Kirby Medical Center Orthopedics
Bone & Joint Treatments in Monticello
Combined, there are over 800 muscles and bones in the human body. Orthopedists
are doctors that undergo extensive training on each one of these components
to treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Their studies include
research on bones, joints, nerves, and more.
Orthopedics are specialty service at Kirby Medical Center. If you experience
a traumatic or repetitive motion injury to your joint, bone, tendon or
nerves, one of our orthopedic providers can provide you with valuable
treatment. We will pair you with an orthopedic specialist that create
a treatment customized for your specific condition.
Our Orthopedic Services
Orthopedics is a very broad field of medicine. Many orthopedic doctors
are trained in primary and surgical care, as musculoskeletal conditions
often require both. Orthopedic treatments can help you return to work
faster, get back in shape for athletic activities, and manage pain to
regain your independence.
At Kirby Medical Center, we offer treatments and surgeries for:
- Joint replacement (knees, shoulders and hips)
- Sport injuries
- Rotator cuff/ tendon injuries
- Fractures/ dislocations
Patients have access to both physical and occupational therapy to help
them recover from their condition.
Physical therapy is done under the supervision of a medical professional who creates a
customized exercise plan designed to improve your quality of life.
Occupational therapy uses therapeutic approaches to treat patients and help them recover through
the use of everyday activities. The goal is to improve their skills needed
for daily living.
When to Use Ice and When to Heat
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doctor,
call us at 217-762-6241. Our medical staff is 100% committed to helping
patients fully recover!
Dr. Jacob D. Sams
Originally from Decatur, Dr. Sams went to Mt. Zion High School. After
finishing his pre-med studies at Indiana State University, he received
his medical degree from Southern Illinois University - School of Medicine
in Springfield, IL. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency in Springfield,
IL at the Southern Illinois University program. His special interests
include joint reconstruction of the hip, knee, and shoulder, sports medicine,
Dr. Donald N. Sullivan
I moved here in 2000 with my wife, Mary, who was born and raised in Mt.
Zion. I graduated from DePauw University and then served in the U.S. Army.
My pre-med studies were at Millikin University, and I received my medical
degree from Southern Illinois University - School of Medicine in Springfield,
IL. After completing my Orthopedic Surgery Residency in Springfield, IL
at the Southern Illinois University program, I completed the Adult Reconstruction
Fellowship at the University of Chicago. I was originally inspired to
go into this field of medicine after sustaining an injury and receiving
excellent medical care. My interests include complex and revision joint
reconstruction, general orthopedics, and trauma surgery.
Jennifer Mahannah NP
Jennifer Mahannah is a licensed family nurse practitioner and Kirby Medical
Center’s new Orthopedic Program Manager. Jenny began her career
helping others as a registered nurse and has spent the last 30 years helping
patients of all ages and backgrounds. While she has spent most of her
career in emergency services, she has also worked in ICU, surgery and
flight nursing. She believes this well-rounded breadth of experience will
enhance her work in orthopedics, and she’s excited to bring her
expertise to Kirby.
Dr. Daniel R. Lygrisse, DO
I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, the son of a local family practice
physician. I completed my pre-medical undergraduate biology degree at
the University of Kansas. I then attended Kansas City University of Medicine
and Biosciences for both a master’s degree in Bioethics as well
as doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. I then matched to a residency program
at Michigan State University followed by a Hand Surgery Fellowship in
Dayton Ohio through the University of Ohio.
My wife, Nada, and I have two children, Cecilia and Samuel, who joined
us while we were both in residency. Having my wife’s family in Decatur,
it was an easy decision to move here and start my practice in Decatur.
Family is very important to us and we couldn’t be happier to be
here, putting down roots in a great place like this.
From very early in my training, I knew I wanted to be a hand surgeon.
I fell in love with its precision, attention to symmetry as well as structure
and function. My focus includes complex elbow, wrist and hand fractures,
wrist and hand arthritis, small joint reconstruction, tendon repair and
peripheral nerve surgery.
I look forward to the opportunity to help the people of our community
and surrounding areas with the latest non-surgical and surgical treatments
of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
Dr. Jacob D. Sams
Dr. Donald N. Sullivan