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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr

Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, IL
43 years experience male

Locations

Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH

Chicago, IL

Address

1611 W. Harrison, Ste. 300, Chicago, IL
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My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Probably Lactic Acid buildup in your muscles. Keep exercising, it should go away. As you become more fit, you won't experience that any more.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Tennis elbow: It could be tennis elbow, which is a form of tendinitis, or it could be something else. You should see an orthopedic elbow specialist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Generally not.: Bracing does not help with meniscal tears. With a twisitng/ pivoting sport like football, you may make it worse.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No pain relief.: Make sure that your surgeons has lots of experience with lateral releases. If they are done for the wrong reasons, they don't work very well. Generall... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Hydrocortisone.: Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream 1% topical. You can find it at any drug store.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Could be scar tissue: Scar tissue can form at an incision site. You should have your surgeon check it.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Tall.: A tall one give you better immobilization.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Peroneal nerve.: You may have injured your peroneal nerve. The location would match. See a knee sports medicine specialist, who can make an exact diagnosis.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Loose body.: If your elbow motion is compromised, you may have a loose body floating in the joint, or, it may be contractures of soft tissue. Nonetheless, you shou... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Health club.: Bicep curls and tricep extensions, which can be done on weight machines in a health club, are probably the most direct way of building these muscles.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Mcl sprains can easily take 6-8 weeks to heal. You may need physical therapy to help speed the process.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. If you can take anti inflammatory medications, like aleve, (naproxen) that helps bring down ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Aerobic exercise.: Aerobic exercise (activity of prolonged duration at a certain heart rate), will burn fat. These can include bicycling, indoor or outdoor, elliptical ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
2-4 weeks.: If it's only a muscle strain, then 2-4 weeks should do the trick. Make sure you're icing and doing some neck stretching exercises.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Kneecap tracking.: It could be the tracking of your kneecap, or it can be a tendinitis. Those are the most common reasons for pain after an acl. You should consult your ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine the extent of your injury. The swelling could just be from bruising, or it can be an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Ice and anti-inflam.: Try icing the knee, 20 minutes at a time 3-4 times per day. You can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication also. If you're no better in... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Not much to do.: The popping is probably from the tracking of your kneecap on the thigh bone. As long as there's no pain, generally nothing is done, from a surgical st... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Muscle weight?: Generally, one of two things may be happening. If you're building muscle, then you can gain weight from the increase in muscle mass. This is generally... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Not necessarily.: If you have a meniscus tear, documented by mri, it's symptoms can vary based on how you use your knee. If you're being gentle on the knee, it may fee... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See your physician.: See your family doctor or internist, so that he/she can assess the "lump", and order any potential diagnostic studies to determine what it may be. It ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a physician.: Start by seeing your family physician or internist. You may be describing a phenomenon called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It is a nerve condition th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Flat foot.: Pronation refers to the dropping of your arch , along the inner side of your foot. You could be born that way, or you can acquire it from age or injur... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Range of motion.: Range of motion and stretching exercises performed by an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist, are the best activities.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
6-8 weeks.: Assuming your doctor is allowing you to put weight on it, it could be 6-8 weeks, before you're walking independently.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
There are many.: Simple sprains and strains are the most common. Youngsters may have problems with shoulder instability and dislocations, middle aged people may develo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Every time you sprain your ankle, you stretch out the soft tissues that help hold the ankle together, so it becomes prone to repeated sprains. The way... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Pain.: Pain along the joint line of the knee . Pain there with twisting/rotational activities. You could have swelling, locking or popping as well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Muscle spasm.: Try stretching the muscle and see if it releives the twitching. You can also apply an ice pack, which may help.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Hard to say.: Make sure you drink plenty of water and/or electrolyte replacement drinks. Stretch your calves before and after activitiy. Ice your calves after activ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
SC joint.: It could be the sternoclavicular joint. It may be sprained. see an orthopedic shoulder specialist for evaluation.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Cramps.: It could be muscle cramps in the small muscle of your neck.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
About 6 weeks.: About 6 weeks. Hopefully, it's a simple fracture that is well aligned. You should be seen by an orthopedic hand specialist for the optimal treatment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Ice.: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, take an anti-inflammatory medication. You may need physical therapy in addition, to restore everything back to... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Arthritis possibly.: she may have arthritis. she should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Xrays should be obtained to see if there is arthritis present in her knee.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
6-9 months.: Depending on your surgeon. Each one has a different post-operative rehab protocol. Check with your surgeon for a more specific recovery time frame.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Crutches.: If you have a new onset of avascular necrosis (AVN), going on crutches to take the weight off your leg, for 4-6 weeks, can often cure the condition. I... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Tendinitis.: You could have a chronic tendinitis going on from that surgery. See your surgeon. Physical therapy may be of benefit as well as anti-inflammatory medi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Orthopedic hand MD.: See an orthopedic specialist who focuses on hand and finger. You may require surgery, depending on what the specialist determines.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Ice.: Ice for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day, and take an anti-inflammatory medication.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Usually medications, possibly a cortisone injection, and physical therapy cure the bursitis.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Short arc squats are very effective in building quad muscle strength, and should help reduce knee injuries.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No.: Prilosec is used to control stomach acid.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Get checked out.: You should see a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, to check if you've torn your acl. If it is ok, then there could be other findings responsible for... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
It could be.: If you had an injury to the thumb recently, it certainly can be a fracture. If there was no injury, then it may be arthritis of that joint.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: If the knee injury caused swelling, that fluid can go down to the ankle with gravity.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Surgery.: Most times surgery is recommended to reconstruct the ACL and take care of the meniscal tear as well.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Check with your surgeon. It may be normal swelling, probably not a blood clot at 5 weeks postop.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No.: You cannot see meniscal tears on xray. Those only show the bony structures. An MRI is needed to verify a meniscal tear.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Pinched nerve.: It could be a pinched nerve in that region, or some component of thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition where the vessel/nerves become entrapped betwe... Read More
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Apr 27, 2014
Super doctor…an absolute leader in the field!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bach Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bach Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I will be glad when i have my scope to fix the meniscus tear..hoping it will help the pain and swelling. Thanks ag...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. thanks alot doctor..im just 18..n u just saved my life..im so happy now cuz i dont hv to undergo surgery
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! Had a cortisone shot to see if that would work first, no relief yet, but next step is surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

U Cincinnati College of Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Harvard combined orthopedic Residency
Completed 1985

Awards

"Cave" Traveling Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hosp. Boston, MA., 1984 "Berg-Sloat" OREF, Traveling Fellowship, 1985 "Resident/Fellow Award", Eastern Orthopedic Association Boca Raton, Oct. 1985 Arthroscopy Journal, First runner-up "Reviewer of the Year", 1993 awarded April 28, 1994. Illinois Athletic Trainers' "Hall of Fame", elected April 1995. "Rotator Cuff Reconstruction-Minimum Two Year Follow Up Results Using Multiple Rating Systems" Hang DW, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA. Presented by Dr. Hang at Surgical Sciences Award Competition. June 6, 1995. RPSLMC Chicago, IL. (Dr. Hang: Recipient of Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award, Finalist Rush Surgical Sciences Award). "Comparison of Outside-In and Inside Out Interference Screw Fixation Failure Characteristics in a Bovine Knee Model", Bryan JM, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Fisher IM, Hsu KY. Presented by Dr. Bryan at Surgical Sciences Award Competition. June 6, 1995. RPSLMC Chicago, IL. (Dr. Bryan: Recipient of Rush Surgical Sciences Award) "Prospective Evaluation of Single Incision Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft Secured in Full Extension—Minimum Two Year Follow Up Evaluation". Levy ME, Bojchuck J, Tradonsky S, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Khan NH: Presented by Dr. Levy. 8th Annual Thesis Day. Rush Medical College. Chicago, IL Fri., June 14, 1996. Recipient of Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award: Co-Winner of Fellows Award "Arthroscopy Assisted ACL Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft Secured in Full Extension—Minimum Five Year Follow Up Evaluation". Tradonsky S, Bojchuck J, Levy ME, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Khan NH: Presented by Dr. Tradonsky. 8th Annual Thesis Day. Rush Medical College. Chicago, IL Fri., June 14, 1996. Recipient of Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award: Co-Winner of Fellows Award Promotion to "Professor", Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, July 1996. Finalist, 1999 Jack Hughston Award: Awarded to "best manuscript" for Am. J. Sports Med 1998. [Bach BR Jr, Tradonsky S, Bojchuk J, Levy ME, Bush-Joseph CA, Khan NH: Arthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft-Five to Nine Year Follow-Up Evaluation. Am J Sports Med 26(1): 20-29, 1998.] Board of Directors, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 1999-2003. "Revision ACL Reconstruction Using Non-Irradiated Bone-Patellar-Tendon Bone Allograft: Minimum Two Year Follow-up", Bentley CD, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr, Bojchuk J. Presented by Dr. Bentley at 11th Annual RPSLMC Residents' Thesis Day. Chicago, IL May 21, 1999.(Recipient of The Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award "Coach of the Year"Award given by RUSH Orthopedic Chief Residents, RMC, May 21, 1999. "Special Recognition Award"— AOSSM award for leadership and education and for establishing Herklotz challenge, June 19, 1999. “Outstanding Service Award”, AOSSM,1997 Program Chairman and Committee member 1995-9. “Outstanding Service Award”, AOSSM, Chairman, Membership Committee, 2004-5. “Outstanding Service Award”, AOSSM, Chairman Nominating Committee, 2009-2010. “Award of Merit”, AOSSM, Board of Directors 2001-2005. “Award of Merit”, AOSSM President 2007-8, Board of Directors 2005-2010. Recipient of “Dr. William Fitzsimmons Award” for contributing to "Healthy People in Healthy Communities". Awarded by the Village of Oak Park for service to Oak Park River Forest High School. Oak Park, IL., April 16, 2001. "Contact Pressure in the Patellofemoral Joint: Selection of the Best Osteochondral Donor Site", Garretson R, Katolik L, Bach BR Jr, Verma N, Cole BJ. Presented by Dr. Garretson at OREF Residents' Symposium, University of Chicago, Chicago IL Fri. April6, 2001. Recipient of OREF Third Place