Nationally recognized Orthopedic Specialists in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Our physicians have pioneered in advanced surgical techniques and procedures to enhance treatment, optimize rehabilitation and accelerate recovery.
Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group™ Orthopedic Specialties and Orthopedic Services include
What is 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 over 30 bones in each of your lower extremities.
What is 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 or groin pain may result from conditions involving the bones and other body parts around the hip joint. Hip pain or pain around your hip joint may be caused by a hip fracture, hip impingement, hip labral tear, a muscle or tendon strain, osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis, or tendinitis. You may feel the discomfort in your hip or groin, depending on the condition causing your hip pain.
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.
Knee pain, excess fluid or water in or around your knee joint, inflammation or swollen knees, may be the result of an underlying disease or condition, sports injury, trauma or overuse injuries. Knee pain is quite common and affects people of all ages.
Knee joint pain may be triggered by arthritis and injury to the ligaments or meniscus (a cartilage in the knee), inherited medical conditions, sudden trauma, patellar tendonitis and tear, patellofemoral pain syndrome, Baker's cyst, prepatellar bursitis, Iliotibial band syndromeor or by putting too much pressure on the joint.
The shoulder is the most movable joint in the human body. 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. You may experience pain when lifting the arm above your head or moving it forward or behind your back. 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 that may not be due to underlying disease, examples include 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 at home such as falling from a ladder, hanging decorations, and gardening.
Hands, wrists and elbows require delicate care. If you are experiencing hand, wrist or elbow pain the functionality of performing dailys 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 - carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, hand and wrist fractures and ligament injuries, arthroscopy, and wound care.
Total joint replacement, also called Arthroplasty, or total joint reconstruction, is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are 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 evolutionary 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.
Top sports medicine and excellent orthopedic care from our specialty trained sports medicine doctor, dedicated to getting you back in the game by restoring your mobility through 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, we offer extraordinary expertise in the treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions.
We provide extensive experience in advanced arthroscopic and surgical techniques to the care of patients with shoulder, elbow, and other sports-related injuries and conditions including sports injuries and overuse injuries, muscle strains and sprains, ACL, PCL, 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.
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.
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.
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
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained in Trauma
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Subspecialty Trained and Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Our Patients Say
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I had a lot of knee pain that wouldn’t get better no matter what treatments I did so I did a total knee replacement with Dr. Hudanich and it was a great experience. After 6 weeks in I was walking like normal and now after two months I’m doing so well! I would recommend him very much and if you want a great Doctor and a great experience, look no further. Thank you to Dr. Hudanich and staff I feel great!Patient, Doctor Ronald Hudanich
Excellent, caring surgeon. In my case, inserted a plate to repair a broken ulna sustained in a sports accident. Repair was to my dominant arm and it had good functionality after 2 weeks, healed in 6-8 weeks, and returned to fully normal function within about 6 months. His background in PT really helped accelerate my ROM recovery in follow-up appointments.Patient, Doctor Robert Meuret
Dr. Vickaryous did a fantastic job on my elderly mother's broken kneecap, after she was in an accident. In fact, she never once had ANY pain in her leg after the surgery, or during her time in rehab. Quite amazing. Highly recommend and thankful he was the one to perform the surgery.Patient, Doctor Brian Vickaryous
We were so lucky to find “The BEST” surgeon in Central Florida to do hip replacement surgeries. The pandemic pushed my husband’s surgery back a year and he ended up in a wheelchair unable to walk. Dr. Hudanich said these were the worst hips he’d ever seen. He did BOTH hips 3 months apart; the last one the end of July 2021. On my husband’s birthday (Nov 4th), he danced the whole night practically non-stop with no problems! Very seldom you’ll find a surgeon with the kind of care, concern, and skill the caliber of Dr. Hudanichs. He is all about his patients needs and concerns and spends as much time with you as needed to answer ALL your questions; so your mind is at ease and you are ready for that new hip! Thank you Dr. Hudanich for making my man whole again and for your love and care for all of us that are fortunate enough to find you! 😊 Jimmie & Janice XOXOXO!Patient, Doctor Ronald Hudanich
Dr. Meuret repaired my broken elbow, which included hardware installation. Afterward, the Occupational Therapists admired his handywork. They told me that it was a difficult procedure done well. I have full range of motion and little post-surgery pain. Thank you, Dr. Meuret.Patient, Doctor Robert Meuret
Had total tear of shoulder tendon along with impingement requiring debridement. Surgery went perfect. Dr. Vickarous demonstrates great care and concern for the patient. Communicates in direct fashion. Thankful he is my doctor.Patient, Doctor Brian Vickaryous
Monday - Friday - 8AM to 5PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday. If you are in pain or if you are having a medical emergency, please call 9 - 1 - 1 or immediately go to the Emergency Room. All copays will be collected prior to services. We will no longer bill copays. Thank you for understanding!