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Orthopedic Care at Affordable Prices

No health insurance? Considering traveling to another country for a costly procedure to avoid a high deductible, in addition to your already hefty health insurance premiums? We're offering you an alternative - MOR Package Pricing.

With ever increasing insurance rates, growing out of pocket expenses and more healthcare hoops to jump through, now you have a choice - the same quality orthopedic care at a fixed price you can afford. You'll know the cost of the service provided upfront.

Our commitment is to your health and quality of care.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) in Chicago, Illinois - with a reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education, and research - has been recognized by U.S.News & World Report, which ranked the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center as No. 5 in the nation and the highest in Illinois. Midwest Orthopaedics ar Rush physicians work closely with Rush University Medical Center to diagnose and treat even the most complicated and rare orthopedic conditions.

The physicians are among the most highly trained, experienced, and respected orthopedic surgeons in the Midwest, serving not only the diverse populace of Chicago but surrounding areas and international patients.

Professional athletes have also entrusted their care to MOR physicians and staff, who are the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bulls (NBA), and Chicago Fire Soccer Club (MLS).

You too can have convenient access to these renowned experts who treat the pros!

MOR Knee and Hip Procedures

MOR Package Price: $10,800

Service Request

Condition: Tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament, also know an ACL tear is usually an intense pain, a pop or snap, a loose feeling in the joint and an inability to put weight on the affected limb. However, there are instances in which the extent of the injury is less severe.

Procedure: In order to avoid collateral damage, including meniscus tears and degenerative joint disease in the future, reconstructive surgery should typically be performed. This also provides stability and function in the knee. The price of the procedure reflects MOR knee surgeons using an autograph (the patient's own tissue usually from the knee cap tendon or the hamstring) for the repair. Should MOR knee surgeons require use of an allograph (from a cadaver) ligament, additional fees will apply. These will be disclosed to you upon scheduling the procedure.

In most cases, the surgery is performed using arthroscopic surgery, as opposed to an open incision. Arthroscopic surgery allows the surgeon to visualize the area using a tiny camera inserted through a very small incision. This eliminates a greater risk of complications during and after the operation. The surgery is usually performed under a local anesthetic. The physician will make tiny tunnels in the bone to pull the new tissue through to replace the old ACL. They then secure it to the bone with screws or other devices. As it heals, the bone tunnels fill in. This secures the new ligament.

Post-surgery, the knee is braced for one to four weeks. A patient may have to use crutches in the first week of recovery. MOR knee physicians typically prescribe medication, to help with post-operative pain. An intense but gradual regimen of rehabilitation is typically recommended.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $5,000

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Condition: Knee pain and lack of mobility may result from certain kinds of knee injuries, such as meniscal tears, bone spurs or loose bone fragments, torn ligaments and tendons, joint infections, and scarring or tissue overgrowth within joints.

Procedure: Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to examine and possibly repair some knee injuries. A tiny video camera is used during the procedure to pinpoint conditions, such as diseased or injured tissue and shows the surgeon where to trim damaged tissue or removed bone fragments. The surgeon will make two small incisions, one for inserting the arthroscope (camera) to view inside the knee and the other for inserting surgical equipment to make repairs. Consequently, there is little scarring, blood loss and a shorter recuperation time.

Arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure, which means the patient goes home the same day. Physical therapy is often prescribed to help strengthen the muscles around the joint during the recovery process. As much as six months of physical therapy may be required after knee arthroscopy.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $13,250

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Condition: A number of conditions cause hip pain including hip impingement syndrome, hip instability, tear in the hip cartilage, inflammation of the hip bursa and osteoarthritis. For some patients, at first hip pain maybe tolerable, but eventually, it gets worse and begins to slow them down.

Procedure: Hip arthroscopy is surgery that involves a half-inch incision in the hip to access the patient's condition. Through this small incision, the surgeon inserts several portals (holes). Through one portal, the surgeon uses a tiny camera that transmits images to a television monitor, which guides him through the surgery. Through the other portals, the surgeon inserts thin instruments to perform the surgical procedure.

Arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure, which means the patient goes home the same day. Two to three weeks post-surgery, the patient returns to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush for a check-up with the surgeon.

In most cases, the physician will prescribe over-the-counter pain reliever after surgery to manage post-operative pain in addition to other medications to prevent blood clots. Physical therapy may be recommended to help the patient recover full range of motion. Most patients experience a full recovery from hip arthroscopic surgery in about six months.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Shoulder Procedures

MOR Package Price: $11,300

Service Request

Condition: Rotator cuff injuries stem from falling, wear and tear as we age, pulling and lifting, and repetitive arm activities - especially those done overhead, such as swimming, lifting weights, playing tennis or throwing a baseball.

Procedure: Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed by making small incisions into the shoulder and using a fiber optic camera to view the interior of the shoulder joint. The instrument used is called an arthroscope, which is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. Using this procedure, physicians at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush (MOR) view the area in and around the joint to inspect or repair any damaged tissues. A MOR physician may need to make additional small incisions and insert other instruments to fix tears in, tendons, ligaments, or cartilage and remove damaged tissue. Arthroscopy allows for more accurate diagnosis of the shoulder's condition and precise treatment for many shoulder conditions. It also is used to assess the need for further treatment options and possible future surgical procedures.

Most arthroscopic procedures are about an hour in length. Almost all patients can return home the same day as the procedure. It may take several weeks to several months for pain to totally subside and motion to be restored. Physical therapy is recommended to help the patient recover full range of motion.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $10,000

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Condition: Torn or damaged cartilage, frozen shoulder, torn bicep tendons, shoulder impingement syndrome, and shoulder arthritis are a few shoulder conditions causing shoulder pain and loss of motion impeding a person's ability to perform routine activities.

