Alan L. Saperstein, MD

Alan L. Saperstein, MD



Dr. Saperstein is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine/ Arthroscopic Surgery and Total Joint Replacement Surgery. He is board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He has practiced in South Florida since 1995 and in Boca Raton since 2002. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College. He received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Valentine Mott Medal. He performed his surgical internship and orthopedic residency at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital before completing a sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital where he served as a team physician with the New York Jets and New York Rangers. He is currently one of the team orthopaedic surgeons for the Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Lynn University and Spanish River High School athletic programs.

Dr. Saperstein's practice has a dual focus. He has over 25 years of experience in helping athletes return to play using surgical and nonoperative methods. Most of these surgeries are arthroscopic/minimally invasive and include advanced techniques for ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and meniscus repair, shoulder labrum repair and articular cartilage restoration.

Having spent much of his professional career caring for injured athletes, Dr. Saperstein is keenly aware of the cumulative effect that a lifetime of sports activity can have on an individual’s joints. Practicing in Boca Raton, where so many retirees have settled, has only heightened this awareness and prompted him to also focus on joint replacement surgery. He employs advanced joint replacement techniques including total hip replacement using the Direct Anterior Approach, robotic total and partial knee replacement and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Saperstein is the current chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He is on the faculty of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU. He has published numerous articles on various orthopedic surgery and sports medicine topics. He has appeared frequently on WPTV News and WFTL Radio to discuss various topics in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a long time member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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