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William Farrell, MD, MBA



Dr. Farrell is a board-certified general orthopaedic surgeon at Parkview. He treats injuries of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and more.

Born and raised on the southside of Chicago, Dr. Farrell went on to complete his undergraduate studies at John Carroll University near Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his medical degree at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Farrell joined Parkview Orthopaedic Group in 1985. For almost twenty years after joining the group, Dr. Farrell also had the privilege of serving as one of the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox.

An expert in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Farrell’s skill and compassion are often recognized by his patients and his peers. In 2017, readers of the of The Herald-News named Dr. Farrell the Best Orthopedic Doctor in Will County. The same year, he was the recipient of The Presence St. Joseph Medical Center 2017 Founders’ Award. This prestigious award “is the Medical Center’s highest honor, recognizing those who exemplify and commitment to Presence Health’s mission, vision and values.”

Dr. Farrell is currently accepting new patients in our New Lenox and Joliet office locations.


    Common conditions treated

  • Baker’s cyst
  • Dislocation/subluxation of knee joints (Kneecap instability)
  • Fractures of the knee
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Knee ligament injuries & tears (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
  • Loosening/wear of internal knee prosthesis
  • Meniscus tears/Internal derangement of the knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Patellar tendonitis (Jumper’s knee)
  • Runner’s knee - Chondromalacia & IT band syndrome

    Common procedures performed

  • Arthroscopy of the knee
  • Cortisone (Steroid) Injections
  • Joint manipulation of the knee
  • Meniscectomy & meniscus repair (arthroscopic)
  • Revision total knee arthroplasty
  • Surgical treatment of knee fractures
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation or “Gel Shots”

    Common conditions treated

  • AC joint arthritis
  • AC joint separation
  • Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)
  • Biceps/Triceps tendon injuries & tears
  • Bursitis of the shoulder
  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Dislocation/subluxation of shoulder joints (Shoulder instability)
  • Fractures of the shoulder
  • Impingement syndrome (Rotator cuff tendonitis)
  • Labral tears
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears

    Common procedures performed

  • Cortisone (Steroid) Injections
  • Joint manipulation of shoulder
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Surgical treatment of shoulder fractures

    Common conditions treated

  • Dislocation/subluxation of the hip
  • Fractures of the hip & pelvis
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Sprains and strains of hip & thigh
  • Trochanteric bursitis

    Common procedures performed

  • Fluoroscopic-guided hip steroid injections
  • Surgical treatment of hip fractures
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Common conditions treated

  • Bursitis of the elbow
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures of the elbow & forearm
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)

    Common procedures performed

  • Surgical treatment of elbow/forearm fractures
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Cortisone (steroid) injection

    Common conditions treated

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures of the hand/wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of the hand/wrist
  • Trigger finger

    Common procedures performed

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Surgical treatment of hand/wrist fractures
  • Trigger finger release



    • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hamot Medical Center | Erie, PA | 1980-1985
    • M.D., Loyola Stritch School of Medicine | Maywood, IL | 1980
    • B.S., Chemistry, John Carroll University | University Heights, OH | 1977

Certifications & licensure

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons | July 1989

Professional Engagements

    • Speaker for Pfizer Eliquis
    • Speaker for Smith-Nephew Pico negative pressure wound dressings

Professional memberships

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Chicago Medical Society
    • Illinois State Medical Society
    • Who’s Who In American High Schools and Colleges
    • Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)
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