Procedure: Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed by making small incisions into the shoulder and using a fiber optic camera to view the interior of the shoulder joint. The instrument used is called an arthroscope, which is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. Using this procedure, physicians at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush (MOR) view the area in and around the joint to inspect or repair any damaged tissues. A MOR physician may need to make additional small incisions and insert other instruments to fix tears in, tendons, ligaments, or cartilage and remove damaged tissue. Arthroscopy allows for more accurate diagnosis of the shoulder's condition and precise treatment for many shoulder conditions. It also is used to assess the need for further treatment options and possible future surgical procedures.

Most arthroscopic procedures are about an hour in length. Almost all patients can return home the same day as the procedure. It may take several weeks to several months for pain to totally subside and motion to be restored. Physical therapy is recommended to help the patient recover full range of motion.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $24,500

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Condition: Total shoulder replacement (also called total shoulder arthroplasty) is often a surgical solution for patients suffering from long-term shoulder pain, severe degenerative arthritis, severe shoulder joint fractures, shoulder surgery failure, or avascular necrosis.

Procedure: During total shoulder replacement surgery damaged material is removed and replaced with an artificial (manmade) joint called a prosthesis.

Patients are given general or regional anesthesia. The shoulder surgeon makes an incision in the front of the patient's shoulder to expose the damaged joint.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $26,500

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Condition: A number of conditions including a completely torn rotator cuff, severe arthritis, and patients still in pain and with limited mobility who have had shoulder replacement or rotator cuff surgery may be candidates for reverse shoulder replacement surgery.

Procedure: Reverse shoulder replacement surgery uses an artificial device to replace the damaged shoulder joint in a reversed manner - a ball at the shoulder and a socket at the end of the arm.

This is an inpatient procedure that usually takes less than two hours. Patients remain in the hospital for two to three days. A sling will be used to restrict movement for up to six weeks.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Spine, Neck and Back Procedures

MOR Package Price: $27,500

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Condition: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is an effective solution when non-surgical treatment methods fail to provide relief for a variety of neck problems, including disc herniation, cervical radiculopathy, fractures, and spinal instability.

Procedure: ACDF is a minimally invasive procedure in which the spine surgeon alleviates pressure from the spinal cord and nerve by removing the entire disc and then permanently joins two or more vertebrae. The patient lies on his or her back, a small incision is made through the neck about one inch long. Typically patients leave the hospital the same day or the day after this surgery.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $28,500

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Condition: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is an effective solution when non-surgical treatment methods fail to provide relief for a variety of neck problems, including disc herniation, cervical radiculopathy, fractures, and spinal instability.

Procedure: ACDF is a minimally invasive procedure in which the spine surgeon alleviates pressure from the spinal cord and nerve by removing the entire disc and then permanently joins two or more vertebrae. The patient lies on his or her back, a small incision is made through the neck about one inch long. Typically patients leave the hospital the same day or the day after this surgery.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $8,500

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Condition: Lumbar microdiscectomy, also called microlumbar discectomy (MLD), is one of the most common and successful minimally invasive surgeries to treat lumbar herniated discs and spinal stenosis.

Procedure: During this surgery, the spine surgeon removes part of the herniated disc that is pressing on nerves. The patient lies on his or her stomach, a small incision is made, about 1 to 2 cm in the patient's back. The minimally invasive outpatient procedure takes about an hour to perform and most people are discharged home within a few hours.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

MOR Package Price: $9,000

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Condition: Arthritis is the most common cause of spinal stenosis; the narrowing of the space for the spinal cord or nerve branches. As the spine degenerates over time, it can lead to the formation of bone spurs. The bone spurs press on the spinal cord or the nerve roots, often causing pain.

Procedure: Lumbar laminectomy, also called lumbar decompression surgery, involves removing large arthritic bone spurs that are compressing nerves. This procedure is typically performed as outpatient surgery.

Participating Physicians: The following physicians are currently participating in the MOR Package Pricing program.

Benefits & Pricing 

MOR Package Pricing Benefits:

  • One fixed payment for all services provided including:
    • - Surgeon fees including an initial consultation visit
    • - Facility fees
    • - Anesthesia fees
    • - Supplies and implants (if applicable)
    • - Uncomplicated follow up care
  • Simplified billing
  • Transparent pricing, no hidden fees
  • Know the cost of the service provided upfront

NOT Included in the Price:

  • Diagnostic studies needed prior to surgery (MRI, X-rays, labs)
  • Additional consultations with specialists to determine medical clearance for surgery
  • Post-operative rehabilitation, nursing and/or home health services
  • Post-operative medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Travel expenses and/or overnight stays
  • Expenses resulting from complications subsequent to the surgery and discharge from the facility

Payment Information:

  • Payment in full is required at the time service is rendered and will be paid directly to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
  • Prices are non-negotiable
  • Services under this program will NOT be billed to any third parties or insurance plans
  • If the procedure does not take place, there is a $200 non-refundable consulting fee

Out-of-State and International Travel Support Information

If you and your family are traveling to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) from out of state or from another country, here is some helpful information.

Hotel Accommodations near the Rush campus / Transportation / Area Map:

Rush is not able to negotiate hotel rates. Please call the hotels directly and speak with a member of the in-house reservations team to find out if they offer a discounted rate for Rush patients and their families.

Visitor Lodging and Overnight Stays
Chicago Area Map
Public Transportation

How to Contact Us:

Email: packagepricing@rushortho.com
Phone: 1-877-632-6637
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