Galesburg Native and Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins Cottage Hospital

Craig Wilson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with roots in Galesburg, has joined the medical staff at Galesburg Cottage Hospital providing both non-surgical care as well as surgical intervention, to help his patients recover maximum function.

Dr. Wilson specializes in arthroscopic shoulder surgery for treatment of rotator cuff problems, including rotator cuff injuries, torn rotator cuff, shoulder tendinitis and tendinosis and shoulder impingement. All of which are usually performed on an outpatient basis. In most cases, arthroscopic techniques may promote a quicker recovery when compared with traditional solutions.

Dr. Wilson also performs total joint replacement of the hips, knees and shoulders - helping to bring relief to those suffering with severe arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases. He performs hip surgery utilizing the anterior approach which in many patients helps to shorten the recovery time and he also performs direct lateral hip replacements which can help reduce the occurrence of prosthetic hip dislocations.

In his orthopedic surgery practice, Dr. Wilson feels honored to combine two of his great loves: his genuine interest in getting to know people of all ages and backgrounds and his desire to help his patients retain mobility and lead an active life. He is committed to listening to his patients and offering them personalized medical information to serve them best.

Common conditions treated:
  • Broken bones and injuries to associated tissues
  • Sports-related inflammation, sprains, strains, tears and breaks
  • Joint pain from arthritis - including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Tendonitis; bursitis
  • Hand and wrist pain due to Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, thumb arthritis and trigger fingers
  • Foot pain/plantar-fasciitis
  • Ganglion cysts (non-cancerous cysts commonly appearing on the joints)
  • Complications from joint prostheses
Dr. Wilson received his medical training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL where he also completed his medical residency.

Dr. Wilson returned to Galesburg with his young family and joins board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Schierer and board certified podiatrist, Dr. Michael Scherer, at Cottage Orthopedics and Podiatry, 834 N. Seminary Street, Suite 102. Dr. Wilson is accepting new patients and has some same-day and next-day appointments available. To request an appointment, please call 309-342-0194. Learn more about Dr. Wilson at
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695 N. Kellogg
Galesburg, IL 61401