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Edward Ratkovich, DPM

Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery


Dr. Ratkovich is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. He is board-certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rear foot/ankle surgery. Dr. Ratkovich treats all conditions of the foot and ankle and seeks to employ conservative treatment methods whenever possible. He will take the time to listen and investigate your concerns. Dr. Ratkovich offers knowledge and expertise in the latest techniques involving foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Ratkovich began his training at the University of Iowa, where he graduated with his B.S. in Chemistry in 1998. In 2003, he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ratkovich completed his residency training at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago in 2006.

Dr. Ratkovich has been on the medical staff at Parkview since 2013. He is currently welcoming patients in our New Lenox, Joliet and Mokena office locations.


  • Achilles Tendonitis / Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bunion and bunionettes
  • Calcific tendonitis of the ankle/foot
  • Charcot’s joint
  • Chronic instability of the ankle & foot
  • Clubfoot
  • Dislocation/subluxation of foot & ankle joints
  • Enthesopathy of foot
  • Fractures of the foot/ankle
  • Ganglion cysts of the foot/ankle
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hammertoe(s)
  • Heel spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Osteoarthritis of the ankle & foot
  • Osteomyelitis of the ankle/foot
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar nerve lesion
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains and strains of the foot/ankle
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulcers of the foot
  • Achilles tendon surgery and repair
  • Ankle instability
  • Arthroscopy of ankle
  • Bunion surgery
  • Cortisone (Steroid) Injections
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Flatfoot surgery
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Joint replacement
  • Removal of heel spur
  • Surgical treatment of foot/ankle fractures
  • Surgical treatment of foot/ankle joint dislocation
  • Tarsal tunnel release
  • Tendon repair


    • Residency, PM & S -36, St. Joseph Hospital | Chicago, IL | 2006
    • D.P.M., Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine: Chicago Medical School | North Chicago, IL | 2003
    • B.S., Chemistry, University of Iowa | Iowa City, IA | 1998

Certifications & licensure

    • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery | Reconstructive Rear Foot/Ankle Surgery
    • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery | Foot Surgery

Professional memberships

    • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
    • Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
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