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Robert J. Thorsness, M.D.Orthopaedic Surgeon | Shoulder Specialist

Robert J. Thorsness, M.D.

Dr. Thorsness' clinical expertise focuses on shoulder surgery and sports medicine with an emphasis on shoulder reconstruction and replacement. Most commonly, he treats patients for rotator cuff disorders...

  • ABOS
  • Hinsdale Orthopaedics
Revision shoulder surgery

Total shoulder replacement is the replacement of the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) and the glenoid cavity (cavity of the shoulder blade) into which the humerus fits, with artificial prostheses to relieve pain, swelling and stiffness caused due to damage of cartilage at the articulating surfaces.

Image guided shoulder replacement"image guided" shoulder replacement, using the Tornier Shoulder System
Image guided shoulder replacement
Patient Reviews

Dr. Thorsness believes in a team-oriented approach to treatment, which often involves physical and occupational therapists to maximize functional outcomes for his patients.

  • Dr. Thorsness is truly an amazing doctor and surgeon. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him! He is thorough, takes the time to explain, and gives you options, opinions, and makes sure you understand everything. Highly recommended!!

  • Thank you Dr. Thorsness and staff I am extremely Thankful I chose this surgeon for my rotator cuff surgery he explained everything so well I was so worried and afraid of recovery as I heard how terrible it can be. I am currently 4 mths out of surgery and have almost full range Dr. Thorsness explained so well I New what to expect and have had a great recovery. I highly recommend this surgeon

  • Dr. Thorsness is an excellent Surgeon. I was scared when I got the news that I needed to have my shoulder replaced but with Dr. Thorsness explaining everything, all the support from his team and the great therapy I must say that I have great range of motions, very little scare and work out everyday to get strength and be healthy. No more pain! Thank you Dr. Thorsness your the best!

Thanks Doctor