Dr. Joshua Alpert, MD

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Dr. Joshua Alpert, MD


Sports Medicine | Male

Midwest Bone and Joint Institute 1710 N Randall Rd Ste 140, Elgin, IL 60123 Get Directions
(224) 293-1170

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Dr. Alpert completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General/Harvard. During fellowship, he served as a team physician for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. His special interest is in treating sports injuries via arthroscopy of the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle.Read more

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Patient Reviews (30)
in Algonquin, IL |
After enduring pain in my right shoulder for far too long, my doctor recommended I see Dr. Alpert. It was decided rotator cuff surgery was the way to go and I am very grateful to Dr. Alpert and his team for the great care I received during and after my surgery. Appointments were always on time which was very much appreciated. I am back bowling and golfing without the pain I endured prior to surgery. Should anything ever happen to my other shoulder, Dr. Alpert will be the last one I call.
in Hampshire il |
I injured my elbow in June of 2016. Needing help with the pain and discomfort, I found Dr. Alpert at Illinois Bone and Joint. Dr. Alpert was beyond helpful with the healing of my left elbow. I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Alpert.
in South Elgin, IL |
I was referred to Doctor Alpert by my doctor. The first time I met him I liked him. He quickly and accurately diagnosed my rotator cuff shoulder injury. He assured me he could fix it and outlined the steps I would need to take to get back to normal. His confidence level was so high it was contagious! I am happy to report that today I enjoy total range of movement without pain. Thanks Doctor Alpert!
in Elgin, IL |
Would recommend him to anyone. In fact, I already have. Very good experience all things considered. Would like to see pricing come down. But this is the norm I guess in this field now.
Glenview, Il |
Dr. Alpert took excellent care of me through all the phases of my ACL injury. Post diagnosis he walked me through all my options and helped me choose the option most suitable for me. My surgery went extremely smoothly and my recovery progressed almost exactly along the timetable that he projected for me. During all subsequent post op appointments Dr. Alpert's bedside manner was perfect. He was always very receptive to all my questions/concerns. I would 100% refer anyone with a knee injury.
in St Charles, IL |
Dr. Alpert did a fantastic job with my shoulder surgery. I am progressing ahead of schedule and my shoulder is significantly better than it was before the surgery already! I attribute this to the expertise of Dr. Alpert and his staff; they really did a great job. Thank you very much!
in Highland Park, IL |
My experience with Dr. Alpert was first class all the way. Dr. Alpert was able to zero in on my problem immediately and assist me all the way through rehab and eventual recovery. He went above and beyond to make himself available to answer even the most basic questions and always responded to my numerous questions in a very timely manner. My in-office visits were a pleasure as Dr. Alpert took the time to listen and understand my issues and develop a strategy for my pain and recuperation.
in Carpentersville, IL |
Had a very tough surgery repairing my chest. I healed way ahead of schedule due to Dr. Alperts ability to reattach the tendon cleanly and evenly. Couldn't be happier with the results. Highly recommend him for any orthopedic related problems you have
in Hawthorn Woods, IL |
Dr Alpert is very approachable and knowledgeable. His office staff are efficient and friendly. He has several office sites so it is convenient to be seen. I had surgery and everything was handled by his assistant, Jessica. I was back to work in 5 days and had a great result. Highly recommend Dr Alpert.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Alpert is amazing. I came in with some serious back issues and I was in a lot of pain. He did not keep me waiting, listened to everything I had to say and figured out pretty quickly what was wrong with me. He immediately got me in the MRI machine and I was diagnosed. We went over my options which he made very clear. He with out a doubt knows his profession as after a couple months I was good as new all thanks to him. If I need a orthopedic again I will for sure see Dr. Alpert
in Elgin, IL |
in Chicago, IL |
As an emergency physician I have particularly good insight into the competency and professionalism of other physicians and specialty providers. Dr. Alpert and his office are responsive, professional, and show great care towards their patients. As a fellowship trained sports orthopedic MD I feel confident and comfortable with Dr. Alpert's skill set in getting me back on the field as soon as possible. I would highly recommend him - unfortunately I wish he had offices closer to downtown.
Chicago, IL |
Great experience. Had a cortisone shot for shoulder pain and I am pain free for 3 months now. I couldn't be happier!
in Deerfield, IL |
Dr. Alpert was tremendous in treating a torn lateral meniscus in my left knee. First, he helped me to understand the nature of my injury and my options for recovery. When we decided on surgery, Dr. Alpert communicated with me regularly regarding the procedure, and performed a flawless surgery. My knee had been in pain for a long time and has been pain free since I had the surgery done. From both a personal and professional perspective, I offer the strongest possible recommendation of Dr. Alpert.
