MidAmerica Orthopaedics Blog

MidAmerica Welcomes Dr. Prasad Gourineni to Staff

Dr. Prasad Gourineni, MD

MidAmerica Orthopaedics is proud to welcome Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Prasad Gourineni, MD to our practice on June 1.

With over twenty years of experience under his belt, Dr. Gourineni comes to MidAmerica Orthopaedics after practicing in nearby communities.

Dr. Gourineni completed medical school at Andhra Medical College, India, as well as residencies at Mangalore and Northwestern Universities. After discovering his aptitude for hip preservation, Dr. Gourineni completed fellowships in Vail, CO, Dallas, TX, and Bern, Switzerland, acquiring vast amounts of knowledge about open surgical dislocation and hip osteotomies.

Ganglion Cysts Palos Hills and Mokena

Ganglion cysts are common benign (non-cancerous) tumors that appear in the hand and wrist adjacent to joints or tendons. Common locations are the top and bottom of the wrist, the base of the finger palm-side, and the top of the end joint of the finger palm-side.

Tendonitis Palos Hills and Mokena

Tendons connect muscle to bone and are primarily made up of collagen fibers, water, and connective tissue. They are an integral component of our musculoskeletal system, but can be a source of pain and dysfunction.

Tendon problems (or tendinopathy) may affect any joint, especially the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, etc. As with a muscle, tendons have structural breaking points. When stress is applied to the tendon, it will elongate slightly.

If the stress continues beyond the tensile strength that the tendon can handle, it will rupture. This frequently requires surgical treatment and should be evaluated by a physician if suspected.