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Getting Ready for Your Online Doctor Visit

Online doctor visits are a good way to make sure you get the orthopedic care you need during the COVID-19 pandemic. At OrthoIllinois, Dr. Van Thiel and his team make getting in-home medical care as easy as possible with, a leading, state-of-the-art telehealth system developed specifically for ease of use. With’s telemedicine system,…. read more

Orthopedic Telemedicine with Dr. Van Thiel

COVID-19 has changed a lot of how we interact with the outside world, and a lot of how we “do business” in our day-to-day lives. In most of the country, we’ve been advised to stay at home and avoid going out whenever possible. That includes some types of medical and dental care, like routine checkups…. read more

Common Sports Injuries & Prevention Essentials

For millions of kids and parents across the U.S., the arrival of warm spring weather means one thing: It’s time to gear up for spring and summer sports. In the U.S., as many as 45 million kids participate in some sort of sport — and not just for the thrill of competition. Studies show participation…. read more

Telemedicine: Online Doctor Visits with Dr. Van Thiel Now Available

With the coronavirus pandemic still developing and social distancing rules in place, life has taken an odd, albeit temporary, turn. And as a result, many people are left wondering how they can adjust their routines and continue to perform many of the tasks of daily living. Fortunately, the internet has made adapting much easier: groceries,…. read more

Recovering from Gluteus Medius Tear Surgery

You’ve probably heard of the gluteus maximus — the medical term for the biggest butt muscle. But most people never hear about the lesser-known gluteus medius — until they injure it. The gluteus medius is another big muscle near your butt, located on the outer surface of your pelvis, near your hip. In fact, it’s…. read more

Groundbreaking Knee Cartilage Regeneration Treatments

Chronic knee pain can have lots of different causes, but the most common cause is damaged cartilage. Knee cartilage forms a thick, slick barrier to wear and tear inside the knee joint. When cartilage is healthy, your knees move effortlessly, without stiffness or painful friction. But if cartilage is worn or damaged, every step you…. read more

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Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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