“Stem Cells” are a term used commonly in orthopedics these days. Joint pain leads to a search for new and better treatments. This past weekend Dr. Van Thiel had the opportunity to discuss stem cells and orthobiologics. Definitely the future of orthopedics but also a long way to go….. If you are in the Crystal…. read more
Dr. Van Thiel participated in a hip arthroscopy training course with other master instructors such as Drs. Marc Philippon, Thomas Byrd, John Christoforetti and many others this past weekend. Practice makes perfect and leads to innovation. Dr. Van Thiel helped train other surgeons on techniques such as labral repair, labral reconstruction, femoroplasty and the treatment…. read more
Algonquin – Ortho Illinois and Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel are pleased to announce the opening of their new Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic in Algonquin, Illinois. Now residents and people in and around Algonquin have convenient access to prompt, high quality orthopedic and sports medicine services. Dr. Van Thiel is a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon…. read more
Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel represented Ortho Illinois at the Boys and Girl Club Career Day. Dr. Van Thiel talked with the children about Ortho Illinois, perusing a career in orthopedics and the human anatomy. The children loved the presentation and hopefully received a spark of inspiration about the rewards of perusing a career as a…. read more
Hip arthroscopy specialist Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel presented at the International Meeting on Hip Arthroscopy in Melbourne Australia. Dr. Van Thiel was asked to present on numerous topics related to hip arthroscopy during this prestigious international hip meeting. Pictured here are surgeons from four different countries along with Dr. William Meyers as the foremost expert on…. read more
Education of other orthopedic surgeons on the benefits and techniques for cartilage restoration. Specifically, demonstrating a surgical technique for taking a patient’s own cartilage, growing more of it, and implanting it back into the knee. This is a technique called MACI.