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Dr. Rochell's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Rochell "My path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon was grounded in an early interest in engineering and architecture, combined with a competitive high school and college athletic career. This included earning state champion honors as a gymnast in the ring competition for two successive years during high school, and an All-American designation as a gymnast at Stanford University. This keen interest in the mechanics and capabilities of the human body led naturally into a desire to repair and restore function for those suffering from musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. In my practice, I emphasize conservative management of degenerative arthritis as an alternative to surgery. Oral medications, topical agents, viscosupplementation, cortisone injections, physical therapy and bracing are all methods frequently used with the goal of relieving pain and restoring function. When conservative methods no longer offer successful results I utilize my experience of over 3,000 joint replacements and the latest surgical technologies . This includes using pre-operative MRI of the affected joint to determine specific guides customized for each patient to optimize implant orientation and restore the full mechanical axis and movement of the joint. This customizing offers my patients a less invasive surgery and implies longevity and durability of the implant. I have also completed additional training and certification to perform partial knee replacements that preserve much of the patient's own joint and offers a faster return to full function within a 4-6 week period. Outside of medicine, my interest in supporting area high school athletics remains strong. In 1993 I joined forces with the Northwest Herald to establish an annual financial award to the athletic departments of those schools attended by the named "Athlete of the Year." Annually since 1993 I have given $2,500 each to the home schools of the named male and female winners, with over $100,000 donated to date. My goal is to provide you with the best medical care possible to allow your return to a pain-free and active lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you."
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Internal Derangement of Knee
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Hip Replacement Revision
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
Chicago Medical School
Medical School | Graduated 1976
Michael Reese Hospital and Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
Knee Surgery & Sports Medicine-Douglas W. Jackson, Md-Long Beach, Ca
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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