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Home  |  Doctors |  Robert J. Thorsness, MD

Robert J. Thorsness, MD

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

951 Essington Road
Joliet IL 60435
Fax: 815-744-4756
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard
Pavilion B, Suite 200
New Lenox IL 60451
Fax: 815-462-1032

Affiliated Hospitals

  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Salt Creek Surgery Center
  • Silver Cross Hospital
  • Silver Cross Surgery Center

Biography

Dr. Thorsness’ clinical expertise focuses on shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and elbow reconstruction and replacement. Most commonly, he treats patients for rotator cuff disorders, shoulder dislocations and instability, labral tears, arthritis, fractures and sports injuries, using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. For management of shoulder arthritis, he utilizes anatomic total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement using the most modern, bone preserving techniques. He believes in a team-oriented approach to treatment, which often involves physical and occupational therapists to maximize functional outcomes for his patients.

He received a Doctorate of Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, followed by residency training in orthopaedic surgery at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Dr. Thorsness went on to complete a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Rush University in Chicago, a top U.S. hospital and one of Chicago’s finest academic medical centers.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow Arthroscopy & Reconstruction
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder, Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy & Reconstruction
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy & Ligament Reconstruction
  • Management of Work-related Injuries

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Education

Medical School
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Doctor of Medicine
Residency
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship
Rush University, Chicago, IL
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

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https://www.drthorsness.com/

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