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Dr. Mark Hutchinson

Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, IL
35 years experience male

Locations

UIC Sports Medicine

Chicago, IL

Address

839 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 3:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CIGNA Health Care

Zurich North America

Office

Elmhurst, IL

About

Bio

I have had the opportunity to care for a variety of national teams including USA Basketball, USA Gymnastics, USA Field Hockey, USA Paralympic Team as well as Division 1 athletes at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 20 years. My goal is to provide elite level care for every patient I see

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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

400 Answers
213 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Different: Orthodontics is teeth and braces. Orthopedics is bones and joints
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Probably should get it checked....Especially if it hurts.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Depends mostly on the involvement of the cuff. The findings you describe are chronic changes and not treated by themselves.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Shaving: Chondroplasty is basically a shaving of friable and degenerative cartilage. Meniscus was probably present before but NT read because it is difficult ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Hmmm?: Hard to say without an exam. Anterior knee pain tends to be related to your kneecap. Posterior knee pain could be a meniscus tear, bakers cyst, or b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Needs to be checked: Could be arthritis, could be meniscus, could be ligament strain, could be bone bruise, could be lots of things. If no better, get it checked.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Get checked: Several choices of what it could be sp probably should get checked.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
A few days: Most of my patients take a few days off after surgery but it may take a few weeks before you have the endurance for long distances and stairclimbing.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Later: Kegel exercises strengthen and tone the support muscles in your lower pelvis. They have been used t help women with incontinence and to tighten the mu... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Good nutrition: A well rounded nutrition is always good but supplements to assist healing don't really help since your body uses calcium and metabolite s already in y... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Campbell's: The traditional classic first reference for orthopedics is Csmpbelks
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Total knee: Some knee cap arthritis can be treated with medications and exercise. When those things fail, consideration of resurfacing or a total knee is appropr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Rheumatologist: When you have multiple sites of joint pain and inflamation it is time to get checked n by a rheumatologist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Inflammation: Cysts and bursa are fluid filled pockets that occur due to irritation and inflammation.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Radiculopathy: Radicular pain or a pinched nerve in the neck commonly refers between your shoulder blades. Probably still from your neck and time to get it checked.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Hmmm?: Hard to say, but if your alignment is changing and you have stopped growing you should really get x-rays to check things out.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Buttocks pain is commonly sciatica, lateral hip pain is often trochanter ic bursitis, and groin pain is concerning for ball and socket problem. For c... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: If you have mechanical locking or clicking the arthroscopy may help. The only way to improve your thigh circumference is through physical therspy.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Recheck?: Hopefully just a mild re strain but if it doesn't get better probably should be rechecked.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Hmmm: X-rays only show bones and alignment. Lots of other things can cause pain that would not show up including meniscus, ligament injury, bursitis, and t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: Arm positioning like sleeping with your arm over your head can lead to shoulder ompingemenr.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe?: The best test to look for cam impingement is hip flex ion and internal rotation, so hip extension with external rotation with your toes out would be e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Overuse: As inflammation and fluid build up from overuse ganglion cysts can grow. If it a problem get it checked, drained, or removed.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms and findings include redness, warmth, fevers, swelling and effusions, and pain with movement of knee, painful or enlarged lymph modes.....Ult... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Walking: The study of walking and running is the study of gait mechanics
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Back trauma: Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the thoracic and lumbar spine.
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Primary care: Start with you primary care doctor who is technically responsible for overall over site of your care. Multiple and long forms are frustrating for doc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Movement/pain: If you can't move it, it locks, looks crooked, or is signifantly painful it should be checked. If pain is just superficial but everything else works ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Broken hip: The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accid... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Not by itself: A torn meniscus is deep within the hoint and should not lead to cellulite. However, swelling related to an acutely torn mensicus could make the overl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Radicular: Sounds like radicular pain from your back...If it is severe or getting worse it should be checked.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Post surgery?: Labral tears don't usually completely heal by themselves. Post surgery rehab may take 3-6 months. If things were just strained and not torn that st... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Unusual: Certainly not impossible but unusual as fractures usually heal in 6 weeks. I would repeat imaging and look for other associated injuries or intraarti... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Foam rolls work great to provide a deep massage and it also forces you to stretch your muscles. Nonetheless, it tends to ache a bit after use that th... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: The plica can be secondary to maltracking but not a cause of it. You probably need to target the malt racking first. I like to use a knee sleeve wit... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Fkexeril: I don't believe Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a banned or highly abused substance, therefore even if their was a lab test to look for it, it would... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Scaphoid fracture: The scaphoid is a small bone on the thumb side of the wrist that is at risk of fracture from a fall on an outstreched arm. It is a problematic fractu... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely unless he patient is routinely taking meds like narcotics which can be constipating.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Normal variant: The buford complex is a normal variant and not the cause of your pain. You should see a shoulder specialist who might clarify the diagnosis and optio... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Tough to say: I have done thousands of acl's and a little pain is not scary, however if it persists, there is locking or instability, it should be checked by your s... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Most of these will heal in 6to 8 weeks without surgery. They should be followed to make sure they stay straight.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Sure: Lots of anesthetic choices ranging from a spinal to regional blocks can be done whie you stay awake.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Perhaps: It is an ok place to strt but if you really want to know go to the orthpaedic surgeon.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes. If you really want to know, get it checked. In the meantime, rest, ice, cores soon, and elevation. Rice.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: There have been a couple of good studies which suggest if you ali have arthritis then arthroscopy won't help. However most surgeons believe if you ar... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Unlikely: While we are taught to try to explain all symptoms with a single diagnosis, it sounds like you have two separate issues assuming each was proven by ap... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Blood clot?: I would be concerned about a blood clot. You should get checked with a venous doppler study asap.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Danger!,,,: Be careful. Health is balance. If you burn more energy then you take in your body must break down something for energy. Frequently the goal is fat ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Most: Ligaments have nerves that assess tension and position, subchondral bone has sensory nerves, peripheral meniscus, and synovium are all pain sources. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Doughnut cushion: Most heal fine but are painful to sit on while healing. A doughnut cushion can make it mor comfortable to sit.

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May 11, 2013
Dr. Hutchinson is providing a valuable service to the public on Health Tap. I recommend Dr. Hutchinson.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hutchinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hutchinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks very much. By the way i have minimal pain in the morningmorning or when i m standin long time and no locking. Only got swollen and i feel my quadriceps ectremely ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. It didn't occur to be it could be something like that. Will go get checked. Thank you again for your time.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, I gather that up to 6 weeks the muscles and tissues will continue repairing after surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Michigan State University

Awards

UIC College of Medicine Teaching Awards
Top Doctor, Second Place, Melrose Park, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Melrose Park, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
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