Michael O’Rourke, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Adult Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • O’Rourke MR Shi X, Gisolfi C, and Schedl H: Effect of absorption of D-glucose and water on paracellular transport in the rat duodenum-jejunum. American Journal of Medical Science 309(3): 146-151, 1995.
  • O’Rourke MR,and Grobler LJ: L4-L5 degenerative spondylolisthesis-indications and technique for operative management. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal 14: 76-86, 1998.
  • O’Rourke MR, Marsh JL, Steyers C, Bottlang M, Madey S, and Brown T: Articulated elbow external fixation- determinants for optimal hinge alignment. Atlas of the Hand Clinics 5(1): 173-190, 2000.
  • Bottlang M, O’Rourke MR, Madey SM, Steyers CM, Marsh JL, and Brown TD: Radiographic determinants of the elbow rotation axis: Experimental identification and quantitative validation. J Orthop Res; 18(5): 821-8, 2000.
  • Von Knoch F, Marsh JL, Steyers C, McKinley TO, O’Rourke MR, Bottlang M. A new articulated elbow external fixation technique for difficult elbow trauma. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal 21: 13-19, 2001.
  • O’Rourke MR, Callaghan JJ, Goetz DD, Sullivan PM, Johnston RC: Osteolysis in a cemented modular posterior cruciate substituting total knee design-five to eight year follow-up. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am 84(8): 1362-1371, 2002.
  • Callaghan JJ, O’Rourke MR: Picking your implant-all PS knees are not alike! Orthopedics 25(9): 977-978, 2002.
  • Callaghan JJ, O’Rourke MR, Schmalzried TP, Campbell PA, Johnston RC: Tibial post impingement in posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty. Clin. Ortho. Rel. Res. 404: 83-88, 2002.
  • O’Rourke MR, Weinstein SL: Avascular necrosis following isolated greater trochanter fractures in children – a report of two cases. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am. 85: 2000 – 2005, 2003.
  • O’Rourke MR, Paprosky W, Rosenberg AG: Use of structural allografts in acetabular revision surgery. Clin. Ortho. Rel. Res. 420:113-121, 2004.
  • Callaghan JJ, O’Rourke MR, Saleh KJ: Why knees fail: Lessons learned. J. Arthroplasty 19: 31-34, 2004.
  • Callaghan JJ, Savory CG, O’Rourke MR, Johnston RC: Are all cementless acetabular components created equal? J. Arthroplasty 19: 95-98, 2004.
  • O’Rourke MR, Rosenquist RW: Applying the ASRA Guidelines to the Use of Low-molecular-weight Heparin Thromboprophylaxis in Major Orthopedic Surgery. J. Arthroplasty 19: 1-5, 2004
  • Sporer SM, O’Rourke MR,Chong P, Paprosky WG: The Use of Structural Distal Femoral Allografts for Acetabular Reconstruction. Average Ten-Year Follow-Up. J. Bone Joint Surgery Am. 87: 760-765, 2005.
  • Callaghan JJ, O’Rourke MR. Avoiding Dislocation: But When It Happens! Orthopedics 27 (9): 957-958, 2004.
  • 2009 – present: Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Biologic Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 2007 – 2009: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • 2003 – 2007: Assistant Professor, Department Of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA