used to track movement of hip and knee implants. Dr. Sporer is one of the first in the country to use this technology to track implant movement and durability, offering peace of mind for patients.


Patient Back to Active Lifestyle after Hip Specialist Dr. Scott Sporer Performs Surgery

Gail, a teacher and physical education coach from Downers Grove, was able to return to hiking, biking and working out with her students after a hip replacement performed by Dr. Scott Sporer, a hip specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

Read more at: www.buglenewspapers.com and www.mysuburbanlife.com


Dr. Scott Sporer Accepted to the Hip Society

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) is proud to announce the acceptance of Dr. Scott Sporer into the Hip Society. Dr. Sporer joins fellow MOR surgeons Dr. Craig Della Valle, Dr. Jorge Galante, Dr. Joshua Jacobs, Dr. Aaron Rosenberg and Dr. Wayne Paprosky as members of this prestigious society.

The Hip Society is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of the Hip Joint. For additional information about the Hip Society visit: www.hipsoc.org


Dr. Sporer Discusses New RSA Monitoring System

Dr. Scott Sporer, hip and knee reconstruction and replacement specialist, is interviewed by WLS-TV discussing the new RSA monitoring system to track implant movement and durability offering peace of mind for patients. This is also the first RSA joint registry.


Drs. Sporer and Paprosky Offer New RSA Monitoring System

Dr. Scott Sporer and Dr. Wayne Paprosky, hip and knee reconstruction and replacement specialists, are the first in the country to offer a new RSA monitoring system that tracks movement and durability of implants for hip and knee replacement patients. Here's the story on WGN-TV.


MOR Surgeons Top Becker's Top Specialists Lists

MOR surgeons recognized as top orthopaedic specialists in Becker's Hospital Review

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine and cartilage restoration surgeon Dr. Brian Cole has been named one of the top 25 knee surgeons in the nation by Becker's Hospital Review. The publication's "15 Great Hip Specialists to Know" featured MOR joint reconstruction surgeons Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, Dr. Craig Della Valle, and Dr. Scott Sporer. In addition, the publication named MOR surgeons Dr. Howard An, Dr. Gunnar Andersson, and Dr. Frank Phillips as three of the best spine specialists in America.

Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Becker's Hospital Review is published through ASC Communications, which is a leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for ambulatory surgery centers, hospital leaders, and physicians and administrators of orthopaedic and spine practices.

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Rush Study Earns AAHKS Clinical Research Award

A study produced by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeons on the treatment of total hip arthroplasty infections has earned the prestigious "Clinical Research Award" from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAKHS).

The study was led by MOR joint replacement surgeon Dr. Craig Della Valle. Findings from the study will be presented at the AAHKS Annual Meeting in November. Coauthors of the paper include MOR joint replacement surgeons Dr. Scott Sporer and Dr. Wayne Paprosky, along with Rush University Medical Center orthopaedic resident Dr. Sanjai Shukla.

"The Clinical Research Award is an acknowledgement of the excellent clinical and scholarly work being done at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Rush University Medical Center," says Dr. Jacobs. "Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has long been a referral center for the complex total joint replacement patient because of the expertise of our clinicians. Dr. Della Valle in particular has developed an international reputation regarding his expertise in treating the patient with an infected total joint replacement."

The Rush study examined a very complex group of patients who were being treated for an infected total hip arthroplasty. The foundation for this type of treatment is a "two-stage exchange," whereby in the first operation the prosthetic components are removed and replaced after the infection has been eradicated (typically two months after the initial procedure).

"While there is a large body of literature that describes how to diagnose an infection, there is far less information to guide the clinician in deciding if an infection is cured and it is safe to place the new hip into the joint," says Dr. Jacobs. "Research observations by MOR surgeons such as Dr. Della Valle have helped to define clinical algorithms for the successful management of patients with this complication."

MOR's award-winning studies in the management of the infected total joint replacement patient complement numerous other clinical and basic science research programs in total joint replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery, hand/upper extremity surgery and orthopaedic oncology.

About the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to provide leadership in advocacy, education and research to achieve excellence in hip and knee patient care. The AAHKS is comprised of over 1,200 board-certified or board-eligible orthopaedic surgeons in the United States and Canada who devote at least 50% of their practice to hip and knee arthroplasty.

For more information about the AAHKS, visit www.aahks.org.


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