About Dr. Karas

Vasili Karas, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in rapid recovery hip and knee replacement and complex reconstruction surgery. At Chicago Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, he’s committed to empowering his patients to overcome their pain and resume the activities they love.

A Chicagoland native with the goal of giving back to his community, Dr. Karas earned his medical degree at Rush University’s Medical College in Chicago. He then went to North Carolina to complete his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. After that, he returned to Chicago to finish his fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Rush University Medical Center.  

Dr. Karas’ approach to medicine involves spending time with his patients, fostering good communication, and offering the latest advances in medical technology. Through physical therapy, joint injections, and surgical procedures, he strives to get patients back on their feet as quickly as possible without compromising technique. He works closely with patients throughout their road to recovery and is highly skilled in addressing the full spectrum of concerns when it comes to hip or knee joints.

Whether a patient is continuing to have pain after a previous joint replacement, needs a second opinion, or is seeking the best surgeon to perform a knee or hip replacement for osteoarthritis, Dr. Karas feels privileged to care for the community of Chicagoland.

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Vasili Karas, MD, MS

Vasili Karas, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in rapid recovery hip and knee replacement and complex reconstruction surgery. At Chicago Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, he’s committed to empowering his patients to overcome their pain and resume the activities they love.

A Chicagoland native with the goal of giving back to his community, Dr. Karas earned his medical degree at Rush University’s Medical College in Chicago. He then went to North Carolina to complete his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. After that, he returned to Chicago to finish his fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Rush University Medical Center.  

Dr. Karas’ approach to medicine involves spending time with his patients, fostering good communication, and offering the latest advances in medical technology. Through physical therapy, joint injections, and surgical procedures, he strives to get patients back on their feet as quickly as possible without compromising technique. He works closely with patients throughout their road to recovery and is highly skilled in addressing the full spectrum of concerns when it comes to hip or knee joints.

Whether a patient is continuing to have pain after a previous joint replacement, needs a second opinion, or is seeking the best surgeon to perform a knee or hip replacement for osteoarthritis, Dr. Karas feels privileged to care for the community of Chicagoland.


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    back on your feet the next day

 
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    back to
    enjoying life

Rapid Recovery Total knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty

When looking for an orthopaedic surgeon, you want one who is well versed in the latest advancements in hip and knee replacement that are revolutionizing treatment. In addition to this, find a surgeon who is trustworthy, patient, and compassionate.

Understanding Complex Knee Revision (or Redo) Surgery

Happening American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting! The recent AAHKS meeting showcased some of the latest technologies, recognized thought leaders, and experts in hip and knee replacement surgery. It is a must attend for surgeons!

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