Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Hudanich is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the Central Florida area. Having performed over 2,000 joint replacements, Ronald V. Hudanich, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was one of the first surgeons in Florida optimizing the robotic assisted total knee replacement.
At Hudanich Orthopedics, Dr. Hudanich utilizes the latest and most advanced technologies, like the direct anterior total hip replacement, and the robotic assisted total knee replacement. Dr. Hudanich is a proud leader in robotic surgery and consistently ranks amongst the top in the area for knee replacements. Dr. Hudanich specializes in general orthopedic surgery, and many minor outpatient surgical procedures including rotator cuff repairs, knee arthroscopy, carpal tunnel and trigger finger releases. He also treats routine musculoskeletal injuries and ailments, such as back pain, arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis of all joints.
Dr. Hudanich earned his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania, where he also completed his internship and his residency. He went on to complete fellowship training at both, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.
Dr. Hudanich has written several editorials and contributed articles to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and American Journal of Knee Surgery. He has presented at the Orlando Health Nursing Excellence Conference and many other medical conventions and conferences.
Ronald V. Hudanich
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ronald V. Hudanich, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of the Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group, LLC, doing business as Hudanich Orthopedics.
Congenital absence of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in the presence of bilateral absent patellae.
Editor JOT, Fall 2003 - 2004
American Knee Journal
Dr. Hudanich is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS), and an associate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Hudanich has two practice locations in Central Florida, located in Lake Mary and Oviedo, Florida, and treats patients five days a week from Monday through Firday, offering same-day and next-day appointments.
Dr. Hudanich is an ironman triathlete and has completed more than 13 combined half and full ironman triathlons. He attends yearly conferences, learning the latest treatments and trends in endurance sports, such as running, cycling and swimming. As both a surgeon and an athlete, Dr. Hudanich offers a unique approach to the care of endurance athletes. Dr. Hudanich loves his family, his dogs and is an excellent chef.
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award 2019, Orthopaedic Surgery
February 2019. Dr. Hudanich received the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award. In gratitude for faithful service, Dr. Hudanich has been recognized by his patients as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors.
Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2019
February 2019. Dr. Ronald Hudanich has been selected as one of Florida's Favorite Physicians.
America's Most Honored Professionals 2018 - Top 5%, May 2018
Awarded for continuous professional recognition, an accomplishment realized by the Top 5% of American Professionals. All qualifying public recognitions of excellence are certified by The American Registry and include significant mentions in the press, honors by recognized trade groups, and acclaimed recognitions by peers or clients.
Vitals Compassionate Doctor 2018, March 2018, 2017, 2016
Vitals Patients' Choice Award, March 2018, 2017
#DidYouKnow DO or D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, which is a professional doctoral degree for physicians and surgeons offered by medical schools in the United States. A DO graduate may become licensed as an osteopathic physician, having equivalent rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a physician who has earned the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. DO physicians are licensed to practice the full scope of medicine and surgery in 65 countries, and in all 50 US states. They constitute 11% of all US physicians. As of 2018, there were more than 145,000 osteopathic medical physicians and osteopathic medical students in the United States.
One notable difference between DO and MD training is that DO training adds 300 – 500 hours studying techniques for hands-on manipulation of the human musculoskeletal system, a system shared (in general but not all particulars) with chiropractic medicine.