The Orthopedic Group at Springfield Clinic is the largest practice of board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic specialists serving Springfield, Illinois and the surrounding communities. Our multidisciplinary team of experts will provide the proper diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for all of your bone, joint, muscle, tendon or nerve-related injuries.
Ortho 1st Clinic
Sudden orthopedic injury? An orthopedic specialist will see you today at the Ortho 1st Clinic. Walk in during clinic hours or call 217.528.7541 and ask for the BONE PHONE to make an appointment. Our diverse team of experts offer you a full range of services and compassionate care.
The Orthopedic Group at Springfield Clinic includes eight sports medicine physicians who cover the full scope of sports medicine care for athletes of all levels and ages in Springfield, Illinois and the surrounding areas. These physicians and surgeons treat all injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, hand, foot, and spine.
Education and Community Outreach Are Regular Practice for Dr. Rahman
Ra’Kerry K. Rahman, is an orthopedic surgeon and spine care specialist with the Orthopedic Group at Springfield Clinic. He specializes in scoliosis and cervical spine conditions including spinal deformity in both adult and pediatric patients as well as neck and arm pain problems.
Dr. Rahman is committed to the surgical principle that it is optimal to do the least amount of surgery necessary for a successful outcome. He continually seeks scientific research and training into advanced surgical techniques and currently employs such cutting-edge technologies as image guidance and minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
In May 2016, Dr. Rahman will travel to Cali, Columbia as part of an outreach mission with SpineHope to perform scoliosis surgery for children in need. He’s also been invited to speak on Cervical Fusions at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center to help highlight their new Spine Hospital.
As part of his balanced approach to adopting new technology, Dr. Rahman will travel to Japan in June 2016 to observe spine endoscopy (the next frontier in spine technology) with a leading spine surgeon. Dr. Rahman plans to incorporate spinal endoscopy into his practice by the end of this year.
Inaugural Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon to be held Sunday, August 28
Online registration is now open for the first Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave. The triathlon will include competitive and noncompetitive courses. Adults and children of any age can compete in both the competitive and noncompetitive events, either individually or as part of a relay. The triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. for the noncompetitive portion and at 9 a.m. for the competitive portion.
The event is named after Dr. Daniel Adair, an orthopedic surgeon for Springfield Clinic and founder and co-medical director of Memorial SportsCare, who died on Sept. 7, 2015. An avid athlete and triathlon competitor, Adair served as the co-department chair of the Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group and medical director of orthopedic services at Memorial Medical Center. The Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon is sponsored by Memorial SportsCare and theSpringfield Clinic Orthopedic Group.
The noncompetitive race features a 100-yard swim, a 6.1-mile bicycle ride and a 1.1-mile run. The competitive course features a 400-yard swim, a 12-mile bicycle ride and a 3.1-mile (5K) run.