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Introducing Dr. Gurpal Pannu

Welcome Dr. Gurpal Pannu to MidAmerica Orthopaedics!

Dr. Pannu is an orthopaedic spine surgeon. He has trained at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Drexel University College of Medicine, and The University of California, Davis. At UC Davis, Dr. Pannu completed a fellowship in orthopaedic spinal surgery. He participated in clinical research that included the study of scoliosis, spinal trauma, and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Throughout his career, Dr. Pannu has been active in clinical research in academic settings, giving him a vast knowledge of the latest technologies and procedures proven to best help his patients.

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Spine Surgery Specialist and Treatment in Palos Hills and Mokena

According to the American Chiropractic Association, 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is a common complaint for people across ages and professions, and it isn’t predicted to let up any time soon. Back pain can be annoying, intense, and can get in the way of a person performing their job, or even simple tasks that make up the course of a day.

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Understanding and Treating an ACL Injury

The fear of an ACL injury is always on the mind of many athletes. ACL injuries are one of the most common knee injuries, and while athletes are at a higher risk for ACL injury, it can happen to anyone. The anterior cruciate ligament—or ACL—is one of four main ligaments that connect the bones of the knee joint together. The knee joint is comprised of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap). The four main ligaments of the knee joint, including the ACL, hold these bones together and stabilize the knee.

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When to See an Orthopaedic Doctor Instead of Your Primary Care Physician

If you’ve recently been injured or are experiencing chronic pain, it’s time to see a doctor. You may be wondering whether a visit to your primary care physician is worth the trouble or if going straight to a specialist is the answer. After all, more often than not, you think your primary care physician should be your first stop. Depending on your specific injury or health issue, however, going directly to a specialist—like an orthopaedic physician—can save you time and money.

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10330 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465


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Mokena, IL 60448


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Chicago, IL 60617


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Lombard, IL 60148
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