Hip Arthroscopy+ Joint replacement surgery

"Let's have a conversation about hip & knee pain, & how we can help you feel better & recover faster."

Ritesh Shah, MD, FAAOS

Ritesh Shah, MD, FAAOSFellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

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What IsRapid Recovery

Rapid Recovery Reality allows patients to have minimally invasive same day surgery with minimal pain & quickly return to their activities & goals.

Hello, my name is:Dr. Ritesh Shah

I’m a board-certified orthopedic surgeon & have been treating hip & knee disorders on Chicago’s North Shore since 2010.

I specialize in hip arthroscopy & same day minimally-invasive, muscle-sparing total hip and knee replacement surgery.

From elite athletes to individuals of all activity levels, we help patients from all over the world return to an active lifestyle.

Joint PreservationSpecialized Training

During his fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Shah received specialized training in hip arthroscopy & resurfacing, & hip & knee reconstruction and revision surgery.

Same Day Surgicalprocedures

Dr. Shah performs same-day hip & knee surgery at multiple hospitals & surgery centers on Chicago’s North Shore & Southern Wisconsin.

Micro Invasive Same Day Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Conservative Alternate To Hip Arthroplasty Surgery

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Micro Invasive Same Day Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Removal & Replacement Of Worn Or Defective Implants

Feel Better + Recover Faster

Success stories

Dr. Shah has treated thousands of patients from all over the world just like you. Rapid Recovery Reality allows patients to return to activities sooner. 


An athletic father from North Carolina who loves to ski, skateboard, surf, & play hockey with his son. Patrick tells his story about his own Rapid Recovery Reality journey.

Meet Anthony

Champion Ice Skater Returns To Ice After Hip Replacement

Meet Abigail

Flamenco dancer’s passion for dance reignited after surgery

Meet JoAnn

Golfer Plays Daily 6 Months A Year After Knee Replacement

Meet Becca

Chicago Soccer Player Runs Chicago Marathon After Hip Arthroscopy

Meet Joe

Chicago Firefighter & Avid Athlete Is Pain Free After Hip Resurfacing

Meet Carlos

Award Winning Jockey Gets Back In The Saddle After Hip Replacement

Schedule A Consultation

Do you have groin, hip or knee pain? Let's have a chat about your treatment options.

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