Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Orthopaedic Trauma and Joint Reconstruction
Matthew L. Jimenez, M.D., FACS is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in joint and pelvis reconstruction, specializing in orthopedic fracture care and joint reconstruction. His patient-centered focus is on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. He has a special interest and expertise in the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Jimenez received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1989 after completing his undergraduate training at the University of Utah. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Jimenez completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University. He then completed a one-year post graduate fellowship in orthopaedic trauma and joint reconstruction at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Medical Center, under the direction of Dr. Marvin Tile. The American Board of Othopaedic Surgeons certified Dr. Jimenez as a diplomat in 1997. Matthew Jimenez, MD is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is currently a member of the AAOS Board of Councilors, as well as many AAOS committees. He is a graduate of the AAOS’ Leadership Fellows Program. Dr. Jimenez is the Past President of the Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Jimenez maintains faculty appointment as Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds leadership roles within Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, where he has been the Chairman of the Physician Assistant Orthopaedic Residency Training Program since 1997, and Site Director of the UIC Orthopaedic Residency Training Program. Dr. Jimenez developed and chairs the Chicago Trauma Symposium, which is a four day multidisciplinary trauma course in its 19th year. He lectures extensively, nationally and internationally. He has served as chairman and faculty on many educational forums in trauma and fracture care. Dr. Jimenez has extensive research experience. He was the principal investigator for a multi-center prospective trial studying “Somatic Stem Cells for Recalcitrant Nonunions.” He has published several chapters and articles, along with presenting numerous scientific presentations and exhibits. He is a leader, dedicated to education. Dr. Jimenez is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research (FEMR). He started FEMR, a non-profit organization, in 2008 with the mission to become a resource for unbiased information to promote musculoskeletal health and research, prevent fragility fractures and increase awareness of osteoporosis and related bone trauma and disabilities. Dr. Jimenez is a compassionate leader and dedicated hip, knee and pelvis reconstruction surgeon, committed to educating and healing the community.
The patient always comes first! Patient safety and excellent outcomes are my prime focus. I will do everything in my power to help my patients achieve their goals.
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19 Years After Traumatic Pelvis Injury: David H’s Story
I fell 25′ through a ceiling in 2001. Dr. Jimenez did an amazing job to piece my body back together…read more
Outstanding Anterior Hip Replacement Patient Testimonial
When I met with Dr. Jimenez for the initial consultation and examination, he had no hesitation in accepting my situation…read more
Journey through Knee Replacement: Gene’s Story
Extremely pleased with my surgery, after diagnosis and commitment to have total knee replacement, I began my journey with IBJI educational information, including video of procedure I was anticipating. Pre-surgical checklist and postoperative appointments were scheduled…read more
Critical Pelvis Injury Didn’t Stop Mom from Starting a Family: Mandi’s Story
Mandi Fier was 23 years old when she and her fiancé were in a near fatal car accident. First responders on the scene used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate Mandi from the wreckage…read more
Walking on My Own Two Feet: Pat’s Story
In July of 2009 I was in a motor vehicle accident. My left lower leg and ankle were crushed…read more
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“I am so very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Matthew Jimenez. I had a full hip replacement and after just three weeks I was back at work full time! I spent two nights in the hospital and would have gone home after just one night, but due to my low blood pressure I spent another night. I experienced minimal pain, was walking the day after surgery (including doing stairs!) I was released without restrictions and had home physical therapy (3 times per week) for three weeks. I graduated from a walker after one week to a cane for two weeks and returned to work after just three weeks. My recovery has been very impressive and I owe it all to the fine care of Dr. Jimenez and his team of professionals. The pain I was experiencing prior to surgery is completely gone. I need to have my other hip replaced and am already making plans to schedule this with Dr. Jimenez soon. I would certainly tell anyone considering this surgery to see Dr. Jimenez for consultation.” – Jeanne M.
“Dr. Jimenez is a wonderful surgeon. My wife was hit by a car crossing the street near our home. She went to the local hospital and they recommend she be transferred to Lutheran General in Park Ridge. Dr. Jimenez was able to put her crushed knee and femur bone back together with hardware and a creative method to allow my wife to be able to use her leg again. Her leg fully healed and 3 years later Dr. Jimenez said he could remove the hardware to allow my wife less pain and more movement, after her rehab and therapy we could not be happier. Thank you Dr. Jimenez, Chelsea, Brad and the rest of the staff.”
“I just want to take a minute to thank Dr. Jimenez and his entire staff for another great job of fixing my problems. He has operated on me many times now. He is the best orthopedic surgeon in Chicago and maybe the world. I owe my ability to walk and have a normal functioning life to Dr. J. Thanks doc for all you’ve done for me and countless others.”
“I had wrist surgery done by Dr. Jimenez and I can’t rave about him and his team enough. They were absolutely amazing and excellent in every way. I would definitely recommend Dr. Jimenez if you need his expertise. He is an exceptional doctor and he has a terrific team working with him.”
“Dr. Jimenez and PA Chelsea are both amazing My husband fell off our roof four years ago and shattered his pelvis, Dr. Jimenez put him back together with the utmost care and kindness. I began my care with him about 3 1/2 years ago, so far no knee replacement, but if it happens he’s my man. So far just shots, he has hands of solid gold and highly recommended.”
“From day one to my last day of check-ups, Dr. Jimenez was A-1, very thorough with every part of the procedure and results I am beyond satisfied with. I would recommend his service to anyone who looking for excellent results.”
“Thank you Dr. Jimenez and staff for giving me a chance to a new life without pain by replacing my right and left knee. I am 75 and very active in fishing, boating, and working as an Electrician in my own company. I now can walk up and down stairs with no pain. I am looking forward to living an exciting active 2018 spring and summer.”
“After my accident, Condell ER took one look and sent me to Lutheran General and Dr. Jimenez. My destroyed hip was replaced by the good doctor and I can walk today. He’s a very good man and I was lucky to have him take care of me.”
“I would like to thank Dr. Jimenez and his staff for being so helpful professionally and personally. After surgery I’m now comfortable with my hip movements. I forgot how it felt to be normal prior to the surgery. Again, I would like to thank everyone because I am so happy and I no longer experience any pain.”
“Dr. Jimenez is my surgeon of choice for hip replacement surgery. He is patient, supportive, kind and encouraging in ways that make a difference.”
“Dr. Jimenez was very thorough, concerned, interested in my thoughts and kind. He explained everything thoroughly so that I felt fully informed.”