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Dr. Richard E. Erickson M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.34 stars (7 ratings)
327 E Gunderson Drive; Suite A
Carol Stream, IL

Dr. Richard Erickson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Erickson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Erickson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $8,985
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,726
Theodore J. Suchy DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.53 stars (13 ratings)
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL

Dr. Theodore Suchy's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Suchy's clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suchy honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical Interests: Heel Surgery, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $7,779
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,385


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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.

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