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//Alan C. League, MD

Alan C. League, MD

2019-08-05T13:52:43-05:00October 20th, 2017|

Alan C. League, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-375-3000 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Arlington Heights Physician Offices
1300 E. Central Road
Suite 100
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Phone: 847-870-6100

Fax: 847-870-8159

Des Plaines Physician Offices
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Phone: 847-375-3000

Morton Grove Physician Offices
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone: 847-375-3000

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System


Alan C. League, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction. He provides care for the full range of foot and ankle problems. When appropriate, Dr. League offers arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery) to reduce stress on the patient and speed recovery times. His patients also are able to enjoy the benefits of the major improvements recently made in the prostheses used for ankle replacement. Most patients see Dr. League for treatment of pain of some kind.

Often, Dr. League is able to achieve a successful outcome with non-surgical treatments that other physicians haven’t tried. A former wide receiver for the Northwestern University football team, Dr. League personally experienced orthopedic injuries, which led him to his professional calling. Dr. League has consulted for a medical device company on the design of a new system type of screws for use in foot and ankle surgery. He is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he helps train medical residents. He also is leading a team of residents in a research project examining the biomechanical properties of ankle fixation techniques.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

A patient and physician must establish a bond based on mutual respect, honesty and open communication. As a physician, I try to personalize my care for each patient.


Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School



University of Illinois Medical Center


Orthopedic Surgery

University of Illinois Medical Center


Mini-Fellowship in Ilizarov Technique

Department of Orthopaedics, Lecco, Italy


Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Union Memorial Hospital/Johns Hopkins University

Research and Publications

“Reaching Beyond Reach”
Vol. 23: p. 2089. Martha Flanders, Alan League, Linda Daghestani.

Review article: “Hallux Rigidus: Great Progress for an Old Disease”
17(2):85-90, April 2006. Alan League, Stuart Miller.


  • June 2005: Leo Weinstein Award for Excellence in Patient Care,University of Illinois Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • April 2004: Best Paper: Clinical Research Conference, University of Illinois Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 1999: Alpha Omega Alpha,University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 1992-94: Dean’s List: Northwestern University

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Patient Stories

No More Knee Pain When Standing in the Check-Out Line: Joyce’s Story
Both knees replaced. Best thing I ever had done. Can walk and resume my normal activities…read more

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Would strongly recommend Dr League. He took the time to listen to my history with my injury, listened to my concerns, explained my x-rays and was very assuring in my further course of action.”

“Dr League was fantastic in repairing my split Achilles. He’s caring, direct…I strongly recommend him.”

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