Leading you through your diagnosis and care to achieve a quick return to a healthy, fulfilled life.


Meet Dr. Alden

Dr. Alden is a leader in the field of primary joint replacement and is active in orthopedic education and research for: anterior hip replacements, hip and knee arthroscopy, PRP injection, infection and wound care.

He is fellowship-trained and board-certified in orthopedic surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgeries, as well as conservative treatment for hip and knee arthritis. He is active in orthopedic education and clinical research and has trained surgeons in novel techniques for primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgeries throughout North America and Europe. Dr. Alden practices with a multi-disciplinary orthopedic group Hinsdale Orthopaedics and draws patients from all over the Chicagoland area.

Dr. Alden understands how chronic hip and knee pain can significantly disrupt an individual’s quality of life, mobility, and participation in recreational activities. He utilizes a comprehensive and collaborative clinical approach dedicated to his patient’s individual goals to achieve a quick return to work, sports, or a healthy, active lifestyle. He values a robust doctor-patient relationship and works closely to ensure his patient’s needs are met along their journey to an enhanced quality of life.

Dr. Kris J. Alden, MD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Reconstruction

708-387-1737 ext) 6020

Fellowship Training:
Lower Extremity Joint Reconstruction - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2007-2008)

Residency Training:
Orthopedic Surgery - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2002-2007); Chief Resident (2006-2007)

Medical Degree and PhD:
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Department of Phsiology & Biophysics (1994-2002); Outstanding Thesis Award (2003)

Graduate Degree:
MS, Biology - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1991-1993)

Undergraduate Degree:
BA, Biology - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1987-1991)

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Alden. He is the best mannered, kindest Doctor I have ever seen before. Dr. Alden performed revision surgery to replace my failed hip implants. They were installed by another surgeon 12 months earlier and were loose and never healed. We did the right one first and came back 3 weeks later for the left. Now, just 2 months later I am almost pain free and can walk fine. I can even put my socks on! Dr. Alden helped me at a time I felt hopeless. Great guy!
- Greg, Darien IL

Medical Training and Leadership Accomplishments

Dr. Alden was part of the exclusive MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was awarded the Kate and Michael Barany award for research and scholarship.

Following medical school, Dr. Alden trained in all aspects of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Subsequent to residency, he completed a fellowship sub-specialization in hip and knee reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic where, as a fellow-in-training, he worked with some of the top surgeons in the country.

During his postgraduate work, Dr. Alden was an award-winning researcher. His academic pursuits were published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he has authored multiple book chapters related to orthopaedic surgery. As a practicing surgeon, Dr. Alden has lectured on and trained other surgeons in novel and complex joint reconstruction techniques across North America and Europe.


Areas of Expertise

  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement

  • Hip Arthroscopy

  • Knee Arthroscopy

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

  • Primary Knee and Hip Replacement

  • Knee and Hip Revision

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

  • Customized Knee Replacement


Dr. Alden was named one of Chicago’s Top Doctors

Dr. Alden was nominated by his peers as being outstanding in his medical specialties. Factors contributing to this nomination include clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification. The list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and was featured in the January 2019 issue of Chicago Magazine.

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