Dr. Ernest Eggers, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Dr. Eggers is one of this area's first physicians to perform total joint replacement surgery. He is considered a foremost expert in the study of joint reconstruction, and his surgical prowess has made his counsel much sought by manufacturers of joint prostheses from all over the U.S.A. His studies have taken him to Germany, Belgium, France and other countries. He has conducted seminars and research on the subject of arthritic joint replacement and continues to strive for innovative ways to reduce arthritic joint pain. He is a member of many local and state societies, including the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery, The Association of Knee and Hip Society, The Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and he is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Eggers has been involved in minimal invasive hip surgery for over 25 years and is now teaching limited-incision surgery on both hips and knees. Throughout his practice he has performed over 15,000 hip and knee replacements. Metal/metal hip implants have been used in his practice for approximately fifteen years, and ceramic/ceramic for approximately eleven years.

Dr. Eggers is a native of Indiana and served in the United States Navy. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Louisville

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Dr. Eggers' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
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My complaint is Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic Physical Therapy Office. I went there in March, 2017. I wanted to know the cost of physical therapy. I was told $30 to $80 would be my out of pocket cost after she contacted Anthem, my Insurance Co. I scheduled the appointments. After 11 appointments, I rec a bill in May for $3300!!! They sd incorrect & billed me $852. I was reassured that that was all I owed. Pd bill. Rec bill in Nov & Dec $569. Lied to about what owed. Can't resolve.
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Dr. Eggers is one of this area's first physicians to perform total joint replacement surgery. He is considered a foremost expert in the study of joint reconstruction, and his surgical prowess has made his counsel much sought by manufacturers of joint prostheses from all over the U.S.A. His studies have taken him to Germany, Belgium, France and other countries. He has conducted seminars and research on the subject of arthritic joint replacement and continues to strive for innovative ways to reduce arthritic joint pain. He is a member of many local and state societies, including the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery, The Association of Knee and Hip Society, The Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and he is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Eggers has been involved in minimal invasive hip surgery for over 25 years and is now teaching limited-incision surgery on both hips and knees. Throughout his practice he has performed over 15,000 hip and knee replacements. Metal/metal hip implants have been used in his practice for approximately fifteen years, and ceramic/ceramic for approximately eleven years.

Dr. Eggers is a native of Indiana and served in the United States Navy. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Louisville

Dr. Eggers' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Named Top Orthopedist in joint replacement by the Consumer Research Counsel of America, 1995, most
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  • Media & Publications
    • The Spine: Anatomy, Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment, 1982
    • The Knee: Sports-Related Injuries
    • The Back: Diagnosis and Treatment, 1983
    • Total Hip Replacement, First 250 Cases, 1974
    • Posterolateral Approach to Total Hip Surgery
    • Diseases of the Upper Extremity and Occupational Medicine, 1981

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1964

  • Internship Hospital
    Louisville Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1965

  • Residency Hospital
    Louisville Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1969

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate