Dr. Jan Szatkowski

Dr. Jan Szatkowski

Dr. Szatkowski is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon who specializes in preventing or reducing permanent disability in the most complex orthopaedic cases. Dr. Szatkowski treats patients for various orthopaedic needs such as post-traumatic arthritis, simple and complex fractures, revision surgery and joint replacement surgery at the Andrews Institute.

Dr. Szatkowski has previously practiced in Chicago, where he was the chairman of orthopaedics at one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Szatkowski completed a fellowship at Campbell Clinic's Level 1 Trauma Center at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Szatkowski is passionate about providing the highest quality of care possible with open, honest communications with patients; treating the patient as an entire person, rather than just the immediate medical problem.
Staying Active Without Getting Injured

Staying Active Without Getting Injured

Monday, 22 June 2015 00:00
As a physician and orthopaedic surgeon, I try to encourage all my patients to be active. Sports are a great way to stay in shape, spend time with family and friends, and even relieve stress. This week both the Chicago Blackhawks and Golden State Warriors have been crowned champions. 

Now that all the ice has melted and summer is fully upon us, here are a few tips to stay safe while trying to be the next Golden State Warrior and not the injured weekend warrior.

In 2011, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 1.4 million basketball-related injuries were treated in hospitals, doctor's offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and emergency rooms.
Keeping Kids Safe at the Playground

Keeping Kids Safe at the Playground

Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00
As an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, I tend to see a lot of accidents and injuries. 

The most common thread among these injuries is that most can be avoided. 

With the unofficial start to summer upon us, we all hope for more sunny and fun filled days. Each year, more than 200,000 children in the U.S. are injured on playgrounds - the most common injury is from falling off monkey bars - where they will require medical attention.
Eat More Calcium to Improve Bone Health

Eat More Calcium to Improve Bone Health

Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00
My patients, family, and friends often ask me "How can I make my bones stronger?" In my last blog, I spoke about the Wonder Vitamin (Vitamin D). This time, I will focus on its counterpart calcium.

Calcium and Bone Health

Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is essential to keeping your bones strong and healthy. Without either essential nutrient, your bones may grow fragile and you may put yourself at risk for developing fragility fractures as you age. To stay healthy, it's vital that you eat foods rich in both calcium and vitamin D, or take supplements for the nutrients each day.
Why Vitamin D is Crucial to Bone Health

Why Vitamin D is Crucial to Bone Health

Monday, 20 October 2014 03:24
Vitamin D is often considered the Wonder Vitamin.

It is one of several fat-soluble vitamins. This Wonder vitamin plays key roles in body throughout our lifetime. The vitamin comes in two forms, D2 which is sourced from plants, and D3 which we synthesize from the sun. The human body benefits from Vitamin D because it enhances the absorption of iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and phosphate from our daily diet and supplements.

Of great importance is the absorption of calcium, which plays a major role in keeping bones healthy. Without Vitamin D, our bones wouldn't be able to absorb the necessary calcium needed to be strong.