Orthopaedics and Spine Care at the No. 1 Hospital in Illinois

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. This means you can receive all of your care in one convenient location in downtown Chicago.

We offer advanced care for hip and knee problems, including joint replacement, with a systematic approach designed to help ensure your best possible outcome. If you need spine care, our unique model brings together orthopaedic surgeons and neurological surgeons to collaborate in the same clinic in order to meet your individual needs.

Our physicians are trusted by some of our nation’s top professional sports teams and athletes. And Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Orthopaedics program is consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Meet the Team

Northwestern Medicine spine surgeon Dr. Aruna Ganju performing surgery.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the No. 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.

Meet the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Team

Specialty Care Areas

Back, Neck and Spine Care

We offer comprehensive care for back, neck and spine conditions, including non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Joint Replacement

We offer advanced care for hip, knee and shoulder pain, with a systematic approach to care designed to help ensure your best possible outcome.

Knee Care

We specialize in knee pain and replacement, and will tailor your treatment to fit your individual needs so you have the best outcome possible.

Hip Care

We specialize in hip pain and replacement and offer a unified approach to hip surgery to help decrease your recovery time.

Shoulder Care

Our shoulder experts offer tailored treatment plans that allow you to return to full function sooner.

Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine specialists use the latest medical and surgical advances, including minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and speed healing.

Center for Surgery of the Hand

The Northwestern Medicine Center for Surgery of the Hand offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options for hands, wrists and elbows.

Foot and Ankle Care

Our foot and ankle experts offer treatments and minimally invasive procedures to reduce pain and speed recovery.

Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Cancer Care

We offer expert care for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the bones and joints at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Trauma Care

We offer expert care for bones, joints or nerves that have been severely damaged by trauma.

Geriatric Fracture Care

Our experts can help control pain, prevent complications and restore normal use of the fractured area.

Osteoporosis Care

Our program combines skilled care with advanced technologies to help you recover more quickly, stay healthier and grow stronger.


  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Deformities
  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Elbow Pain and Problems
  • Failed Neck or Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Problems
  • Fracture
  • Golfer's or Baseball Elbow
  • Hand Pain and Problems
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Pain and Injuries
  • Hip Fracture
  • Kyphosis
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease of the Bone
  • Peripheral Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatologic Disorders of the Spine
  • Sarcoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain and Problems
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Fractures and other Traumatic Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Trauma
  • Work-Related Injuries

Treatments and Procedures

  • 3D Bone Printing
  • Advanced External Fixation
  • Alternative Treatments
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthrogram (joint X-ray)
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Surgeries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Grafts
  • Bunionectomy
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Surgery to Knee
  • Complex (Revision) Joint Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Surgeries
  • Corticosteroid Injections
  • Custom-Molded Joints
  • Discography
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fractures
  • Fusion
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hydraulic Acid Injections
  • Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Regeneration
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Knee Replacement
  • Kneecap Replacement
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Ligament Reconstructions
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Medical Management
  • Mini Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Outpatient Procedures
  • Pain Management
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Prosthetic Devices
  • Repair of Torn Ligaments and Tendons
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • SLAP Repair
  • Spine Oncology
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic)
  • Tailored Treatment Plans
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Why Choose Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the No. 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.

A Northwestern Medicine physician discussing a patient's neck scan.
  • Our joint replacement program is nationally recognized for quality
  • Board-certified, fellowship-trained joint replacement specialists
  • Full spectrum of joint replacement care in one location, from pre-operative appointments and surgery, to follow-ups and rehabilitation
  • Convenient location in the heart of Chicago