Dr. William Emper, MD

Dr. William Emper, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. William Emper, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

825 Old Lancaster Rd Ste 100

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Contact Information

(800) 321-9999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Emper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Emper "Dr. Emper is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. He completed his orthopedic training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at The New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Dr. Emper specializes in orthopedic conditions of the knee and shoulder. His expertise includes arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction and total joint replacement in the knee and shoulder. Dr. Emper has been the team physician for Villanova University for more than twenty years. His patients have included adolescent and high school athletes, some of whom have gone on to enjoy all-star careers in the NFL. He is a faculty member at Jefferson Medical College and currently serves as Chief of Orthopaedics at Bryn Mawr Hospital. In addition, Philadelphia Magazine has recognized him as one of the area’s “Top Doctors”."

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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

93  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis

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28  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Sports Medicine, New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Emper has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Emper's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Emper to family and friends
71 total reviews (32 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (71)

  • 5
    (66)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Emper'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 (32)

I went to Dr. Emper with a torn rotator cuff, and he gave me a steroid shot which has fixed the problem completely. He advised against surgery, and I was grateful for his honesty.
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Excellent experiences - two times. Had one knee scoped and another one one five years later. Both experiences were great (don’t want to minimize the normal discomfort and rehab that goes with this kind of procedure.). Would highly recommend Dr Emperor.
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I was referred to Dr. Emper for possible surgery on a torn rotator cuff injury. After consult, he was astute enough to recognize that it was adhesive capsulitis and did not require his surgical services after all. I appreciated his honesty and he prescribed continued P.T. instead.
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Dr. Emper has completed 5 surgeries on me over the last 12 years. 2 rotator cuff, 3 meniscus. I have complete confidence in his ability. He is top notch! Always treats me with respect, listens to my issues and questions; and responds accordingly with a down-to earth explanation. One of my...more
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I was very pleased with my visit to Dr. Emper last year. I had a torn miniscus. Coming to Rothman I wanted a second opinion. This experience gave me a clear picture of my options. Dr. Emper was much more thorough than Doctor I saw first. I was so pleased that I recommended him to my own daughter...more
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