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. Karl S. Rudert

Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Karl Rudert graduated from University of California Davis in 1976. He attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago graduating in 1981. He completed his internship and emergency medicine residency through Chicago Osteopathic Medical Centers, Cook County Hospital in 1984. He has actively practiced Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine and Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine throughout his completion of his residency. He was the medical director at Dupont Conoco Facility, Ponca City, OK. He is a consultant team physician for Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, providing service to the Eastern Illinois Athletes for the last 15 years. His primary interest is Occupational Medicine / Urgent Care with emphasis on Sports Medicine. His greatest enjoyment comes from the treatment of sports injuries in all age groups and working with companies to prevent work related injuries.

Dr. Rudert also specializes in the treatment of diagnostic blocks, epidural steroid injections and trigger point injections in conjunction with our orthopedic surgeons and specialists in the surrounding areas that treat comprehensive pain disorders.


  • Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
  • Medical: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • General Rotating Internship: Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Emergency Medicine Residency: Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Coles Cumberland County Medical Society
  • American College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine

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Dr. Karl S. Rudert

Karl S. Rudert, DO, FACEP

Dr. Rudert specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including:

  • Emergency, Industrial, and Sports Medicine
  • Urgent Care

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