MEET PAUL S. NOURBASH, M. D.
Dr. Paul Nourbash is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. His goal is to provide the best possible care for his patients by using proven medical devices and surgical techniques for hip and knee surgery. Dr. Nourbash is the Medical Director for the Center for Advanced Joint Replacement at AMITA Health, St. Alexius Medical Center. As a hip and knee reconstruction orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nourbash focuses on restoring his patients to their optimal functional ability as quickly as possible
When Dr. Nourbash isn’t attending to patients he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, and woodworking as well as literature and music.
CLINICAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- Doctorate of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Orthopedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
- Adult Joint Reconstruction and Revision, Central DuPage Hospital/Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
- Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
SURGERY CENTER AFFILIATIONS
Osteoarthritis of the knee, often referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition in which the cartilage within your knee wears away.
“When your cartilage begins to wear away, the bones of your knees rub more closely against one another,” says Dr. Paul S. Nourbash, joint replacement surgeon at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists. “Without the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage, you may experience pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased mobility.”
However, Dr. Nourbash says that a diagnosis of osteoarthritis does not mean you’re destined for immobility. A recent study shows that patients who walk each day are able to avoid the development of functional problems, such as having difficulty getting out of a chair or walking up and down stairs. In the study, researchers found that the more people walked, the better their knees were able to function.
If you’re suffering from knee pain, schedule an appointment with one of the joint replacement specialists at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists. For additional arthritis tips, “like” Barrington Orthopedic Specialists on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Barrington_OS.
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