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Dr. Thomas Edward Baier, MD

Orthopedist

Dr. Thomas Baier is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Gurnee, IL. Dr. Baier specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Baier tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee. Dr. Baier specializes in Anterior Total Joint replacement and Cementless Total Knee Replacements especially for younger patients. He also uses special guides in doing Total Knee Replacements, called PSI (Patient Specific Instrumentation). These guides are made from the patient's own MRI or CT scan and greatly aid in the surgical process.
39 years Experience
Dr. Thomas Edward Baier, MD
  • Libertyville, IL
  • Rush Med Coll of Rush Univ, Chicago Il
  • Accepting new patients

ACL repair

That is partially true. It depends upon your activity level and whether or not you have symptoms of instability. Some people can get by with a special brace, usually they limit READ MORE
That is partially true. It depends upon your activity level and whether or not you have symptoms of instability. Some people can get by with a special brace, usually they limit some of their activities. Some people give up vigorous activities. I would say most young, active patients elect to have surgery because they want to stay active. It is an elective surgery. It also depends if you have other injuries associated with it, like torn meniscus or MCL. With other pathology, the knee is more likely to be unstable.
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