in Algonquin, IL |
Dr. Alpert was recommended by my general practione to care for my infected bursa. He had to open my knee to clear the infection. I am pleased with the way e and his staff took care of me.
in Elgin, IL |
I went to Dr. Alpert for extreme pain in my right knee. I don't believe he even looked closely at my xrays & I know he did not look at the medical chart I filled out. When the doctor came in the exam room he had a rep from ATI Physical Therapy with him. I didn't appreciate that. He said I have arthritis in my knee & I should have physical therapy & that he would prescribe some meds. When the doctor found out I have an HMO he rushed out of the exam room. He prescribed duplicate drugs, which are c
in Dundee, IL |
Dr. Alpert barely took the time to look at my sprained and quite painful ankle, and before I could ask him any questions he had already run out the door. He literally examined my ankle for under 30 seconds before giving me a diagnosis and leaving. I know that YOU don't care about my ankle, Dr. Alpert, but I do. And since I'm your customer that should matter to you.
in Carpentersville IL |
I liked Dr Alpert from the first appointment. He is professional and caring with his patients. He did surgery on my shoulder and also fixed my torn miniscus in my knee. I feel great ! I would recommend him and the excellent staff !!
in Huntley, IL |
Dr. Alpert has helped me with left knee pain. He suggested the Orthovisc injections and they are working in my knee. It was a series of three injections. Dr. Alpert's office staff is friendly and helpful. They work hard to verify insurance and to accommodate my work schedule for appointments
Algonquin, IL |
I would highly recommend Dr. Alpert, he explains things to his patients so that they understand what the procedure entails, as well as your recovery time. He also is compassionate about the needs of his patients and takes the time to not only answer your questions, but ask you if you have any questions he can answer.
in Lake in the Hills, IL |
Had a shoulder injury from a severe fall and was unable to move left arm for weeks. When I finally saw Dr. Alpert, he didn't even want to do any imaging, just send me straight to PT. He then did an MRI and said I only needed PT. A year and a new Dr. later I am getting ready for more imaging and probably surgery that I should have had a year ago. Thanks for brushing me off. Really improved my life.
in Elgin, IL |
Dr. Alpert is very nice and professional. He gives several treatment options and I trusted his expertise. He really cares about helping his patients heal He is an excellent surgeon!
in Huntley, IL |
He did a great job in fixing my son's broken kneecap and an even better job in the follow ups to his recovery.
Awsome guy, fixed a 20 year old snowboarding injury! Now I feel great have way better mobility in my shoulder than ever before. Highly recommended!!!
in Elgin, IL |
This highly skilled surgeon has my vote for the go to guy if you face an orthipedic crises. My first encounter with him was for a severely fractured ankle which he rebuilt and I saw him today for a final appointment after he did extensive arthroscopic repair on my dominate arm shoulder. I do five miles a day and the ankle is fully functional and pain free. My frozen shoulder is now pain free and fully functional. I highly recommend Dr. Alpert, an outstanding gentleman and fabulous mechanic!
in South Elgin, IL |
I am in the operating room on a daily basis for work and have viewed many surgical procedures in the area performed by numerous surgeons. When it was time for me to get my own shoulder repaired, I went to Dr. Alpert. I was dealing with instability issues in my shoulder and it was progressively getting worse. Dr. Alpert was very understanding about my desire to get back to playing sports and lifting weights without pain. I'm very happy with the results from my surgical procedure.
Dr Alpert is a hands on surgeon who is accessible. He is very talented at what he does.
in Glenview, IL |
Dr. Alpert is amazing. His attention to detail and ability to walk you through the steps all the way through surgery are extremely professional. I felt better then ever after my surgery and recovery were complete. My surgery day experience was efficient and again handled in a very professional manner. I highly recommend Dr. Alpert. He is a true pro.
in Chicago, IL |
Great experience, Dr. Alpert reattached my bicep muscle and in just a few months I was able to get back to the gym. His office staff was very accommodating and there wasn't a lot of waiting around. It has been over a year since the surgery and there is absolutely no discomfort, arm feels as good as new.
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Dr. Alpert's Care Philosophy

Dr. Alpert completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General/Harvard. During fellowship, he served as a team physician for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. His special interest is in treating sports injuries via arthroscopy of the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle.

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

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

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Combined Fellowship

    Completed in 2008

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Illinois

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel 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 Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate