SEPTEMBER 2023:  Cort Lawton, MD has been peer-nominated and selected by prestigious Castle Connolly Medical Limited as a Rising Star Top Doctor.  Read more.


NOVEMBER 2020:  Surgeon Cort Lawton, MD coauthored an article titled, “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: The Current Status” published in the November 4, 2020 edition of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

The article offers a critical appraisal of current literature and attempts to provide clarity regarding the current status and renewed interest in ACL repair and contrast with ACL reconstruction, for which outcomes data supports lower failure rates. The authors advocate that ACL Reconstruction remain the gold standard treatment for patients with functional impairment following an ACL rupture at this time.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery is a bi-weekly peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of orthopedic surgery and is the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. JBJS is considered the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field and publishes evidence-based research to enhance the quality of care for orthopaedic patients.

Dr. Lawton’s practice at OrthoIllinois focuses on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee, and treatment of sports- or activity-related injuries. He serves as team physician to local sports teams at the high school level and has served as team physician at the NHL, WNBA, XFL Football, UFC, and MLH professional levels.