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Clinical Services at Rush Orthopedic Surgery Programs and Services

Program Description

Ranked among the best orthopedic programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is home to nationally respected orthopedic surgeons whose research, discoveries and leading-edge therapies are benefiting patients today.

Orthopedic surgeons at Rush performed the world's first minimally invasive hip surgery and pioneered many advances in hip and knee implants, including minimally invasive techniques that enable patients to return home within a day. They were among the first to implant a "growing prosthesis" for children with bone cancer, which can be lengthened as the child grows and lessens the need for repeated surgeries.

Services Provided

The orthopedics program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has specialists devoted to diagnosing and treating virtually any problem of the bones, joints, cartilage and ligaments. Learn more about the services provided at Rush University Medical Center.

Read about options for minimally invasive hip surgery.

Clinical Team

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, is chairperson of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush. Orthopedic surgeons at Rush have been listed among Chicago's and America's best by Castle Connolly Ltd., a well-respected source of information about U.S. health care providers and institutions.

Meet our team

Several orthopedic surgeons at Rush also serve as team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

For a list of orthopedic surgeons at Rush, see the Find a Doctor link on the left.

Clinical Trials

Rush is known for outstanding research on orthopedic disorders. Learn more about orthopedic disorders trials.


Contact Name
Orthopedic Surgery at Rush
Contact Phone
(888) 352-RUSH
Contact E-mail

LocationHours of Operation
Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Orthopedic surgeons at Rush see patients at various locations. To find an orthopedic surgeon who meets your needs, call (888) 352-RUSH.

Included in this section:

Cartilage Restoration Center: At the forefront of developing treatment for joint defects, the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush in Chicago, Illinois, has played a lead role in testing biological methods for repairing early damage to knee cartilage, as well as refining time-honored techniques for repairing damaged joints.

Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush: Our mission at the Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush is to provide child, teen and adult athletes with evaluation, treatment and medical clearance for sports-related concussion.

Foot & Ankle Care
(Foot and Ankle Injury Treatment)
: Our foot and ankle specialists care for patients with sports injuries and work-related problems, as well as those with foot disorders caused by arthritis, diabetes and other conditions.

Hand, Elbow and Shoulder
Injury Treatment
: Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is home to the state's only dedicated center for hand, elbow and shoulder care. Our team includes surgeons with extensive experience in microsurgery and reconstructive surgery, including minimally invasive surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Healthy Hip Program: The goal of the healthy hip program at Rush is the immediate elimination of a patient's pain, as well as preventing the ongoing damage to the hip that leads to early arthritis and to some people requiring total hip replacements in their 40s and 50s.

Joint Replacement Treatment and Surgery: Orthopedic surgeons at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, have pioneered major advances in joint replacement surgery, including cementless implants, minimally invasive approaches to knee and hip replacement and the use of knee implants that behave more like a person's own knee.

Limb Preservation and Treatment: The only program of its kind in the Midwest, the Center for Limb Preservation at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is dedicated to saving limbs in jeopardy and helping people at risk of significant functional loss.

Orthopedic Trauma Treatment: The orthopedic trauma program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, focuses on the clear diagnoisis and treatment of acute fractures, post-traumatic deformities and nonunions, including injuries to the pelvis and acetabulum.

Pediatric Orthopedics
Screening and Treatment
: Our pediatric experts at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, take a family-focused approach to the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with orthopedic conditions.

Sarcoma and Soft Tissue Tumors: The Orthopedic Cancer and Transplant Program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is one of the country's largest and most sophisticated musculoskeletal programs, and a nationally recognized leader in diagnosing and treating all types of bone and soft tissue cancers.

Spine and Back Care: Our spine and back program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago brings together the expertise of specialists from different disciplines, pinpointing and treating the sources of spine, back and neck pain offering the latest, most innovative nonsurgical and surgical treatment options

Sports Medicine Services and Treatment: To help patients return to their active lifestyles, the sports medicine team at Rush in Chicago has pioneered innovative new treatment options, including less-invasive procedures for ACL and rotator cuff repair. Rush also offers one of the nation's few dedicated sports medicine programs for women.

Women's Sports Medicine
Services and Treatment
: Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, has one of the nation's few dedicated women's sports medicine programs. The program offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries - paying special attention to gender-related issues that can affect athletic performance.

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Clinical Services
Orthopedic Surgery Programs and Services
Cartilage Restoration Center
Foot and Ankle Care
Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery
Healthy Hip Program
Joint Replacement Surgery Program
Limb Preservation Center
Orthopedic Trauma Program
Orthopedics Program (Pediatric)
Sarcoma and Soft Tissue Tumors
Spine and Back Care
Sports Concussion Clinic
Sports Medicine Program
Women's Sports Medicine Program

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