Dr. Anuj S. Puppala, MD

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Dr. Anuj S. Puppala, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Hinsdale Orthopaedics 951 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435 Get Directions
(815) 744-4551

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Dr. Puppala combines leading edge, minimally invasive techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best possible care.Read more

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Upon graduation from Northwestern University, Dr. Puppala attended medical school at the Chicago Medical School and then went on to...Read more

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in Joliet, IL |
Caring, sympathetic, knowledgeable & experienced, Dr. Puppala puts one at ease. From the moment that you meet him he is able to establish an immediate trust that both your physical & emotional needs will be met. I feel VERY fortunate to have him as my doctor. His staff & his assistant (Blanca) are angels in the care as well as the follow-up that they give.
in Joliet, IL |
Dr. Puppala has replaced both of my hips during the last four years. The latest being 3 weeks ago, it was done anteriorly. Both experiences with Dr. Puppala have been excellent. As I said, I am three weeks post op of the latest replacement and find myself wondering how I can possibly be doing so well. The pain is gone and I'm doing everyday tasks with no problem. I would recommend anyone to Dr. Puppala.
in Mokena, IL |
Dr. Puppala performed a total right hip replacement on me on March 4. I had bone on bone before my surgery. My pain level was off the chart and I could hardly walk. I am very happy to say after three weeks of PT that I am walking with a cane, doing well and I have no pain. While I was in the hospital I couldn't help but notice that Dr. Puppala is held in very high regard by his peers. Beside being an excellent surgery, Dr. Puppala is very kind and compassionate man. Highly recommended.
in New Lenox, IL |
Dr. Puppala is one of the finest surgeons that I have ever seen. He did an anterior hip replacement for me and I was walking the first day and driving within 2-weeks. The incision after 5-weeks is almost gone and at the start was only 5 inches which he glued and not stitched which makes for a scar that you can barely see. He is an artist physician and I highly recommend him if you are in the need of hip replacement! Thank you Doctor Puppala!
in Channahon,Il |
Very good bedside manner, didn't rush you in and out on office visits, answered your questions, and was on time with his office visits.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Puppala says..

Dr. Anuj Puppala, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder.

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  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

Procedures Performed

Dr. Puppala says..

Dr. Puppala performs arthroscopic surgery and fracture surgery, as well as minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacements, which are less painful and have shorter recovery times.

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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Education

  • Medical School
    Finch University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Puppala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Puppala says...

Upon graduation from Northwestern University, Dr. Puppala attended medical school at the Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete an internship and residency at Ochsner Clinic Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.

During his time at Ochsner Clinic Hospital, Dr. Puppala served as associate team physician for the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Hornets sports teams. Dr. Puppala previously spent time as associate team physician for University of St. Francis in Joliet and currently serves as team physician for Romeoville High School in Romeoville, Illinois. 

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Dr. Puppala's Care Philosophy

Dr. Puppala combines leading edge, minimally invasive techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best possible care.

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Dr. Puppala says...

Dr. Anuj Puppala, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder.

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Dr. Puppala says...

Dr. Puppala performs arthroscopic surgery and fracture surgery, as well as minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacements, which are less painful and have shorter recovery times.