Dr. Kris Alden, MD

Dr. Kris Alden, MD

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Age 48
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Dr. Kris Alden, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Western Springs, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.Read his story

4700 Gilbert Ave Ste 51

Western Springs, IL 60558

Contact Information

(708) 387-1737

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Alden performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Runner's Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Alden's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alden "Dr. Kris J. Alden is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hip and knee reconstruction. He completed a dual degree program in which he received his M.D. and Ph.D. concurrently at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His Ph.D. thesis in biophysics garnered the Outstanding Thesis Award for research excellence upon his graduation. After graduation, Dr. Alden completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Alden began his fellowship in hip and knee reconstruction surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While there, he trained in the latest approaches to hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and complex revision joint replacement. With a particular interest in using innovative techniques, Dr. Alden strives to achieve the best results for active patients with hip and knee arthritis, offering both non-surgical and surgical treatments. Dr. Alden specializes in the direct anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery. This is a minimally invasive technique that provides less discomfort, a faster recovery, and enhanced mobility for patients undergoing hip surgery. He also performs customized knee replacements which allow the surgeon to tailor the surgery to a patient's unique knee anatomy, reducing the risk of misalignment. These technologies improve the patient's outcome by extending implant longevity and helping the patient regain an active lifestyle. Dr. Alden performs complex revision surgeries including direct anterior hip revision surgery, distal femur replacement, and total femur replacement. Dr. Alden strives to significantly improve the quality of life for his patients, focusing on increasing their level of activity and mobility. He dedicates much time during appointments to answering questions and explaining reasoning for recommended care. Dr. Alden and his team do the utmost to provide you with highest level of care."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alden "Dr. Alden strives to significantly improve the quality of life for his patients, focusing on enhanced activity levels and mobility. He dedicates much time during appointments to answering questions and explaining reasoning for recommended care. Dr. Alden and his team do the utmost to provide patients with the highest level of care."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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27  Procedures

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    Other Education | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alden's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alden to family and friends
38 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Alden's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Alden and his staff! From my first initial visit I felt very comfortable and confident that I would be receiving excellent care. Dr. Alden has a very calming sense about him and offers the time to thoroughly address any questions or concerns. He...more
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Dr. Alden replaced my right hip on May 8. I am now pain free and much more mobile. He is compassionate, caring and a great surgeon. His staff is also helpful, friendly,kind and answered all my questions. The PA was also very kind, thoughtful, and spend a great deal of time with me as if I was...more
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Dr. Alden performed a total knee replacement on my dirty, damaged, bone spur growth knee on March 6, 2017. Three weeks later I walked into Dr. Alden's office with no cane & no limp. At my 7 week check up, Dr Alden was impressed with my progress and told me to keep working and see him again in 6...more
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I would highly recommend Dr. Alden. He is very knowledgeable and showed concern for health. He seemed interested and caring, and he listened intently to what I was saying. I highly recommend Dr. Kris to family and friends.
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Saw Dr. Alden for quadricep tendon repair and patella tendon repair. Very kind, attentive and thorough. The surgery was a success and I am extremely satisfied - I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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