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Dr. Scott Cordes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Cordes

NorthShore University HealthSystem

680 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 924 Chicago, IL 60611

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Dr. Scott Cordes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(847) 866-7846

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Cordes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cordes treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cordes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cordes treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cordes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cordes treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cordes treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cordes' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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, 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
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. Scott Cordes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Royal Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1988
McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital
1983
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
1988
1983

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cordes

4.6

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Cordes did a scope on my right knee. The surgery went well however my pain became almost unbearable . I sent 4 emails to his support team, the first 2 addressed very specific problems. His nurse answered them with general info. The 2nd 2 went totally unanswered. I finally had to call. When I went in for my follow up I did address this with the doctor. I won't go back because there is not staff support. Something could have been seriously wrong but they just did not care.
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Had total knee replacement. All my questions answered and any others I just sent message and response was answered within 24 hours. Couldn't ask for better medical service. Thank you Dr cordes and team.
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Back in April of 2001 I was involved in a terrible accident, well Dr. Cordes was the doctor on staff that evening, whom performed an open fracture surgery on my ankle. I had shattered all the bones in my right ankle and thought I would never walk again. He was there from the beginning to the end. He was such a blessing to have. Thank you Dr. Cordes for taking great care of me and although I have pain I know that it would've been worse had he not been the doctor on staff that evening.
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I have been going to Dr. Cordes since 1994. I refer all my friends to him. We all agree, Dr. Cordes is simply the best. There is no better orthopedic surgeon out there.
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He's a good dude. Aside from that, he's a great surgeon. I trust him with my life and for good reason; if I hadn't gone to him, I would have lost my legs. Instead, I can now look forward to walking again, and, even better, as if my freak accident had never happened. How can you beat that?
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Changed my life! Love him! Fabulous Doctor, caring healer, outstanding professional.
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