Dr. Sean Odell

Knee & Shoulder Specialist

Doctor Sean Odell is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Odell specializes in the treatment of complex injuries of the shoulder and knee. He commonly performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee for meniscus tears and ACL reconstructions.

In the shoulder, Dr. Odell does arthroscopic repairs for tears of the rotator cuff, labrum and biceps tendon as well as subacromial decompressions for impingement syndrome, distal clavicle resections for A-C arthritis pain and stabilization procedures for recurrent shoulder instability.

Additionally, Dr. Odell treats all types of orthopedic injuries such as fractures, sprains and sports injuries. He provides conservative treatment for arthritis pain and when necessary, performs joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip or shoulder. Dr. Odell joined Midwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists, Ltd. in 2006 and has staff privileges at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village and St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Odell strongly believes most orthopedic conditions are best treated with conservative management and surgery is only recommended when conservative options do not achieve the desired results. Dr. Odell obtains a patient’s history, reviews diagnostic tests and performs a detailed examination to determine an accurate diagnosis. He then explains appropriate treatment options so the patient may be actively involved in choosing the best treatment for their individual orthopedic problem.

This collaborative and educational approach by Dr. Odell is well received and appreciated by his patients. The ultimate goal is to get patients to return to their activities-of-daily-living, back to work or competitive sports as quickly as possible.

Dr. Odell | Fellowship Trained & Team Physician

After completing his orthopedic residency, Dr. Odell spent an additional year training in a sports medicine fellowship program at the Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence. During his fellowship he was involved in the care of the Columbus Crew, a major league soccer team and numerous high school athletes. Currently, Dr. Odell and Dr. Lopez are the team physicians for St. Viator High School and Benedictine University.

After illness, injury or surgery, it's important to regain strength and get back to work, play, and the little things you enjoy doing every day – whether you’re an elite athlete, a busy mom, or an active senior. It doesn’t matter what you do, if there’s a reason you can’t do it, we’re here to help. Since 1990, Midwest Sports Medicine has grown to become the premier orthopedic group in Northern Illinois. We offer a team of distinguished, experienced board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. We also have a board certified podiatrist, and a pain management specialist. All of our physicians are dedicated to meeting or exceeding your expectations.