Specialists and Care Centers

Osteoporotic Fracture Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Medicine brings together board-certified physicians1 and highly trained and experienced specialists from many disciplines to bring you a complete continuum of care, so you can get moving again and return to the activities you enjoy.

Your Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedic team for your osteoporotic fractures may include:

  • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeons
  • Registered nurses specializing in orthopaedics
  • Pediatric orthopaedic specialists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago2
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Advanced practice nurses and physician assistants dedicated to orthopaedic care
  • Northwestern Medicine Home Health nurses and therapists

Most orthopaedic nurses at Northwestern Medicine have earned board-certification in orthopaedics to validate their skill, knowledge and abilities to support the best patient outcomes. This is a measure of their knowledge, expertise and commitment.

Northwestern Medicine has also achieved Magnet® recognition3 for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.4

The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Program

The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Program is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program designed to address issues related to skeletal health. One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

The goals of this program include:

  • Identifying patients at high risk for developing osteoporosis, a condition associated with reduction in bone strength
  • Prescreening and providing appropriate treatment when indicated
  • Providing modern advanced osteoporosis care to the complex patient, including those with glucocorticoid-induced, post transplant and premenopausal osteoporosis
  • Preventing new and recurrent fractures
  • Increasing awareness in the medical and lay community about osteoporosis and the long-term importance of bone health
  • Participating in clinical research to further advance the knowledge of and treatment options for osteoporosis

Our unique approach focuses on a thorough evaluation of the patient and emphasizes continuity of care. We offer an onsite state-of-the-art densitometer, outpatient clinic staffed with dedicated professionals and inpatient consultations on hospitalized patients.

To schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 312.695.1880.

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

The Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital uses the latest techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. The Spine Center specialists provide physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurological surgery, neuroradiology and neuropsychology. By making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center offers programs for the management of:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Failed neck or back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries

To schedule an appointment at the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, please call 855.466.7746.

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

The Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center uses the latest techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. The Spine Center specialists provide physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurological surgery, neuroradiology and neuropsychology. By making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center offers programs for the management of:
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Failed neck or back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

Bone Health Clinic

Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics has a fragility liaison service and bone health clinic to focus on osteoporosis. Our primary goal is to keep you from having fragility fractures.

What we do:

  • Discuss your medical history and perform a physical exam to evaluate risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures
  • Coordinate lab and radiology services to assess your bone health
  • When indicated, we prescribe medication to strengthen your bones and help decrease your risk of fracture
  • Educate you about your disease, and teach you about exercise and fall prevention
  • If you have sustained a fragility fracture, we coordinate your care to reduce your future fracture risk and prevent secondary fracture

To schedule an appointment at the Bone Health Clinic, call 630.225.2478.

Integrated Spine Program

The spine specialists from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offer the latest advances in spine care at convenient office locations in the western suburbs. Including:

Our spine specialists blend innovation and skill to help restore your movement and improve your quality of life. We offer comprehensive back pain management plans to help you overcome spine problems, so you can enjoy life with less pain. The Northwestern Medicine spine specialists are a highly-experienced, collaborative team comprised of board-certified physicians including neurosurgeons, orthopaedic spine surgeons, and physical medicine specialists, as well as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors, all with training and experience in spine, back and neck care.

To schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists, call 630.933.BACK (2225).

Legal Information
1

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

2

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

3

The Magnet Recognition Program®, ANCC Magnet Recognition®, Magnet® names and logos are registered trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. All rights are reserved.

4

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