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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Dr. Joseph M. Ajdinovich

Board-Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Ajdinovich is a sports medicine, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a keen interest in advanced arthroscopic treatment for ailments of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle. His interests include, but are not limited to, shoulder instability, rotator cuff, labral repair, complex multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction and joint preservation, as well femoro-acetabular impingement.

He also maintains special interest in open surgical treatment modalities of the shoulder for instability as well as degenerative joint disease.

Dr. Ajdinovich encourages active participation of his patients in their own medical care and understands the importance of incorporating multiple treatment modalities to return them to their desired level of performance, whether that is the field of competition or the rigors of everyday life.

Dr. Ajdinovich earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His training continued with a medical degree conferred by the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then completed a Surgical Internship at Pennsylvania State University Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he developed his basic surgical skills before his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his residency training as chief resident at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Dr. Ajdinovich's sports medicine training was completed at the Orthopaedic Foundation in Stamford Connecticut, under the tutelage of the Kevin Plancher, where he also served as a team physician at both the high school and professional level. During his training, he also relished the opportunity to work under world renowned surgeons in Vail, Colorado, caring for the members of the United States Ski Team as well as various professional athletes the world over.


  • Undergraduate: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Medical: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


  • General Surgical Internship: Penn State University Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • Orthopedic Residency: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Orthopedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, Stamford, CT

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Dr. Joseph M. Ajdinovich

Joseph M. Ajdinovich, MD

Dr. Ajdinovich specializes in advanced arthroscopic treatment for ailments of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle, including - but not limited to:

  • Fracture Care
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Labral Repair
  • Complex Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction and Joint Preservation
  • Femoro-acetabular Impingement

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