• Dr. Domb!

    Thanks a lot for getting my hip right. Looking forward to a full recovery and a great season. Thanks again for everything.

    Corey WoottonChicago Bears and Detroit Lions
  • Thank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.
    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Thank you for working your magic! You're the best!
    Zakiya BywatersChicago Red Stars, National Women's Soccer League
  • Thanks for all the love and positive Energy that was put into my surgery. May the Lord bless you and your family.
    Atari BigbyGreen Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers
  • Dr. Domb, Thanks for fixing me up
    Rashied DavisChicago Bears
  • Huge thank you to Dr. Domb for always taking care of me and getting me back on the court in no time!
    Elena Delle DonneChicago Sky, MVP of the WNBA
  • Dr. Domb! Thanks for taking care of the hip! All the best to you and your staff
    Roosevelt ColvinChicago Bears' All-Decade Defense team
  • Thanks doc for fixing my hip!
    Ryan ChiaveriniWindy City Live Co-Host on ABC7

Shoulder Surgeries by Dr Domb

Arthroscopic Repair of the Shoulder

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery incorporates the use of very small poke-hole incisions (portals) around the joint, and the use of a specialized camera (arthroscope) among other specified arthroscopic surgical instruments. The goal of an arthroscopic surgery is to repair and restore the joint to full strength, while maintaining full range of motion. Due to the minimally invasive nature of the arthroscopic technique, damage to surrounding muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and blood vessels is significantly reduced, thus, less pain and rehabilitation after surgery. There is also a reduced risk of infection compared to an open technique.

Recovery

Shoulder arthroscopy is generally an outpatient procedure. The average postoperative course involves 2-6 weeks in a shoulder sling to protect the work done on the shoulder. A sling may be required for 6 weeks if the shoulder's condition requires a more extensive surgery. Most patients begin physical therapy 2-6 weeks after surgery. Patient's return to work is extremely variable  after their procedure, depending on their surgery and their work type. Athletes can expect to return to sports between 6 months and 1 year after surgery. High-level athletes participate in an intense physical therapy course after surgery, gradually increasing their workout intensity.

Rotator Cuff Repair:

In arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, the torn tendon is sewn back to the bone of the humerus. Dr. Domb continues to research the most advantageous methods of repair, and his evolving innovations have been published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the most prestigious journals in Orthopedic Surgery.

Article: RTC double vs single techniques -JBJS

SLAP Repair:

In arthroscopic labral repair, the torn labrum is sewn back to the edge of the glenoid socket using sutures. Dr. Domb continues to research the most advantageous methods of repair, and his innovations have been published in the journal Arthroscopy, one of the most prestigious journal in Orthopedic Surgery.

Article: SLAP Repairs

Biceps Tenodesis:

Biceps tenodesis is an option for those who do not have relief or improvement with a biceps tendon tear with conservative methods. Several new, procedures have been developed to repair the tendon in a minimally invasive fashion. The goal of the surgery is to re-attach the tendon to the bone. At the level of the shoulder, the biceps tendon will usually be reattached or anchored to the proximal humerus using a small screw and suture.

Publications by Dr. Domb on Shoulder Surgeries

High Tension Double-row Footprint Repair compared with reduced Tension Single row repair Massive Rotator Cuff Tears 2008

Biomechanical comparison of 3 Suture Anchor Configuration for repair of type II SLAP lesions 2007

The two-step maneuver for Closed Reduction of Inferior Glenohumoral Dislocation 2006

Clinical Follow up of throwers Undergoing Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction using the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinical Shoulder and Elbow score 2010

Complications of Circular Plate Fixation for Four-Corner Arthrodesis 2007