Reviews and Patient Stories

“Dr. Chudik is a great surgeon. He did surgery on my shoulder. He is knowledgeable, professional, caring and patient. He spends the time to explain what he is going to do and answers all your question. His PA Meagan also is great.”


“Excellent personalized service. Excellent surgeon. No problems after shoulder surgery. Excellent medical staff as well.”


Dr. Chudik and his team do a great job! My wife and I both have had been treated with care and compassion with our injuries. I would recommend anyone with a knee problem to see him!

I had a great experience with Dr. Chudik. He did a great job on my 2nd surgery. He fixed what the other doctor tried fixed on my 1st surgery. Because of him I walk better. He is so wonderful. I always refer people to him with any knee pain.

My wife and I have been extremely happy with all the treatment I have received. We like that the entire staff and Doctors listen to us and really tries to understand what we are going through. When we need to talk to another specialist they had recommendations and the doctor that we met with was able formulate a treatment for those other issues. If a friend, family member, or you need help this is the place to go for top notch care.


Dr. Chudik is the best!

Takes the time to explain everything. Listens, very kind man, great staff as well.


Doctor Chudik has repaired three different joints for myself and worked on many friends that I have sent his way. His team members are all remarkable and very helpful too. His bedside manners are very good. HE explained in detail what to expect. I have not been disappointed with any of his work and would recommend Doctor Chudik and Hinsdale orthopedics to anyone in need of joint care. Great team and amazing doctor

Since my first visit back in February to my Surgery in March and my post-op Dr Chudik and his team have been fantastic. They are available or will call you back for any questions you may have. Unfortunately only 5 stars are available, I would rate Dr Chudik and his staff 10 stars!!!!


Dr. Chudik has the kindest bed-side-manor of any doctor I have seen.

I really appreciate the care and love that Dr. Chudik and his team gave and showed me…I can’t say enough…Well pleased in every way!!

So grateful I did 2nd opinion with Dr Chudik. He recommended the least invasive approach with therapy 1st which resolved my frozen shoulder my day to day is so much better


I went through 3 surgeries before a friend referred me to Dr Chudik. He is a great surgeon and also with his therapy protocol I have gotten much better than I did after previous surgeries. I would refer anyone with a shoulder injury to him. He definitely treated like a person and not just an account.


Best doctor and service around. Dr. Chudik was superb.

Very happy with the results of my surgery and physical therapy. I was able to return to bricklaying in five months.

Dr Chudik has been awesome not only in the surgical aspect but has followed up on all my questions after the surgery


Great doctor.


Since I was 8 years old I have had over 100 dislocations on each leg. My pain management doctor referred me to Dr. Chudik. He is a miracle worker and his staff are beyond great as well. I can’t say enough good about him. He seriously gave me my life back. I HIGHLY recommend him and will be forever grateful for him! And for anyone wondering, his bedside manner is nothing short of excellent. I have seen many, MANY top notch knee and sports doctors since I was little–the Cubs, the White Sox, the Bears doctors–and Dr. Chudik beat them all and gave me my life back!


Dr. Chudik’s team is very professional and go out of their way to help patients. Dr. Chudik is a very qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon, and very thorough with his explanations, and treatments.


Dr Chudik has been awesome not only in the surgical aspect but has followed up on all my questions after the surgery


Dr Chudik and his team have given me wonderful care. Over the past 2 years I’ve had 3 surgeries and 10 months on disability. I tore both rotator cuffs and Dr Chudik repaired another surgeon’s repair that didn’t heal properly. My experience with Dr Chudik and his staff has been wonderful. They took the time to talk with me, explain my options, and help me decide a plan of action. I would recommend him to anyone!


Everyone is so friendly, and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Chudik.


Great Doctor. Have nothing but fantastic things to say about him. Grateful, truly grateful.


Dr. Chudik is very friendly and explained with fine detail.

Top notch! Really knows and cares about his profession. Highly recommend.

Dr. Chudik and his assistant were wonderful.

I cannot say enough positives about my experience with Dr. Chudik and his team. At 47 years old, I was extremely apprehensive about needing a TKA. His team walked me through every step. I’m grateful for his expertise in stressing the importance of keeping my leg straight as possible the first few days after surgery. I’m able to straighten and bend my leg in just 3 months after surgery better than others years later. I’m looking forward to my knee getting stronger in the months ahead!


Dr. Chudik is great and so is his staff.

Excellent doctor explains everything he his doing.

Dr. Steven Chudik performed rotator cuff and bicep repair on both of my arms one year apart. The surgical experiences were positive and a sign of reassurance to me was the respect his staff and the hospital staff have for Dr. Chudik. His protocol for therapy may differ from other doctors because he expects his patients to start therapy three days after surgery. I seem to have done better than other patients I saw at PT. I think the early manipulation following the surgeries made a big difference. Most importantly, I no longer experience debilitating pain. I have resumed most of my activities. Dr. Chudik is an excellent doctor and a good person. Small wonder he is in such high demand.

This was my first visit and first impressions making last impressions. I received superior care from the first time I called. Office receptionist was amazing to when I entered the office. Intake person went above and beyond. Physician assistant took me to the room and she was wonderful! X-ray technician was superior. Then I meet the cream of the crop–Dr. Chudik!

“Thanks Dr. Chudik for the great work getting my knee healthy so I can continue my football career at Lehigh next season. Go Mountain Hawks.”

“Dr. Chudik, Many thanks to you and you staff for helping me get back on the field! Boomer Sooner”

“Dr. Chudik, Thanks for helping me keep my dream alive.”

