Dr. Phillip Ludkowski, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Ludkowski
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Illionis Bone and Joint Institute

1300 E Central Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Dr. Phillip Ludkowski, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Ludkowski has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ludkowski to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ludkowski replaced both of my knees in 2012. I have had zero issues and zero pain in either knee since. It’s been amazing to me. I do a lot of golfing, biking, and lap swimming, and still no pain anymore. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go with him and obviously, highly recommend him.
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Jack Gatto – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr. Ludkowski is simply the best. He did a knee replacement revision (right knee) on December 30, 2019. The first doctor that did the total knee replacement in February 2019 really messed up. For six my months I tried to tell him my knee feels wobbly when walking. He never examined my knee to see what could be wrong. He simply told me to strengthen my quads. Dr. Ludkowski looked at my MRI and x-ray and told me that my patella was not repaired and the artificial joints were not aligned properly. He is very patient and friendly while explaining things thoroughly. He also answers questions one may have. I'm ready to have him do a total knee replacement on my left knee. However, due to the Corona Virus, I'll have to wait a few months before he can proceed. This doctor is the best!
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Margaret Hribernik – Apr 07, 2020
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Dr. Ludkowski did my total right knee replacement 14 months ago and he did a wonderful job. I didn't have any complications or pain and I was back to work in 5 weeks. Now I'm getting ready to have my left knee replaced as well and I'm 100% confident everything will also go perfect.
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Glenda Peterson – Mar 03, 2020
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Dr. Ludkowski did my first total knee replacement (right knee) in October of 2018. I was bone-on-bone and in constant pain. The surgery went perfectly and Dr. Ludkowski was very thorough in his care of me, both pre-op and post-op. I had my second knee (left knee) replaced in February of 2019 and again chose Dr. Ludkowski as my surgeon. My recovery from both surgeries went very smoothly, I had minimal pain and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Today I am completely pain-free and can once again enjoy hikes with my husband and dogs. Before the surgery I was unable to walk down our short driveway and was ready to use a wheelchair. No wheelchairs for me now! I hiked in the Rocky Mountains this past summer and will do so again this summer thanks to Dr. Ludkowski!
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Gloria S Dittmann – Feb 07, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr. Philip Ludkowski for any hip or knee replacements. He replaced my hip last year and partial knee replacement this year. Both procedures went well and I was up and walking the same day. He explains the procedures and the recovery completely and was patient in answering all my and my families questions. And he's pleasant to speak with no mater how many patients or surgeries he's seen that day. I give him 5 stars.
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Frank Kotnaur – Jan 04, 2020
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Dr. Ludkowski was very thorough and straightforward in our pre op meetings. I elected to have both knees replaced during the same surgery, and he was detailed in relating what I could expect. The surgery went perfectly - I was walking the same afternoon of the surgery. It's been six weeks since my surgery and I am completely pain free, able to walk up and down stairs, and resume my normal daily activities ( I even went to the driving range this week). I give Dr. Ludkowski the highest rating. I recommend his with great confidence.
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Dan Humay Burlington, Wisconsin – Nov 08, 2019
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Dr. Ludkowski replaced both of my hips. One in 2015 and the second one in 2019. Both surgeries resulted in pain free lifestyle for me. I have recommended him to family and friends.
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Phyllis Durtsche – Oct 30, 2019
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Dr. Ludkowski did a total right hip replacement for me in July 2019. He was patient, kind, understanding & I never felt rushed while he was treating me. Both he & his staff kept me completely informed before & after my surgery. Best experience I've had with the many doctors I have seen over the years. Highly recommend him for hip replacement.
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Oct 08, 2019
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A Great Choice for Joint Replacement. He is patient and detailed in every visit, both pre and post operation. He truly listens and treated me with respect and complete attention, no feeling of being just another patient. He has a very specific approach and recovery plan to assure the best outcome possible. Being part of IBJI, he has access to integrated support systems like PT which was very useful. Very happy with the process and the outcome.
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Sep 04, 2019
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I would strongly recommend Dr. Ludkowski to anyone in need of knee or hip replacement surgery. I was genetically blessed with bad arthritis in both knees and in my right hip. I found myself in need of having both knees and my right hip replaced. I was terrified at the prospect of three major surgeries, but I was in so much pain, and could hardly walk. I really had no other option. Dr. Ludkowski explained the procedures in detail and answered all of my questions in ways that allowed me to understand what I would be going through. He helped me come to terms with what I had waiting for me and really helped me feel comfortable in the decisions I had reached. He is extremely caring and professional. He is also extremely skilled in performing both knee and hip replacement surgeries. I had all three surgeries performed in a period of just seven-and-a-half months, had no pain following any of my surgeries, and I have now full motion in all of my joints. I have regained my quality of life.
