Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD
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Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD


Sports Medicine | Male

Suburban Orthopaedics 1600 N Randall Rd Ste 101 Elgin, IL 60123 Get Directions


Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 61 years old. Dr. Freedberg is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Advocate Sherman Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (12)
Elgin, IL |
After being in pain for months I finally went to Dr. Freedberg he and his team fixed my hip and I am so thankful to him.
Elgin, IL |
He and Dr. Tony were so nice and fixed my knee, I would come back to Dr. Freedberg.
Elgin, IL |
He is a wonderful doctor. My shoulder is feeling great.
in Winnetka |
No. 1. Dr. Howard Freedberg and Suburban Orthopedics offers state-of-the-art facilities, accurate, reliable and professional diagnosis and treatment. If he was a QB, he would be Tom Brady, and his team, the New England Patriots. My meniscus repair was less painful than oral surgery, i.e., no pain. A few days later I was back in the gym, one week later I rode my bike 11 miles as per usual (slower pace). I live a long distance from Bartlett, but drive there willingly to be with the very best.
in Streamwood, IL |
Awesome surgeon and person. He gladly took my workmans comp case and all the craziness that went with it. The tendon in my elbow was so painful when I got to him touching it made me jump. He went right into action without hesitation to fix it. He explained everything and answered any questions I had. I was told every visit not to hesitate calling if I needed anything. I will definitely return if I ever need to. Highly recommend Dr Freedberg:) Pain is gone!
in Griffith, IN |
Dr. Freedberg was truly a blessing!! He performed Carpal Tunnel Surgery on both of my hands. Made me feel very comfortable knowing this was my first time ever having surgery. He's always in a good mood, and his bedside manners are impeccable!! His surgical staff are thee best!! I could not have asked for anymore nicer and concerned staff that he has !! Thank You So Much Dr. Freedberg... You are a great Doctor, Surgeon And You Treat Your Patients With Great Respect And Compassion !!
in Bartlett,il |
Dr.Freedberg has operated on both of my knees and did an outstanding job.
in Glendale Heights, IL. |
About 5 years ago I needed a repair to my meniscus in my right knee. After 5 years I have no pain and my knee functions as well as it did before the surgery. I recently had to go back for a pain in my left knee. I did not even hesitate about going back to Dr. Freedberg.
in Naperville il 60565 |
Dr. Freeburg was the best orthopedic doctor I have ever been to he listened he understood and was considerate of my needs took such good care of me I couldn't of asked for a better doctor in for the treatment that I received from him and his staff thank you Tammy Thomas
in Glen Ellyn, IL |
He was very welcoming and helped me evey step of the way.
in Lombard, IL |
Didn't explain my injury or treatment, even when asked directly. Kept me waiting more than an hour for each appointment. Didn't even show up for one appointment; wrote in the record that he had examined and spoken to me, and then billed me for it. Had to be treated by another surgeon to correct effects of malunited fracture.
in Bartlett, IL |
He's a phenomenal surgeon...redid both of my shoulders and now this 53 year old has the shoulders of an 18 year old! The only caveat relates to his bedside manner. This is not his strength. He may not remember your name or want to chit-chat about your dog, but if a surgeon is this good, do you care? I surely do not! He really is THAT good!
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Dr. Freedberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Freedberg has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (5/25/2016)
    • Amount or Range: $465,000.00
    • State: Illinois
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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois
  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Illinois
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Illinois
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Sports Med and Reconstructive Surgerybone and Joint Institute

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate