Dr. Steven Wardell, MD

Dr. Steven Wardell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Steven Wardell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint reconstruction orthopedic surgery, and more.

7600 W College Dr Ste 3

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Contact Information

(708) 361-0600

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wardell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wardell "Dr. Wardell received his orthopedic surgical training at the highly ranked Northwestern University. He has a specialty practice in hip and knee joint replacement as well as revisions. Dr. Wardell joined Parkview Orthopaedics in 1996, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Currently, Dr. Wardell consults in the development of new surgical techniques and instrumentation, as well as computer navigation. Dr. Wardell has performed nearly 4,000 of joint replacement procedures. In January of 2009, computer assisted navigation was incorporated into all of his knee surgeries."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

95  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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40  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • 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

  • University Of Illinois At Champaign-Urbana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Northwestern University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Otto Aufranc Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Tufts University, New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Palos Community Hospital, 2002
  • James Scholar Medical Honor's Program, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1990
Media & Publications
  • Wardell SR. Management of Acetabular Deficiency with a Bipolar Prosthesis at Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Bono JV, McCarthy JC, Thornhill TS, Bierbaum BE, Turner RH (eds): Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, 1999 New York: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999: 44: 298-301.,
  • Wardell SR. Salvage Arthrodesis, Resection Arthroplasty, and Amputation in the Treatment of The Failed Knee Replacement. James V. Bono, M.D., and Richard D. Scott, M.D. (eds). Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Springer-Verlag New York. 1999,
  • Bono JV, and Wardell SR. Salvage Knee Surgery: Arthrodesis and Resection Arthroplasty In: Craig EV, Padgett DE (eds): Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery. Baltimore: Lipincott Williams & Wilkins. 1999: Section V (52): 660-671,
  • McCarthy JC, Wardell SR, Mason JB. Arthroscopy of the Hip. In: Callaghan JJ, Rosenberg AG, Rubash H (eds); The Adult Hip. Philadelphia: Lippincott Raven. 1998: 43 (volume 1): 721-736, 1998
  • Is Hip and Knee Pain Slowing You Down?, Dec 2011
  • Viscosupplementation and Non-operative Treatment of Knee Pain, 2008
  • Is Hip and Knee Pain Slowing You Down?, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Wardell's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wardell to family and friends
50 total reviews (29 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Wardell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (29)

I had hip replacement surgery in October of 2017. My life had gotten smaller and smaller due to chronic pain. I'm forever grateful to Dr. Wardell for giving me my life back. I live pain free and am able to go to the gym or get down and play with my grandkids. I would absolutely return to him if I...more
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Dr. Wardell performed 2 hip surgeries on me. My greatest surprise was that, for me, it was relatively painless, was out of the hospital the following day and can now walk, golf, bowl without any pain.
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Excellent visit Dr. most thorough in explaining my hip replacement.
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Fine working with Dr. Wardell. A great guy.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Wardell to everyone. He is a excellent doctor and explains and listens to all of your questions. Puts you completely at ease about your upcoming surgery.
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