Dr. Eric Makhni, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 36


Dr. Eric Makhni, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Troy, MI and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in sports medicine, hip & knee orthopedics, and more.

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Dr. Makhni was great in pre-OP visits listening to my issues I was having after other surgeries and coming up with a solution to the problem. Surgery went smoothly. The staff was great. By the very next day I was moving my shoulder in ways I could not before surgery. I feel confident with pt and some work that I'll get back to where I need to be.
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I'm very happy with the results of my recent arthroscopic surgery. Everything Dr. Makhni did was exceptional.
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Terrible experience! I had an arthritic knee, a series of three injections of Supartz was suggested. The PA who at HFHS administered the first injection hurt me, he apparently must have injected the Supartz into the wrong area, I was hurting from the injection. I saw Dr. Makhni the following week for a second round of the injection. I declined it. I asked Dr. Makhni what happened, he said that in a low percentage of cases, patients will have an adverse reaction to the drug, He did not test for this assumption that he made. He did suggest making a followup appointment with another colleague. I decided to make an appointment to a more independent physician. I eventually needed to have a total knee replacement.
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Dr. Makhni gave me a diagnosis for my cuff tear that was much different than my first orthopod who said I had no option but surgery, not even short-term pt. He was clear, patient, and understanding. I was happy I went to him for a second opinion.
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I would ABSOLUTELY NOT recommend Dr. M. During the pre-op consult he was very positive, said I was in great shape, explained the meniscus repair, said he would take care of the small area of arthritis and anything else he saw during surgery. I would be back to golf in no time. Had surgery. One week later/first post-op he told me to go off of crutches. Bad advice. Some ups, more downs followed. He doesn't return phone calls, answer questions or listen during post-op appmts. He smiles and says 'you're fine.' I remain composed. (Fortunately HFH staff & ortho drs on call are great!) 3 months later at my final post-op I told Dr. M something is still wrong, I'm still struggling. His reply "It's the best it's going to be, take Aleve and deal with it." Really?!! That's it?!! Sad, upset, dismayed I went for a second opinion & new MRI- my meniscus is STILL TORN - he should have seen it, at least during surgery. Am scheduled with new Dr for second surgery. Horrible experience.
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A fabulous doctor. Took the time to explain everything to us. Made himself more than available to us. Highly recommend.
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He is cool and friendly and down too earth. Did an awesome job with my arm surgery!
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Dr. Makhni expeditiously exhausted every option before we moved forward with surgery. He explained everything that was going to happen, in detail and answered all our questions. After surgery, he clearly described to us the outcome and what to expect each step of recovery. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with a sports injury concern.
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I was treated with respect and professionalism during my visits with Dr. Makhni and his staff. He and his staff were very clear with my condition, explained and answered all my questions and concerns with caring and compassion. I felt confident with my outcome. I will highly recommend Dr. Makhni to my family and friends with any orthopedic conditions.
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I had the best experience you would want with my Operation. Which was consisted of 3 different things that were wrong. Major rotator cuff problems also, bone spurs, and torn All good now very happy, back doing things 100%
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Dr. Makhni's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me


Dr. Makhni is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Detroit Lions. He has special expertise in the treatment of throwing injuries in baseball players and other overhead athletes, as well as in the treatment of knee ligament ...


  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery


Rush University Medical Center - Shoulder, Elbow, Sports Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Harvard Business School
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate School


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  • English

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)