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Craig J. Della Valle, M.D.
Hip & Knee Reconstruction and Replacement
Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Della Valle is a native of New York and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. During his residency, he spent a full year devoted to clinical and basic science research in the field of adult reconstructive surgery. Dr. Della Valle completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University Medical Center and Central DuPage Hospital.

He is presently the Aaron G. Rosenberg Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Section of Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Della Valle is a busy clinician who specializes in primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. A respected researcher, he has more than 180 peer reviewed publications on topics including unicompartmental, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty as well as total hip arthroplasty, hip resurfacing and revision total hip arthroplasty.

Dr. Della Valle is a member of The Hip Society, The Knee Society and The International Hip Society. He currently 2nd Vice President for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), Member at Large for The Knee Society and Secretary of The Hip Society.

For more information about Dr. Della Valle visit dellavalleortho.com

Practice Emphasis:Hip Reconstruction and Replacement
Knee Reconstruction and Replacement
Medical School:University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency:New York University
Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship:Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Joint Replacement Surgery
New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY: Orthopaedic Research
Board Certification:Orthopaedic Surgery
Special Procedures:Hip and knee replacement
Partial patellofemoral arthroplasty
Partial knee replacement
Revision hip and knee surgery
Hip resurfacing
Complex primary hip and knee replacement
Research Interests:Long-term outcome studies of total joint replacement
Diagnosis and treatment of perioprosthetic infection
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Support Staff

Jane Garcia
Kim DeMarco

Dr. Della Valle has office hours at the following locations:

Rush University Medical Center
Munster Indiana Office

AAOS Introduces OA Knee AUC
Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for non-arthroplasty treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a web-based application tool that can assist physicians in determining appropriate treatment options for OA patients.


In the News

Dr. Della Valle Part of the Surgeon Design Team for New 3D-printed Titanium Hip Implant
Carl L. Nelson, M.D. Physician in Training Award Presented to Dr. Della Valle
Dr. Craig Della Valle Recognized by the AAOS
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Has Expanded into Northwest Indiana
Dr. Craig Della Valle Selected as The Mark Coventry, MD Award Recipient
Dual Mobility Implants for an Unstable Total Hip Arthroplasty
Dr. Craig Della Valle Invited to Give Lectures in Japan
Dr. Della Valle Performs Hip Replacement Surgery on Elmhurst Teen
Craig Della Valle, MD, Elected to Three Orthopedic Boards
Patients Needed for Groundbreaking Study for ACL-Preserving Knee Replacement Surgery
Dr. Della Valle Receives MSIS Award for Best Clinical Science Paper
Dr. Craig Della Valle Honored for His Contributions in Hip Replacement
The Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons Announced
Study on Malnourishment and the Risk of Infection after Joint Replacement
Implications of Withholding Prophylactic Antibiotics Prior to Revision Surgery
Restoring an Active Life Inspiring a Gift - EnvisionRush
Dr. Della Valle Involved in a Research Study of a Partial Knee Product
Watch Dr. Della Valle on the Discovery Channel Health Heroes Feature
Dr. Della Valle, Research Fellows Paul Yi and Matt Tetreault, Honored at AAOS Meeting
OTW Top 26 U.S. Knee Surgeons Include: Drs. Della Valle, Rosenberg and Galante
Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement: Dr. Della Valle's Q-n-A with Becker's
Dr. Della Valle Discusses Partial Knee Replacement with WGN-TV
Dr. Della Valle Unexpected Study Outcome re: Infection and Rheumatoid Arthritis
New Knee Replacement Study by Dr. Della Valle Featured in Becker's Review
Dr. Della Valle Conducts Study on Full vs. Partial Knee Replacement
Coach Tom Thibodeau Finds Relief from Knee Pain
Dr. Della Valle Co-Authors Return to Work Study
Squeaky Hip Replacements are Just a Nuisance
Technique to Reduce Post-Op Infections for Joint Replacement Surgery
MOR Surgeon Receives Award From Hip Society
Benefits of National Implant Registry Featured on ABC 7
MOR Patient to Compete in Chicago Triathlon
Arthritis Today: Best Hip Replacement Options for Younger Patients
TKA Infection Study Honored by The Knee Society
Dr. Craig Della Valle Accepted to The Hip Society
A Walk to Remember
Joint Decisions: Hip Resurfacing
Rush Study: Hip Implants Exhibit Greater Durability than Previously Thought
Dr. Della Valle Talks Hip Resurfacing on Bulls Radio
Back to Peru: A Follow-Up Visit
Dr. Della Valle Performs Knee Replacements in India
New York Times Feature: For Women, Red Flags About a Hip Device
Dr. Della Valle, Clinical Staff Assist Operation Walk in Peru
Help Support Operation Walk!
Humanitarian Mission Provides Joint Replacements to Patients in Nicaragua
MOR Physician Operates in Nigeria
MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List
MOR Doctors Recognized as Outstanding Knee Surgeons by Becker's
Rush Study: Cementless Hip Device Shows Durability
MOR Surgeons Top Becker's Top Specialists Lists
Rush Study Earns AAHKS Clinical Research Award
Team Physicians for the Chicago White Sox


Is hip resurfacing right for me?
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Joint Replacement Surgery: What Patients Should Consider
Information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Information on Hip Resurfacing
Information on Partial Knee Replacement

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