Ronak M. Patel, MD
Welcome to my website! On here you will find information about common sports medicine conditions, injuries and treatments. You will also find specific information related to your problem that I am treating including rehabilitation (PT) protocols, pre and post surgery instructions, as well videos on how to do some basic home exercises. Lastly, you will find some biographic information on the entire Dr. Ronak Patel team. While all of this information is important, what matters the most to me is that you have a quality experience when you visit us and that we address all of your sports medicine needs. My goal is to spend time with you during your visit, explain your specific problem and the individualized care plan I recommend. I truly believe, the more educated and informed you are about your condition, the better your outcome will be.
Dr. Ronak M. Patel is a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in minimally invasive procedures and joint preservation of the knee and shoulder. He treats all sports injuries with a particular interest in anatomic ACL reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and patellar stabilization of the knee.
Originally from Chicago, Dr. Patel was one of a small group of students selected nationally into Northwestern University’s prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education, allowing him to complete his pre-medical education and B.A. in Economics in three years and then attend Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Engaged in Orthopaedic research and establishing mentors at Northwestern, Dr. Patel stayed at Northwestern for his Orthopaedic Residency. His care of patients, work ethic and teaching abilities earned him the honorable notion of Chief Resident. He completed his training in Sports Medicine at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, learning the most advanced and innovative surgical procedures, tending to professional athletes from the Cavaliers (NBA), Browns (NFL) and the Indians (MLB), and most importantly, helping patients function without pain. At Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Dr. Patel brings world-renown care back to his hometown.
Dr. Patel’s approach to patient care is individualized, based on each patient’s injury and their level of function. He believes in practicing evidence-based Orthopaedic Surgery, giving the patient the best chance for success. Dr. Patel has published over 40 publications and book chapters and has presented his research over 70 times nationally and internationally. He is actively involved in research and academic meetings to provide the most current care to his patients.
Dr. Patel is among a small number of physicians in Chicago performing advanced cartilage restoration and meniscal transplantation procedures. He also performs anatomic ACL reconstructions enabling optimal performance and allowing athletes to return to their preinjury activity and sports. He is extensively trained in arthroscopic management of shoulder problems including impingement, rotator cuff tears, labral tears and biceps tendonitis.
Dr. Patel believes that in sports medicine, it is essential to know when ‘not to operate’. His focus is on prolonging the life of the native joint as long as possible. To that end, he uses cartilage restoration, osteotomies to reduce stress on the joint, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy and other orthobiologic techniques to promote tissue healing and joint longevity. Favouring non-surgical rehab therapy whenever appropriate, Dr. Patel works closely with therapists to help restore patients to maximal function.
Dr. Ronak Patel is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries for adolescents and adults. He offers a full range of care for all problems of the knee and shoulder with a special interest in complex knee disorders. Dr. Patel is among the few physicians in the Midwest performing advanced cartilage restoration and meniscal transplantation procedures. He also performs anatomic ACL reconstruction for optimal performance after knee injuries, patellar stabilizations and numerous other minimally invasive procedures. He offers various biologic (PRP, bone marrow aspirate and Amniotic fluid) injections and joint preserving procedures to help his patients get back to activity without pain. He also performs anatomic ACL reconstruction for optimal performance, patellar stabilizations and numerous other minimally invasive procedures.
2004 – 2008Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL MD
2001 – 2004Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts, Major: Economics
Honors Program in Medical Education (Accelerated (7yr) BA-MD Program)
06/2003 – 08/2003The London School of Economics, London, England
Economics of European Integration
2013 – 2014Sports Medicine Fellowship. Mark Schickendantz, MD, Program Director The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
2009 – 2013Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. Michael F. Schafer, MD, Program DirectorFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2008Internship in General Surgery. Nathaniel J. Soper, MD, Chairman Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2014 – 2015Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Morton Grove, IL
2015 – PresentHinsdale Orthopaedic Associates, S.C.
2017 – PresentThe American Knee Institute (501(c) (3))
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