Dr. Adam B. Yanke is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon with an interest in advanced arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and a special focus on patellofemoral dysfunction and cartilage restoration. He is the Assistant Director of the Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center and a member of numerous professional societies, including the International Cartilage Repair Society, and was selected by the American Orthopaedic Association as an Emerging Leader.

Having been All-State in lacrosse, Dr. Yanke is familiar with the stress that is associated with athletic injuries and that a given ailment is not treated in isolation. Dr. Yanke continues his involvement with sports though participating in team coverage ranging from high school to professional teams. Teams covered include the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, DePaul Blue Demons, Chicago Riot and Chicago Force.

Dr. Yanke's motivation to perform both clinical and basic science research has always been to deliver the most advanced patient care possible. This includes being involved in clinical trials that utilize stem cell injections for arthritis. He also believes that the cornerstones of good orthopedic care are proper indications and understanding that non-operative measures are commonly the most appropriate treatment. No matter what the diagnosis, proper treatment hinges on taking into account the anatomic problem, not in isolation, but within the framework of the patient's life. Through working with and educating patients, Dr. Yanke believes a healthy surgeon-patient relationship is mandatory in order to arrive at the proper course of treatment.


  • MD – Rush University Medical College
  • Residency – Rush University Medical College, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship – Rush University Medical College, Sports Medicine

Areas of Specialization:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Cartilage Restoration and Transplantation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Advanced Arthroscopy
  • Patellofemoral Dysfunction
  • Patellofemoral Resurfacing
  • Patellar Stabilization

Clinic Information:
Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612

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