We found 30 orthopedic surgeons near East Chicago, IN.

Filter By:
Showing 1-16 of 30
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Lorin Merrill Brown M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3.23 Average rating 3.23 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
Address: 4321 Fir St, East Chicago, IN 46312
Clinical Interests: fractures (broken bones), minimally invasive surgery, knee surgery ... (Read more)
Jeffrey S. Staron MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 8141 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
Robert W. Coats M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4321 Fir St, East Chicago, IN 46312
Clinical Interests: arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy, trauma ... (Read more)
Dr. Brian Christopher Toolan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine)
3.6 Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 1600 Torrence Av, Calumet City, IL 60409
Clinical Interests: ankle problems, bunion surgery, sports health ... (Read more)
Jennifer Moriatis Wolf M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1600 Torrence Av, Calumet City, IL 60409
Clinical Interests: nerve compression (pinched nerve), tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), elbow problems ... (Read more)
Dr. Jovito Angeles II
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1600 Torrence Av, Calumet City, IL 60409
Clinical Interests: musculoskeletal problems, shoulder surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) ... (Read more)
Dr. Douglas R. Dirschl MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 1600 Torrence Av, Calumet City, IL 60409
Clinical Interests: bone infection, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma
Robert Bielski MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1600 Torrence Av, Calumet City, IL 60409
Clinical Interests: musculoskeletal problems, hip dysplasia, clubfoot
Dr. John I. Kung M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Address: 7550 Hohman Av, Munster, IN 46321
Clinical Interests: sports health, trauma, arthritis ... (Read more)
Dr. George S. Miz MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 1600 167th St, Calumet City, IL 60409
Ralph William Richter Jr. MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Address: 4320 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
Clinical Interests: trigger finger, cubital tunnel syndrome, injuries ... (Read more)
Dr. Srinivasu Kusuma M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 1600 167th St, Calumet City, IL 60409
Phillip T. Nigro MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1600 Torrence Av, Calumet City, IL 60409
Clinical Interests: shoulder surgery, elbow surgery
Dr. Joseph D. Hecht MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3.75 Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 4321 Fir St, East Chicago, IN 46312
Clinical Interests: fractures (broken bones), hip problems, ankle surgery ... (Read more)
Dr. Joseph Phillip Spott D.O.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.45 Average rating 3.45 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 2020 Columbus Dr, East Chicago, IN 46312
Clinical Interests: herniated disc, musculoskeletal problems, spine problems ... (Read more)
Joseph G. Thometz M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.71 Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
Address: 1600 Torrence Av, Calumet City, IL 60409
Advertisement

What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common 'wear-and-tear' problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

Advertisement
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.