Dr. Frank Bonnarens, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopaedic Associates 4001 Kresge Way Ste 330 Louisville, KY 40207 Get Directions
Dr. Frank Bonnarens, MD
Dr. Frank Bonnarens, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Bonnarens is affiliated with Baptist Health Louisville, Carroll County Memorial Hospital and Jewish Hospital.

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Patient Comments (4)
I went in to this guy, and told him I had a HECK of a time trying to sleep at night, and he verified I have a torn labrum. I had one request: Can he give me a steroid shot to alleviate the pain, or provide some kind of non-narcotic pain reliever, so I can sleep, because like most humans, I need to sleep. He literally walked away. I even went so far as to call them after, telling them I was frustrated, and needed guidance. This Doctor does not care. I will NOT go back to this Doctor.
in Bardstown |
Like everyone else who has made reviews out here, my experience is unfortunately the same. I explained to him my issue. Told him my problem. Explained that I don't want pain meds to make me sleep during the day, and simply asked what are the alternatives? I even said "over the counter", and I reiterated that I just got hired and I have a new boss. I wasn't fishing for pain meds, and wanted something simple, until I got into see the Physical Therapist. He literally walked away.
in Louisville, KY |
He is a good Dr. but poor beside manners. Towards end of my visit he said, Next time tell me its your ankle not your foot. I did not know how to take him... maybe he was having a bad day or just being rude. He seen my x-rays and he knew I broken my ankle. His staff is friendly and nice.
in Louisville, Ky |
Dr. Bonnarens is an excellent surgeon. He operated on my husband's shoulder. Unfortunately he does not have a good bedside manner. He doesn't really listen to his patients or spend a lot of time with them. He has his own agenda and forgets that every patient is different and heals at different times. His staff is very friendly.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Charity Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Lsu-Charity Hosp

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate