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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In the News


The Bonutti Clinic welcomes Dr. Joseph Ajdinovich

August, 2017

The Bonutti Clinic is proud to announce the new addition of Dr. Joseph M. Ajdinovich, a Fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, to the Clinic. Dr. Ajdinovich will begin his Orthopedic Sports Medicine practice with the Bonutti Clinic October 2017. Having grown up just southeast of Chicago, he calls the midwest home and sees Effingham and the Bonutti Clinic as a perfect fit for both him and his wife, Stefanie.

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The Bonutti Clinic welcomes Dr. Jonathan Workman

August, 2017

The Bonutti Clinic is proud to announce the new addition of Dr. Jonathan Workman, a Fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, to the Clinic. Dr. Workman will begin his orthopedic spine practice with the Bonutti Clinic September 2017. As a Missouri native, Dr. Workman appreciates the values of midwestern communities. He employs a conservative treatment attitude and approach and is proud to offer both a broad knowledge and a specific skill set in orthopedics and spine surgery. Dr. Workman, his wife Sarah and their four children are excited about the opportunity to build their lives, friendships and careers in Effingham, Illinois.

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Dr. Didi Omiyi and MAKO Surgery from the Bonutti Clinic Get a Rider Back on the Horse

May 2017

For horse trainer, Penny Boyer, partial knee replacement MAKO surgery from the Bonutti Clinic has meant less pain, smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery time, and literally getting back on her horse. Read Penny's story and see how Dr. Omiyi and MAKOplasty™ Robotic Hip and Knee Surgery have made a difference in her life.

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AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting

March 2017

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2017 Annual Meeting was held March 13-18, 2017 in San Diego, California. Dr. Peter Bonutti was the lead author and presented a study titled, Total Knee Arthroplasty - Fibrosis Following Arthroscopic Intervention. He won an award from International Orthopedic Association. Dr. Bonutti was also co-author on two additional papers titled; Does Depression Affect Outcomes Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty and Adult Reconstruction Knee III: Readmissions/Outcomes/Bundles.

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Dr. Bonutti invited Faculty for the 2nd Annual Winter Hip, Knee & Shoulder Symposium in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida.

February 2017

On Feb. 3, 2017, Dr. Bonutti was chosen to be on the Expert Panel for discussions on “Surgical Knee Technologies and Implant Choices”. He also was the Key Moderator and lead case discussions on “Pain Protocols and Accelerated Rehabilitation”. In the evening, the Economic Program was held and featured several well-known surgeons and Industrial CEO’s speaking on New Technology and Industry Focus. Dr. Bonutti presented on “Intellectual Property Value and Strategy”.



Dr. Peter Bonutti Joined World Renowned Innovators and Surgeons at the Technology Innovation for Physicians and Surgeons (TIPS) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio

October 2016

Dr. Peter Bonutti presented and participated on the Committee at the Technology Innovation for Physicians and Surgeons Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, October 22-24th. He joined other world renowned innovators and surgeons in presenting his latest technological advances and new surgical techniques. His presentations titled, “Independent Development: What Does It Take”, “Ultrasonic Suture Welding” and “Ultrasound Treatment for Biofilm”. Dr. Bonutti moderated the Precision and Accuracy in Surgery session.



Dr. Omiyi recieves Board Certification

September 29, 2016

Orthopaedic surgeon Didi Omiyi, MD, of Bonutti Clinic recently received Board Certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Board certification demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty of a medical practice. It is a voluntary process meant to designate individuals who have met the highest standards of eduction, training and knowledge in surgery. Dr. Omiyi joined the Bonutti Clinic in October of 2014.

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Dine With A Doc Event – Sullivan, Illinois


Awards Announced at 16th Annual Effingham Art Guild Juried Art Show

June 2016

Members of the Effingham Art Guild (EAG) recently celebrated their 16th annual Juried Art Show with a special event hosted by Bonutti Clinic to announce the winners. The EAG Juried Art Show is unique to the Effingham area, as juried shows require the artist’s work to compete against other entries to be accepted into the display. The juried art show continues to grow in popularity. Twenty-five local artists submitted 109 pieces of art. Bonutti Clinic employees judged the entries.


AAOS 2016 Annual Meeting

March 2016

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting was held March 1- 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center. Dr. Peter Bonutti and Dr. Didi Omiyi attended the annual event. Dr. Bonutti was the lead author and presenter of a poster on exhibit titled, “Evaluation of Topical Ultrasound for Bacterial Biofilm Removal.” There were over 10,000 orthopedic surgeons in attendance at the International Meeting.


Dr. Peter Bonutti Attends the Holy Cross Faculty Meeting

February 2016

Dr. Peter Bonutti, was invited faculty at the Holy Cross Lecture Harvard Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 5, 2016. Dr. Bonutti gave two lectures. The first was titled, “Minimally Invasive—What This Means” and the second “Accelerated Therapy Protocols in the Bundled Environment”. Dr. Bonutti also was on several panels and moderator of the knee session.


From Surviving to Now Thriving: Cody Michels’ Recovery a Success Story

February 2016
Effingham News Report by: Alyssa Long

In the last year and a half, Cody has had to relearn everyday skills such as writing and walking. So when we sat down with Cody and his family for an interview last March, activities like hunting and driving might have sounded like far-reaching goals. But today, nearly one year after our initial interview, life is beginning to look a little more like it used to for the Michels family. For the few who don’t know his story...

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Dr. Bonutti, Wenthe Speak at CEO Class

January 2016

Dr. Peter Bonutti was an invited Guest Speaker for the Effingham County CEO class on January 5th at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. He presented to 50 students about his journey of entrepreneurship which included his schooling and business ventures as well as his ongoing experiences of continued leadership in the Effingham Community today.

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HSHS St. Anthony’s Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

November 2015

HSHS St. Anthony’s is pleased to announce Hospital Sisters Health System Board of Directors recently approved the appointment of Didi Omiyi, MD to the hospital’s Board of Directors for a three-year term of November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2018. Dr. Didi Omiyi specializes in orthopedic surgery and joined St. Anthony’s Medical Staff in October 2014.


Peter Bonutti Shares Ways to Balance Clinical Work and Product Development

October 2015

Peter Bonutti, M.D. is an orthopaedic joint reconstructive surgeon specializing in hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopy. Beyond the practice of medicine, he has contributed to patient care through involvement in product development (working with companies like ArthroCare, Biomet, Medtronic and Stryker, to name a few) and starting his own company, Bonutti Technologies. He also founded The Bonutti Clinic in 1989 in Effingham, Illinois, which houses its own research center, Bonutti Research.…

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Orthopedic Surgeon to Know: Dr. Peter Bonutti of the Bonutti Clinic

September 2015

Peter Bonutti, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at The Bonutti Clinic in Effingham, Ill. Dr. Bonutti founded the clinic in 1989, and the clinic provides innovative musculoskeletal care for its national and international patients. Dr. Bonutti devised several products including an arthroscopic introduction system, bone buttons for rotator cuff repairs and minimally invasive fracture fixation buttons among several others.…

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Concussion Awareness Improving: Local Schools, Clinic Working to Make Sports as Safe as Possible

August 2015

Concussion. It’s a word we hear a lot today, especially in the sports world. You can’t turn on ESPN or any of the major sports channels without hearing a report about a professional or collegiate athlete that has suffered a concussion…

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State-of-the-Art Technology: Robot Now Part of Partial Knee and Full Hip Replacements at St. Anthony's

June 2015

Steve Lindley’s bad hip was certainly affecting his quality of life. He was in constant pain. At times, it would cause his right leg to give out and he would fall to the ground. It also affected his ability to work. And worst of all, Steve didn’t feel comfortable carrying his 5½-month-old grandson Alec and was unable to get down on the floor and play with him. Finally, after struggling for nearly two years, Steve had enough…

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Bonutti Clinic’s Certified Orthotist, Andy VanNatta Receives Medical Professional Award and Chosen as Mentor for Northwestern University

December 2013

Each year ARC Community Support Systems recognizes individuals who have gone out of their way to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities...

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Thank you, Doctors!

November 2013

On November 26, St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital honored members of the Medical Staff...

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3 Years Later, Knees Made for Dancing

New York Times by: Jane E. Brody

Dr. Bonutti performs total knee replacements on a patient with impressive results…

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Press Room Events by Dr. Bonutti, Dr. Gray, Dr. Rudert