Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mitchell Bernstein, MD, joins Loyola's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

MAYWOOD, Ill. (Aug. 20, 2014) – Orthopaedic surgeon Mitchell Bernstein, MD, FRCSC, who specializes in acute trauma care and limb deformity correction, has joined Loyola University Medical Center.

Limb reconstruction can be done with a technique that may involve lengthening of a bone segment. It’s used to replace missing bone or to lengthen or straighten deformed bone segments. Patients include children born with birth defects as well as children and adults who have been in accidents or have bone defects. He treats deformities in both arms and legs.

Limb lengthening works on a principle known as distraction osteogenesis. A device, which can be internal or external, pulls apart two bone segments four times a day. New bone tissue grows in the space at a rate of approximately 1 mm per day.

In addition to treating acute fractures, Bernstein also treats complex trauma cases, including fractures that fail to heal (nonunions) or heal improperly (malunions).
Bernstein earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Ill. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at McGill University in Montreal, a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and a fellowship in limb lengthening and complex extremity reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Bernstein is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Bernstein is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
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About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.