Dr. Jon B. Whitehurst, MD

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Dr. Jon B. Whitehurst, MD

Sports Medicine | Male

(815) 398-9491

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

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  • 0
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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    University Chicago Hosps

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Southern California Orthopedic Institute

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Whitehurst says...

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am originally from Evanston, Illinois and I earned my B.S. degree in chemical engineering with a biomedical emphasis from Northwestern University in 1985. Following graduation from college, I was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy, serving as a Naval Flight Officer from 1985 to 1992. After graduating first in my flight school class, I was assigned to an aircraft carrier-based F-14 TOMCAT Squadron. Continuing with high achievements, I was selected to attend TOPGUN, the Navy Fighting Weapons School and served during Operation Desert Shield.

I resumed my studies at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine following Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1992. I obtained my medical degree in 1996 and subsequently completed advanced orthopedic training as part of my residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals in 2001.

In 2002 I completed a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI). My subspecialty training focuses specifically on minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, wrist and sports medicine. While at SCOI, I produced award-winning research in shoulder instability and worked with research projects in knee ligament reconstruction. As an advocate for continuing medical education, I have authored numerous journal articles and presentations on arthroscopic surgery, and I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, lecturing on orthopedic subjects in conjunction with the University of Chicago. I also serve as an instructor to other orthopedic surgeons for advanced arthroscopic techniques.

My practice is focused on general orthopedics with special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. I am a team physician for the Rockford IceHogs and I am also active in several local high school and college sports programs. I enjoy the opportunity to work with athletes on a regular basis.

In addition to my extensive medical commitments, I enjoy time with my family, biking, golfing, hiking, and boating.

It is my mission to provide you excellent service as well as compassionate care. I always strive to provide you the same quality of orthopedic care I would offer to a member of my family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at OrthoIllinois.

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Dr. Whitehurst's Care Philosophy

It is my goal as an orthopaedic surgeon to provide you the best possible care with compassion and respect.