My care philosophy revolves around appropriate history and exam followed by discussing treatment options using of best available evidence to guide shared decision making. There is abundant high quality data showing the therapeutic and preventative value of exercise, and my main job is to get patients back to doing the activities they love — whether it is high level athletics or recreational walks or projects around the house. I am interested in using less pharmaceutical intervention when possible, and can incorporate minimally invasive procedures to treat injuries and allow the body to use its own elements to improve pain and function.
Richard Lawley, MD
Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Practices In: Elmhurst
Patients Seen: Adolescents and Adults
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Physiatry, CAQ in Sports Medicine, RMSK
Sports injuries, running medicine, tendinopathy, arthritis, nerve entrapments, ultrasound-guided injections
Running, basketball, reading and writing
Biologic Association American College of Sports Medicine American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Association of Academic Physiatrists
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2014 Degree: MD
Loyola University Medical Center Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stanford University Medical Center Primary Care Sports Medicine
Fredericson, M., Lawley, R., and Raiser, S. An Overview of Sports Medicine. In: Miranda-Comas, G., Cooper, G., Herrera, J., Curtis, S. editors. Essential Sports Medicine. 2nd ed. Springe, Cham. 2021: 3-11.
Marchwiany, D. A., Lee, C., Ghobrial, P., Lawley, R., & Chudik, S. C. (2020). All-Epiphyseal Physeal-Sparing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery: A Study of 3-Dimensional Modeling to Characterize a Safe and Reproducible Surgical Approach. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, 2(5), e435– e442.
Lawley, R., Syrop, I., and Fredericson, M. Vitamin D for Improved Bone Health and Prevention of Stress Fractures: A Review of the Literature. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2020; 19 (6): 202-208.
Lawley, R., Klein, S., and Chudik, S. Reverse Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Fixation: A Biomechanical Comparison Study of Tibial Cross-Pin and Femoral Interference Screw Fixation. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2017; 33 (3): 625-32.
Peripheral Joint Injections, Ultrasound-Guided Injections
Pain from Sports Related Injuries, Trochanteric Bursitis