Total Joint Replacement (TJR)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

MIS Joint Replacement offers important advantages, requiring smaller incisions and potentially causing less trauma, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less scarring than traditional techniques.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is specialized medical care for treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. From athletes to active individuals, sports medicine helps patients continue injury-free active lifestyles.

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Upper Extremity

Patients suffering from debilitating shoulder, arm or hand problems can benefit from the Bonutti Clinic specialists who have devoted their careers and training to the treatment of upper extremity issues.

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About the Clinic

Founder's Statement

In 1989, I founded The Bonutti Clinic in Effingham to fulfill my goal of bringing world-class clinical care and orthopedic surgical expertise to a historically underserved area of the country. I am very proud and profoundly grateful to report that, over the years, the clinic has attracted patients and physicians from all over the world while providing for the community's medical needs and serving as a prominent employer. We have grown from just three employees to more than 170, including individuals who work at the clinic as well as those who serve the patient care businesses that have spun off from it.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques and instrumentation continue to be a major focus for research at The Bonutti Clinic and its sister companies. We are committed to continuing to advance orthopedic health through the unique combination of research at Bonutti Technologies and clinical practice at The Bonutti Clinic. It is very important to me personally that the clinic's patients are among the primary beneficiaries of our work.

Thank you for your interest in The Bonutti Clinic. Whether you are a potential patient or a fellow clinician interested in our procedures, I hope this site provides you the information you need. If you have additional questions or comments, I invite you to contact me or other members of the clinic staff.
Best wishes,
Peter Bonutti, MD

Comprehensive Services

The Bonutti Clinic is devoted to the care of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and spine. We offer comprehensive services, including:

Under the leadership of Dr. Peter Bonutti, clinic physicians continually develop innovations to improve care and help patients achieve maximum function and performance.