Fox Valley Orthopedics Celebrates 40 Years of Keeping the Community Moving by Saying Thanks and Inspiring Motion

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FVO Kicks Off 40 Weeks of Anniversary Surprises Starting with a Donation to the Bike + Rack = Art Program

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From the beginning, Fox Valley Orthopedics has had a single driving vision. Providing the best orthopedic care possible to help people keep doing what they love to do at every stage of life.

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Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO) is gearing up for a forty-week celebration to say thanks, 'in motion', to its patients, staff, partners, and the community. To kick off the milestone anniversary, FVO is supporting the City of Geneva's Bike + Rack = Art Sculptural Bicycle Rack Public Art Program.

"Over the next forty weeks, we plan to say thank you in forty ways that inspire motion," says Dr. Craig Torosian, medical director at Fox Valley Orthopedics.

The Bike + Rack = Art Program encourages transportation via bicycle, fosters fitness, and provides inventive public art for permanent display in the downtown core. FVO will make a donation towards the first sculptural bike rack, which will be located in front of the Geneva History Center at 113 South Third Street. FVO will also help the city select a skilled artist to craft a functional bicycle stand depicting a life in motion.

"From the beginning, FVO has had a single driving vision," says Dr. Torosian. "Providing the best orthopedic care possible to help people get back to work, increase their mobility, return to sports, and keep doing what they love to do at every stage of life."

On March 29, FVO will begin rolling out forty weeks of special anniversary events, challenges, giveaways, inspirational patient stories, tips to "keep it moving," and other community initiatives - all designed to say thanks and inspire people to keep moving. Patients, partners and community members will have a chance to choose some of the ways in which Fox Valley Orthopedics will say thanks, 'in motion'.

"One in four Americans has a bone or joint health problem, and we're seeing a significant rise in sports injuries, too," says Dr. Kevan Ketterling, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Fox Valley Orthopedics. "We're committed to continuing to make a difference through advanced care and prevention efforts in our community."

In 1973, FVO's founders - Drs. Eugene Wittenstrom and Merle Denker - recognized the need to offer Fox Valley residents access to specialized, high quality orthopedic care in their own backyard. Over the years, the group has continued to expand vital access to comprehensive sports medicine and orthopedic care, culminating in the recent launch of OrthoFirst- walk-in care for acute orthopedic injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, and sports injuries.

For forty years, FVO has kept the community moving, helping patients with their knees, shoulders, hips, back, ankles, feet, hands, wrists, joints and muscles. And, thousands of professional and amateur athletes have been able to get back in the game with specialized sports medicine care.

Here are a few of the many ways Fox Valley Orthopedics has helped keep the community moving with advanced orthopedic care, leadership, and community involvement:

  • Providing fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons to Geneva area residents
  • Advancing orthopedics through sub-specialized care for every joint, bone, and muscle
  • Being active nationally in organizations such as the Illinois Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (IAOS)
  • Performing total joint surgery and minimally invasive arthroscopy; platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy to heal tendon and ligament injuries, and osteoarthritis; and cartilage restoration for repairing, regenerating, and replacing damaged cartilage
  • Being a leader in orthopedic research and development through FVORF.org
  • Providing free sports physicals for athletes at several area schools
  • Serving as team physicians for the Kane County Cougars and area high schools
  • Supporting local youth sports and charitable organizations
  • Participating in injury prevention partnership programs such as the STOP Sports Injuries and Decide to Drive campaigns

For more information on Fox Valley Orthopedics anniversary celebration to keep the community moving, go to http://www.fvortho.com.

About Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO)

FVO was founded in 1973 in Geneva, Illinois for the purpose of providing exceptional comprehensive orthopedic care in an environment that puts patients first. FVO provides a vast range of bone and joint surgery and care through its advanced imaging, sports medicine, and ambulatory surgery centers. Dedicated to the community, Fox Valley Orthopedics provides team physicians to many local high schools, and is the official team physician group for the Kane County Cougars. The practice serves communities throughout Chicago with offices in Geneva and Elgin. For more information, go to http://www.fvortho.com.

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