Award. "The Effect of Graft Rotation on Graft Length and Initial Graft Strength in a Porcine Model", Verma NN, Noerdlinger MA, Hallab N, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr. Presented by Dr. Noerdlinger at 13th Annual RUSH Residents' and Fellows Thesis Day. Recipient of the Jorge O. Galante M.D. Fellows' Excellence in Research Award. Chicago IL. Friday, June 15, 2001. "Contact Pressure in the Patellofemoral Joint: Selection of the Best Osteochondral Donor Site", Garretson R, Katolik L, Bach BR Jr, Verma N, Cole BJ. Presented by Dr. Garretson at 13th Annual RUSH Residents' and Fellows Thesis Day. Recipient of the Jorge O. Galante M.D. Residents' Excellence in Research Award. Chicago IL. Friday, June 15, 2001. Appointed “Editor-in-Chief”, Journal of Knee Surgery, Slack, INC. Thorofare, NJ Jan. 2003-2009. OREF Residents Award –2nd place awarded to Nik Verma, "Rotation of the Bone Tendon Bone Construct for Graft Tunnel Mismatch in Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction: Initial Biomechanical Failure Characteristics". Verma N, Noerdlinger M, Hallab N, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr., May 2003. Recipient of the “Claude N. Lambert, M.D.-Helen S. Thomson Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery” (June 9, 2004). Recipient of “Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence” by orthopaedic residents 1) June 10, 2005, 2) June 22, 2007. Recipient of Slack ”Resident/Fellows Award” for manuscript: Dennis MJ, Fox JA, Alford JW, Hayden JK, Bach BR Jr: Current Trends in PCL Surgery-A Survey of the Herodicus Membership. J. Knee Surg 17(3): 133-140, 2004. Award given to Dr. Michael Dennis. “Femoral Tunnel Placement in Single Bundle ACL Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study Relating Transtibial Oblique Femoral Tunnel Position to the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundle of the Femoral Origins of the ACL”. Rue, JP, Ghodadra N, Bach BR Jr. Recipient of Jorge Galente Excellence in Research Award-Fellows Award. Presented by Dr. Rue at RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 22, 2007 Chicago, IL “Determining the Amount of Glenoid Bone Loss in a Clinical Instability Model: Comparison with Traditional “Inverted Pear” Measurement Techniques”, Provencher MT, Detterline AJ IV, Ghodadra N, Verma NN, Bach BR Jr, Romeo AA. Recipient of Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award-Residents Award. Presented by Dr. Detterline at RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 22, 2007 Chicago, IL “Soft Tissue Healing in an In Vivo ACL Allograft Model: Comparison to Autograft and Effects of Gamma Irradiation,” for the Young Investigator Grant offered by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Verma N, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr. Presented to Dr. Verma “Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft-Hybrid Technique”, Selected as “Award winning” multimedia video presentation for annual AAOS meeting, Feb 2009. Riff A, Rue JP, Bach BR Jr. “Non Member Honorary Membership” National Athletic Trainer’s Association Award (equivalent to NATA Hall of Fame), June 19, 2009 San Antonio, TX Lloyd Taylor Resident Award (Western Orthopaedic Association): Ghodadra N, Provencher M, VanThiel G, Romeo AA, Goldstein J, Shewman E, Bach BR Jr. Optimization of Glenohumeral Forces after Laterjet or Iliac Crest bone Graft Augmentation for Glenoid Bone Loss-Impact of Graft Type and Coracoid Position. Awarded given to Dr. Neil Ghodadra, April 26, 2009. Inaugural Recipient of “AAOS Achievement Award”. One of 275 recipients of 20,000+ membership. Feb 24, 2010. Ghodadra N, Grumet R, Provencher M, Bach BR Jr, Romeo AA: Recurrent Shoulder Instability: Current Concepts for Evaluation and Management of Glenoid Bone Loss. Scientific Exhibit SE #64, Annual Meeting of the AAOS. (AAOS Award winner) New Orleans, LA. March 9-13, 2010. Recipient of “AAOS Achievement Award”, Feb 2011, Feb 2012. RUSH University Medical Center “25 Year Service” Award, May 19, 2011. Jacqueline