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Flexible Office Hours

Flexible Office Hours

Outside of regular office hours, you can call us for urgent orthopaedic care. We also provide virtual appointments via Skype if you’re traveling or can’t make it into the office.

Conservative, State-of-the-Art Care

Dr. Romano promotes conservative care but when surgery is necessary provides state of the art arthroscopic surgery and aggressive physical therapy.

Compassion And Quality

Compassion and Quality

Dr. Romano enjoys serving our outstanding community and pledges to give you compassionate and quality orthopaedic care in a timely manner.

Romano Orthopaedic Center

Chronic pain in someone’s bones, muscles, or joints can bring their ordinary life to a standstill. Athletic injuries, workplace injuries, and congenital disorders can seriously compromise mobility, comfort, freedom of movement, and even independence. Orthopedic specialists help people of all ages recover from musculoskeletal problems so that they can get back to doing what they love.

If you are seeking compassionate orthopedic care in the greater Chicago area, consider the orthopedic specialists at Romano Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Victor Romano, MD, is a trusted orthopedic surgeon who takes pride in helping people achieve the comfort and freedom they are accustomed to. With over 25 years of experience in treating all kinds of conditions affecting the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles, Dr. Romano provides quality care in a timely manner.

Dr. Romano specializes in sports medicine and he uses conservative care principles, state-of-the-art arthroscopic surgery (when necessary), and a rigorous physical therapy program to get his patients back in the game. Over the years, he has helped both athletes and non-athletes recover from injuries using orthotics, medication, exercise, injections, and sometimes limited arthroscopy. If surgery is required, you can trust in the care you will receive at Dr. Romano’s state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery center.

If you’re wondering whether a consultation with an orthopedic specialist is right for you, read on to find out more about how an orthopedic doctor can help you feel your best.

What Is an Orthopedic Specialist?

An orthopedic specialist, or doctor of orthopedic medicine, specializes in treating medical conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. An orthopedic specialist can treat a range of ailments and disorders affecting bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the skin and nerves. An orthopedist goes through extensive medical training to effectively treat patients of all ages experiencing a range of problems, from minor to chronic.

When Should You See an Orthopedic Specialist?

Orthopedic doctors are highly trained experts who can diagnose, treat, and care for musculoskeletal problems. If your bones, joints, or muscles cause you pain or discomfort, or if you suspect that you have an ongoing medical condition, an orthopedic specialist can help.

Conditions Treated by an Orthopedic Specialist

Here are some of the common conditions that an orthopedic specialist can treat:

  • Injuries from sports, exercise, or training.
  • Concussions.
  • Back pain.
  • Ruptured disks.
  • Bone tumors.
  • Torn rotator cuffs.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Sacroiliitis.
  • ACL tears.
  • Dislocations.
  • Hamstring injuries.
  • Damaged cartilage.
  • Fractures.
  • Shoulder injuries.
  • Carpal tunnel.
  • Hand injuries.
  • Club foot.
  • Bowlegs.
  • Hip dysplasia.
  • Achilles tendon injuries.
  • Foot and ankle injuries.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Arthritis.
  • Sleep apnea.

What Will the Orthopedic Specialist Do During Your Visit?

When you meet with an orthopedic specialist, they will check in with you about your medical history and your current symptoms. They will physically examine your body, especially any areas related to your symptoms. The orthopedist will determine the best treatment for your condition and help you make the right choices to begin your healing process.

Why Choose an Orthopedic Specialist?

If you are having problems, you might be wondering why you should choose to visit an orthopedic specialist rather than consult a general practitioner or wait to see if your symptoms improve on their own. Here are a few reasons to choose an orthopedic specialist:

  • An orthopedic specialist is a specialist in the proper treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. They undergo extensive training in conditions pertaining to bones, muscles, nerves, tendons, and joints.
  • An orthopedic specialist can conduct the proper tests related to your condition. They can then interpret the results to create a course of treatment.
  • Orthopedic specialists can prescribe medication and antibiotics. They maintain up-to-date knowledge about medications, technology, and treatment options.
  • An orthopedic surgeon can perform surgery on sensitive and complex areas of the body, including joints, tendons, muscles, and cartilage.

