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Five Loyola Physicians Named Chicago Magazine Top Orthopaedic Doctors

Chicago magazine Top Orthopaedic Doctors cover
MAYWOOD, IL – Five Loyola University Medical Center orthopaedic surgeons have been named to Chicago magazine's list of top orthopaedic doctors.
The list, published in the magazine's October, 2018 issue, was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a healthcare research and information company.
Here are the Loyola physicians on the magazine's top orthopaedic doctors list, along with their areas of clinical expertise:
Michael Bednar, MD Carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist problems and fractures, upper extremity weakness after cervical spinal cord injuries, hand problems in children
Terry Light, MD Congenital hand deformities, pediatric hand injuries, thumb absence, pediatric hand reconstruction
William Hopkinson, MD Joint replacement, arthritis,  hip and knee replacement
Pietro Tonino, MD Knee surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery
Karen Wu, MD Hip replacement and revision, knee replacement and revision, partial knee replacement
Dr. Wu was featured in a sidebar article in which she offered advice for preventing arthritis of the hip and knee. "Maintain a healthy weight," Dr. Wu advised. "Obese patients have more than two and a half times the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis, and there's probably a higher risk as well with the hip."
Loyola's team of orthopaedic specialists offers comprehensive care to treat rare and complex bone and joint disorders and diseases. Loyola University Medical Center's orthopaedics program is ranked 36th in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings.
Castle Connolly's online nomination process is open to all licensed physicians in the United States. The doctors' educational and professional experience is carefully screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. Doctors cannot nominate themselves, nor pay to appear on the list.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.