Dr. Howard Freedberg is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon whose expertise includes knee reconstruction, hip & joint replacement, and ACL repair.
Dr. Howard Freedberg completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Additionally, he completed two fellowships: one in sports medicine at the prestigious Wellington Sports Medicine Center. The other in reconstructive arthritis surgery at the acclaimed Bone and Joint Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. With over 25 years of orthopaedic experience, Dr. Freedberg is known locally as “The Knee Expert”. Most recently, he developed an innovative double bundle ACL reconstruction technique in conjunction with Biomet, with whom he is an independent contractor. The double bundle ACL reconstruction technique is now being recognized and implemented internationally. Beyond knees, Dr. Freedberg provides a complete range of orthopaedic surgical services including full and partial joint replacement. Dr. Freedberg is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has subsequently been recertified twice by the same governing board. Dr. Freedberg is also subspecialty board-certified by the Sports Medicine American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Forensic Association. Nationally renowned, Dr. Freedberg was deemed a Master Instructor of Arthroscopic Surgery by the Arthroscopy Association of North America and serves as an instructor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a consulting physician to the Player’s Association for the NFL and MLB and is a team physician for five local high schools. He has been recognized by U.S. News as a Top Doctor. In April 2011, he was awarded the “Best Doctor Award” by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Freedberg lectures on his theories and techniques on subjects that include not only knee reconstructions but many other joints of the body including the shoulder, of which he is also recognized as an expert by his peers. He has published numerous articles on the subject of arthroscopy. He is presently involved in novel research on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with the robotic knee testing device, which is a revolutionary computerized knee testing device. Dr. Freedberg believes that each patient deserves the utmost in service. He takes extra time to provide each patient with the individualized care they deserve and treats every patient as though they are a family member. Dr. Freedberg is an avid bicycle rider and keeps fit on a regular basis.