Robert Thorsness, MD

951 Essington Rd.
Joliet, Illinois 60435

Robert John Thorsness, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates, SC

951 Essington Rd.
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Fax: (815) 744-4756
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About Me

Dr. Thorsness' clinical expertise focuses on shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and elbow reconstruction and replacement. Most commonly, he treats patients for rotator cuff disorders, shoulder dislocations and instability, labral tears, arthritis, fractures and sports injuries, using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. For management of shoulder arthritis, he utilizes anatomic total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement using the most modern, bone preserving techniques. Dr. Thorsness believes in delivering care to patients that is patient-centered and based on the best available evidence. This often requires a team-oriented approach to treatment, which may involve physical and occupational therapists to maximize functional outcomes for his patients.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Medical School Washington University - St. Louis MO
  • Fellowship Rush University Medical Center
  • Residency University of Rochester, New York
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
Medical Interests
  • ACL Injuries
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy, Shoulder
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Bankart Repair
  • Biceps,Triceps
  • Elbow
  • Fellowship Trained Shoulder Surgeon
  • Joint Revision
  • Labral (Shoulder Joint) Tears
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Fractures, O R I F
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Orthopedic Rehab, Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Outpatient Joint Replacement
  • Pec Major Biceps, Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Reverse Total Shoulder
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic
  • Rotator Cuff Repair, Complex
  • Rotator Cuff Repair, Revision
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthritis & Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Care
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery, Minimally Invasive
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Upper Extremity
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Work Injuries
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Workman's Comp
Office Number(815) 744-4551

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Insurance Types Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna PPO
  • FirstHealth/Coventry
  • Healthlink PPO
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare of IL HMO
  • United HealthCare of IL Medicare
  • United Healthcare of IL POS
  • United Healthcare of IL PPO
  • Workmans Comp
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AMITA Health offers a full range of services for you and your family. From acute care and obstetrics to cardiac and emergency care, we're committed to providing quality care that is open, inclusive and compassionate, delivered with dignity and empathy for all.

Our Story

Our Story

AMITA Health is a faith based health system created by Adventist Midwest Health and Alexian Brothers Health System. AMITA Health is focused on delivering the most efficient, highest-quality, faith-based care possible. We are a new health system that integrates our founding organizations' nine hospitals and an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 physicians.