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Alan 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

1300 E. Central Road
Suite 100
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Fax: 847-870-8159
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines IL 60016
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove IL 60053

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.


Union Memorial Hospital/Johns Hopkins University
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Department of Orthopaedics, Lecco, Italy
Mini-Fellowship in Ilizarov Technique
University of Illinois Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgery
University of Illinois Medical Center
Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School

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

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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