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Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

For exceptional orthopaedic care in a community setting, you don’t have to look far. Palos Community Hospital combines clinical excellence with a compassionate, patient-centered approach focused on getting you back in motion quickly, safely and seamlessly. Choose Palos Community Hospital to gain access to one of the most comprehensive orthopaedic programs in the Chicago area.

New Orthopaedic Unit opens

Take a look at the new unit:

  • The new Orthopaedic unit at Palos is located on the third floor of the St. George Pavilion.
  • A dedicated rehabilitation gym is just steps away from the private patient rooms.
  • Each patient room is designed to create a healing environment in a safe, private setting with pleasant décor and large windows providing natural light.
  • The new family lounge offers a quiet, comfortable setting.

Musculoskeletal Care at Palos

You’ll find an array of orthopaedic services at Palos. Start by meeting with an affiliated orthopaedic surgeon —who’ll review your medical history, physically examine you and discuss your goals. Together, you’ll develop a personalized care plan that may include:

Expert Orthopaedic Surgery

If surgery is your best treatment option, you’ll benefit from some of the top orthopaedic surgeons in the Chicago area, including physicians who educate other doctors about the latest techniques. Many Palos-affiliated physicians are board certified or eligible for board certification in orthopaedic medicine, meaning they’re trained in the most advanced methods of caring for your condition.

Help ensure a good outcome of your procedure by taking advantage of our pre- and postsurgical services.

Preparing for Surgery

Pave the way for an easier recovery by learning simple strength-training exercises you can do at home in Palos’ free pre-habilitation program. In addition, take a pre-operative class to learn what to expect before, during and after your operation. During the educational session, get answers to your questions from our:

  • Orthopaedic nurse – Specially trained in musculoskeletal care
  • Licensed social worker – Explains post-surgical rehabilitation options
  • Nurse case manager – Coordinates your hospital care
  • Physical therapy – Facilitates regaining your range of motion

You’ll also want to explore patient and visitor information to:

  • Discover options for financial assistance
  • Find parking and entrances at Palos Community Hospital
  • See pictures of spacious patient rooms
  • Learn about hospital amenities

Recovering After Surgery

If you need to remain in the hospital overnight following your procedure, you’ll stay on a dedicated orthopaedic floor.

After joint replacement surgery, Orthopaedic Rapid Start RehabTM offered through Palos Home Health provides physical therapy to help you regain function. If you had a different orthopaedic surgery, talk to your physician about whether the program may benefit you.

Ask about receiving our Home Health services, which help make it as safe and easy as possible for you to continue recovering at home. Find assistance from nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, social workers and behavioral health professionals. Team members are available to residents of Cook, Will, Kendall and DuPage counties 24/7, so you can receive care when you need it most.

As your recovery progresses, our outpatient Physical Therapy services are available at the hospital, at the Palos Primary Care Center and Palos Health & Fitness Center, both in Orland Park.

As you recover, get active again with a personalized orthopaedic fitness program at the Palos Health & Fitness Center. Exercise safely under the supervision of a fitness specialist over an eight-week period and obtain full access to the center’s amenities, including a warm-water therapy pool for gentle exercise.

Find an Orthopaedic Specialist

Search for an orthopaedic specialist affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, or contact our Physician Referral Call Center at 708-226-2300 to find a doctor who’ll help ease your joint pain.

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing
    This class will the pre-operative and post-operative plan for any orthopaedic surgical procedure that includes a minimum of an overnight stay in the hospital.
  • Ongoing
    This class will review what you need to know for surgery and what you can expect after your total knee replacement surgery.