Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience male
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A 27-year-old male asked:
May need surgery.: Your knee seems unstable. see a sports medicine knee specialist for an accurate assessment and plan.
A female asked:
Physical therapy: You should start physical therapy as soon as possible after the injury, to regain motion and strength.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Bursitis?: Could be a bursitis, could be a meniscal cyst among other things. See a sports medicine knee specialist for an accurate diagnosis.
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Apr 27, 2014
Super doctor…an absolute leader in the field!
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bach Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bach Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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
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
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
U Cincinnati College of Medicine
Harvard combined orthopedic Residency
"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 ExtensionâMinimum 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 ExtensionâMinimum 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"â AOSSM award for leadership and education and for establishing Herklotz challenge, June 19, 1999. âOutstanding Service Awardâ, AOSSM,1997 Program Chairman and Committee member 1995-9. âOutstanding Service Awardâ, AOSSM, Chairman, Membership Committee, 2004-5. âOutstanding Service Awardâ, AOSSM, Chairman Nominating Committee, 2009-2010. âAward of Meritâ, AOSSM, Board of Directors 2001-2005. âAward of Meritâ, AOSSM President 2007-8, Board of Directors 2005-2010. Recipient of âDr. William Fitzsimmons Awardâ 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 âEditor-in-Chiefâ, Journal of Knee Surgery, Slack, INC. Thorofare, NJ Jan. 2003-2009. OREF Residents Award â2nd 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 âClaude N. Lambert, M.D.-Helen S. Thomson Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgeryâ (June 9, 2004). Recipient of âGolden Apple Award for Teaching Excellenceâ by orthopaedic residents 1) June 10, 2005, 2) June 22, 2007. Recipient of Slack âResident/Fellows Awardâ 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. âFemoral 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 ACLâ. 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 âDetermining the Amount of Glenoid Bone Loss in a Clinical Instability Model: Comparison with Traditional âInverted Pearâ Measurement Techniquesâ, 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 âSoft Tissue Healing in an In Vivo ACL Allograft Model: Comparison to Autograft and Effects of Gamma Irradiation,â 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 âEndoscopic ACL Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft-Hybrid Techniqueâ, Selected as âAward winningâ multimedia video presentation for annual AAOS meeting, Feb 2009. Riff A, Rue JP, Bach BR Jr. âNon Member Honorary Membershipâ National Athletic Trainerâs 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 âAAOS Achievement Awardâ. 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 âAAOS Achievement Awardâ, Feb 2011, Feb 2012. RUSH University Medical Center â25 Year Serviceâ 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 âFounding Expertâ award, www.healthtap.com; 11/25/2013 Recipient of Health Tap âTop Sports Medicine Specialist in Illinois- 2013â Award, www.healthtap.com. Recipient of Health Tap âResident Trophyâ, Dec 3, 2013. www.healthtap.com Listed in New York Times âSuper Doctorsâ (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 âTop Doctorâ 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 âTop Sports Docsâ, 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. Americaâs Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003-04, Westbury, NY Listed in Guide to Americaâs Top Orthopaedists, 2007,2012 The Best Doctors in AmericaâMidwest Region, Naifeh S., Smith GW (eds) Woodward & White, Aiken SC 1996, p. 50. Listed in Chicago Consumers Checkbook, âOutstanding Physiciansâ, www.checkbook.org, 2(4):17, 2007. âBest Womenâs Doctorâ award in Womenâs Health Journal, Nov. 2008, p 120. Listed in: Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010. Listed in: âWhoâs Who Among Executives and Professionalsâ NY, NY 2010. Listed in: â70 of The Best Knee Surgeons in Americaâ, Beckerâs 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 Whoâs Who âTop Doctorâ 2011, 2012. Listed in: Us News and World Report-Top MDâs 2011.
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