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Phillip Ludkowski, MD

2019-08-05T14:05:47-05:00October 20th, 2017|

Phillip F. Ludkowski

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Knee and Hip Joint Reconstruction

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-870-6100 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Arlington Heights Physician Offices
1300 E. Central Road
Suite 100
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Phone: 847-870-6100

Fax: 847-870-8159

Lake Zurich Physician Offices
1253 South Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Phone: 847-438-3041

Fax: 847-438-2868

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Northwest Community Hospital


Dr. Phillip Ludkowski is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee conditions, particularly joint degeneration caused by arthritis. Dr. Ludkowski performs total hip and total knee replacements, partial knee replacements and torn meniscus (knee cartilage) repairs. He uses muscle sparing minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy in order to reduce pain and speed recovery. Dr. Ludkowski also offers advanced forms of post-operative pain management.

Dr. Ludkowski was drawn to the practice of medicine by his interest in science and desire to help people. He inherited an enjoyment of building things with his hands from his father, a carpenter, which combined with his interest in sports made orthopaedics a natural choice of specialty for him. In providing care, Dr. Ludkowski usually begins with conservative measures such as medications, physical therapy or cortisone injections and only proceeds with surgery if those treatments are insufficient.

Whatever the plan of care, he educates patients about their condition and treatment so they can be active partners in their care. Dr. Ludkowski has been the team physician for Rolling Meadows High School athletic teams since 1990 and is proud of the trust placed in him by the community that he serves.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

Most patients come to me because they’re in pain. My number one goal is to relieve their pain and restore function.


Medical School

Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine



Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas


Orthopaedic Surgery

Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas


Knee/Hip Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

University of Oxford

Senior Registrar

Adult Reconstruction

Norfolk and Norwich District General Hospital


  • General Surgery Teaching Commendation, 1981
  • Magna Cum Laude, Rockford College, 1978
  • Rockford College Presidents Trophy, 1978
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All American Soccer team, 1978
  • “Education Achievement Award of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois”, 1978
  • “Distinguished Scholar”, 1977, 1978
  • Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference All-Scholastic Team, 1977, 1978
  • Remington Memorial Scholarship, 1977
  • Sports Information Directors All-Academic Team, 1976, 1977


  • Team Physician, Rolling Meadows High School Athletic Teams (1990-present)
  • Team Physician, Barrington High School Football Team (1991-1993)
  • Team Physician, Dallas Cowboys-Dallas Mavericks Professional Teams (1985-1986)
  • Team Physician, Norwich Canarys Division I Professional Soccer Team(1984)

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Patient Stories

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Dr. Ludkowski is an extraordinary doctor.”

“BEST SURGEON EVER – there are not enough stars for him! This was my first surgery and it was a hip replacement. I was nervous for surgery but was recommended to Dr. Ludkowski and I thank God everyday!”

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