Speciality: Orthopaedics , Hip, Knee, Sports Medicine, Knee replacement, Workers Compensation, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Fractures and Trauma, Direct Anterior Hip Replacement, Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder, Complex Fracture Repair

+1 815 744 4551

Joliet 951 Essington Road Joliet
USA - 60435.

+1 815 744 4551

New Lenox 1870 Silver Cross Boulevard Pavilion B, Suite 200
New Lenox
USA - 60451.

+1 815 462 3474


Dr. Anuj Puppala, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder, as well as arthroscopic surgery and fracture surgery. Additionally, Dr. Puppala performs minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacements, which are less painful and have shorter recovery times.

Upon graduation from Northwestern University, Dr. Puppala attended medical school at the Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete an internship and residency at Ochsner Clinic Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.

During his time at Ochsner Clinic Hospital, Dr. Puppala served as associate team physician for the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Hornets sports teams. Dr. Puppala previously spent time as associate team physician for University of St. Francis in Joliet and currently serves as team physician for Romeoville High School in Romeoville, Illinois.

Dr. Puppala combines leading edge, minimally invasive techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best possible care.


  • Residency, Ochsner Clinic Foundation New Orleans, LA
  • Internship, Ochsner Clinic Foundation New Orleans, LA
  • M.D., Finch University of Health Sciences/the Chicago Medical School Chicago, IL

Areas of Specialty

  • Patient Specific Knee Replacement
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Complex Fracture Management
  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine

Current & Previous Appointments

  • Partner, Hinsdale Orthopaedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME)

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Silver Cross Hospital
  • Salt Creek Surgery Center

Community Involvement

  • Team Physician, Romeoville High School
  • Former Associate Team Physician, University of St. Francis

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Medical Associations (AMA)

News Articles

Dr. Puppala Featured in The Herald-News


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