Dr. Alpert is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who completed his sports medicine fellowship at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently cares for student athletes at Judson University, Larkin, Elgin, and Dundee Crown High Schools, as well as the Chicago Inferno Soccer Club.
Dr. Alpert’s particular specialty is the evaluation and treatment of patients with knee and shoulder pain. When conservative measures can be applied successfully to avoid surgery, Dr. Alpert will recommend an individualized treatment plan that may include physical therapy, cortisone injections, lubricant injections, and/or PRP therapy. If surgery is determined to be necessary, Dr. Alpert commonly performs the following procedures:
- Knee arthroscopy including treatment of the meniscus, cartilage, and ACL.
- Shoulder arthroscopy including treatment of the labrum and rotator cuff.
- Shoulder replacement including total shoulder and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
Regardless of the treatment plan or surgery, Dr. Alpert’s primary goal is always to return his patients to their regular activities and a pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.
In addition to treating patients with sports injuries, Dr. Alpert also commonly sees patients with work-related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot. He performs Independent Medical Examinations and is certified to perform Impairment Ratings as per the 6th Edition AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
Dr. Alpert is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM).