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Eric P. Tannenbaum, M.D.

Joint Replacement, Anterior Hip Replacement, Hip Preservation, and Sports Medicine

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Dr. Eric Tannenbaum is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement surgery, hip preservation, and sports medicine. He offers the most current and advanced surgical techniques to his patients including anterior total hip replacement, robotic-assisted total knee replacement, and custom total shoulder replacement with 3D-printed patient-specific guides.

The anterior approach to hip replacement surgery is an innovative solution for patients with hip arthritis. Anterior hip replacement allows Dr. Tannenbaum to avoid cutting muscle as commonly done with other approaches and is considered a “muscle-sparing approach” resulting in less post-operative pain, quicker recovery, and a lower risk for hip dislocation. Dr. Tannenbaum is proud to offer the anterior hip replacement procedure for patients in Columbus, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas. 

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He is certified in Mako SmartRobotics™ knee and hip replacement surgery. Robotic-assisted joint replacement allows for the most precise implant placement during surgery.

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He is one of a select few orthopedic surgeons in the entire state of Indiana with specialty training in hip preservation surgery. Hip preservation is a newer surgical technique that involves using specialized, advanced instrumentation that allows Dr. Tannenbaum to operate through two tiny poke-hole skin incisions in order to treat multiple different sources of hip pain, such as labral tears or painful bone spurs. 

This newer minimally invasive procedure is known as "hip preservation surgery" and aims to restore a patient's normal hip anatomy in an effort to reduce pain and prevent further damage to the hip joint.

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During his fellowship, he spent an additional year of specialty training in Los Angeles, California, learning from international leaders in the field and perfecting skills in arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that uses poke-hole incisions and a small fiber-optic camera, instead of traditional open surgery, to repair injured structures within the joint, such as rotator cuff repair or ACL reconstruction. 

During his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Tannenbaum was Captain of the NCAA Division 1 wrestling team, a 4-Time All-American, and a national finalist. He later graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School before completing his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Michigan. 

After his residency, Dr. Tannenbaum received extensive specialty training in orthopedic sports medicine and joint replacement surgery through a fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute (a UCLA Affiliate) in Los Angeles, California. 

He previously served as a team physician for the University of Michigan football, wrestling, and volleyball teams. Additionally, he served as a team physician for the Los Angeles Valley College football team and has taken care of multiple professional athletes. He currently lives in Columbus, Indiana, with his wife and three boys.

Dr. Tannenbaum is available to see patients at our Columbus and Greensburg locations.

Dr. Tannenbaum’s expertise includes:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Biologic treatments
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Biceps tenodesis
    • Shoulder instability
    • Labral repair
    • SLAP repair
  • Knee arthroscopy
    • Meniscus surgery
    • ACL reconstruction
    • PCL reconstruction
    • Cartilage restoration (MACI procedure)


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA


  • Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association


  • Peer-Reviewed Publications
    • Tannenbaum EP, Zhang P, Maratt JD, Gombera MM, Holcombe SA, Wang SC, Bedi A, Goulet JA. A CT Study of Gender Differences in Acetabular Version and Morphology: Implications for Femoroacetabular Impingement. J Arthroscopy 2015;31(7):1247-1254.
    • Ross JR, Tannenbaum EP, Nepple JJ, Kelly BT, Larson CM, Bedi A. Functional Acetabular Orientation Varies Between Supine and Standing Radiographs: Implications for Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015;473(4):1267-73. 
    • Tannenbaum EP, Ross JR, Bedi A. Pros, cons, and future possibilities for use of computer navigation in hip arthroscopy. Sports Med Arthrosc 2014;22(4):33-41.
    • Kopydlowski NJ, Tannenbaum EP, Bedi A, Smith MV, Sekiya JK. An Increase in Cranial Acetabular Version With Age: Implications for Femoroacetabular Impingement. J Arthroplasty 2014;29(9):1741-1744.
    • Tannenbaum EP, Kopydlowski N, Smith M, Bedi A, Sekiya JK. Gender and racial differences in focal and global acetabular version. J Arthroplasty 2014;29(2):373-376. 7. Tannenbaum EP, Sekiya JK. Posterior Shoulder Instability in the Contact Athlete. Clin Sports Med 2013;32(4): 781-796.
    • Grant JA, Tannenbaum EP, Miller BS, Bedi A. Treatment of Combined Complete Tears of the Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments. J Arthroscopy 2012;28(1):110-122.
    • Tannenbaum EP, Sekiya JK. Evaluation and Management of Posterior Shoulder Instability. Sports Health 2011;3(3):253-263.
  • Book Chapters
    • Kirsch J, Tannenbaum EP, Lawton JN. Dorsal Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures. In Lawton JN (Ed.): Distal Radius Fractures: A Clinical Casebook. New York, NY: Springer, 2015.
    • Kuhn A, Tannenbaum EP, Ross JR, Bedi A. The Role of Computer Modeling and Navigation for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery. In Byrd JW, Bedi A, Stubbs AJ (Eds.): The Hip: AANA Advanced Arthroscopic  Surgical Techniques, First Edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, 2015. 
    • Tannenbaum EP, Kopydlowski NJ, Sekiya JK. Posterior Shoulder Instability in the Contact Athlete. In Park J.-Y. (Ed.): Sports Injuries to the Shoulder and Elbow. New York, NY: Springer, 2015. pp 225-236.
    • Kopydlowski NJ, Tannenbaum EP, Sekiya JK. Dislocation of the Proximal Tibiofibular Joint. In W.N. Scott (Ed.): Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, 5th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2011. pp 1760-1768.
  • “I have had great experiences with Dr. Tannenbaum. He explained what was wrong, how it was treated, my options, and what I could do to improve my condition.”
    – Gary C.
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