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Whether returning a star athlete to a high level of performance, or helping seniors prevent the progression of arthritis, Dr. Cole is frequently featured in the press. As one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Cole is at the forefront of developing and providing innovative methods for restoring damaged cartilage, bone and soft tissue. We invite you to review these headlines, audio, and video to learn more about how these advances can benefit your joint health.



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5th ICRS Summit San Diego USA

Breaking Barriers for Women at the Annual Sports Medicine Summit on October 3 in Chicago

Can New Techniques Really Replace Cartilage Lost to Arthritis?

Investing in the Future | Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Dr. Cole chosen as top knee sports medicine surgeon by his peers

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Dr. Cole Chosen as “Top Doctor” in 2018

Dr. Cole discusses Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki and her recent diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

US News’ Best Hospitals 2018-19 Honor Roll

Midwest Orthopedics at Rush Ranked Number 4 in the Country

The NBA May Be Pushing its Tallest Players to the Point of Injury

How Stem Cells Will Shape Tomorrow’s Health Care

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Anderson, wife reach out to Chicago youth, Couple speaks on teenage empowerment during Chicago Sports Summit

Dr. Cole Speaks on the Future of Sports Medicine to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Successful ACL Surgery – A belated Christmas Gift for 16-year-old Basketball Player

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Join us at the 21st Annual AAOS/AOSSM/AANA Sports Medicine Course

February 23 – 27, 2020
Park City, Utah

21st Annual AAOS/AOSSM/AANA Sports Medicine Course

Course Directors’ Invite (Feat. Dr. Cole, Dr. Provencher, Dr. Wilk)

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Testimonial from a Surgeon

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Presenter discusses ways biologics may be incorporated into sports medicine

Chicago Sports Summit 2018

3rd Annual Chicago Sports symposium another raging success

20th Annual AAOS/AOSSM/AANA Sports Medicine Course

A research collaboration between human and veterinary medicine… A formula for success!

Importance of Sleep for Recovery for our Chicago Cubs

Treating ACL Tears at MOR

How bad is Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck’s shoulder injury?

How severe is Bryce Harper’s knee injury?

Nolan Arenado luckily avoided a broken hand, but will there be any residual effects?

What’s exactly ailing Rory McIlroy?

AAOS/AOSSM/AANA 19th Annual Sports Medicine Course

Dr. Cole and daughter discuss and demonstrate ACL prevention program on Fox News

Chicago Sports Summit Raises $35,000 for After School Matters

Introducing the first-ever mascot specialist doctor at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush – the one and only Benny The Bull!

Chicago Sports Summit a Tremendous Success

Pitch Counts and Their Importance

Pain Relief after an Osteochondral Allograft Transplant

Sparing the Scalpel: A Surgeon’s Perspective on the Future of Orthopedics | Brian Cole | TEDxRushU

Brian Cole MD Youtube Videos

Managing Professional Athletes and Second Opinions

Surgeons from Midwest Orthopedics at Rush contribute more to the AAOS this year than nearly any orthopedic program in the world

Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul Pre-Game Discuss Injuries and Regenerative Medicine as we Enter the Final Stretch

Dr. Cole and Nik Wallenda on NBC (2015)

Dr. Cole interviewed by ABC7 about ACL injuries in athletes – particularly young females

Regenerative Medicine at Rush

I Love My Job: Bull’s Doctor

Dr. Cole talks Bulls Basketball and The Psychology of Injury and Recovery

Doctors at Rush Discuss ACL Prevention and Recovery after ACL Surgery

MOR’s sports medicine physician Dr. Brian Cole answers the question that many patients ask: How do I know when it is time for orthopedic surgery?

MOR’s sports medicine physician Dr. Brian Cole says he uses diagnostic tests, like MRIs, to help develop a treatment regimen for his patients. But he cautions there is much more involved when deciding on an appropriate treatment program for individual patients.

How to Talk to a Coach about an Injury

Ice and Recovery

Fox Family Health: Game Ready Accelerated Recovery System

ABC 7 Report: New Ways to Heal Knees

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Dr. Cole Talks Calf Strains & Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould Dr. Cole Talks Calf Strains & Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould

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John Golden’s Climb for Orthopaedic Research

Cartilage Transplant Enables Mountain Climber to Scale New Heights

WNYT Interview with Dr. Cole: Helping High School Athletes Prevent Injury

About Orthopaedics at Rush

American Health Front interview of Dr. Cole about meniscus transplantation

CBS interview of Dr. Cole about cartilage cell transplantation

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FOX interview of Dr. Cole about elbow tendonitis

NBC interview of Dr. Cole about meniscus transplantation

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Mully & Haugh: Brad Biggs, Dr. Brian Cole interview

Dr. Cole discusses Chicago Cubs Pitcher Yu Darvish and the treatment of his elbow injury

Dr. Cole Discusses Recent Injuries in Professional Sports, November 2017

The Chicago Sports Summit October 5, 2016

Dr. Cole Interview on Hamstring Injuries in professional athletes

Treating athletes, getting second opinions, and how to decide when to treat a condition

The LiveAcitve Foundation

Dr. Cole Discusses Kevin Love’s Shoulder Dislocation and Return To Sport


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