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Dr. Paul Defrino, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Defrino

Parkview Orthopaedic Group

7600 W College Dr Ste 3 Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Dr. Paul Defrino, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Defrino accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Defrino's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Achilles Tendinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defrino treats Achilles Tendinitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Defrino treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Foot Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defrino treats Foot Conditions more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Defrino treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defrino treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Defrino treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Defrino's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul Defrino, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital
1993
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993

Languages

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Defrino's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Defrino

4.8

Based on 30 reviews

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Dr. Defrino has been my ortho since I broke my ankle in a fall in 2016. Due to the severity of injury I had ankle replacement in Dec 2018. I am now pain free and resuming a normal life. Dr. Defrino is a compassionate and extremely knowledgeable surgeon, who is a true expert in his field. I recommend him 1000%
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Had a bone spur removed from my big toe last summer. Very professional, good communication and months later for is great. No pain, recovery was as he stated. Highly recommended.
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I had a deteriorating ankle joint and healbone. Dr.Paul Defino did extensive repair.I have a new joint and four screws in my foot. After a year the ankle feels better than my other natural ankle. I do not have any pain and can do just about anything Dr.Paul is an excellent surgeon which I would highly recommend.
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I had a bunion surgery and also weil osteotomy. As soon as the swelling went down my foot went right back to the way it was but now my bunion is even worse. Dr Defrino is a nice man but seemed stumped as to why this happened and offered no help other than to do another surgery at my expense. I went to get another opinion with another Dr (the head of Orthopedics at University hospital) and he said it was done wrong and should have been fixed further down on my foot.
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Very friendly, explanation to the problem for your office visit explained to the point. Would recommend to other people.
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DR. DeFrino did my sons foot surgery he was very compassionate and extreamly knowledgeable he took tremendous pride in his work we didnt hesitate to go back to him when my son needed surgery on the other foot We knew he was the surgeon for us! His demeanor was spot on and a great bed side manner! His nurses are great as well!
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Dr. DeFrino repaired tendon in my right foot and was a complete success, Years later I had the same surgery done on my left foot by another surgeon because of my insurance at that time. That surgery was not successful. I was fortunate to go back to Dr. DeFrino who did surgery on my left foot to make corrections and I did get better results. I would highly recommend Dr, DeFrino!
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I found Dr. Defrino to be very professional and caring. From my first exam with him, he spent quite a bit of time showing me how deformed my ankle was and what it would take to repair it. He answered my questions and laid out what the timeline would be for recovery. He said this would be a long journey and that eventually I would have a much better ankle, which it now is. I would highly recommend him to my friends and one friend's daughter will likely be seeing him soon
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Excellent Doctor ,explains your surgery so you understand,answers all your questions,great personality. Had two surgeries and both times had no pain.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!!!
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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!!!
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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!
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Had ankle pain for years. No pain now after getting my ankle scoped by Dr. DeFrino.
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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.
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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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