Dr. Vijay Thangamani, MD

Dr. Vijay Thangamani, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vijay Thangamani, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

DuPage Medical Group

1200 S York St Ste 2000

Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Humana
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Thangamani's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

104  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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41  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • 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.


  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Northwestern University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New England Baptist Hospital Chestnut Hill
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thangamani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Edward Hospital and Health Services

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Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Thangamani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thangamani to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thangamani's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very personable and attentive to my knee issues. Stresses trying conservative treatment before surgery.
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Friendly and took time to completely explain why I was having pain and what the options for treatment were. Highly recommend him to family and friends.
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I have issues with my back for ten years now and he made me feel like I was lying about the pain my issues cause me. The first doctor I seen looked at my X Ray's and noticed narrowing and Arthritis in my lower back. I have had two herniated discs and been to the emergency room 6 times in three...more
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