Orthopaedic specialists perform a knee x-ray


Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics provides comprehensive care for patients experiencing pain or limitation of motion in the bones, joints, muscles or surrounding structures.


One in three Americans suffers from pain or limitation of motion in the bones, joints, muscles or surrounding structures. The majority of people 75 and older have some form of musculoskeletal disorder, especially arthritis.

Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics has a complete range of specialized orthopaedic care to get you back in motion.

Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics offers leading-edge care for arthritis, sports injury recovery and joint replacement, that meets your total needs.

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the #1 hospital in Illinois and our orthopaedics program is consistently ranked among the top orthopaedic programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital performs the second-highest number of lower extremity joint replacement surgeries in the state of Illinois
  • Orthopaedic specialists* on the medical staffs of Northwestern Medicine lead a variety of research studies
  • Comprehensive, integrated orthopaedic services
  • Exceptional patient experience

Meet the Teams

Northwestern Medicine spine surgeon Dr. Aruna Ganju performing surgery.
Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics has a complete range of specialized orthopaedic care to get you back in motion, offering leading-edge care for arthritis, recovery from sports injury, and joint replacement that meets your needs.

Areas of Care



Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery at Kishwaukee Hospital offers board-certified orthopaedic surgeons state-of-the-art surgical procedures, and comprehensive rehabilitative care, meaning residents of DeKalb, Ogle and Kendall County don’t need to travel far from home to get the orthopaedic treatment they need.

  • Low back pain or sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Hip fractures
  • Broken legs
  • Broken arms
  • Knee pain
  • Meniscus tears
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Torn cartilage
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Tendon repair
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis of the wrist
  • Trigger finger

Orthopaedic Sub-Specialties

Our goal is to get patients back on their feet and back to life as soon as possible. Our orthopaedic surgeons work in a wide range of orthopaedic sub-specialties, including:
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hip and knee
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Hand and wrist
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports medicine

Radiologists fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal disorders work closely with the orthopaedic surgeons to provide a high level of confidence in the imaging and diagnosis.

State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging

Surgical Imaging services available at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital allow physicians and surgeons to see internal images of the body, including bones and organs, prior to and during surgical procedures. These images help reduce risk and speed recovery.

Kishwaukee Hospital and its radiologists have implemented a comprehensive initiative to reduce the radiation dose patients receive when they have a computed tomography (CT) scan, X-ray or fluoroscopy exam.

We continue to be on the forefront of technology with Digital Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and PET/CT. Patients can rest assured knowing that most tests their doctors prescribe can be performed here, right in DeKalb County.

Physical Therapy After Spine Surgery

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Physical Therapy Center offers specialized, rehabilitative care after your spine surgery, helps patients increase their potential for a full recovery. Our team of physical and occupational therapists coordinate your care with the inpatient team to ensure consistency throughout your entire rehab experience.

Our program uses the best evidence-based practices for post-operative treatment to maximize your range of motion and strength, and get you back to your normal activities in 6–12 weeks. With our state-of-the-art facility including a therapeutic pool, gymnasium and exercise equipment, we can help you accomplish your individual goals.

Legal Information

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.