Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz, MD

Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Hoover, AL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

4517 Southlake Pkwy

Hoover, AL 35244

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Wrist Replacement
very high
more than 96% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Birth Defects
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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44  Procedures

  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Trinity Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Baptist Health System Inc
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University of Alabama Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • UAB
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Dr. Bonatz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bonatz to family and friends
41 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bonatz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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Patient Comments (7)

I saw Dr Bonatz today for the first time and he was the best doctor I've ever seen. So attentive and kept asking if we had any questions. Really put me at ease and explained everything to me, even showing me exactly where my fracture was located on a skeleton model. So great!
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This doctor rushes patients into surgery without explaining the procedure, so MAKE SURE you research BEFORE surgery. This doctor is also VERY rude.
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He did surgery on my left hand and it took way longer than expected! I had had previous surgeries in the UK but no good, he finally sorted the multitude of issues and more importantly I am now pain free! This in itself is the greatest gift as I had suffered years of pain and lack of use. I now can...more
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I already had an mri and my primary and i knew i had a tumor in my hand and that is why i was there. Dr Bonatz had already reviewed the report before walking in bc I heard him speaking about it outside the door. He walked in the door and no joke the FIRST thing out of his mouth was 'you know you're...more
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this man is such a blessing from heaven he used tobe at the uab kirklin clinic as i child i almost lost my right arm n wrist n all but he performed a miracle surgery when i was 16... im 34 now and still cry happy tears becuase i have full use of my right side... i highly recommended this man as a...more
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