Dr. Russell Bodner, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Russell Bodner, MD
Dr. Russell Bodner, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Sycamore, IL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Bodner is affiliated with Rochelle Community Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hopital.

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Dr. Bodner's Care Philosophy

"It is a pleasure taking care of my various patients, from members of the farming community to university athletes, from children to the elderly. My goal with all patients is to help them achieve their goals, whether that's simply a return to normal health or getting back to a high level of athletic performance."

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Midwest Orthopaedics Institute2111 Midlands Ct
Sycamore, IL 60178
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(815) 758-0000Get Directions

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Dr. Bodner's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Mendota, IL |
Dr Bodner has been excellen from initial consult, through acl reconstruction surgery, & now continuing care. Im extremely pleased & highly recommend him.
in Orland Park, IL |
Dr. Bodner was awesome! My office visits were very thorough, he took extra time to answer all my questions. I loved his enthusiasm for new ideas, education and studies in Orthopaedics to provide the best for well ME in this case! Okay his patients in general :-) He's professional yet personable and showed great empathy for the pain I endured pre-op. I've already recommend Dr. Bodner to my brother.
Dekalb, IL |
Very rude cold and uncaring
Dekalb, IL |
This was the worst patient experience I have ever had. I was told that my hip impingement would likely get better in 3-4 weeks. I sat around for 2 weeks with zero improvement and went to a doctor that specializes in hips/hip impingements. Appropriate testing showed that I also had a labral tear both of which require surgery. I would NEVER refer anyone to Dr. Bodner.
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Dr. Bodner's Care Philosophy

"It is a pleasure taking care of my various patients, from members of the farming community to university athletes, from children to the elderly.  My goal with all patients is to help them achieve their goals, whether that's simply a return to normal health or getting back to a high level of athletic performance."

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

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

Background Check

  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Bodner has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (5/7/2013)
    • Amount or Range: $205,000.00
    • State: Illinois
  • 0

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Bodner has 1 board action

    What are board actions
    • Wrong-site surgery (1/12/2016)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Bodner, Russell Jeffrey MD: License # 036104076: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician engaged in negligent performance of wrong-site knee surgery. ACTION TAKEN; The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued a REPRIAMD on the physician's license and imposed a FINE in the amount of $5,000.00.
    • State: Illinois

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Fell University Innsbruck Austria

    Completed in 1988

    Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ao International Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

    Completed in 1988

    South Lake Tahoe

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Deleware

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy