Dr. Phillip Ludkowski, MD

Dr. Phillip Ludkowski, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Phillip Ludkowski, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult rehabilitation orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1300 E Central Rd

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Contact Information

(847) 870-6100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Ludkowski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ludkowski "Dr. Phillip Ludkowski was born and raised in Chicagoland. He attended college on an Athletic Scholarship for Soccer. His Orthopaedic training took place at the prestigious University of Texas Parkland Memorial Hospital followed by Fellowship training at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, England. Dr. Ludkowski was drawn to the practice of medicine by his interest in science and his desire to help people. He learned to use tools at a young age from his father a Carpenter/Craftsman. This experience combined with an Athletic background made Orthopaedic Surgery a natural choice of specialty for him. Conservative, non-surgical treatment is emphasized and surgery recommended when other options of treatment have failed or offer only a low chance of success."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ludkowski "Dr. Ludkowski provides high quality, experienced and compassionate care for Orthopaedic problems concerning the musculo-skeletal system with special emphasis on Knee and Hip Disorders."

8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

83  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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39  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • 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 Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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.

Education

  • Rockford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Texas Sw Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Texas Sw Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, England
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ludkowski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ludkowski's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ludkowski to family and friends
52 total reviews (30 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (42)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Ludkowski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
Dr. Ludkowski Says:
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Many of my patients have extremely complex Orthopaedic Reconstructive problems which may require extra time to evaluate appropriately, diagnose, and then formulate a Treatment Plan with shared decision making and understanding.  Rest assured that adequate time for each patient will be allocated to perform this properly.  

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Patient Comments (30)

the procedure went as explained. tho' was discharged next day as it was an afternoon procedure. minimal scarring and almost complete range of motion after 2.5 months. knee feels like new and can now do heavy exercise without pain.
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Dr. Ludkowski surpassed even the rave reviews of friends who were fortunate enough to benefit from his expertise. My hip replacement was the smoothest and most successful surgery I have experienced. And Dr. Ludkowski's sincere interest and good humor are above expectation. He was right there at...more
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My initial partial replacement was done incorrectly and I was in a great deal of pain. Dr. Ludkowski was recommended to me and he was willing to see me the same day and agreed to do a revision surgery on my knee. I was relieved to know a surgeon with an excellent reputation was willing to help me....more
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Excellent Doctor, you may have to wait to see him but when you are seen, he will also spend the time needed with you. I have had knee replacements twice, 15 years apart and he has given excellent care to me both times.
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Thank-you very much. It is a privilege to be your surgeon.

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I am 64 and had a partial knee replacement done by Dr. Ludkowski in October 2017. The result has been outstanding. I actually forget I had the surgery. I am still doing the exercises and have had some aches and pains, but they are fading. Very pleased with the progress and the treatment! ...more
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