Dr Robert Fink MD – Illinois Knee Specialist

Dr Fink Chicago Knee Specialist

About Dr Robert J Fink: Chicago Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Robert Fink does minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Fink puts an endoscope in the spine similar to an arthroscope done on the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, and ankle where, through a small incision, he is able to remove herniated discs, bulging discs, extruding discs, extruded discs, and also remove some bone from neuroforaminal narrowing.

  • Spine: Nonoperative treatment, physical therapy, medication, trigger point injections, lumbar epidural steroid injections. Minimally invasive spine surgery. One of only three doctors that do this in the Chicago area.
  • Treatment by removing herniated discs: Protruding discs, extruding discs, bulging discs all with endoscope which is like an arthroscope used in the knee, elbow, shoulder, and wrist.
  • Treatment of compression lumbar fractures: All as outpatient surgery I stitch or bandaid afterwards Outpatient surgery
  • Hand surgery: All types of hand surgery. Nerve entrapment syndromes, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel. Removal of lumps, bumps, ganglion cysts, hand and wrist deformities, old healed fractures, nail deformities, joint replacement, fractures.

Chicago Car Accident Doctor Robert Fink Discusses Injuries and Whiplash

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The revolutionary technology behind Spinal Decompression makes it possible for a unique and highly specific force to target the specific damaged disc and problem vertebrae in the spine. The decompression force gently stretches the spine where needed, causing negative pressure to develop in the damaged disc. This causes the disc bulge (or herniation) to move off of the injured nerve and retract back into the disc. At the same time, the negative pressure also draws water, oxygen and nutrients back into the disc, restoring and rejuvenating the disc towards a normal height.

Spinal Decompression is unique in that it heals at the source. It is not a temporal fix. It does not mask symptoms. This is true healing. Your pain diminishes as your disc heals.

There are several decompression systems on the market. The DRX9000 is considered by many doctors to be the leading technology in Spinal Decompression.

What Exactly Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

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What is my Whiplash Case Worth?

As with any automobile accident case, the worth of the claim is dependent on the following factors: Loss of Income, Medical Expenses and General Damages. In whiplash injury claims, the damages for pain and suffering following the accident may be the largest portion of the claim. Depending on the severity of the injury, medical expenses can contribute dramatically. In the case of a traumatic brain injury, all three factors weigh heavily as future income is diminished greatly.

How do I find an Experienced Car Accident Attorney?

As whiplash injuries are serious, long-lasting injuries, finding a top notch car accident attorney to represent can be the most important step in securing the maximum compensation for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The number of clients represented, the settlements recovered and industry recognition are all important factors to consider when hiring a motor vehicle accident attorney. Perhaps the most important is how much you as the client can trust him or her. An experienced automobile attorney is there to protect the rights of his or her client and recover the maximum compensation for the victim's injuries.

As Chicago grew, its residents took heroic measures to keep pace. In the 1850s, they raised many of the streets five to eight feet to install a sewer system – and then raised the buildings, as well. Unfortunately, the buildings, streets and sidewalks were made of wood, and most of them burned to the ground in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The Chicago Fire Department training academy at 558 W. DeKoven St. is on the site of the O’Leary property where the fire began. The Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station at Michigan and Chicago avenues are among the few buildings to have survived the fire.

How To Fix Herniated Discs. What About A Spine Surgery?

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Dr. Robert James Fink of Gold Coast Orthopedic Spine and Hand Surgery specializes in Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Spine, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle and foot. Any procedures on these parts of the body are done arthroscopically with small puncture wounds requiring a few stitches or a band-aid. Dr Robert Fink has been an orthopedic surgeon for over 30 years and is only one of 3 doctors in Chicago, IL performing minimally invasive spine surgery procedures. Non invasive back surgery is also called band-aid back surgery, due to the fact that patients leave with only a band-aid or one stitch after the procedure is completed.

For patients who are suffering from back conditions of various types, including radiculartype complaints (leg pain) as well as mechanical back pain related to the degenerative process. There is a myriad of new and old technology that allows surgeons to provide the patient significant reduction in their pain with the least amount of surgical dissection. This is typically termed as minimally invasive spinal surgery.

In the past, in the case of spinal fusion surgery, we performed surgery with a large surgical incision for one or two-level disease, with a significant amount of muscle stripping in order to provide adequate visualization to place hardware and bone graft material. With our new technology, we are now able to perform minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery for one to three-level disease in patients who are suffering from both mechanical back pain and leg pain. This technology has improved the patient's ability to recover quickly, reduce their intra-operative bleeding, operative time and hospital stay. It appears post-operatively that many of the patients who have undergone the minimally invasive fusion surgery, as opposed to standard open fusion surgery, have shown a remarkable difference in their post-operative pain management requirements and their ability to return back to a functional life.


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