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Ingalls Surgeon Among Nation's Leaders in Custom-Fit Knee Replacement Procedure

Ingalls Surgeon Among Nation's Leaders in Custom-Fit Knee Replacement Procedure

Are you considering knee replacement surgery? You’ll want a high performance knee implant so you can return to your active life as fast as possible. Now, there is a new technologically advanced surgical procedure available at Ingalls that can meet these expectations.

Mark R. Nikkel, D.O., orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, is one of the nation’s leading surgeons using the revolutionary Visionaire knee replacement system that uses a patient’s MRI and X-ray images to design and build surgical instruments customized for his or her unique knee anatomy.

While every person’s knee joint has subtle differences in shape and contour, traditional surgical instruments used to place knee implants are one-size-fits-all. In the past, Dr. Nikkel would spend time during the procedure adapting to a knee’s “terrain” in order to achieve the proper placement of the implant. But now, he comes to the operating room equipped with single-use instruments, engineered exclusively for that patient’s knee.

Join Dr. Nikkel for an enlightening 60-minute seminar about the causes and treatment of knee pain, as well as the benefits of custom-fit knee replacement, to be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at the Ingalls Family Care Center in Flossmoor. Dr. Nikkel is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is fellowship trained in sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery. He has offices in Oak Lawn, Orland Park and Calumet City.

Ingalls Family Care Center is located at 19550 Governors Highway, in Flossmoor, between Kedzie Avenue and Vollmer Road. Reservations are required to attend the free seminar. Please call 708.915.PAIN (7246) to reserve your seat.

For more than 90 years, Ingalls has helped the residents of Chicago’s South Suburbs to be well through its 544-bed hospital, home care agency, five community-based treatment centers, Ingalls Wellness Center, centers for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, four magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities and a medical staff of more than 450 physicians. In addition, Ingalls Memorial Hospital has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades for 2014.

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