Dr. Kris Alden, MD

Dr. Kris Alden, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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48 y/o
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Dr. Kris Alden, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Western Springs, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.

Hinsdale Orthopaedics

4700 Gilbert Ave Ste 51

Western Springs, IL 60558
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Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthLink
  • HealthPartners

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Top Care Areas

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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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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."
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Specialties

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

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer 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 Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • 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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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Alden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alden to family and friends
4.7
based on 37 total reviews (20 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

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)

Plainfield, IL |
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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Barrington, IL |
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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San Jose, CA |
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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in Plainfield, IL |
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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in Naperville, IL |
Dr. Alden is a knowledgeable & compassionate doctor. He's an outstanding surgeon & has the most amazing way of making patients feel at ease. He replaced my knee after 2 arthroscopic surgeries, 2 rounds of gel & cortisone injections all failed. I was hesitant doing the replacement as out-patient -...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Alden accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Platinum PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Alden has admitting privileges

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
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West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Ct
Oak Park, IL 60302
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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
120 N Oak St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Edward Hospital and Health Services
801 S Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540
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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60640
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