Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Hudanich, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist, Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group™ dba 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).
Ronald V. Hudanich, DO
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist
Ronald V. Hudanich, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, hip and knee replacement specialist, and the founder of the Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group™, LLC, doing business as Hudanich Orthopedics®.
Our Patient Say
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!
I had a total right hip replacement done on October 27, 2021. Dr. Hudanich did an outstanding job, I am very happy with my results. Everything that he told me about my new hip is exactly what he said. I would like to thank Dr. Hudanich's team members for all the help that they have given me.
Thank-you Jamie for all the follow-ups he did before and after surgery.
Thank-you Monica who got me scheduled for surgery during unprecedented times with hospital cancellations due to Covid-19.
Thank-you Tabitha and Jessica for answering all my questions and concerns, especially during these trying times with scheduling.
I highly recommend Dr. Hudanich. I was completely cared for and informed before, during and after surgery. Top notch, Dr. Hudanich and Team!!
After 3 years of struggling with severe pain and several doctors later I was so very fortunate to meet Dr Hudanich I have never met a Dr that was so thorough in crossing all his t's and dotting his I's.
After meeting him, talking with him and getting all info that I needed I had my hip replacement surgery, after the recovery room, I was up and walking within 15 minutes and I had absolutely NO PAIN in my hip of any kind.
I cannot recommend this Dr enough he gave me back my life.
Thank you Dr. Hudanich
I had my total knee replacement on May 25, 2021.
I am very happy with the results.
Dr. Hudanich is a great doctor.
He really knows his stuff.
I have referred several of my friends to him and I would refer him to anybody that is having knee problems.
Thank you, Dr. Hudanich for making my pain go away!!
Dr. Hudanich is AMAZING. I highly recommend him and his staff. Today I couldn’t walk bc there was so much fluid in my knee. I was in such unbelievable pain when I went in, but he drained it, gave me an injection, and I go back in 2 weeks. I may have to have another surgery to clean it out again. Eventually, I may need a knee replacement, but every time I see him, I feel better. He is thorough and will do what is in a patient’s best interest. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is truly an expert in his field. He’s one of the best! I highly recommend him and his practice. Thank you, Dr. Hudanich and Jamie for your help today. I’m so grateful you could fit me in. I wouldn’t trust my knee to anyone else!
I have done both my knee replacements with Dr.,Hudanich and my recovery has been excellent. The first two weeks are the most challenging for obvious reasons--inflammation due to surgery and so forth. However, I was able to return back to my normal duties.
My brother, who had a knee replaced somewhere else had an entirely different experience. He was not able to walk and/or return to normal duties in about 90 days. He decided that, based on my experience he would do his next one with Dr. Hudanich and he did! His experience? Nothing less than excellent. We have been referring patients to Dr. Hudanich constantly just by sharing our own experience. He and his staff are the best!
Dr. Hudanich and his team performed my surgery on my right hip in June 2021.
They will take excellent care of you first of all. They also helped me gain back the quality of life i had lost. At 31 i had very limited range of motion and was in pain every step.
Wow what a difference after surgery! Not only did my hip feel better, clearer state of mind now that i felt better. My back also felt relieved from being off for so long. I highly recommend.
Thank you so much to Dr. Hudanich and everyone who assisted! Much love. -Stephen
My husband Thomas had a knee replacement 4 weeks ago.
When asked at today's post op check , if need be, would he have Dr. Hudanich operate on the other knee? His response, "One hundred thousand times, yes!"
Prior to and following surgery Dr. Hudanich explained everything along the way.
As the wife, I was impressed that Dr. Hudanich called me (I was unable to be present) after the surgery to tell me everything went well.
Update August 2021, it has been almost three years since Dr. Hudanich replacement my right knee and exactly 2 years ago he replaced my left knee. This past weekend I had the opportunity to put them through the ultimate torture test. My wife and I engaged in soil erosion control on our GA property by throwing almost 10,000 pounds of sod. Our cabin property has quite a bit of slope to the grade so this was no easy task, coupled with the sod being on my trailer (no forklift to unload with), there were many trips on and off the trailer. Diana's smart watch logged us as walking 4.8 miles, while carrying the sod. Dr. Hudanich, saying thank you for giving me back my life doesn't seem like enough. I wish I were better with the English vocabulary to express how much you and your staff mean to me. I have always taken pride in being strong, being a good provider for my wife and kids, to work hard and enjoy life, you have restored that for me. Thanks Andy Today I had the pleasure to meet with Dr. Hudanich for a post surgical visit, and again was impressed not only with Dr. Hudanich, but his staff as well. Dr. Hudanich has replaced both of my knees in the past year 9 /2018 and 8/2019. What I have learned about Hudanich orthopedics, the staff is professional, polite, and accommodating. What I have learned about Dr. Hudanich is that not only is he a very skilled surgeon he has a passion for his work and his patients. In today's fast paced world its rare to find a doctor with these qualities. I would encourage anyone looking for an excellent doctor to visit Hudanich Orthopedics.
Dr. Ron Hudanich treated and eventually performed surgery to replace my damaged hip in July 2021. From the first encounter in May 2021, I felt extremely comfortable with his exemplary skills and his very professional staff. Dr. Hudanich and his staff prepared me for the surgery and its after effects and held my hand throughout the entire journey. Special acknowledgement to PA Stephen who answered ALL of my questions. The total hip replacement was successful and I remained in the hospital for 1.5 days. After discharge, I visited the office one week later and then again 3 weeks later. Although I am still healing, I have NO hip pain and can begin an exercise regime. If you have joint pain, whether it leads to surgery or not, I urge you to make an appointment and see Dr. Ron Hudanich. Kudos to all at Hudanich Orthopedics!<
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
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 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.