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Dr. Ryan Pizinger

  • Dr.
    Ryan Pizinger
    Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

    Illinois Orthopedic Institute is the best orthopedic office in Joliet, Illinois thanks to our amazing team of medical professionals, all specializing in different areas with almost 30 years of experience, and allowing us to offer our patients the best solution for their individual needs. By offering a range of specialties with a full on-site diagnostic capabilities, and physical therapy recovery facilities, we are able to provide our patients with answers and solutions all in one place.

    IOI has a range of orthopedic specialists, including one of the best sports medicine surgeons in Will County, Dr. Ryan Pizinger. Having played football and lifted competitively for the University of Maine during his undergrad, Dr. Pizinger understands the devastating realities of sports injuries, and the importance of being able to return to your sport, your passion, and your life.

    As the Director of Sports Medicine, Dr. Pizinger oversees the Physician Partnership and acts as Team Physician for Bolingbrook High School and Romeoville High School so he has plenty of experience in treating and preventing injury in athletes.

    Dr. Ryan Pizinger has 8 years of orthopedic experience, specializing in sports medicine and total joint care. His Sports Medicine Fellowship with the Aspen Orthopaedic Associates combined with his residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center provided him with the experience and expertise required to tackle all sports injuries, traumas and degenerative conditions.

    Dr. Pizinger understands the importance of proper form and movement, and is dedicated to being on the forefront of orthopedic treatments. From conservative treatments like physical therapy, to full joint replacement, Dr. Pizinger will walk you through every step of your care program, ensuring you understand your prognosis and prescribed course of action.

    After his orthopedic residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock, he completed the prestigious Aspen Orthopaedic Associates Sports Fellowship. This thorough background in sports medicine has allowed him to provide effective treatment of a wide range of sports injuries, traumas, and degenerative conditions.

    Dr. Pizinger is dedicated to mastering the the latest innovative treatments focused on joint preservation for the shoulders, knees and hips. Beyond sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Pizinger is also highly experienced in total joint replacement operations, including the newer Anterior Hip Replacement techniques. His goal for all his patients is to return them to their active lifestyle as quickly as possible. If you require knee surgery, shoulder surgery, or hip surgery, visit Illinois Orthopedic Institute for a comprehensive understanding of your case and how IOI can get you on track to feeling better.

    Dr. Ryan Pizinger’s Education:

    • Fellowship, Aspen Orthopaedic Associates –Colorado, Sports Medicine Fellowship 2011-2012
    • Residency, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – New Hampshire, Orthopaedic Surgery 2006-2011
    • Medical School, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Virginia 2002-2006
    • Pre-Med, University of Maine, Bachelor of Science, Minors in Microbiology and Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, 1998-2002

    Dr. Pizinger specializes in sports medicine, joint replacement surgery, anterior hip replacement surgery, shoulder reconstruction, and hip, shoulder, and knee arthroscopy, allowing for successful procedures of all different complexities. Dr. Pizinger combines his experience and expertise with modern cutting edge orthopedic surgery techniques, ensuring you’ll receive top-quality care when you turn to IOI and the best sports medicine surgeon in Joliet, Illinois.

    Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery can drastically minimize recovery time by limiting incision size, and using special tools to avoid damaging healthy tissue while allowing for access to joints. Dr. Pizinger prides himself on honing the most modern orthopedic surgical techniques, like anterior hip replacement surgery, and partial and full joint reconstructions.

    Dr. Pizinger’s Awards & Honors:

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2005, Virginia University School of Medicine
    • Joseph Collin Foundation Scholarship 2003, Virginia University School of Medicine
    • Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Research Fellowship 2003
    • Dr Philip L Gray Scholarship 2000, University of Maine
    • Golden Key National Honor Society 1999, University of Maine

    If you are an athlete who suffered an injury or feel you aren’t at the top of your game, let Dr. Pizinger help get to the bottom of your pain, and start finding solutions to any athletic issue you may experience. By focusing on building strength, improving flexibility, and decreasing pain we can help you achieve your fitness goals and get you back to top performance.

    With the state-the-art facilities at Illinois Orthopedic Institute and years of experience, Dr. Pizinger will work tirelessly to serve this community as the best orthopedic sports medicine surgeon in Joliet, Illinois working at the top orthopedic office 60435 has to offer.