Dr. Russell Bodner, MD

Dr. Russell Bodner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Russell Bodner, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Sycamore, IL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.Read his story

2111 Midlands Ct

Sycamore, IL 60178

Contact Information

(815) 758-0000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Bodner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bodner "Dr. Bodner earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Delaware before completing his Medical Degree at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. He performed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and McKay Laboratory of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has also completed two fellowships: the first at the University of Unfallchirugie, Innsbruck, in trauma surgery, and the second at South Lake Tahoe, in sports medicine. Dr. Bodner is board certified and is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Bodner's sub-specialties include hip and knee, as well as sports medicine. Dr. Bodner is the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the NIU Huskies. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bodner ""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.""


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/7/2013
    Amount or Range: $205,000.00
    State: Illinois
0 Sanctions

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

1 Board Action
  • 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


  • University of Deleware
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Fell University Innsbruck Austria
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • AO International Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • South Lake Tahoe
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Bodner has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Bodner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bodner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bodner to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bodner's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
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.
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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...more
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Dekalb, IL |
Very rude cold and uncaring
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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...more
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Dr. Bodner accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance HMO
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS

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