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Get the orthopedic care you need in Chicagoland

Experienced orthopedic specialists at Ascension Illinois diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions – from sports injuries to joint replacement and more.

If you or a family member is living with bone or joint pain, or has experienced an injury, schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Ascension Illinois in Chicagoland. Our care team delivers some of the most advanced treatment options for children, teens and adults, including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery.

Every visit starts with a conversation about you and how you are feeling. Tell us about your injury or joint pain. Your doctor uses advanced diagnostic imaging to get a clear picture of your condition. Together, you and your doctor will create a care plan with a goal of reducing pain and increasing your mobility. Your care plan may include medication, therapeutics, physical therapy or surgery. If surgery is recommended as part of your care plan, you’re at the right place with experienced specialists in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. And your care team connects the dots for you, including any additional or follow-up care, so you can focus on getting back to the things you love.


A leader in orthopedic care

When you choose Ascension Illinois, you get an experienced multispecialty care team, including orthopedic doctors, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, rehabilitation therapists and more. Your care team works together to deliver specialized care – from diagnosis through recovery. And as part of an integrated national network, our doctors and care teams are sharing best practices, knowledge and research – bringing the best of orthopedic care close to home, at locations throughout Chicagoland.

As your care needs change, we’re ready with care that’s right for you. You’ll find that managing your bone and joint health is easier with a team ready to support you.

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Care for knee pain and injuries

If you have knee pain from arthritis or an injury, our orthopedic surgery care team is here for you. Your doctor listens to understand you and your concerns. Using advanced imaging, your doctor makes a diagnosis. Then, your doctor works with you to create a care plan that’s right for you. Treatment options may include pain management, arthroscopy joint procedures, and knee replacement. We also offer outpatient joint replacement, meaning you may go home to recover the same day after your procedure. 

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Care for hip pain and injuries

If hip pain is making the simplest tasks seem difficult, our orthopedic doctors listen to understand you and your health concerns. Using advanced imaging, your doctor makes a diagnosis. Then, we create a personalized care plan. Our orthopedic surgeons use the latest technology, such as Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery and the ROSA® Knee System.

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Foot and ankle care

Doctors at Ascension Illinois have the expertise to diagnose and treat foot injuries and conditions, including those related to diabetes. Your doctor may recommend imaging to help diagnose your condition. Then, we create a care plan that may include therapeutic or surgical treatments, including minimally invasive surgery. You’re also connected to diabetic wound specialists and our limb-saving program, if needed.

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Hand, wrist, and elbow care

Nonsurgical and surgical treatment options can help relieve wrist and hand pain. Your doctor may recommend imaging to help diagnose your condition. Then, we work with you to create a personalized care plan that may include surgery. We offer advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery.

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Care for shoulder pain and injuries

If you have pain in your shoulder or difficulty raising your arms, talk with our experienced orthopedic doctors. Your doctor uses advanced imaging to help make a diagnosis. Then, we discuss nonsurgical treatment options as well as surgery, including minimally invasive options. Together, we create a care plan that’s right for you.

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Sports medicine care

Doctors at Ascension Illinois provide sports medicine and sports performance care for active children, teens and adults. When injuries happen, we work together to help you return to the activities and sports you enjoy. Your doctor may use imaging to help provide a diagnosis. Then, we discuss both nonsurgical and surgical treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery. And through the Sports Medicine Outreach Program at Ascension Illinois, we connect you with the right specialists in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation and more.

Get a second opinion from an orthopedic specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your specialist and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension Illinois. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our specialists about a personalized care plan.

When you have an orthopedic condition or injury, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic and surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.


Insurance coverage for surgery

Talk with your insurance provider about insurance coverage options for having an outpatient orthopedic surgery, such as total knee replacement. Orthopedic surgery may be covered by various insurance plans as well as Medicare. First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.

Frequently asked questions

  • What conditions or injuries does an orthopedic doctor treat?

    When your bones, muscles and joints hurt, even the smallest movements can feel difficult. Our orthopedic specialists diagnose and treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries so you can get back to living your life with less pain. Talk with your doctor about nonsurgical and surgical treatments for many conditions, such as:

    • Ankle and foot injuries
    • Bone fracture
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
    • Hand injuries
    • Hip fracture or dislocation
    • Knee, hip and shoulder arthritis
    • Knee swelling, injury
    • Muscle strain or weakness
    • Rotator cuff tear or shoulder dislocation
    • Tennis elbow
  • Who is a candidate for outpatient joint replacement surgery?

    Our joint replacement programs are recognized for high-quality care. During your pre-surgery evaluation, your doctor will explain if you will need to stay in the hospital or if you can recover at home after surgery.

    Doctors and orthopedic care teams work together to deliver high-quality care before, during and after surgery. If you need inpatient care, we provide services that help you transition to home care.

  • Is joint replacement surgery covered by Medicare?

    If you have Medicare coverage, outpatient hip or knee replacement surgery may be an option under certain conditions. In a majority of cases, joint replacement surgery and related treatments are covered under different parts of Medicare (Part A and B). First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Our doctors and care teams focus on the needs of older adults and provide treatment options for degenerative joint disease.

  • What are the reasons for joint and back pain?

    Age, arthritis and injury are all possible reasons for joint and back pain. Our specialists and care teams take the time to listen and understand you and your pain. From there, they work with you on a personalized treatment plan that's right for you.

  • How are sports injuries treated?

    Sports and exercise are activities you enjoy, until pain holds you back. Sports medicine orthopedic doctors treat competitive athletes and active youth, and adults of all ages who enjoy active lifestyles. Our sports medicine care teams provide care for many conditions, sprains and strains, overuse injuries and overtraining. Based on your specific needs, we provide a personalized care plan to help you safely recover from injury or illness and return to your chosen activity. We're here to help you prevent injuries, support your fitness goals and help improve your wellness.