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Dr. Joe Matthew George

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    Joe Mathew George
    Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon

    When you turn to Illinois Orthopedic Institute, you’re in the hands of the best orthopedic specialists in Joliet, Illinois. Each are highly trained in their own areas of expertise, to ensure their patients receive the most comprehensive care from a full orthopedic team, from diagnosis to recovery.

    At IOI we pride ourselves in our ability to treat the whole body with hands-on attention from the best in the field, using top-of-the-line equipment, and remaining on the forefront of conservative and surgical orthopedic treatments.  We can’t wait to introduce you to our team of esteemed surgeons!

    Dr. Joe George, Chief of Podiatric Surgery & Site Director for the Podiatric Surgical Residency Rotation at Amita St.Joseph’s Medical Center.

    If you are looking to have foot or ankle surgery, look no further! Dr. Joe George has over a decade of podiatric surgery experience and specializes in complex foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr. George completed a podiatric residency at the Jesse Brown VA Medical centre, providing care to veterans in the Chicago area.

    Dr. George performs routine podiatric surgical procedures, as well as cutting-edge, advanced partial and full reconstructions. Gaining experience and training through his completion of the Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Fellowship in Germany, Dr. George has studied under the direction of orthopedic traumatology, foot and ankle specialists, including Dr. Kai Olms and Professor Johannes Hamel. Dr. George has the reputation of being the best foot and ankle surgeon in Joliet, Illinois.

    As an expert in operative and nonoperative care of foot and ankle issues, Dr. George is well versed in all podiatric ailments and is constantly researching the latest treatment techniques. His operative expertise encompasses all the newest procedures, as well as traditional techniques, ensuring you get the best possible care from diagnosis to recovery.

    We have onsite digital x-ray and MRI machines, allowing us to pinpoint your precise diagnosis and arrange the best course of care for optimal recovery. Dr. George will walk you through your prognosis and ensure you understand your injury, the prescribed course of action, and answer all your questions and concerns along the way.

    Using minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as ankle arthroscopy, Dr. George is able to view and perform reconstructive surgeries using a fiber-optic camera through a small incision.  This allows access to the injured area without disrupting the surrounding healthy tissue. This type of surgery is beneficial because it shortens your recovery time and has decreased pain levels, allowing for a return to action in less time and with less complication.

    As the Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Amita St.Joseph’s Medical Center, Dr. George also specializes in complex reconstructive surgeries, including total ankle repair, difficult foot reconstruction, fracture repair, and individualized surgery for those that have suffered trauma or degeneration. Your care doesn’t end with surgery. Dr. George and our team at IOI will ensure you have the best post-operative therapy program for your recovery, supporting you every step of the way.

    Dr. George treats many of our local sports teams in the area, specializing in physical therapy, sports medicine, and conservative treatment programs to help athletes recover from injury and improve in their athletic performance. Responding to injury with a treatment program as unique as your injury is key to receiving the best possible outcome.  With a focus on regaining strength, flexibility, and range of motion, we are able to rebuild their high level of performance.

    Dr. George specializes in:

    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Ankle Joint Replacement
    • Sports Medicine
    • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
    • Charcot Reconstruction
    • Limb Salvage
    • Ligament & Tendon injuries
    • Complex Ankle & Distal Tibia fractures

    Dr. George has won numerous awards and honors, including:

    • Stickel Gold Award for Podiatric Medical Research, 2004.
    • Dr. Jerry Bryant Student Leadership Award, 2004.
    • Speaker and Instructor: Medline Wound Care Training Seminars
    • National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine
    • Depaul University Careers in Science Forum
    • Physician of the Year Nominee, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

    Dr. George is a member of:

    • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
    • American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
    • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
    • American Podiatric Medical Association

    If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, trust the best podiatrist in Joliet, Illinois with your recovery. We will work hard to make sure the root of your pain is diagnosed and treated as soon as possible because we are dedicated to keeping you moving! Dr. George and his orthopedic team at Illinois Orthopedic Institute are waiting to help get you out of pain, and back into the movement of life.