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Chadwick Prodromos MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1431 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
(847) 699-6810

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Prodromos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prodromos completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

All Interests: ANTERIOR CRUCIATE, Arthroscopic Knee/microfracture, Arthroscopy, Bankart Repair, Carpal Tunnel, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2850 S Wabash; #100
Chicago, IL
(708) 425-1150; (312) 842-4600

Dr. D. Nelson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hometown, IL, Chicago, IL, and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and sports health. Dr. Nelson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Uniknee

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,749
  • Medicare Cost: $1,775

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.