“Dr. Chudik, Thanks for keeping me healthy! Go Jumbos!”

“Thank your very much for everything Dr. Chudik. Five-time All-American 2016, 172-198 lb. class”

“Thank you Dr. Chudik for helping me get back on the field for my senior year.”

“Thanks Dr. Chudik. Couldn’t do it without you! Back to back state champs.”

“Thank you Dr. Chudik for treating Jacob so he could pursue his wrestling goals…The Curby Family.”


“Dr. Chudik, Thank you for the speedy recovery!”

“Dr. Chudik, Thank you for all the help with my knee, getting down state and ready to play D1 college basketball!”

Ashford University Senior Student Athlete Award, 2012-13 in recognition of his contributions to the Ashford Athletic Department

“Dr. Chudik, Thank you for getting me back on the field.”

“Dr. Chudik, Thanks for allowing me to achieve my goals and lifelong dreams.”

“Thanks for fixing my leg doc”

Active mom returns to pain-free life following overdue shoulder surgery.

Fate and a torn rotator cuff are changing the lives of countless orthopaedic patients

Daily commute gives active businessman, avid golfer an unexpected ride

Second shoulder work injury jeopardized Kucera’s job, bow hunting pastime

Fractured, displaced humerus is no showstopper for Lewensohn

Uncommon knee condition nearly sidelines All American’s lacrosse future, NCAA national championship

Bailey overcomes injury, orthopaedic surgery to lead Bolingbrook to first state football title

Santi simultaneously rebuilds his shoulder and his house

Repeated shoulder dislocations and surgeries don’t sideline former rugby player Shawn Bastic

A race against time: Frantz’s passion versus prudence

Kmoch “nets” six largemouth bass first day fishing just five months after rotator cuff repair surgery

Susan Swanson’s determination to resume activities after a patella fracture drives need for a new surgical repair procedure

Determination, dedication and arthroscopic surgery return Mary Falck to the slopes and her very active life

Nagel skates through two orthopaedic surgeries, returns to league play but maybe not snowboarding

New ACL arthroscopic procedure by Dr. Steven Chudik lets active kids stay active

“Lower body” hockey injury needed delicate hamstring surgery, lengthy recovery and determination for Edwards to return to activities

Competitive running, bicycling back on energetic executive’s schedule between work, volunteering

Two knee surgeries and a replacement don’t slow down Quirk

Knee replacements, customized care plan have Irwin cheering again from the bleachers and soccer fields

Mobility [mo-bil´i-te] – The ability to move in one’s environment with ease and without restriction.

Most of us take mobility for granted until we no longer can take part in the things we love to do because of pain or an injury.

Since 2002, Chicago Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Steven C. Chudik has been restoring patients’ mobility and lives with his innovations  and expertise in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. A board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Chudik is fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, a partner at Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates, a division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and a Top Doctor in orthopaedics. He is the founder of the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF), a nonprofit foundation that helps keep people active and healthy through unbiased education and research. He also is a clinical professor at Loyola University Medical Center and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Through his research, Dr. Chudik explores and develops minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, instruments and implants to provide better surgical alternatives and outcomes for “athletes” of all abilities—from budding athletes to professionals, weekend warriors to weekday workers and every ability and age between. Most important, though, Dr. Chudik never compromises his delivery of exceptional care. Dr. Chudik creates a partnership with his patients that emphasizes open communication and education to achieve the best results for your health and functional goals. He also customizes post-operative rehabilitation to your specific condition and personal needs.

Areas of Specialty

Dr. Steven Chudik is a pioneer in arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures for “athletes” of all abilities – from budding athlete to professional, weekend warrior to weekday worker, and every skill level, ability and age in between.
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic labral (SLAP) repair
  • Arthroscopic repair of unstable (dislocating) shoulders
  • Repair of biceps and pec major tendon ruptures
  • Minimally invasive shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Management of fractures of the shoulder (clavicle, glenoid and humerus)
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction in growing children
  • Other knee ligament (PCL, MCL, PLC) reconstructions
  • Meniscal repair and transplantation
  • Cartilage repair and transplantation
  • Arthroscopic repair of knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • MPFL reconstructions for dislocating patellas
  • Repair of knee dislocations
  • Patellar Dislocations
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Cartilage Tears
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Repair of biceps ruptures
  • Reconstruction of elbow ligaments in throwers
    (Tommy John surgery)
  • Repair of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Arthroscopic repair of elbow osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Repair of unstable elbow fractures and dislocations
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Repair of unstable ankles
  • Arthroscopic repair of ankle osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Management of ankle fractures
Innovator [in’-no-va-tor] – A person or organization who is the first to create or introduce something new or better than before.

Special Procedures

Since becoming an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, Dr. Steven Chudik has repeatedly and passionately questioned convention and tradition in pursuit of developing new and improved arthroscopic surgical procedures that provide better long-term results for his patients. His commitment to always doing what is right and best for his patients fueled several patented arthroscopic techniques and instruments that restored patients’ mobility, independence and comfort. Many of these innovations have become the arthroscopic treatment standard among surgeons worldwide, while others await the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval.

Special Procedures
Pioneer [pi’-o-neer] – Develop or be the first to use or apply a new method, area of knowledge, or activity. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development: a pioneer in medicine.

Research & Teaching

Dr. Steven Chudik is a teacher and researcher who understands the importance of continually expanding our knowledge of orthopaedics. As a clinical assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Chudik teaches and mentors honor medical students and collaborates with researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Hines VA Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory to investigate and pioneer advancements in arthroscopic surgical procedures and instruments. This is done with the highest ethical standards and scientific rigor.


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