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Richard Lehman – Aug 27, 2019
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I've had two knee replacements over the past 2 years with DR. Ludkowski. I have returned to all my regular activities including golf and racquetball with no limitations !! Other Family members have been so impressed with my results, that as a family we have a total of 7 replacements and counting with DR Ludkowski. He will answer all your questions and give you as much time as you need to feel comfortable with the replacement process. His staff is top notch and will have you up &moving fast !
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Apr 05, 2019
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Dr. Ludkowski performed a right knee replacement on me in 2019. I was impressed with his professionalism and his overall personality. It was a great experience being a patient of his; I truly felt confident that I was in great hands. I would recommend Dr. Ludkowski to anyone who is suffering from knee or hip issues, he is a person who really cares as a person and as a doctor..
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Apr 04, 2019
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Fantastic Surgeon. Knows his stuff! And has a great staff. Get in early or you’ll wait because he’s that good!
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Apr 04, 2019
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Dr. Phillip Ludkowski is an amazing surgeon! He is knowledgeable, skilled, and very personable. Dr. Ludkowski was my surgeon for three joint replacement surgeries: Total left hip replacement, total right knee replacement, and recently in March of 2019 total right hip replacement. All surgeries were successful and I am very grateful to him for his expertise, attention to detail, and the care I received before, during, and after these surgeries. Dr. Ludkowski is an excellent surgery specialist!
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Apr 04, 2019
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Very good experience. Would highly recommend Dr. Ludkowski
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Mar 30, 2019
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Excellent orthopedic surgeon,very professional and personable,would rate Dr. Ludkowski and his office staff { 10 }.And yes, I would highly recommend him.
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Mar 25, 2019
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Hi dr ludkowski, I would like to say Thanks a lot to take care my knee full replacement. You did in November 2018 and in February 2019 I am able to walk normal. Proud of you for your expertises and best knowledge . Whoever planning to replace knee surgery this is my the best recommendation for dr Ludkowski.
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Raxa in Wood dale – Feb 20, 2019
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My most recent experience with Dr. Ludkowski was for a knee replacement 3 months ago. This was my third surgery with him, the previous two being bilateral hip replacement. I also had a shoulder surgery in 1973 with the same firm of doctors at IBJI in Arlington Heights. I've never had any difficulties with any of the surgeries; no infections or blood clots, and recovery has been reasonably easy for all of them. Would not hesitate to use Dr. Ludkowski's services again, recommend highly!
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Susanne Heron in Arlington Heights, IL – Nov 22, 2018
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It has been three months since my surgery. I needed a full knee replacement. Before, the whole right side of my body was distorted and walking was painful. Now walking is EASY! I have full range of motion in my leg. My posture has been corrected. Clean small scar on my knee is healed. I Can't thank Dr. Ludkowski enough for my new knee!
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Bronislawa Z. in Palatine, IL – Oct 27, 2018
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I would recommend Dr. Ludkowski in a heartbeat to everyone who needs orthopedic surgery. My hip left hip replacement and recovery was handled expediently and smoothly, not a single glitch or setback. The day of my surgery I got out of bed, I walked, I Even climbed stairs! All without pain. Simply amazing! I have other issues with my heart, with anesthesia, and Dr. Ludkowski was prepared and everything went perfectly without any complications.
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Nancy in DesPlaines, IL – Sep 11, 2018
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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

1982
University Texas SW Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(847) 870-6100

Dr. Ludkowski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
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
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludkowski treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ludkowski treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludkowski performs Hip Replacement more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Ludkowski performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludkowski treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Ludkowski treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludkowski treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ludkowski treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludkowski treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ludkowski treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ludkowski treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ludkowski treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Ludkowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • 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 Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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)
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Illionis Bone and Joint Institute

Illionis Bone and Joint Institute1300 E Central Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)