“Dr. Bonenberger is the best. After his excellent hip replacement surgery, I was back in my office in two weeks and back in the gym in six weeks. Absolutely no problems in the six years since the surgery and I have put the new hip through its paces many times. The anterior hip replacement procedure is absolutely superior to other surgical approaches, and Dr. Bonenberger performs it beautifully..” – Patient Review, Google
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 at 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 an 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.
Team Physician for
Dr. Bonenberger’s Physician Assistant
Richard “Rick” Ordon, PA-C
After graduating from high school, Mr. Ordon enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he was first introduced to the physician assistant (PA-C) profession. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he was given the opportunity to enroll in the physician assistant program at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. Following graduation, he relocated to Central Florida and began his career in orthopaedics.