Dr. Jonathan Cotton, MD

Dr. Jonathan Cotton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Jonathan Cotton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

11757 Southwest Hwy

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Contact Information

(708) 361-3800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cotton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Elbow Injuries
more than 87% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
more than 85% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Cotton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cotton "I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through a comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques—surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible. Our office is fully equipped, with X-ray, two MRI machines, and ajoined physical therapy services."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cotton "I make sure my patients understand their condition fully first.  I strive to understand specifically how their problem is affecting their quality of life.  Treatments are always presented as options with the patients wishes dictating the ultimate management.

I am always available for questions during and after my office hours."

7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

104  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Trauma


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44  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Release
  • Neuroplasty
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Marquette
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cotton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cotton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cotton to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 3
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Dr. Cotton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Cotton saw me through a major leg fracture and continues to help me along with my bad knees. He has always spent the time to talk me through all my concerns and is up on all the new procedures that are happening. Great personality, makes you feel very comfortable to talk to him about...more
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Saw the doctor once after waiting 45 minutes in the lobby. Ultimately need to have surgery, and was told to call back to schedule an appointment. Have made multiple attempts over several days to schedule the surgery, but they have one scheduler, Betty, and she does not return calls. During the day...more
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He diagnosed me with a stress fracture of the right foot over the phone after reviewing an MRI. He immediately recommended I come in for a permanent cast and use crutches for 6-8 weeks without first trying a walking brace/boot. I called him three times to discuss his recommendation. He never...more
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Mr Roberts, I personally reached out to you and left my cell phone number in a voicemail and never heard back from you. I am sorry you felt mistreated. I try to ensure all of my patient's have opportunities to ask questions and I will try to improve our office's communication.

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