Robert J. Thorsness, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Silver Cross Health Connection

Call 815-462-3474

Accepting new patients.

Dr. Robert 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. He believes in a team-oriented approach to treatment, which often involves physical and occupational therapists to maximize functional outcomes for his patients.

Dr. Thorsness earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, followed by residency training in orthopedic surgery at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Dr. Thorsness went on to complete a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Rush University in Chicago.

Contact Information

Hinsdale Orthopaedics






Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine


University of Rochester - NY


Rush University

Board Certified

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Other Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting Referrals

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas Of Interest

Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.