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Eric G. Bonenberger, M.D.

Hip Knee Robotic-arm assisted total knee Partial knee replacement Direct anterior approach Robotic-arm assisted partial knee Robotic-arm assisted hip Mobile bearing hip
Orlando Orthopaedic Group
25 West Crystal Lake Street Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32806
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Additional Locations

9685 Lake Nona Village Place Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32827
7350 Sand Lake Commons Blvd Suite 3315, Orlando, FL 32819
1000 West Broadway Street Suite 200, Oviedo, FL 32765

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Orlando Health Dr Phillips Hospital

Languages

  • English

About Dr. Bonenberger

Dr. Bonenberger specializes in the following surgical techniques: muscle sparing anterior approach total hip replacement, minimally invasive total joint replacement, full and partial knee replacement, MAKOplasty knee and hip replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, arthroscopy, and sports medicine. He is frequently called upon to teach other surgeons the anterior approach hip replacement technique. Dr. Bonenberger is one of only a handful of surgeons qualified to perform both hip arthroscopy and direct anterior total hip replacements, making his expertise sought by Florida’s active population.

Bridging the gap between medical and surgical care, Dr. Bonenberger provides office-based, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections including Hyaluronic Acid, Stem Cell, and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.

In addition to being board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Bonenberger is quite busy with various professional pursuits, including leading surgeon education labs, speaking at several orthopaedic-based engagements, providing sidelines medical coverage at the LPGA Tour Championship and the PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Country Club.

Dr. Bonenberger joined Orlando Orthopaedic Center in 2008. Before moving to Central Florida, he served as Section Head of Adult Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville. There, he specialized in hip and knee replacements and implemented a comprehensive joint replacement pathway. This included minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, computer navigated joint replacements and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty surgery. While in Jacksonville, he was Associate Professor at the University of Florida where he performed primary and revision joint replacement surgery. He was involved in resident education including surgical techniques and teaching conferences.

Dr. Bonenberger completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the Boston University Medical Center. Following his residency, he then completed an Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship at the Boston University Medical Center. His work has been published within the field of orthopaedics and he has presented his research at several national orthopaedic meetings, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. During his training, he was involved in the care of athletes at the high school and college level.

Dr. Bonenberger graduated from North Carolina State University. He earned his M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Orthopaedic Society. He was born and raised in western New York state.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT

Hip joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fracture of the neck of the femur or functional deformity of the hip.

Knee joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid and post-traumatic arthritis, and for moderate deformity of the knee. Joint replacement surgery is not appropriate for patients with certain types of infections, any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of prosthesis instability, prosthesis fixation failure or complications in postoperative care, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, severe instability of the joint, or excessive body weight.

Like any surgery, joint replacement surgery has serious risks which include, but are not limited to, pain, bone fracture, change in the treated leg length (hip), joint stiffness, hip joint fusion, amputation, peripheral neuropathies (nerve damage), circulatory compromise (including deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)), genitourinary disorders (including kidney failure), gastrointestinal disorders (including paralytic ileus (loss of intestinal digestive movement)), vascular disorders (including thrombus (blood clots), blood loss, or changes in blood pressure or heart rhythm), bronchopulmonary disorders (including emboli, stroke or pneumonia), heart attack, and death.

Implant related risks which may lead to a revision of the implant include dislocation, loosening, fracture, nerve damage, heterotopic bone formation (abnormal bone growth in tissue), wear of the implant, metal sensitivity, soft tissue imbalance, osteolysis (localized progressive bone loss), audible sounds during motion, and reaction to particle debris.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is appropriate for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will return to the same activity level. The lifetime of any joint replacement is limited and depends on several factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will counsel you about strategies to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device, including avoiding high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight. It is important to closely follow your physician’s instructions regarding post-surgery activity, treatment and follow-up care.

Ask your doctor if a joint replacement is right for you.

