Dr. William Emper, MD

Dr. William Emper, MD

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Age 63
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Dr. William Emper, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA and has been practicing for 33 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
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Dr. Emper's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emper treats Knee Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Emper treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Dislocation
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emper treats Knee Dislocation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Emper treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emper treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Emper treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Emper's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

"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. ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Emper's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Emper

4.8

Based on 72 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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 surgeries fixed a condition I had suffered for for 10 years. It was a delicate procedure that need more attention than the standard procedure called for. Dr. Emper did a super job!
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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 who had pain in her shoulder. She listened to her mother and went to see him ! I had surgery in Oct. 2017. I am doing good and able to continue all my activities at age 81. Thank you Dr. Emper and Roth
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Doctor Emper has given my entire family excellent care over the past 30 years and we highly recommend him.
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Dr. Emper has treated me for a number of knee and shoulder related problems. He always takes the time to answer any questions and is truly concerned about my wellbeing. He has a calming and easy going manner that provides the patent with confidence in his work. I would highly recommend him to all.
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Bill has done 5 operations on my knees..I trust him completely. The last one was a replacement, and my knee has not felt this good since i was a kid. I would recommend him to anyone with knee issues!!!!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Emper since 1988. He is absolutely a wonderful doctor. His skill and manner as a doctor is fantastic. I have recommended Dr. Emper to many people over the years.
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I have been fortunate enough to be patient of Dr. Emper for the past 18 years. We worked our way through early stage of arthritis in my knees, through a knee replacement of my left knee and meniscus surgery in my right knee. He has kept me up and running and I travel extensively and play golf (well he can only do so much to get my score up). Dr Emper and his staff are always supportive of my concerns and are always available to see me and take appropriate measures to try and keep me pain free.
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Dr. Diagnosed and treated my issue and with no need to for a return visit. Good experience.
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I am a patient of Dr. Emper for arthritis in my knees. Dr. Emper is always very thorough and professional with our visits. He never rushes through an appointment. We even shared turkey recipes on my visit in early December. I would recommend him to anyone.
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The best. Highly professional, completely thorough and informative. Would not go to anyone else.
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Excellent physician. Caring ,well informed, and professional. I would give him 10 stars buy you're only allowed 5.
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Had Dr. Emper for two surgeries, right shoulder and left knee. I am a carpenter/contractor. No issues with going back to work.
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Excellent doctor - 100% trust!
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Dr. Emper is simply amazing! I trust him with my life!
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Spoke to the doctor for 3 minutes prior to surgery, NO interaction thereafter. Even during my postop visits(2) never once did Dr. Emper show any interest in my recovery nor did he acknowledge me when I entered the clinic..
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Love Dr. Emper and the staff at Rothman. Many years of great care! Always efficient, caring, and informative!
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Dr. Emper did my knee replacement surgery and did a fantastic job!
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Amerihealth
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
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Keystone Health Plan East POS
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
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