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Orthopedic Services

Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group

Nationally recognized Orthopedic Specialists in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

The physicians at Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group™  have pioneered advanced surgical techniques and procedures to enhance treatment, optimize rehabilitation and accelerate recovery, offering the best orthopedic services in the area. The practice is 100% physician owned.

What is considered the lower extremity?

The lower extremity is subdivided into the thigh or upper leg (between the hip and knee joints), lower leg (between knee and ankle), and the foot (your midfoot/rearfoot and forefoot, calcaneus and distally). There are more than 30 bones in each of your lower extremities.

What is considered the Upper extremity?

The upper extremity, also referred to as upper limb or arm, is a functional unit of the upper body. It consists of three sections: the upper arm, the forearm, and the hand. It extends from the shoulder joint to the fingers and contains 30 bones. It also consists of many nerves, blood vessels (arteries and veins), and muscles.

Orthopedic Conditions and Treatment

hip

Hip

Hip or groin pain may be a result from specific conditions involving the bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments surrounding o the hip joint.  Possible causes for hip pain or pain include: hip fracture, impingement, labral tear, a muscle or tendon strain, osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis, or tendinitis. 

If you have hip pain while resting or sleeping, notice joint stiffness or redness, swelling, warmth around the joint, or your pain will not go away, please call us immediately for an evaluation and expert opinion on your hip issue to discuss your non-surgical or surgical treatment options with one of our hip specialists.

shoulder

Shoulder

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The structures allow for extreme degrees of motion in multiple planes of the body that predispose it to instability events. A group of four muscles and their tendons, called the rotator cuff, give the shoulder its wide range of motion. Several factors and conditions may contribute to shoulder pain. The most common cause of shoulder pain occurs when rotator cuff tendons become trapped under the bony area in the shoulder. The tendons become inflamed or damaged. This condition is called rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis.

Shoulder pain may have causes not due to underlying disease, like overuse, disuse, sprain, strain, or sleeping on side. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as playing basketball, tennis, swimming, baseball pitching, or lifting weights. Injuries may also occur during everyday activities.

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Hand, Wrist and Elbow

Hands, wrists and elbows require delicate care. If you are experiencing hand, wrist or elbow pain the functionality of performing daily tasks will be limited, as our hands require sensation and movement, such as joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction. It is advisable to seek a diagnosis and treatment for discomfort, pain or stiffness in your arm, hand, sharp pain in your elbow or any of these areas.

Our hand and wrist specialists have the training and clinical expertise for a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your pain or condition. We provide specialized patient care for a wide variety of injuries and disorders of the hand, wrist, arm and elbow including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, hand and wrist fracture, ligament injuries and wound care.

Total Joint Replacement, Hip and Knee

Total joint replacement, also called arthroplasty, or total joint reconstruction, is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with a metal, plastic, or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. Total hip replacement surgery or total knee replacement surgery are the most common joint replacements, but replacement surgeries for other joints such as ankle replacement or shoulder replacement, are also possible.

Our hip and knee replacement specialists proudly provide revolutionary non-muscle cutting, robotic-arm assisted minimally invasive surgery techniques, for smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays and faster post-op recovery times. Please ask us about the non-muscle cutting, robotic direct anterior hip replacement or Hudanich Orthopedics® 3-in-1 non-muscle cutting, robotic-arm assisted knee replacement surgery.

Sports Medicine

Top sports medicine care is available from our specialty trained sports medicine doctors. These sports medicine specialists are dedicated to getting you back in the game by restoring your mobility through the most innovative treatment options, excellent patient care, speedy recovery and best outcomes. With decades of experience caring for elite and everyday athletes of all ages and skill, they offer extraordinary expertise in the treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions.

We provide extensive experience in advanced arthroscopic and surgical techniques to care for patients with shoulder, elbow, and other sports-related injuries and conditions including sports injuries, overuse injuries, muscle strains and sprains, ACL/PCL tears, knee ligament reconstruction and repair, meniscal tear, runner’s knee, biceps tendon rupture, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, throwing injuries, foot and ankle injuries, and more.

Trauma and Fracture Care

A fracture may range from a minor crack in a bone, to a completely broken bone and a displaced fracture. Fractures may occur from traumatic injuries, ranging from simple fractures that require only casting or splinting, to severe, complex fractures that require surgical intervention. From broken bones to isolated injuries to complex orthopaedic trauma, our orthopaedic trauma services provide careful and thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for all types of fractures and traumatic injuries.

Our trauma physicians treat complex pelvic and acetabular fractures, distal radius fractures of the hand and wrist complex non-union fractures, reconstruction for periarticular fractures (fractures around or in joints), deformity correction, infection, malunion and nonunion (non-healed) of fractures as well as complex hip and knee revision surgery for failed joint replacement, and more. Signs of a fracture include pain, inflammation, deformity, and the inability to use the affected area. When these types of injuries occur, you need immediate medical attention. This will help prevent future complications, speed your recovery, as well as help return your mobility or functioning.

General Orthopedics

There are 206 bones in an adult human skeleton. The skeleton is made up of the bones of the: skull, spine, chest, arms, pelvis, hands, legs, and feet. Where a number follows the name of the bone in brackets, this indicates how many of that bone are in the human skeleton.

Orthopaedics (also called orthopaedic surgery) is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work, and be active. Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group™ orthopedic specialists care for patients of all ages, from young adults or athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to middle-aged to senior people with arthritis.

Emergency Care and Walk-In Clinic

Make Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group™ your first stop for urgent orthopedic injuries. Walk-in and have immediate-access to the Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group™ board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic physician assistants. We assist patients suffering from a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and chronic health conditions.

Patients receive quality treatment from our orthopedic specialists for non-urgent or immediate needs, without the wait time and expense of ER visits. Walk-ins welcome!

Our Team of Doctors

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Ronald V. Hudanich, DO

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist

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Robert J. Meuret, MD, MPT

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship-Trained in Trauma

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Brian K. Vickaryous, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Subspecialty Trained and Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine