Newswise — The University of Chicago Medicine will begin treating adult and pediatric patients at its new orthopaedic center in Orland Park on April 6.

The facility, at 10 Orland Square Drive, will be staffed five days a week with UChicago Medicine’s expert orthopaedic surgeons. The physicians are part of multidisciplinary care teams that include orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, hand surgeons, spinal surgeons, general orthopaedic physicians and advanced practice nurses – all working together to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate patients who have orthopaedic concerns and conditions.

“We’re excited to extend our world-class care in Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs,” said Douglas Dirschl, MD, chairman of the University of Chicago Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. “We know how important it is to get comprehensive, convenient treatment close to home. That’s why we’re committed to seeing patients quickly, so they can get care and get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

The UChicago team will focus on joint reconstruction and replacement, upper extremity conditions, treatment of cartilage, ligaments and tendons, spine surgery, foot and ankle conditions, shoulder conditions and sports medicine. All told, the 10 Orland Square location will be staffed by 28 UChicago Medicine employees, including 20 physicians.

The Orland Park location is several blocks from the future site of the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care in Orland Park, set to open in late 2016. That 108,000-square-foot, four-story ambulatory health care facility at 143rd Street and LaGrange Road will be UChicago Medicine's largest off-site location when it opens.

As recognized leaders and pioneers in orthopaedic medicine, the University of Chicago Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine treats patients with simple and complex musculoskeletal needs from throughout the region. Continually striving to improve orthopaedic care, UChicago Medicine’s orthopaedic program is actively researching and developing new treatments, surgical techniques and devices for the field.

Patients who want to request appointments for orthopaedic care in Orland Park can call 1-888-824-0200 or visit