Dr. Richard Makowiec

Hand Surgery
Warrenville, IL
27 years experience male

About

Bio

I am originally from Sterling Heights, Michigan. I am a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned my medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Following my residency in orthopedic surgery at the Northwestern University School of Medicine, I completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand Center. I have served as an active duty orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon in the United States Navy. I have also worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. I joined Franciscan Orthopedic Specialists in 2017. My practice is focused on the treatment of disorders of the hand and upper extremity in children and adults.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Too long: While Concentra set you up an appointment with “their doc” you do not have to wait that long and you should not. Surgical treatment, if necessary, is ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Acetaminophen : Start with Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Avoid taking more than 4g per day and if the fever persists for more than a few days seek medical attention,.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Surgeon dependent : A cmc arthroplasty can be done with a variety of techniques depending on the training & preference of the surgeon. In the classic “anchovy” or in ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Makowiec is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Makowiec is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you doctor, well it was half way the humerus bone making this shape ( /) hope you could picture it .. and the doctor said it might take me from 7 to 12 months to heel but I wanted to ask here to...Read More
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It seems to be worse in the morning and then late at night. And it is mostly in thumb, index,and middle finger. Now it seems to e swelling a
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I appreciate the information on the osteoarthritis. I'm way too young to be in pain all the time. (47). I will try your suggested products.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Affiliations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hand Surgeons
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