John C. Kefalas, M.D., S.C.
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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217-425-2600 phone
217-425-2900 fax
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Regular business hours
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fri.
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Exploring Orthopedic Surgery

Exploring orthopedic surgery
Orthopedics deals with problems related to the musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones). It includes acute problems arising from injury (strains, sprains and fractures) as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis and bursitis.

Our Focus

Worker's Compensation Care >>

Central Illinois Bone & Joint Center handles worker's compensation surgery and care. We are qualified in the process to give you the best care, and properly handle the claim. In addition, Dr. Kefalas is available to perform independent medical evaluations when requested.

Sports Medicine >>

A former college athlete, Dr. Kefalas understands the importance of proper sports injury prevention, evaluation, and treatment. His practice strives to incorporate all modalities necessary to diagnose and treat athletic injuries to quickly and safely return the patient to good health. Specific areas of specialty in sports medicine include:

  • Sports injury evaluation and rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention/sports conditioning programs

Arthroscopy >>

To explore an injury via minimally invasive means, Central Illinois Bone and Joint Center uses arthroscopy to view, diagnose, and treat problems of the shoulder and knee joints. Creating only a small incision, a pencil-sized instrument with a small lens and lighting system, called an arthroscope, is inserted. The television camera attached to the arthroscope displays the image on a television screen, type of injury and then repair or correct the problem.

Joint Replacement Surgery >>

Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and replacing it with prosthetic joint. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip and shoulder. Sometimes, the surgeon will only replace or fix the damaged portion of the joint, rather than completely replacing.

The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips, knees, and shoulders are replaced most often.

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery >>

Our practice provides the most advanced care for shoulder and elbow problems through specialized examination techniques and the latest diagnostic modalities. We provide surgical and non-surgical care for shoulder problems including but not limited to:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder & elbow arthritis
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shoulder and elbow fractures and dislocations
  • Bone spurs and elbow stiffness
  • Elbow instability and ligament injury
  • Tennis elbow