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Learn to Easily Navigate Doctor Referrals

Finding a specialist to treat your specific injury or illness can be a challenging process. When it comes to your health, make sure you’re getting top quality care and working with an expert that specializes in your condition. While the process of finding said specialist can be overwhelming, here are a few tips to keep in mind with regards to specialist referrals and how to navigate them:

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Navigating Immediate Care vs. Emergency Room

Injured while playing a round of your favorite summer sport? Twist or bang your knee or elbow the wrong way while working around the yard? If you’ve experienced a musculoskeletal injury, you may be wondering where the best place is to seek treatment. And depending on the type and severity of your injury, a trip to to the Emergency Room may not be your best choice.

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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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Rotator Cuff Tears in Palos Hills and Mokena

Shoulder injuries can be extremely debilitating. The pain and discomfort caused can lead to loss of sleep, difficulty lifting, and interfere with an ability to perform everyday tasks. Shoulder pain is often caused by injury to the rotator cuff resulting in inflammation.

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When an Injury Occurs

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Palos Hills, IL 60465


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Mokena, IL 60448


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Chicago, IL 60617
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