Dr. Steven Wardell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Wardell
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Parkview Orthopaedic Group

7600 W College Dr Ste 3 Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Dr. Steven Wardell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Wardell has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wardell to book an appointment.


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I was very confident with Dr. Wardell. My husband had a hip replacement right before me and raved about him. So glad that I used him too!! Very knowledgeable!! Very very pleased with the results of my hip replacement too!!!
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May 04, 2020
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I just finished my rehab at Parkview on my 2nd hip replacement surgery this year. Dr Wardell did a fantastic job on both hips with this second surgery going very smoothly. I was up and moving in no time and had a very easy time of rehabing. The PT's at the Mokena location are very caring and knowledgeable( thanks Dina!) and helped me to rehab in 6 weeks. I am looking forward to golfing in 6 weeks and cannot say enough good things about the Doctor Wardelland staff at Parkview.
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William J Johnson – Jan 10, 2020
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This was a 2 year check up for hip replacement surgery. I like how this doctor listens. At each step of my surgery and recovery the doctor and his office LISTEN and answer questions. I've had excellent results because of the treatment from Dr. Wardell and Parkview Orthopedics. I have recommended this doctor to friends and will continue to suggest his name to others.
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Karen Gustafson – Jan 09, 2020
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I had a full hip replacement and the surgery was done as an outpatient procedure. I could not be happier with the results! I was in and out of the surgery center and home in about 5 hours. The home nurse and therapy were at my home the same day. Dr. Wardell and his staff are excellent and I would highly recommend them.
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Paula Cox – Jan 09, 2020
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Always confident that I'm in good hands with Dr. Wardell. Great surgeon, great skills. Always pretty close to on time with his appointments, too!
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Donna Bakken – Nov 20, 2019
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Dr. Wardell has replaced both my hips and one knee. I feel he is a very fine surgeon and if you follow his guidelines, you have the best opportunity to make a full recovery. I am extremely pleased with his performance and mannerism.
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Beverly Woelfer – Nov 12, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Wardell. I had a knee replacement and everything went as he said it would. He explains everything and his staff did all the leg work so that when I got home I was all set up with Home Health assistance, home therapy, etc. Great doctor.
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Frances E Lucas – Sep 10, 2019
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Excellent!
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Aug 17, 2019
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Dr. Wardell and his staff put all my fears at ease. My surgery and recovery happened just the way I was told. I had a full knee replacement and was back to my day to day living in 6 weeks.
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Lorene Smith – Jul 12, 2019
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I have recommended Dr. Steven Wardell to all my friends who are needing knee replacement surgery in the near future. I had several people recommend him, to perform my surgery and I could not be happier. I thank you Dr. Wardell.
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Carol Paulausky in Burbank, IL – Jun 01, 2019
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Very happy with Dr Wardell, I had my right and left hip replaced in Dec and Feb. Things went very well.
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Harry N Glover in CEDAR LAKE – May 31, 2019
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May 21, 2019
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I had Dr. Wardell perform hip replacement surgery. From the first appointment , it became evident that Dr. Wardell was the right choice. Very clear was his concern for the patient in his approach, diagnosis and preparation for surgery. Surgery went very well with minimal pain. His follow up visits continued with making sure new hip is healing well. Never in a hurry and took time to clearly explain any questions. I am now pain free and back to gardening outside and enjoying spring. Yes there are fortunately a small group of Doctors that are what I would say the best of the best. Dr. Wardell certainly is in that group. I highly recommend you go see him. So glad I did!!!!!!
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May 16, 2019
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I am very happy with my right knee replacement surgery done by Dr. Wardell. He was easy to work with , answered all my questions and concerns. The surgery went great and the knee feels great. I would highly recommend Dr. Wardell to anyone needing knee replacement .
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Apr 15, 2019
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Great doctor, great staff. He was very knowledgeable, and very skilled in his practicing. After receiving my new hip, I have can say I haven’t felt this good in years.
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Apr 13, 2019
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My husband had a full right hip replacement at almost 68 years of age. He's walking better then ever & enjoying all his sports & activities to the max. He summed it up when he told Dr. Wardell he saved his life. We are forever great ful for that.
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Apr 09, 2019
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Mar 20, 2019
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Dr. Wardell and his staff were eager to answer any questions both pre surgery and post surgery
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Fred Senne in HOMER GLEN, IL – Dec 24, 2018
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Dr. Wardell replaced my left knee on October 29, 2018. It barely bruised at all ans now, 6 weeks post-op, I am able to do just about anything I want to. I am very grateful for the wonderful job he did on my knee. I can finalky walk normally! Dr. Wardell is extremely skilled and very empathetic. I was very fortunate to have him.
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George Jaros in Palos Hills, IL – Dec 13, 2018
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Dr Steven Wardell has given me the best care over the years. I trust him to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done. I had to put off my knee replacements due to my husband's health and eventual death. Dr Wardell worked with me and supported my choices, which were based on my husbands need of me.
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Suzanne LaCosse in Lockport – Nov 25, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 ...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1996
Otto Aufranc Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Tufts University, New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Northwestern University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1991
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Illinois At Champaign-Urbana
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • James Scholar Medical Honor's Program, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1990
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Palos Community Hospital, 2002

Media & Publications

  • 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,
  • 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.,
  • 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
  • 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,
  • Viscosupplementation and Non-operative Treatment of Knee Pain, 2008
  • Is Hip and Knee Pain Slowing You Down?, Dec 2011
  • Is Hip and Knee Pain Slowing You Down?, 2011

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Practice Areas

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.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wardell treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wardell treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 99% of their peers

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

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wardell treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Wardell treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Hip Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wardell performs Hip Replacement more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Wardell performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Wardell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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 and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Parkview Orthopaedic Group

Parkview Palos Heights7600 W College Dr Ste 3 Palos Heights, IL 60463
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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 - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Parkview Mokena10060 191st St Mokena, IL 60448
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

Oak Lawn, IL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Palos Community Hospital

Palos Heights, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)