Dr. Robert Atkenson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Atkenson
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Atkenson & Atkenson Mds

14640 John Humphrey Dr Ste 101 Orland Park, IL 60462

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Dr. Robert Atkenson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Orland Park, IL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Atkenson has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village and Metrosouth Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Atkenson to book an appointment.


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very positive experience. Left hip replacement 1/15/20 SuperPath method. Goal of early return to work as RN. Dr. Atkenson very easy going and knows his stuff. Cathy made details and scheduling easy. Goal of returning to work 5 weeks later achieved. Would definitely recommend.
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Hannah Mathias – Feb 15, 2020
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I would definitely recommend Dr ROBERT Atkenson. I had a hip replacement in August 2018. I was up walking with a cane good in 2 weeks. The only thing I regret is that I didn’t do my surgery sooner. Dr R Atkenson is the best !!! K Perretta
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Kathy Perretta in Alsip, IL – Mar 03, 2019
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I had my hip replaced via the "Super-Path" method - extremely pleased with the results! I was up walking within hours of the surgery and went home the next day. Have had several surgeries done by Dr. Robert Atkenson, and I have always been impressed with his caring approach and thoroughness in explaining my care pre and post surgery. Office staff have also been attentive and caring. I would definitely recommend Dr. Atkenson to anyone needing an orthopedist.
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Pat B. in Tinley Park, IL – Sep 28, 2018
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December 7th 2014 dr. Atkinson performed hip surgery had to have it redone 7 months later. I guess I should have wrote this review a long time ago. I guess even good to surgeons can make a bad choices. He misaligned my hip so bad that it was turning out of the socket 5 months after the surgery. Have to say nice guy. But I wouldn't recommend him.
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James Cunningham – Sep 20, 2018
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In May of 2017 Dr. Atkenson did my hip replacement surgery! I was up and walking 3 hours after surgery, and back riding on my Harley a week later!! He takes his time with his patients, and answers all your questions! I wouldn’t go to anyone else!!
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Angel Brudnicki in Matteson, IL – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Atkenson is a great Orthopedic Dr. Did a fantastic job on my husband's shoulder within days he was moving his arms able to do things he wasn't able to do for a long time. No pain unbelievable. The Doctor made sure we understood the procedure. Love the staff very friendly.
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Panfilo Ramos in Chicago Heights, IL – Jun 07, 2018
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I had left knee replacement 8 months ago. I no longer have pain in my knee after suffering pain for many years. The surgery was performed at Metro South hospital where I received excellent care. I am also pleased with the treatment I received from the physical therapist Dr. Atkenson recommended. From my first appointment on I have received excellent care from the doctor and his staff. While totally professional they were friendly and answered all my questions.
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Joyce Welch in Alsip, IL – Jun 02, 2018
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I found Dr. Atkenson to be a quintessential member of his profession; professional yet personal, a master in his field. His office in Orland Park was more of a distance than I wanted to travel, but after meeting him, I realized that distance didn't matter. He performed quite a tricky hip surgery that finally relieved excruciating pain that I had for 8 months. His warm demeanor and surgical skills are much appreciated. Thank you, Dr. Atkenson and a special thank you to Cathy!
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Camille J. Brown in Elmhurst , IL – May 16, 2018
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I had no problem scheduling an appointment. Was impressed with the Dr. at my first meeting. Became comfortable and trusting of him as he discussed the important things he had learned from doing many of these surgeries. X-rays were immediately taken there at his office and he showed both my wife and I just how deteriorated my hip was. We greed to go ahead. His staff made the arrangements & gave me a outline of what I needed to do. Had surgery April 4th and walked the same day. I am very pleased.
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Bill Guzaski in New Lenox – May 10, 2018
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Dr. Atkenson is excellent . He is friendly, listens to you and explains your treatment thoroughly, answering any of your questions. My wife and I have been going to Dr. Atkinson for many years, and he has helped me with back problems, and broken bones. His staff is friendly and concerned about you.
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Ken konieczny in Tinley Park Il – Apr 13, 2018
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Dr. Robert Atkenson greats you in a friendly, and professional manner, takes time explaining and answering questions thoroughly.
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Marilynn Nadasdy in Orland Park,Il – Feb 27, 2018
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I am a 69 nine year old male. Walking was very painful. Dr. Atkenson replaced my left hip on May 16, 2015. I was able to walk within a few hours. Within a week, the pain from the surgery was gone, I was able to do my own shopping and within a couple of months I was able to walk over two miles. Today I walk without pain and roller skate. I have no sensation of the artificial hip in my body.
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Michael Threet in Evergreen Park, Illinois – Feb 04, 2018
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Absolutely outstanding ,very professional. My wife and I are very happy with the care and treatment we have received under his care. Highly recommend !
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Jutta and Emmanuel Turner in Park forest. Illinois – Dec 28, 2017
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I don't always see eye to eye with my providers, but this man is a great doctor and a fine man.I am Blessed to have chosen him for my surgery and after care. I highly recommend him and his brother Paul. He is also caring for my older brother since he met Dr. Robert Atkinson after driving me to a few of my appointments. A truly caring and sincere doctor. Along with his brother Paul, they both gave me exceptional care for my procedures . Thank you Doctors Robert and Paul !
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Jeff Brescia in Tinley Park, IL. – Jul 26, 2017
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This is an update on my total knee replacement I had done by Dr. Robert Atkenson on March 3, 2016. It has been 5 months and My family and I just returned for Yosemite National Park. I consider my self very active; even at the age of 66. I am pleased to say after 4 days of hiking in Yosemite my new knee worked great. I honestly thought I would never be as active as I was 20 years ago. Our next trip is to Patigonia in South America. I give Dr. Atkenson a rating of 5 STARS. Thank you "Doctor Bob"
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Ronald Borne in Mokena, IL – Aug 24, 2016
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Had my right hip replaced by Dr. Atkenson with the Super Path procedure. Dr. Atkenson is very professional and and explains in detail, he answered every question that was asked. He will not let you leave until you feel that you(the patient) are comfortable and satisfied with the timeline of the surgery. Robert even gave me his cell # to call anytime I have a question. I give Robert and his Staff my highest recommendation. I know Robert will be my surgeon to replace my left hip when needed.
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Steve M. in La Grange Park, IL – Apr 20, 2016
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Been a patient of Dr Robert Atkenson's for 21 years. The way I describe Dr. Atkenson is you know you're going to like him as soon as he walks into the room. Dr. Atkenson has scoped my left shoulder,. right knee and left knee (twice). He has done full total knee replacements for both of my knees and has treated for multiple other reasons. I've recommended him to other family and friend who have been pleased. He's done an amazing job on my knee replacements.
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Gregory K. Crosley in Burbank, IL – Apr 17, 2016
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Dr Robert Atkenson, over a period of about 15 years , has performed 3 procedures on my left knee. The final procedure done January 21, 2015 was a total left knee replacement. Dr Atkenson took a very cautious, but well designed rehab approach for my recovery. He knew going into surgery that my goal was to be able to ski in Colorado over the New Year Holiday. After 3 days and a total of 15 hours of skiing, I knew the surgery was a success!!!
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Robert Lesch in Chicago, IL – Mar 25, 2016
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Dr. Robert Atkenson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Orland Park, IL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Atkenson has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Uni...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Education

University Il Hospital and Cli
Residency Hospital
University Of Mi Hosps And Health Ctrs
Residency Hospital
1975
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkenson treats Knee Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Atkenson treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkenson treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Atkenson treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkenson treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Atkenson treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Atkenson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • SuperPath® Hip Replacement
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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