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At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our mission is to provide excellence in musculoskeletal care to all of our patients, using state-of-the-art technology, with integrity and a spirit of compassion that encompasses all that we do.

Our experience and compassion come together to deliver quality care for your orthopedic problems. Our team includes orthopedic surgeons with a range of specialists, and we offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, and advanced imaging options, all on-site. Read about our services.

We provide specialized, comprehensive care throughout Northwest Indiana, with offices in Chesterton, Valparaiso, Portage, Michigan City, and Crown Point, Schererville, LaPorte and Knox. See all locations.

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute received special recognition as an “Own the Bone Star Performer” in the annual recognition ad in U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide.  http://www.ownthebone

Although an estimated 10 million adults in the U.S. have osteoporosis and an additional 43 million have low bone mass, most will go undiagnosed and untreated.  A broken bone, also known as an osteoporotic or fragility fracture, is a serious complication of osteoporosis and often the first sign that a person has the disease.  Unfortunately, only 20% of the nearly two million individuals who experience fragility fractures each year are tested or treated for osteoporosis.  Those fractures are costly; nearly $18 billion in related costs every year.  By 2025, experts predict those numbers to rise to nearly 3 million fractures and $25.3 billion in costs each year.  It’s time to bring attention and awareness to this silent public health epidemic.

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute - Leading the Way in Post-Fracture Care

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has taken steps to ensure its osteoporotic fracture patients receive the treatment and care they deserve through participation in The American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® quality improvement (QI) program. Through this QI program, Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute received the tools to establish a secondary fracture prevention program, or fracture liaison service (FLS), with the goal of preventing future fractures.  FLS programs use a care coordinator, often a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, to help ensure that fragility fracture patients are identified and receive appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. 

Through Own the Bone, Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute focuses on specific evidence-based measures to help improve patient care after a fracture, including: educating patients on nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle changes; recommending and initiating bone mineral density testing; discussing pharmacotherapy and treatment (when applicable); and providing written communication to the patient and their family physician regarding the patient’s specific risk factors and treatment recommendations. 

Through enrollment in Own the Bone, Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has demonstrated a commitment to helping patients understand their risk for future fractures and steps they can take to prevent them.

 

What can patients do to protect their bones?

  • Get adequate calcium and vitamin D, either through diet or supplements, if necessary.
  • Engage in regular weight bearing and muscle strengthening exercise.
  • Avoid smoking and limit your alcohol to 2-3 drinks per day.
  • Have you or a loved one had a broken bone over age 50?  Talk to your health care provider and get a bone density screening to determine if osteoporosis might be the cause and learn additional steps you might need to take to prevent future fractures.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Malick, FNP  Pain Management Specialist

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute is excited to welcome Mary Malick, FNP to our pain management team.

Mary is currently seeing paitnes in Chesterton, Portage, and Schererville.

Please call 219.250.5029 to schedule an appointment at a location convenient for you.

 

Saturday Sports Clinic

LBJI is proud to provide our communities with a Saturday morning Sports Clinic

This includes a complimentary initial evaluation and x-ray for student athletes who have not yet been treated for an injury incurred during an organized school or intramural sporting event.    

If your injury falls outside of these parameters, or if you have already received treatment for this injury, we would be happy to schedule an appointment for you during our regular office hours Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment please call 219-921-1444. 

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Orthopedic Questions?

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