Todd R. Rimington, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity

Phone: 773-631-7898

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Ascension Resurrection Hospital
  • Fullerton Kimball Medical & Surgical Center
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Hand Surgery
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Wrist Surgery/Reconstruction/Fracture Care
  • Elbow Surgery/Reconstruction/Fracture Care
  • Shoulder Surgery/Reconstruction/Fracture Care
  • Complex Fracture Management
  • Pediatric Fracture Care
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Nonunion/Malunion of Fractures
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)


Dr. Todd Rimington grew up in Central Illinois and strives to bring his small town values to work each day. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, he earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and a Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Fellowship in Pittsburgh. He specializes in hand and upper extremity injuries and lower extremity fracture care. This includes upper extremity fractures, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, elbow arthroscopy, elbow replacement, wrist arthroscopy, wrist replacement, and all hand surgery including microsurgery and nerve surgery. Dr. Rimington specializes in wide awake hand surgery. By using local anesthetic and limiting the use of tourniquets, Dr. Rimington can perform most of his hand surgeries with his patients fully awake, minimizing surgical and recovery time. Dr. Rimington also specializes in complex rotator cuff reconstruction and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Using new techniques such as superior capsular reconstruction, Dr. Rimington can repair massive rotator cuff tears allowing patients to regain shoulder motion, strength, and function.

Dr. Rimington has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and orthopaedic textbooks. He is an orthopaedic instructor for the emergency medicine residency program and family medicine fellowship program. He has presented his research at national hand and orthopaedic meetings. He is especially active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr Rimington has been in practice since 2011. He specializes in hand and upper extremity injuries as well as lower extremity fracture care, and he would be happy to care for you for any of your orthopaedic needs.

My Team


Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL- Doctor of Medicine


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.- Orthopaedic Surgery


Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA- Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Medical Association
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

I treat each patient as if they were one of my family members. I strive to provide each patient with the best possible care, using the newest surgical and nonsurgical innovations to achieve their best functional outcome.”

  • Washington Orthopedic Society Research Award
  • A.L. Raymond Fellowship in Medicine Scholarship Award
  • University of Illinois Bronze Tablet/Top 3% Honors
  • Golden Key Honor Society, Annual Scholarship Award
  • Illinois Congressional Scholarship
  • University of Illinois – Edmund J. James Scholar
  • Zearing Memorial Scholarship

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