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

Orthopaedic surgeons focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders that affect:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles

Orthopaedic surgeons treat patients of all ages, and for conditions that may include joint replacement, bone fractures, spinal deformity, and sports injuries.

Northwestern Medicine’s orthopaedic surgeons provide leading musculoskeletal treatment, using state-of-the-art imaging and operating room facilities. The Orthopaedics Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital was ranked No. 19 by U.S. News & World Report in 2023–2024. The collaborative, comprehensive continuum of care provided helps ensure more accurate diagnoses, a streamlined process for patients, and better outcomes.

Meet the Teams

Northwestern Medicine physician Dr. Nader Dahdaleh performing surgery.
Northwestern Medicine orthopaedic surgeons bring state-of-the-art imaging and operating room facilities and numerous orthopaedic specialists and disciplines together in a collaborative environment to help get more accurate diagnoses and better patient outcomes for orthopaedic surgery.



Locations & Contact Information

    Orthopaedic and Spine Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Northwestern Medicine Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital brings the full spectrum of orthopaedic and spine services together under one roof, along with state-of-the-art imaging and operating room facilities.

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    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.