Dr. Paul Defrino, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Paul Defrino, MD
Dr. Paul Defrino, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Palos Heights, IL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Defrino is affiliated with Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Palos Community Hospital.

7600 W College Dr Ste 3

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Contact Information

(708) 361-0600

Dr. Paul Defrino, MD

Dr. Paul Defrino, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 98% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 3/20/2013
    Amount or Range: $45,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: COOK COUNTY, IL
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.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defrino's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defrino to family and friends
5.0
based on 20 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Defrino's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Evergreen Park |
First & foremost, Dr. Defrino did a wonderful job rebuilding my husband's heel after a car accident. But in addition to that, he & his staff were absolutely outstanding in every possible way. There were several doctors and institutions involved in the 5 month recovery and with that much going on we were bound to run into a few hurdles. Parkview helped at every turn, even in areas that were not theirs to worry about. When someone else let us down, Parkview was there to offer solutions & support.
Dr. DeFrino takes the time to explain your medical condition with you and answer your questions.. His surgical skills are excellent. He does what will improve your health and is not eager to rush in and do things that are not necessary. His nurse and office personnel are very kind and experienced. The wait time in the office is short.
Homer Glen, IL |
I had an excellent experience with Dr. DeFrino. I was able to see him rather quickly after my initial scheduling call to his office. He was very thoughtful and thorough in his discussion with me about options to fix my plantar plate tear. He took his time to listen and respond to my questions. My surgery and healing went as expected. In addition to excellent healthcare, I was really happy with my experience during office visits! Best Dr./staff I've ever been to.
in Oak Lawn, IL |
Great surgeon, super person repaired my broken ankle and always explained what I should expect to happen after surgery, my ankle is good as new, I would recommend him to everyone.
in Tinley Park, IL |
Dr. Defrino did an outstanding job with repairing my ruptured Achilles Tendon, and removing a spur at the same time in my left ankle in Oct. 2016. I am pain free, and walking at ease again!!!!!
in PALOS PARK IL |
Dr. DeFrino did total ankle replacement 03/25/2016. He and his staff did an excellent job from start to finish. Had last visit 03/21/2017 everything good do not have to see him any more. I highly recomend Dr. DeFrino!!!
in Oak Forest, IL |
Dr. DeFrino performed surgery on my bunions for both right and left feet. He did a wonderful job..it was such a positive experience. Only 3 month out from my second surgery and I am back to my normal activities teaching all day and walking on my elliptical machine. I am 100% satisfied with my decision to have this surgery. Dr. DeFrino explained the treatment options before I made my decision to opt for surgery. My feet are healing very well and look great! The staff is helpful & friendly!
in Chicago, IL |
Had ankle pain for years. No pain now after getting my ankle scoped by Dr. DeFrino.
in Chicago, IL |
I highly recomend Dr. Paul Defrino. My experience with him was exceptionally good for all aspects of my treatment from start to finish. My recovery was fast and the results are great.
in Lockport, IL |
Dr Defrino is excellent at what he does. Very professional , excellent bed side manner , very good at communicating and answering ALL your questions. I highly recommend the Doctor to all who would require his services. The staff at Parkview are also very professional and communicate well with the patients. Thank You Dr Defrino and your staff at Parkview . Jack Hannigan
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Dr. Defrino accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Defrino has admitting privileges

Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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