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Stryker is a sponsor of the PGA TOUR. Hal Sutton and Fred Funk are paid spokespersons of Stryker, and their statements represent their personal views based on their personal experiences.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ANKLE REPLACEMENT

Indications: The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR Ankle) is indicated for use as a non-cemented implant to replace a painful arthritic ankle joint due to osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Contra-Indications: Active or prior deep infection in the ankle joint or adjacent bones, Skeletal immaturity, Bone stock inadequate to support the device including: Severe osteoporotic or osteopenia condition or other conditions resulting in poor bone quality , Avascular necrosis of the talus, Prior surgery and / or injury that has adversely affected ankle bone quality, Malalignment or severe deformity of involved or adjacent anatomic structures including: Hindfoot or forefoot malalignment precluding plantigrade foot, Significant malalignment of the knee joint. Insufficient ligament support that cannot be repaired with soft tissue stabilization, Neuromuscular disease resulting in lack of normal muscle function about the affected ankle, Lower extremity vascular insufficiency demonstrated by Doppler arterial pressure, Charcot joint or peripheral neuropathy that may lead to Charcot joint of the affected ankle, Prior arthrodesis at the ankle joint , Poor skin and soft tissue quality about the surgical site.

Common Side Effects from Total Ankle Replacement Surgery: For the first two weeks after surgery it is normal to have a moderate amount of pain. You may need to use pain medicine(s). This pain may slowly decrease over time, but it is not unusual to experience some discomfort for up to three months and swelling may continue for up to a year after surgery. Contact your surgeon right away if at any time you notice: Fluid leaking from your wound, Redness around your wound, Pain or swelling that starts suddenly (especially after an ankle twist or fall) or Severe pain after the initial two weeks following your surgery.

The T2 Ankle Arthrodesis Nail is intended for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (fusion) and to provide stabilization of the hindfoot and ankle including the transverse tarsal joints coupling the mid-foot to the hindfoot. Examples of specific indications include: Post-traumatic or primary arthrosis, previously infected arthrosis (second degree), revision of Failed Ankle arthrodesis, failed Total Ankle Replacement, avascular Necrosis of the Talus (requiring tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis), Neuroarthropathy or Neuromuscular Deformity or other neuromuscular disease with severe deformity or instability of the ankle, rheumatoid arthritis with severe deformity such as rheumatoid hindfoot, osteoarthritis, nonunions or pseudarthrosis of hindfoot and distal tibia, malunited tibial pilon fracture, charcot foot, severe endstage degenerative arthritis, severe defects after tumor resection pantalar arthrodesis.

Contraindications: The physician’s education, training and professional judgement must be relied upon to choose the most appropriate device and treatment. Conditions presenting an increased risk of failure include: any active or suspected latent infection or marked local inflammation in or about the affected area. Compromised vascularity that would inhibit adequate blood supply to the fracture or the operative site. Bone stock compromised by disease, infection or prior implantation that can not provide adequate support and/or fixation of the devices. Material sensitivity, documented or suspected. Obesity. An overweight or obese patient can produce loads on the implant that can lead to failure of the fixation of the device or to failure of the device itself. Patients having inadequate tissue coverage over the operative site. Implant utilization that would interfere with anatomical structures or physiological performance. Any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of fixation failure or complications in postoperative care. Other medical or surgical conditions which would preclude the potential benefit of surgery. The T2 Ankle Arthrodesis Nail should NOT be used if following conditions are present: tibial malalignment of > 10˚ in any plane, severe vascular deficiency, osteomyelitis or soft tissue infection.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Stryker is not dispensing medical advice. Please speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is right for you. Only your doctor can make the medical judgment which products and treatments are right for your own individual condition. As with any surgery, joint replacement carries certain risks. Your surgeon will explain all the possible complications of the surgery, as well as side effects. Additionally, the lifetime of a joint replacement is not infinite and varies with each individual. Also, each patient will experience a different postoperative activity level, depending on their own individual clinical factors. Your doctor will help counsel you about how to best maintain your activities in order to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device. Such strategies include not engaging in high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight.

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