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Home  |  Doctors |  David Raab, MD

David Raab, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

To Make an Appointment

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Practice Locations

1450 Busch Parkway
Suite 115
Buffalo Grove IL 60089
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines IL 60016
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove IL 60053

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center

Biography

Dr. David Raab is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and one of the founding physicians of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. His practice is based on a comprehensive team approach to patient education and care. Dr. Raab utilizes advanced, state-of-the-art techniques in combination with ethical decision making to ensure exceptional orthopedic care for his patients. His strong commitment to patient safety and his warm and friendly interaction with his patients make them feel like family.

Dr. Raab specializes in sports medicine in both adult and pediatric patients and provides treatment for injuries involving the rotator cuff, labrum, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus, and knee ligament reconstruction. He also performs total knee replacements and total hip replacements. He performs arthroscopic (minimally invasive) procedures, which reduce patient discomfort, side effects, and recovery times.

The son of a physician, Dr. Raab was inspired by his father’s dedication to helping people and decided to become a doctor at a young age. He educates patients and relies on the latest medical evidence to make sound, ethical treatment recommendations and regards surgery as a last option after non-surgical treatments have been tried.

Dr. Raab is an avid athlete and plays competitive tennis and paddle tennis on a regular basis. His love of sports and maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is something he shares with his family, including his four children. His longstanding participation in these activities gives Dr. Raab an added understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthy bones and joints and helps fuel his determination to improve his patients’ conditions.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

There’s nothing more gratifying for me than helping my patients get back to the sports and activities they love.

Education

Fellowship
Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center
Sports Medicine
Residency
Northwestern University Medical School
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship
Northwestern University Medical School
General Surgery
Medical School
Northwestern University Medical School

Research and Publications

ORIGINAL ARTICLES
  • Raab, D.; Fischer, D.; Smith, J., “Comparison of Arthroscopic and Open Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Early Results.” American Journal of Sports. Vol. 21:680-684, January 1993.
  • Raab, D.; Fischer, D., “Lunate and Perilunate Dislocation in Professional Football Players: Five- Year Retrospective Analysis.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 22, No. 6,?November 1994.
PRESENTATION AT MEETINGS
  • Raab, D.; Fischer, D., “Lunate and Perilunate Dislocation in Professional Football Players: Five- Year Retrospective Analysis.” NFL Team Physicians Scientific Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, February 7, 1991.
  • Gryzlo, S.; Nuber, G.; Raab, D.; Lautenschlager, E., “Posterior Shoulder Stability: The Contribution of the Capsule to Posterior Glenohumeral Joint Stability.” Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Palm Springs, CA, April 1991.
  • Raab, D.; Fischer, D.; Smith, J., “Comparison of Arthroscopic and Open Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Early Results.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 1992.
  • Raab, D.; Fischer, D., “Lunate and Perilunate Dislocations in Football Players: Five-Year Retrospective Analysis.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 1992.
  • Bailie, D.; Goldstein, W.; Raab, D., “Total Knee Arthroplasty after Hauser Procedure: A Report of Three Cases in Two Patients and Description of the Surgical Technique.” Poster Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 1995.
  • Goldstein, W.; Stine, J.; Butler, A.; Carlson, S.; Raab, D., “Clinical and Cost Analysis of the Extended Care Facility after Total Joint Arthroplasty: The Cost of Medicare Patient after DRG209.” Poster Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, FL, February 1995.
  • Collinge, C.; Raab, D., “Reduction of Supracondylar and Intracondylar Femur Fractures with a Pelvic Reduction Clamp.” Poster Presentation, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 1995.
  • Stine, J.; Goldstein, W.; Raab, D.; Patek, R.; MacGregor, L., “A Clinical and Cost Analysis of the Hip Fracture Medicare Patient: DRG Cost Effectiveness of an Implemented Case Management Algorithm.” Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 13-17, 1997.
  • Kramer, A.; Raab, D.; Kelikian, A.; Goldstein, W., “New Technique for High Tibial Osteotomy: Distraction Valgus Osteotomy with External Fixator.” Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 13-17, 1997.
  • Comisar, R.; Goldstein, W.; Raab, D.; Jimenez, M., “Unilateral Versus Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients 75 Years of Age and Older.” Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 13-17, 1997.
  • Raab, D.; Kelikian, A.; Kramer, A.; Goldstein, W., “New Technique for High Tibial Osteotomy: Distraction Valgus Osteotomy with External Fixation.” Video and Electronic Media Program, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA,?March 19-23, 1998.
  • Kramer, A.; Raab, D.; Kelikian, A.; Goldstein, W., “New Technique for High Tibial Osteotomy: Distraction Valgus Osteotomy with External Fixator: Two to Five Year Follow-up.” Mid-American Orthopaedic Association 16th Annual Meeting, Acapulco, Mexico, April 22-26, 1998.
  • Goldstein, W.; Raab, D.; Gleason, T.; Branson, J.; Berland, K., “Why Posterior Cruciate Retaining and Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty Have Similar Range of Motion: The Importance of Posterior Condylar Offset and Cleanout of Posterior Condylar Space.” 73rd Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, University of Illinois and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Chicago, IL March 22-26, 2006.

Awards

  • Class Honors/Dean’s List: 1978-1981
  • William Barnstrom Freshman Award: 1978
  • James B. Angell Scholar: 1980
  • Honors College Program: 1980-1981
  • Phi Beta Kappa: 1981

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School: 1991-2010
  • Clinical Associate, University of Chicago Department of Surgery, Chicago IL: 1991-1997
  • Associate Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America Orthopaedic Learning Center
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy Courses Rosemont, IL

Curriculum Vitae

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