Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky

Occupational Medicine
Highland Park, IL
38 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

143 Answers
463 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Sprains : Recommend a routine exercise program. Progressively increasing activity and duration
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Need cardio: Weight training alone will not acvomplish
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Tailbone: Need evaluation and possible imaging. X-ray or ct scan may be appropriate
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
This may be a ganglion of the tendon sheath as opposed to the tendon itself Ganglion of tendon sheath are common in flexor / palmar side of hand
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Numbness : Sounds like a nerve compression. Could be tart if carpal tunnel syndrome Start wearing a wrist brace at night
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Ice: I've is allways appropriate for swelling. No more than 15 min. Ice should not be directly on skin
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Toxic shock: Yes This us serious condition. Need to seek immediate care
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Zinc: Any pen that contains zinc or lead
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Twitching muscles : Could represent fatigue or nerve irritation. Would get this checked out by primary dovtor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
SI joint: Antiinflammatoryand physical therapy is primary role of treatment . X-rays and blood tests are needed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Test: Private labs will do this They have list of heavy metals
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Hospital: Depends on problem . Sometimes doing procedure at ambulatory surgical center or specialized procedural center may be best answer
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Spine : Could be herniated disc. The pain from disc could go down either or both legs if this persists or accompanied by numbness please see you md.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Ice: Ice is allways the best start to treatment in these cases. Apply ice for 20 min ito area. Then recheck.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Thumb: He can make sure it is in good position also make sure there is no associated ligament injury.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Shocks : No- this is a sign of nerve irritation or injury. This needs to be looked at by surgeon who removed spur.
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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Skinny: Resistance band program. Can perform exercise program 4 to 5 times a day.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
See MDs : It only gets harder to remove with time
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Pulled muscle: Muscle pain usually occurs at the site of muscle attachment to the bone. It can be variable - pain may occur in certain positions and not in others. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Failed to fuse: May require a anterior procedure . Also options exist to get this fusion to heal- bone stimulator and additional time.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
CTS: Carpal tunnel syndrome usually has some amount if numbness and tingling associated.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Knee pain: Sounds like a cartilage tear . Need to see md for work up and possible mri.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Ankle fracture : Fracture needs to be immobilized in cast or walking brace. There are different kinds if ankle fractures - some require surgery to heal properly.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Tear: Depends on extent of tear. If tear is significant and you have strength deficit - it may be appropriate to see orthopedic surgeon
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Actonel (risedronate): Ask your pharmacy if they can make it into liquid. A registered pharmacist could compound it for you.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Broken: I would assume it is broken, just because she can move it dies not exclude the fact that it may be broken.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Training: Training and repetition are the key elements.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Wrist sprain: Rest , ice, compression and elevation. Brace for support and compression . Ice and elevation to treat pain and swelling. If not improved overnight s... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Exercise: Flexability, core and endurance programs are all good for arthritis.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Hip pain : Sounds like it is nerve irritation. Nerve may be irritated at site of spine surgery or locally at site if donor bone graft.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Splints : Splints are usually used only as resting night splints for arthritis. Splints are not to be worn during day as they may limit or interfere with motion... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Knee pain: Could be a number of things. If cramping or pain persists should see md to rule blood clot and possible tear of meniscus.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Bursitis: Thisbis usually associated with painful motion . Putting joint in certain ranges of motion my create muscle and joint pain.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Club foot : Children can be treated very early and have excellent chance of no surgery. Adults can be treated with secondary surgery that will improve pain and wa... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Back vertebrate : Sounds as if she has a compression fracture. There are effective treatment for the pain associated with fracture. Kyphoplasty or vetbraplasty may h... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Night pain: Pain in hand at night may be sign of carpal tunnel syndrome start sleeping a wrist brace to see if it help the night pain.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Neuropathy: Stress is not a cause of neuropathy. Emg testing and neurologic testing will help give a diagnosis of the sorce of neuropathy. Xrays will help dete... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Jones: Gradual weight bearing . If no pain or regression of x-ray appearance - patient can resume normal activity . Brace or orthotic may be necessary for ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Sprain : Elevation, ice , anti inflammatory and protective brace. Must be sure that there is not a fracture as source i'd pain.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Shin splints: Rest is good . But a stretching program and icing is important.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Rub cage: No. Surgery could remove some of the ribs and decrease size- but this is risky.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Rotator cuff: The first step is to make a accurate diagnosis. Shoulder pain and limited motion is not allways rotator cuff tear. Recommend diagnostic testing- if t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Creaking: Joint popping is just breaking at vacuum . Creaking may actually be bone in bone - arthritis . If it is painful an x-ray may be helpful in different... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Lead poisoning : Usually thru ingestion. Pencils are not lead but grafite
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Hip fracture : Needs to see a physical therapist. First for helping him walk again and to see if he is safe and stable in the house
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Ignore: Fracture care means good diet - calcium, vitD and appropriate caloric intake.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Ignore: Not all tears require surgery.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Ignore: Ice remains the mainstay of treatment.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Foot pain: May represent mid foot arthritis. May require additional support See MD for xrays
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 38 years experience
Ankle pain: Start icing, stretch and antinflammatory If this does not significantly improve - set up visit with your primary doctor
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Testimonials
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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

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