Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Hudanich, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery of Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group dba Hudanich Orthopedics at Hudanich Orthopedics®, is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the Central Florida area. Having performed over 3,000 joint replacements, Ronald V. Hudanich, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was one of the first surgeons in Florida optimizing the robotic assisted total knee replacement.
Dr. Hudanich is a proud leader in Stryker® Mako™ robotic joint replacement surgeries, and consistently ranks amongst the top orthopedic surgeons in the area for the minimally invasive Stryker® Mako™ robotic-arm assisted hip replacement and robotic knee replacement surgery technique.
Dr. Ronald Hudanich pioneered and specializes in non-muscle cutting Robotic Total Hip Replacement Direct Anterior Approach and non-muscle cutting, tourniquet-less Robotic Total Knee Replacement.
Orthopedic Treatment and Services
At Hudanich Orthopedics, Dr. Hudanich utilizes the latest and most advanced technologies, like the robotic total hip replacement surgery direct anterior approach, and the Stryker® Mako™ robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement surgery techniques.
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 has two practice locations in Central Florida, located in Lake Mary and Oviedo, Florida, and treats patients five days a week from Monday through Friday, offering same-day and next-day appointments.
Dr. Hudanich completed his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology at Villanova University and earned his Medical Degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania, where he also completed his internship and his residency.
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.
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. 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®.
Our Patient Say
I have new knees and a new life, dr. Hudanich is great!!! My knees were so painful, so bad, they were bone on bone arthritis. I was so scared of surgery, but he made it so smooth. I’m getting my hip done no I don’t like surgery, I just trust the surgeon!
An overall amazing experience. Dr. Hudanich is a doctor who cares and has a great sense of integrity. He's extremely knowledgeable and not afraid spend time with his patients to answer any questions they may have. His staff is so wonderful and nice. I have always been treated with the utmost respect by him and his staff; they have always swiftly called me back when I left messages. I would rate Dr. Hudanich and his team 10 stars if I could. A+++++
Dr. Hundanich has been my Dr for 10 years now. I have recommended him to many Friends and they All have Thanked me. 2 months out now from my TKR n I can only say “ When you have The BEST Dr u can Forget The Rest”. He is Fantastic Awesome 👏Thanks Doc.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Hudanich and his staff. I felt like family the first time I walked into the office. I had a total hip replacement on March 16, 2020 and I can justify honestly say that I an pain free with no restrictions. I never would have imagined that in less than a month I could do anything I want to do. Dr. Hudanich is an amazing doctor that truly cares about each one of his patients. I can't say enough about his amazing surgical skills!!! Well done Doc!! You're the best!!
Hip replacement. I am a 71 year old man who has suffered back pain for years. Bending has always been difficult and painful. I went to Dr. Hudanich about 5 weeks ago, and found out that I had severe arthritis in my hips. He did hip replacement surgery on my right hip 9 days ago. I went home on day two. I am walking with no cane or walker and have no hip pain at all. The constant pain I thought was in my back was actually my hip. I haven't felt this good in years. I am already driving and bending way better than I was 9 days ago! Totally amazing!
Dr. Hudanich performed a total knee replacement of my left knee in September of 2018, and is preparing to complete the same procedure on my right knee in the upcoming months. My experience with both with Dr. Hudanich and his staff has been excellent. I am impressed with the staff's timeliness for scheduling test, and appointments. The attention to detail is another area where the Dr. and his staff has excelled. I recommend Dr. Hudanich and his staff to anyone looking for quality care.
Dr. Hudanich is a knowledgeable, wonderful and caring doctor! I’ve been to numerous doctors, spent thousands of dollars and finally found one that actually listens and trying to help me. The best bedside manner. I can’t thank him and his office enough for their compassion and professionalism. Words can explain how thankful I feel!
Dr. Hudanich with patient and friend, Penny, from Lake Mary Life Magazine
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.
Medical Awards and Accolades
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award 2020, Orthopaedic Surgery
March 2020. Dr. Hudanich, Hudanich Orthopedics®, 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 On-Time Doctor Award 2020, Orthopaedic Surgery
March 2020. Dr. Hudanich received the Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2020
March 2020. Dr. Ronald Hudanich has been selected as one of Florida's Favorite Physicians.
Vitals Compassionate Doctor 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2019, 2018, 2017
America's Most Honored Top Professionals, Top 1%, May 2019.
For the second year in a row, Dr. Hudanich is honored to be a part and included among the America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2019 Top 1% and 2018 Top 5%, a distinction which is a cross-industry and cross-profession honor based on quantitative analysis of authenticated public recognitions and is awarded only to successful individuals who have been publicly recognized for professional excellence with multiple honors from their peers, patients, and the press.
America’s Most Honored is a recognition program created by American Registry. American Registry has partnered with a wide variety of organizations known for their effectiveness at recognizing excellence in businesses and professionals. These organizations go through great pains to gather peer review ratings, client reviews, and results of industry analyses, to uncover the best businesses and professionals in North America. The honorees selected for this award are comprised of high achieving professionals including CEO's, doctors, lawyers, and local business owners.
A Most Honored Professional is part of the top ten, top five, or even top one percent of the most recognized professionals in America. Qualification is determined on a five year basis. An honoree must have been continuously recognized for professional excellence throughout the last 5 years.
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.
#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.