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Reconstructive Surgery

Loyola is considered a regional leader and sets national care standards for reconstructive surgery and joint replacement. The highly trained reconstructive surgery team offers a number of joint preserving surgical procedures in an effort to preserve the integrity of the bone or joint as long as possible. When joint replacement is the answer, Loyola surgeons utilize state-of-the-art techniques for hip, knee, shoulder and ankle surgeries.

The musculoskeletal surgery team has expertise in the following joint-preservation techniques:

  • Cartilage restoration
  • Core decompression
  • Femoral osteotom
  • Periacetabular osteotomy
  • Surgical hip dislocation
  • Tibial osteotomy

Loyola orthopaedic surgeons have specialized training in joint replacement surgery, including:


  • Ankle replacement


  • Partial hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement


  • Patellar replacement
  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement


  • Total shoulder replacement

Patient Education
We believe strongly in patient education and preparing you for surgical procedures. Patients who undergo hip or knee joint replacement may participate in a special class led by orthopaedic nurses, physical therapists and social workers. Most classes are held at Loyola University Health System at Gottlieb, which offers easy access for you and your family. Classes help you:

  • Understand the complexities of your surgery
  • Set expectations for recovery
  • Determine discharge planning needs such as outpatient physical therapy
  • Identify any special equipment needed at home after surgery

Loyola Doctors Now at Gottlieb

Loyola has moved most of its joint surgeries to our Gottlieb campus so that we can offer you all the comforts of a community hospital with Loyola’s high-level care. A dedicated team of Loyola surgeons, residents, orthopaedic nurses and therapists provide you the same high level of Loyola care and expertise, plus you’ll enjoy our private, comfortable rooms in our newly re-designed orthopaedic inpatient unit, created specifically to meet the needs of our patients who are having orthopaedic procedures.