Peter E. Hoepfner, M.D.

Peter E. Hoepfner, M.D.

Peter E. Hoepfner, M.D.


Personal Bio

Treatment Philosophy

“I recognize that each patient brings a very unique and interesting condition that requires a thoughtful, personalized approach and solution.” Dr. Hoepfner is dual board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and in hand and upper extremity surgery. He has published numerous articles in leading medical journals and serves as an instructor of hand injuries for the national hand surgery organization where he teaches the most current techniques in treating complex wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Hoepfner was on the Northwestern University Medical School faculty and holds a patent for an implant in thumb arthritis. Whether using a surgical or nonsurgical approach, the appropriate treatment is tailored for each patient. As an expert in open and arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Hoepfner also specializes in carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, sports injuries, fractures, dislocations, arthritis, tennis elbow, and complex elbow and wrist reconstruction.

Personal Interests

Dr. Hoepfner also has specialized experience with complicated surgical reconstructions for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In many difficult cases, he has enhanced his patients’ quality of life and independence. With a focus on restoring function and eliminating pain with the newest, least invasive methods possible, Dr. Hoepfner is often referred complicated upper extremity cases from other orthopaedic surgeons. He performs all of his own surgeries and is one of the few surgeons in the Chicago area who performs total wrist replacements. Dr. Hoepfner also offers injections with platelet-rich plasma to stimulate tissue healing. Board-certified in the evaluation of disability and impairment, Dr. Hoepfner is known to provide highly respected opinions when performing independent medical evaluations at the request of the medico-legal community.

Conditions & Procedures


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Complex Disorders of the Upper Extremity, Fracture Care, Orthopaedic Trauma: Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Humerus or Shoulder, Shoulders, Workers Compensation, Workplace Injuries


Arthroscopy of the Wrist & Elbow, Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery, IME, Total Wrist Replacement

General Information




Independent Practitioner



Board Certified

Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin, 1998


Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine


Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine


Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School



Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC

720 Florsheim Dr.
Libertyville, IL 60048
847.234.2090 fax
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Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC

1275 E. Belvidere Rd.
Suite 150
Grayslake, IL 60030
847.234.2090 fax
Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.


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