DES PLAINES, Ill., April 1, 2024

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 1, 2024 – Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), a leader in comprehensive orthopedic care, is thrilled to announce the addition of Edward Joy, MD, to its esteemed team of healthcare professionals. Dr. Joy joins IBJI as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, bringing unparalleled expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery and reconstruction to Chicago's south suburbs.

With an impressive background, Dr. Joy has earned a reputation for excellence in the field of orthopedics. He specializes in a wide range of treatments, including anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement surgery, rotator cuff surgery, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, and sports medicine care. Dr. Joy is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care to each of his patients, ensuring they receive the best possible outcomes.

Following his undergraduate education at Northern Illinois University, he earned his medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship and residency at Southern Illinois School of Medicine, serving as chief resident. His commitment to excellence in shoulder and elbow surgery led him to the Cleveland Clinic, where he received specialized fellowship training.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Joy has served as a team physician for several high school sports teams and currently acts as the physician advisor for the Vikings Youth Hockey Club. His dedication to sports medicine extends beyond professional boundaries, as he himself is an avid sportsman, competing in sporting clays and a member of the National Sporting Clays Association.

Dr. Joy is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has recently passed the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery recertification examination in shoulder and elbow surgery, valid through 2030. He has also been elected as a candidate member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Patients can look forward to receiving care from Dr. Joy at IBJI’s Bourbonnais and Tinley Park locations. Schedule online with Dr. Joy on

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

(IBJI) is the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practice in Illinois. IBJI is dedicated to providing accessible, compassionate, and comprehensive care to your family for every orthopedic specialty with leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options. For more information, please visit

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