What Is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is an orthopedic surgical method that allows doctors to use visualizing instruments to diagnose and treat joint problems. It is a valuable approach in the treatment of inflammation or injury affecting joints such as knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, elbows, or wrists.

During arthroscopy, an orthopedic surgeon uses an arthroscope, a small device with a camera lens and a light source, to explore inside the affected area of the body. The images from the camera are displayed on a monitor in the treatment room in real time, allowing the surgeon to make well-informed decisions about treatment.

Because arthroscopy reduces the invasiveness of surgery, it can result in faster healing and less pain during recovery for the patient.

What Is Orthopedic Rehabilitation?

Orthopedic rehabilitation is the guided process of recovery from musculoskeletal problems. Orthopedic rehab is an important step in the treatment of a range of ailments. The type of condition will help determine what the rehabilitation process looks like, and rehabilitation may involve physical therapy, occupational therapy, or both.

During orthopedic rehabilitation, a team of caring professionals will be there for a patient, helping them return to a comfortable, healthy, productive life as seamlessly as possible. Orthopedic rehabilitation offers many advantages in the recovery process, and it promotes better results for patients receiving other types of orthopedic care.

Your Chicago Orthopedic Center

Your musculoskeletal system is complex, and problems affecting the bones, muscles, and connective tissues can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. When standing and performing everyday activities causes you pain or discomfort, you will recognize the critical role played by these parts of the body. Musculoskeletal injuries and conditions require proper diagnosis, treatment, and care. It’s important to consult with an orthopedic specialist when you notice any of the symptoms associated with the conditions described above.

If you or someone you love is in need of orthopedic surgery, therapy, or care, and you are researching Chicago orthopedics specialists, reach out to set up an appointment with Dr. Romano at 708-848-4662 or online. He is one of the professionals making up the caring team at Romano Orthopaedic Center. Our staff of orthopedic surgery specialists and orthopedic clinical specialists have served Oak Park, River Forest, and the Chicago area for over 20 years.

Serving Greater Chicago for Over 20 Years

We provide orthopaedic surgery, therapy, and care for patients of all ages.

You will always receive the highest level of personalized service and attention from our compassionate staff. We pledge to treat every patient as we treat our own family members.

Our goal is to provide you with preventative healthcare techniques, quality care, and post-surgical treatment with no short cuts.

“I want to take care of the whole person. I care about making people well, not just fixing a specific problem. I really believe everything is related. I don’t want to just treat a shoulder or a knee. I want to make the patient healthier in general. I want to make them well.”

“I’m interested in more natural modalities—physical therapy, sleep and nutrition—and I think patients are, too. People are more of the mindset now of wanting health—robust, lasting health—not just a fix for a particular problem. You have to have an integrated and modern approach for that to happen.”

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  • Concussions and Sports Injuries
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Forearm Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Sacroiliac Pain (SI Joint Pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Shoulder Pain


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Injuries
  • Hip Impingement
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Fractures
  • Workplace Injuries


  • ACL Reconstruction
  • HLA Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Hip and Knee Replacements
  • Physical Therapy
  • Balance and Stability Training
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Meniscus Tear Repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Computerized Concussion Screening
  • Conservative Care
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Stem Cell Injections

Orthopedic Patient Testimonials

"On Saturday I had suffered a right knee meniscus tear and instantly contacted Dr. Romano because he’s the kind of doctor that makes you feel you are in good hands.…read more

"Dr. Romano performed knee surgery on my knee, both ACL and meniscus 12 years ago. Since then I’ve run multiple half-marathons and triathlons, fought in over a dozen boxing matches,…read more

“Dr. Romano (Rocky) has been the most wonderful doctor to my teens in sports, my grandchildren and their injuries to myself with replacement parts. He is very personable, kind, compassionate,…read more

“My competitive sports career began at the age of 5 and ended at 22. Dr. Romano was my go to doctor for all sports related injuries throughout my seventeen-year career.…read more

“Had my Meniscus tear repair with Dr Victor Romano. Best Surgeon, Great Experience. Very outgoing makes you feel very comfortable. Has a great team. They all take care of everything…read more

“I’ve been very happy about my experiences with Dr. Romano and his team. I first saw him when his practice was part of Hinsdale Orthopaedics – Oak Park. He’s since…read more

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