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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky

Occupational Medicine
Highland Park, IL
37 years experience male

Locations

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Morton grove, IL

Address

9000 Waukegan, Morton grove, IL, US
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aegon Us Holding

Zurich North America

Alameda Alliance for Health

About

Bio

Fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in upper extremity reconstruction and surgery Experience in workers related injuries Experience in complex reconstruction shoulder, elbow and hand injuries Experience in implant arthroplasty and fusions

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Occupational Medicine

Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English, Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
462 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Tear: If the ligament is completely torn or has a piece of bone attached to it that is displaced it may require surgery. Certain ligament tears can be ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Vit d: This could be source if problem. Also an additional work up for other hormone deficiencies like thyroid.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Hand transplant: Several sites surround USA now do this. Kentucky, Indiana, and California. First step is consult with local fellowship trained hand surgeon
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
ER evaluation: Need to see primary care or ER visit The fact that it had gone on several days warrants a work up
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Leg fracture: Ice, pain meds and elevation are key factors
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Finger tendon : This could represent a trigger finger or tendon subluxation. Recommend you see a hand spevialidt.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Hip rxercise : Stretching and flexibility is the key. Strengthening and power exercise are not that helpful.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Mask: If welding Need to be protected from fumes aaa Respiratory mask
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder pain: If ice, antiiflammatory and stretching have not made this better it may be time to see orthopedic surgeon
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder subluxation: Mri not allways the answer. Sometimes an arthrogram has to be performed to reveal tears. Also a good clinical exam by orthopaedic surgeon is very he... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Knee pain: Sounds like you have at least a cartilage tear recommend you see orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Musculoskeletal : Orthopedics is the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. If you have problems that do not resolve or interfere with activities of daily living
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Hand swelling: The drug cannot cause increaed swelling - but your body may be changing. There may be another source of the swelling that would not be treated by the... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
It band : Usually a stretching and anti inflammatory program works best. Sometimes a cortisone shot us also helpful.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: This can happen - additional imaging techniques can be used - this includes adding infusion or dye studies. Also needle guided asoiration can be us... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Testing: I would recommend a full physical with blood testing for autoimmune diseases . Also a examination from a rheumatologist would be a good next srwp.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Milk: Not necessarily. A good consistent diet that contains vit d and calcium is important in bone health. Adding more does not make bone heal fastet.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Bump: Thid could be scar tissue or reactive bone . I would followup with surgeon who performed osteotimy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shin splint: Ice , antiinflammmatory and stretching program. Crutch or brave may help.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Laxity: Could be more prone to dislocations or subluxations.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Bursa : Ice and compression wrap. If recent surgery- should decrease over time.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Pain : Yes. Ice the area - it may be sore for 3 to 5 dayd.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Knee pain: Start with ice, elevation and compression . If this does not help see acl md.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Cyst: Some of the cysts contain fluid and can be aspirated. See a hand surgeon and he can determine if they are solid or fluid filled.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Wrist pain: Pain in the morning is a sign of arthritis. Pain with activity is not a clear sign of arthritis. If you are having pain with activities if daily liv... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Ice : Ice is great tool for pain relief and to reduce swelling.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Thumb swelling: Could be arthritis or gout. Would see orthopaedic surgeon for xray.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Piping shoulder: There are exercises for shoulder instability . I would recommend evaluation by orthopaedic surgeon. If ligaments are torn completely they may have to... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Disc surgery: Currently disc surgery is done open- laparoscopic techniques are being developed.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Back pain therapy: It is fine as long as symptoms are stable or improving . If pain increases or numbness develops - therapy should stop and you should revisit physicia... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Knee brace: You will need to be in brace until X-rays confirm healing
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder surgery: Most shoulder surgery is approximately 2 hours. This includes setup time
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder pain: Probable represent tendinitis. Start an ice and oral antinflammmatory program. This should be combined with a stretching orogram.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Freezing toe: Could be a blood flow issue See your primary care doctor for checkip
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Bone strength: Cannot say that this works better than other proven supplements. No good studies to indicate that supplements have positive bone effects.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Ligaments: Ligaments go from bone to bone - usually short distance. Ligaments are usually not expendable. Tendons can be split , transferred and moved to s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Big toe: Could be some early arthritis or gout. If swollen or red see your md for x-ray and blood test.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Arthroscopy: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs do not heal faster than mini open or open rrotator cuff procedures arthroscopic had advantages of less initial pa... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Foot numb: May take 4 to 6 weeks to resolve . Recommend ice and antinflammmatory . Also avoid compression on area.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Numbness : Usually compression on a nerve . This can occur at the spine level or peripherally.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder surgery: All you need is a current exam that fines you in good health and stable recovered shoulder
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Hematoma: These usually resolve with time.and avoiding repeat trauma
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Artificial knee : You should get it routinely checked by your surgeon to look for early signs of wear or failure.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Hip dislocation : Not a issue if hip dislocation is not stable and no fixed contratyres or arthritis.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Muscle crsmp: Best treatment is a gradual stretching program.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder dislocation: It can be very painful when the shoulder is out , the muscles and nerves are stretched . When it is reduced the pain is drastically reduced.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Retear : It is possible to retear your rotator cuff. If you are having pain, weakness or limited motion i would have it evaluated by previous orthopaedic sur... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Antibiotic : Good broad spectrum antibiotic. Good for PCN allergy
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder dislocation: Should be able to write, type and draw in several days after surgery.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Visotsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Visotsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your reply Dr Vitotsky. It would be great if it was done by making small incisions. Thank you once again.
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This saved my life. Thank You! I have an important discussion with you . My email : plskeepitsafe204@
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Thanks Doc, unfortunately due to nhs, have no further contact with surgeon. thank you for the reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

northwesterN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

AAOS
ASSH
Thought Leader, Second Place, Evanston, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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