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Ingalls Surgeon Among Nation's Leaders in Custom-Fit Knee Replacement Procedure; Offers Free Seminar

Join Ingalls Advanced Orthopedic Institute's Dr. Mark Nikkel for a free seminar on knee pain and treatment options.
Join Ingalls Advanced Orthopedic Institute's Dr. Mark Nikkel for a free seminar on knee pain and treatment options.

Are you considering knee replacement surgery? You’ll want a high performance knee implant so you can return to your active life as fast as possible. Now, there is a new technologically advanced surgical procedure available at Ingalls that can meet these expectations.

Mark R. Nikkel, D.O., orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, is one of the nation’s leading surgeons using the revolutionary Visionaire knee replacement system that uses a patient’s MRI and X-ray images to design and build surgical instruments customized for his or her unique knee anatomy.

While every person’s knee joint has subtle differences in shape and contour, traditional surgical instruments used to place knee implants are one-size-fits-all. In the past, Dr. Nikkel would spend time during the procedure adapting to a knee’s “terrain” in order to achieve the proper placement of the implant. But now, he comes to the operating room equipped with single-use instruments, engineered exclusively for that patient’s knee.

Join Dr. Nikkel for an enlightening 60-minute seminar about the causes and treatment of knee pain, as well as the benefits of custom-fit knee replacement, to be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at the Apollo Recreation Center in Alsip. Dr. Nikkel is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is fellowship trained in sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery. He has offices in Oak Lawn, Orland Park and Calumet City.

The Apollo Recreation Center is located at 12521 S. Kostner Avenue, east of Cicero and north of 127th Street, in Alsip. Reservations are required to attend the free seminar. Please call 708.915.PAIN (7246) to reserve your seat.

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