Move Better, Feel Better

Performing Comprehensive Orthopedic Procedures

Steven chandler DO

Move Better, Feel Better

Performing Comprehensive Orthopedic Procedures

Your Trusted Partner in Quality Orthopedic Care



Welcome to the South Chicago Orthopedic Specialists, S.C. Quality Orthopedic Care

At South Chicago Orthopedic Specialists (SCOS), we pride ourselves on providing exceptional surgical and nonsurgical orthopedic care to the patients of the greater Chicago area. SCOS comprises a highly skilled staff of medical professionals to address your orthopedic needs.

We are centrally located in the South Chicago area. Our campus includes our doctors' offices, examination and treatment suites and X-ray facilities with easy access to Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Trinity Hospital, OSF Little Company of Mary Hospital as well as various MRI, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation services.

We are a "paperless" office. Our comprehensive electronic medical record system allows for maximum efficiency for patient registration, radiology studies, ordering of laboratory tests, generating prescriptions, and facilitating communication among different members of your care team.

Our physicians have been carefully selected for outstanding academic achievement, commitment to their patients, and quality of care. Their subspecialty expertise includes surgical and nonsurgical care of sports injuries, hand and upper extremity issues, foot and ankle problems, and spine injuries. Our areas of surgical expertise include joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and surgery of the hand and foot.

Our physicians at SCOS are able to perform independent medical examinations and are qualified medical evaluators, agreed medical evaluators, and participate in civil litigation, expert testimony, and medical-legal record review. We are also proficient in dealing with patients and claims administrators for workers' compensation cases.

We consider it a privilege that you have chosen our convenient and comfortable facility for your orthopedic care.

About Us


South Chicago Orthopedic Specialists (SCOS) wants to establish a bond with our patients to give them the highest quality of orthopedic care with the mutual respect, honesty, communication, and compassion we would give a family member. Our staff strives for compassionate and respectful communication that builds trust and promotes healing. We try to personalize our care to each individual patient.


Using the latest state-of-the-art information and innovative technology to treat patients’ musculoskeletal injuries surgically and nonsurgically. Our ultimate goal is to help each patient achieve physical mobility, maximize potential, and to return them back to a functional life.


Compassion, Care, Quality, Trust, Respect.

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About the Practice


We at SCOS will use the latest technology and surgical procedures to treat our patients’ musculoskeletal injuries and help them back to a functional life.

We use a holistic, empathetic approach to medicine (DO Philosophy). We want our patients to receive the highest quality of orthopedic care with the compassion you would give a family member.

Osteopathic Pledge of Commitment

As members of the Osteopathic medical profession, and in an effort to instill loyalty and strengthen the profession, we recall the tenets on which this profession is founded—the dynamic interaction of mind, body and spirit; the body’s ability to heal itself; the primary role of the musculoskeletal system; and preventative medicine as the key to maintain health. We recognize the work our precessors have accomplished in building the profession, and we commit ourselves to continuing that work.

“I pledge to

Provide compassionate, quality care to my patient
Partner with them to promote health;
Display integrity and professionalism throughout my career;
Advance the philosophy, practice and science of Osteopathic Medicine;
Continue life-long learning;
Support my profession with loyalty and action, word and deed; and
Live each day as an example of what osteopathic physicians should be.”

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Orthopedic Care