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Dr. Ajay Balaram

Orthopedic Surgery
Arlington Heights , IL
15 years experience male

Locations

Hand to Shoulder Associates

Arlington Heights , IL

Address

515 W Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights , IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

About

Bio

I am a fellowship trained hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgeon. I completed my orthopaedic surgery residency at Loyola University Chicago, and completed my fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at NYU hospital in Manhattan, New York. I currently live and practice in Chicago.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Relocate the Elbow: The first thing that needs to be done is to put the elbow joint back in place. This is an urgent issue and needs to be done quickly to avoid long term damage. After the elbow is relocated, the doctor or surgeon will need to assess the stability. If the elbow is unstable surgery may be required. If the elbow is stable it may only need a splint for a short time and then range of motion exercises.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Rest and ice : elbow pain can occur from a variety of different conditions. Initially try rest and ice. If the pain persists see your doctor to be evaluated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Comfortable clothes: Wear loose comfortable clothing. Usually you will have to change into a hospital gown prior to surgery. Try to wear loose clothing in case you need to pull on a shirt or jacket over an arm cast or splint. Good luck!

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Balaram is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Balaram is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks I will check into that thanks so much
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u i will go home and take a nap!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Cum Laude
Presidents Martin Luther King Jr. Award - for starting an acute care clinic for the homeless.

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