As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and partner with Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Dr. Robert Daley is one of Chicagoland’s leading surgeons in the areas of Total Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement, and Knee Arthroscopy. He gained national prominence when, as team physician for the Chicago White Sox, he performed Bo Jackson’s Total Hip Replacement, allowing him to successfully return to playing professional baseball. He also performed Artificial Knee Replacement surgery on Dan Hampton, a Hall of Fame NFL defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears.
Today, Dr. Daley is a legend in his own right having helped thousands of patients over the past 27 years who have suffered from pain and loss of function from disease or injury. Many of these patients were cared for at Silver Cross Hospital, which has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and recently received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group.
With advanced training in specialized joint surgery including a Reconstructive Joint Surgery fellowship at the renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Daley is a leader in adapting the latest minimally invasive techniques and technology to enhance the patient experience. At Silver Cross Hospital, Dr. Daley uses a revolutionary new technology called Visionaire for knee replacement surgery. Using this special software, Dr. Daley can upload the patient’s MRI and X-rays to map out the patient’s anatomy and re-establish true alignment of the knee for precise fit of the implant. Customized surgical cutting guides and implants are then created that match the outer shape and contours of the patient’s knee joint bones.
“Everything is made-to-order for each patient,” said Dr. Daley. “This patient-matching technology allows me to precisely position the knee implant, preserve more bone, provide added stability, and reduce pain as well as anesthesia time minimizing the risk of infection.”
For many years, Dr. Daley has been involved in the design and development of surgical implants for several manufacturers, giving him additional insight into determining the best solutions for his patients. This includes knee implants that are light in weight, hypoallergenic, and durable. In fact, the new Verilast knee system can last up to 30 years under typical conditions. Previously, knee implants only lasted between 10 to 15 years.
“I will do everything in my power to return patients to their active lifestyle faster,” said Dr. Daley. “I encourage all my joint replacement patients to attend a pre-operative education program so they know what to expect before, during and after surgery as well as what they can do to recover more quickly.”
His patients truly appreciate the personalized attention and care that they receive. Dr. Daley has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top Doctor for Orthopaedics, and also as a Silver Cross Hospital “Top Doc” for ranking in the top 1% of physicians across the nation for patient satisfaction.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Daley, call (815) 462-3474.