Jan P. Szatkowski, MD, has a private practice in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Szatkowski specializes in orthopedic trauma, and has presented at the Chicago Trauma Symposium in 2012 on Long-bone fixation. Vitals.com has labeled Dr. Szatkowski as a Patient's Choice and a Compassionate Doctor, for 2011 and 2012.
Education and Training
University of Chicago School of Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery
Jan Szatkowski's Expert Contributions
Bone health is important to people of all ages. Vitamin D has become an important topic over the last few years as our understanding of its important role in the body expandsWhy Vitamin D is Crucial to Bone HealthVitamin D is often considered the Wonder Vitamin. It is one of several fat-soluble...
Many of my patients ask me if they should get a new smart watch or other type of fitness tracker for themselves or a loved one this holiday season. I get excited to discuss these products with my patients, but caution them that no device by itself will make you healthier. Staying fit requires...
I am so sorry to hear about the injury to your child. Without knowing the specific injury and seeing the imaging films, it would be difficult to make a conclusion. Children are usually able to heal fractures much better than adults. I recommend asking your pediatrician or pediatric orthopedic specialist. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local and Regional Public Speaking -
- Patient's Choice Award, 2011-2012
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011
- Mayo Clinic
- Mayo Clinic
Professional Society Memberships
- American Orthopaedic Surgery Association, American Orthopedic Surgeons of North American
Articles and Publications
- Has published Articles
What do you attribute your success to?
Great Mentors, Family
Hobbies / Sports
- Baptist Memorial Hospital
Jan Szatkowski's Practice location
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- What to Expect After a Laminectomy
If you experience back pain that grows severe, your doctor may recommend surgery depending on the cause. Over the centuries, back pain has been constantly a growing condition. You may be facing a lumbar laminectomy at any time.During a LaminectomyLaminectomies are done under general anesthesia,...
- Symptoms or Signs of Arthritis
Arthritis is one of the oldest diseases known to humans. Arthritis can affect people and children of all ages. The pain and stiffness of the joints are serious symptoms indicating that the person may have some serious type of arthritis that needs urgent treatment. If the person delays the visit to...
- How to Prepare for a Laminectomy
Laminectomy is a procedure where a surgeon removes a part or more parts of your vertebrae or any ligaments on your spinal cord that exert pressure on the nerves. Laminectomy is said to be the most common back surgery performed for disability and pain. The following are some expectations before,...
- How is Arthritis Diagnosed?
Arthritis is the common term used to describe over a hundred types of ailments that affect the joints. There are several causes of arthritis including physical wear and tear, autoimmunity, infections, and faulty metabolism, among others. Arthritis is a progressive disease with no known cure.Common...
- Recovery After a Laminectomy
Laminectomy is a surgical procedure done for the removal of the lamina, bone spurs, and ligaments that may be putting pressure on your spinal nerves and causing lower back pain. The procedure is said to be one of the most commonly performed back surgeries. Below is a detailed information on what...
- The History of Muscular Dystrophy
What is muscular dystrophy?Muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder, which is often characterized by a progressive type of muscular degeneration and weakness. There are several types of muscular dystrophy, wherein each type eventually leads to an increased disability, strength loss, and potential...
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