Mitchell B. Sheinkop, MD
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 1063
Chicago, IL 60612
contact: Mary Langhenry, PT
Mitchell Sheinkop is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and director of the joint replacement program at the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Sheinkop is a leading authority on the treatment of patients with complex hip and knee disorders, and is well known for his pioneering use of computer-assisted navigation, minimally-invasive technologies and hip resurfacing techniques. Dr. Sheinkop is a graduate of the Chicago Medical School. He interned at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern University School of Medicine. He did fellowships in pediatric orthopedics and hand surgery. He is a professor emeritus in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University and an active lecturer and educator. He has done extensive research in the fields of uni-compartmental, minimally invasive solutions; hip resurfacing systems, and navigated arthroplasty.
… J.D., a 63-year-old investment banker from Dallas, Texas had spent the last 25 years with Canadian Mountain Holidays, helicopter skiing in British Columbia at Christmas through New years with family. When he called me, , he indicated he would have to abandon skiing because of his knees. I was his last hope as he had been told that a total knee prosthesis would never allow him to return to any significant level of skiing. As I am well known to C. M.H. as the heliskiing senior orthopedic surgeon, J.D. came for consultation. His minimally invasive, bilateral, unicondylar knee replacements were undertaken in June. In late August, he traveled to South America for trout fishing walking down a river in waders. In October, he sent me pictures from Alaska where he traveled for the Steelhead run, and he booked his Christmas through new years week per usual and customary having enjoyed restoration of full pain free, unlimited function.
Since having performed a unicompartmental knee replacement on D.T. in 2003, he logged several million vertical feet skiing in deep powder. When the arthritis under his knee cap had progressed to the point of intolerance, last Spring I converted his Uni to a mobile bearing total knee prosthesis. He spent the Christmas and New Year of 2008/09 back at the mountaintop…