As the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) predicts a steep increase in knee and hip replacement surgeries in the U.S, NorthShore's highly skilled, fellowship-trained hip and knee specialists are ahead of the curve when it comes to offering the latest techniques and technology in joint care and joint replacement designed to return patients to their active lives as quickly as possible.
Our care is patient-focused, and we anticipate both their needs—and those of their families—before, during and after their treatment. NorthShore's team of accomplished, fellowship-trained hip and knee specialists take a unique, patient-specific approach, placing priority on an individual’s special requirements, goals and activity levels. Recognized experts in hip and knee reconstruction, our orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in using the latest techniques and technology, and offer a wide array of procedures designed to restore mobility and swiftly resume daily routines and athletic pursuits. Our program also offers knee and hip replacement surgery and knee arthroscopy, as well as highly effective non-surgical options such as bracing, pain management and physical therapy.
Multidisciplinary, Patient-Centered Care
Our integrated, multidisciplinary joint replacement program features comprehensive patient education and seamless transitions from pre-operative care through post-operative rehabilitation.
Our orthopaedic surgeons work collaboratively with anesthesiologists, pain management specialists, nurses specifically trained in orthopaedic care and physical therapists, to name a few, who along with our patients, are critical partners in our program. We are outcomes driven, and work collaboratively to maintain excellence in patient safety and comfort. The result is high-quality, compassionate care with the best results for our patients.
Expertise, Excellence and Quality
The NorthShore Total Joint Replacement Center (TJRC) is a designated Blue Distinction® Center from Blue Cross and Blue Shield for its hip and knee replacement programs. The award, based on nationally consistent criteria, recognizes several areas of quality, including treatment expertise, the number of procedures performed every year and patient outcomes. It is also recognized as one of United Health Care Centers of Excellence. Additionally, NorthShore is ranked as “high performing” in hip and knee replacement by US News & World Report.
Our rapid recovery protocol is designed to get patients out of bed the day of hip or knee replacement surgery, which speeds their healing and rehabilitation and results in shorter hospital stays. Recently renovated, state-of-the-art joint replacement units at NorthShore’s Skokie and Glenbrook Hospitals provide a comfortable, modern environment that aids the recovery process.
Our vast joint replacement registry enables us to track outcomes and conduct research aimed at continued quality improvement. Clinical trials offer our patients access to the latest techniques and technology.
NorthShore hip and knee surgeons are uniquely qualified to care for patients with severe osteoarthritis or injury and provide a wide array of treatment options including:
Our physician specialists are fellowship-trained, meaning they possess extensive education and experience in a variety of joint replacement therapies and surgeries. Such knowledge is shared nationally and internationally through peer reviewed publications, conferences and leadership roles in highly respected professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. NorthShore’s specialists provide training to University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine residents and share their expertise with other surgeons interested in the latest innovations.