Orthopedics at NCH
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Top 8%

Nationally Ranked Orthopedic Programs for Both Pain Management and Care Transitions

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Top 5%

Nationwide for Overall Clinical Performance – Healthgrades® 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award

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Designated BlueDistinction Center+ Knee and Hip Replacement

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Comprehensive care for total joint replacement

As a recognized leader in joint replacement procedures, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) offers comprehensive care from start to finish. Our multidisciplinary team delivers quality, end-to-end patient care with treatment and pain management plans that extend beyond the hospital stay. Before your procedure, we help you plan ahead for a fast, effective recovery. After surgery, our Outpatient Rehabilitation and Home Care Programs help you regain strength and mobility. And dedicated orthopedics navigators provide educational resources while guiding you, your family and your support team through the entire process.

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Patient Stories
  • Nick's story: A new knee means regular tee time with friends

    Nick's story: A new knee means regular tee time with friends

    Nick Mueller tried every available remedy to relieve his knee pain. Nothing worked—until he came to NCH.

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  • Mark's story: New hip improves quality of life for hard-working cargo employee

    Mark's story: New hip improves quality of life for hard-working cargo employee

    After two years of unbearable hip pain, Mark Hofeld underwent a hip replacement procedure and he hasn't looked back since.

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  • A family affair: Knee replacements for daughter, dad and mom

    A family affair: Knee replacements for daughter, dad and mom

    For Mike, Diane and their daughter Marla, knee pain ran in the family. After knee replacement procedures at NCH, they're all up and running again.

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Advanced expertise and partnership

Total joint replacement technology has advanced significantly in recent years. Today's procedures are less invasive and typically require less recovery time, with newer joints built to last longer than ever. And with expertise from NCH and our partners, you'll be back in action in no time.

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The NCH Advantage

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  • Partnerships with well-known orthopedic practices
  • More than 45 skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeons on staff
  • Care teams include specially trained nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and clinical care coordinators
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  • Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy, as well as Home Care services
  • Dedicated care coordinators and nurses work with patients, their families and their medical team to plan for each stage of recovery
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Featured Physicians
  • Phillip F. Ludkowski, M.D.

    Phillip Ludkowski, M.D.


    1300 E. Central Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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  • Thomas Kim, M.D.

    Thomas Kim, M.D.


    415 W. Golf Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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  • Hasham M. Alvi, M.D.

    Hasham Alvi, M.D.


    929 W. Higgins Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60195

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  • Sergey Kachar, D.O.

    Sergey Kachar, D.O.


    3030 W. Salt Creek Lane
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Find a Physician

Connect with one of our board-certified physicians today.

Find a physician who performs total joint replacement

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Northwest Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Associates

These physicians are independent physicians in the community and not employees or agents of NCH.

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Health and Fitness

Take an active role in your own well-being at the NCH Wellness Center. See how to achieve optimal health and prevent disease by staying active.

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BCBS Disclaimer

Applies to designated local BCBS plan(s): Blue Choice PPO℠, Blue Choice PPO Preferred PPO℠, Blue Options℠/Blue Choice Options℠, Blue Precision HMO℠, Blue Advantage HMO®, HMO Illinois®, Participating Provider Organization.
Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.