Perry Resident Research Award: Bony Incorporation of Soft Tissue ACL Grafts in an Animal Model: Autograft vs Allograft with Low Dose Gamma Irradiation. Bhatia, S (resident recipient), Bhatia S, Chubinskaya S, Wang V, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Rodeo S Awarded at AAOS San Francisco CA, Feb 8, 2012 Mather RC III, Hettrich CH, Dunn WR, Bach BR Jr, Spindler KP: Cost Effectiveness of Early Reconstruction Versus Rehabilitation and Delayed Reconstruction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. Annual AAOS Meeting, San Francisco CA Feb 9, 2012. (AAOS Award Winning Poster) Yanke A, Kang R, Mather RM, Bach BR Jr: Biomechanical Comparison of Non Irradiated and Low Dose Irradiated Medial, Lateral and Central One Third Patellar Tendon Grafts. Recipient of Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award-Residents Award. RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 15, 2012 Chicago, IL. Recipient of AOSSM George T. Rovere Education Award AOSSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD July 13, 2012. Harris JD, Bach BR Jr et al: Recipient of Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award-Residents Award. RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 20, 2013 Chicago, IL. PROFESSIONAL AWARD LISTINGS Recipient of Health Tap “Founding Expert” award, www.healthtap.com; 11/25/2013 Recipient of Health Tap “Top Sports Medicine Specialist in Illinois- 2013” Award, www.healthtap.com. Recipient of Health Tap “Resident Trophy”, Dec 3, 2013. www.healthtap.com Listed in New York Times “Super Doctors” (Chicago Edition) top 5%, Sept 29, 2013. Listed in US News & World Report Top 1% Doctors (online listing in collaboration with Castle Connolly), 2011, 2012, 2013. Listed in Checkbook.org as a “Top Doctor” 2012. Listed in 2012, 2013 Chicago Super Doctors list. www.Superdoctors.com Minneapolis, MN Listed in AVVO (Seattle WA) physician listing 10/10 (superb) 2012 Chicago Magazine as one of the Chicagoland's "Best Doctors", Dec. 1996, Dec. 2000, Dec. 2003, Jan. 2006, Jan. 2008, Jan 2010, Jan 2012 Chicago Magazine: Listed as “Top Sports Docs”, April 2011, pp 48. Who's Who in Executives and Businesses, 1999-2000. How to Find the Best Doctors: Chicago Metropolitan Area, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., NY 1999. Strathmore's Who's Who, Strathmore Directories, Westbury, NY, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2004-5, 2005-6. Best Doctors in America, 2000, 2001-02, Aiken, S.C. America's Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Ltd, NY, NY 2001, p. 489. Profiled in "Knee 1.Com Heroes", Nov. 2001. America's Top Doctors, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Castle Connolly Ltd, NY, NY Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., NY NY, 2003. America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003-04, Westbury, NY Listed in Guide to America’s Top Orthopaedists, 2007,2012 The Best Doctors in America—Midwest Region, Naifeh S., Smith GW (eds) Woodward & White, Aiken SC 1996, p. 50. Listed in Chicago Consumers Checkbook, “Outstanding Physicians”, www.checkbook.org, 2(4):17, 2007. “Best Women’s Doctor” award in Women’s Health Journal, Nov. 2008, p 120. Listed in: Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010. Listed in: “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals” NY, NY 2010. Listed in: “70 of The Best Knee Surgeons in America”, Becker’s Hospital Review-Business and Legal Issues for Health System Leadership, Dec 2010. Listed in: Best Doctors in America: 2011-2012 Listed in: The Global Directory of Who’s Who “Top Doctor” 2011, 2012. Listed in: Us News and World Report-Top MD’s 2011.
Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Chicago Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association North America, Herodicus Sports Medicine Society, Quigley Sports Medicine Society
The Claude Lambert-Helen Thomsen Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, RUSH University Medical Center
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