Dr. Michael Knesek

BEST IN REGION IN ORTHOPEDICS 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 AND 2019

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
    Bachelor of Science
    University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana


Dr. Michael Knesek graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame. Throughout his undergraduate and graduate education, he regularly achieved Honors. He also attended medical mission trips to Honduras and Puerto Rico. He has published articles and chapters on complex hip and shoulder disorders in numerous orthopedic journals and textbooks including the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and The Journal of Orthopedic Research.

During his fellowship and residency programs, he gained valuable experience in Sports Medicine and assisted in athletic team medical coverage at the professional level, college level, and high school level, including the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, University of Michigan basketball and hockey, and Northwestern football.

Dr. Knesek regularly participates in teaching and lecturing Orthopaedic residents and practicing surgeons on arthroscopic procedures and shoulder replacement/reconstruction procedures at the AAOS learning center in Chicago.


Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Arthritis, Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Instability, ACL Injury, Ligament Injuries of the Knee, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Injuries in Athletes, Hip Injuries, Hip labral tears, Hip impingement, Hip Pain in Athletes, Femoroacetabular Impingement, Hamstring Injury/Tears, Fracture Care, Orthobiologics /Platelet Rich Plasma


  • St. Mary’s Medical Center | Hobart, IN
  • Community Hospital | Munster, IN
  • Pinnacle Hospital | Crown Point, IN
  • Northwest Regional Surgery Center | Merrillville, IN
  • The Methodist Hospital – Southlake Campus| Merrillville, IN
  • Community Surgery Center | Munster, IN
  • St. Mary’s Out Patient Surgery | at Lake Park Hobart, IN
  • Pinnacle Hospital | Crown Point, IN

Dr. Knesek utilizes the newest technology for partial and knee replacements by bringing the robotic MAKO procedure to Northwest Regional Surgery Center.

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