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Explore the Cartilage Restoration Center Web site to learn more about medical advances in Sports Medicine. This comprehensive educational resource contains educational content, registration forms, directions to Dr. Cole's offices, rehabilitation protocols, postoperative surgical instructions, and an entire library of articles and clinical trials dedicated to the advancement of treatments for shoulder, elbow and knee-related injuries.
The orthopaedic practice of Dr. Brian J. Cole is at the forefront of procedure innovation as it relates to upper extremity orthopaedic care. This site contains much of the same information as the Cartilage Restoration Center Web site, however is specifically dedicated to shoulder and elbow care.
SportsMedicineWeekly™ is a radio show hosted by Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul on Chicago's ESPN 1000 WMVP-AM on Saturdays from 7 AM to 8 AM CST.
The LiveActive fund is focused on joint restoration research and education, furthering the multidisciplinary approach to the management of joint pain and cartilage disease at Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Excellence in education, development of minimally invasive solutions, and promoting function and activity through advanced research are at the core of this initiative.

Dr. Cole and his team understand that orthopedic problems often require immediate attention. We make every effort to provide expedited care including accommodating office visits on short notice. While we know our patients appreciate this, it does on occasion lead to sometimes significant delays in the office. We assure you that you will get the attention and information you desire and deserve during your visit. We encourage you to use on the day of your visit to assess these delays to minimize this inconvenience. Appointments early in the morning or close to 1:00 pm can help improve your experience. We appreciate your loyalty and understanding with this issue and assure you that your experience with our practice is our primary concern.

Dr. Cole is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center, a multidisciplinary program specializing in the treatment of arthritis in young active patients. He also serves as the head of the Orthopedic Master's Program and trains residents and fellows in sports medicine and research. He lectures nationally and internationally, and through his basic science and clinical research has developed several innovative techniques for the treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions. He has published more than 1,000 articles and has published 5 widely read textbooks in orthopedics.

Dr. Cole was chosen as one of the "Best Doctors in America" each year since 2004 and as a "Top Doctor" in the Chicago Metro area each year since 2003. In 2006, he was featured as "Chicago's Top Doctor" and placed on the cover of Chicago Magazine. In 2009, Dr. Cole was selected as the NBA Team Physician of the Year". In 2013, Orthopedics This Week published that "Dr. Cole was chosen as one of the top 19 sports medicine specialists in the U.S. by his peers." He is the team physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA Basketball team, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team and DePaul University in Chicago.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Dr. Brian J. Cole is a member of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, the regional leader in comprehensive orthopaedic services. To learn more about Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, click the logo above.