Edward G. Loniewski, DO

Edward G. Loniewski, DO, FACOS, FAOAO

Dr. Loniewski is a specialist in adult reconstruction of the hips and knees (view Dr. Loniewski's welcome video). As a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he is a locally grown and trained orthopedic surgeon. After his time as chief intern at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills Michigan, he completed a full residency in Orthopedic Surgery through Michigan State University in 1995.

 

Here, he received the American Osteopathic Association’s Research Fellowship Award for his work on Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy after joint replacement and the American Osteopathic College of Surgeons Resident Achievement Award.

Although Dr. Loniewski specializes in the treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee, he also treats common disorders of the shoulder, elbow, ankle, and foot. He is fellowship-trained in the surgical treatment of arthritis and has developed a unique treatment protocol called the Comprehensive Arthritis Recovery and Education (CARE) program, which is now used to educate community leaders on the benefits of simple interventions to halt the progression of this disabling disease. As a board-certified surgeon, his professional achievements and dedication to the advancement of the profession have earned him the status of "Fellow" in both the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons as well as through the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. As his practice continues to grow, he has been able to continually provide patient-centered care due to his background in hotel and restaurant mangement. Patient satisfaction has always been at the center of his career.


Regenerative Medicine:

Dr. Loniewski has been active in advancing the area of regenerative medicine in his practice since 2005. In fact, he was the first orthopedic surgeon in the area to use cell-based therapy such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), which utilizes the regenerative cells within the patient’s body to aid in recovery from joint replacement surgery. In 2006, he presented his research results to the Michigan Orthopedic Society, revealing how patients receiving this treatment reduced their need for pain medications, transfusions and the need for further surgery. In addition, he presented a unique study utilizing PRP with arthroscopic surgery. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Loniewski has tried to advance this area of medicine. He has been a member of such research societies such as the International Cartilage Research Society (ICRS), International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and the Academy of Regenerative Medicine Practices (ARP). Through constant and continuing education supported by these organizations, Dr. Loniewski has been able to provide his patients with safe, effective and ethical cell based therapies to help restore patients to an active lifestyle with reduced pain and increased function.

 

Although not all patients will respond to these therapies, his training has helped identify the most appropriate patient for these state of the art therapies. Some therapies such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow concentrate (BMC) and adipose derived stem cell (ADSC) can be effective in reducing the symptoms of arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis with little to no adverse events since this is therapy derived from the patient’s own body. Since 2005, he has treated thousands of patients with platelet rich plasma (PRP) and was one of the first surgeons in the Midwest to offer adipose derived stem cell treatments for knee and hip arthritis in 2013. With very careful follow up and evaluations, he has been able to help patients avoid joint replacement and arthroscopic surgeries. However, this is not for every patient, and Dr. Loniewski can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation explaining the risks and benefits of these experimental treatments. Dr. Loniewski has also developed a well-referenced presentation reviewing your options for arthritis which can be downloaded here: Options for Your Arthritis 

Community Service

Dr. Loniewski and his wife were married in 1991, and are the proud parents of four children. As a resident of the Livingston County area, he is very involved in the local community. Over the past several years, he has served as both a board member of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as its chairperson twice. He is a local business owner and has participated in projects to provide jobs and the opportunities for advancement to the local business community. In 2007, he was nominated for Livingston County Citizen of the Year. In addition, one of his local businesses was awarded the 2015 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism for their work on the Farm to Table event.

Hospital Participations

  • Providence Park Hospital Novi, MI
  • The Bone and Joint Surgery Center of Novi, Novi, MI
  • St Joseph-Mercy Livingston (McPherson), Howell, MI
  • Woodland Health Center, Brighton, MI

Board Certification

  • American Osteopathic Association upon recommendation of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1998. Recertification, 2007.
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) - Certified 1998 and 2005.
  • Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons 2005.
  • Fellow, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, 2005.

Teaching Appointments

  • Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor 1997- Present.
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Health Systems- Clinical Instructor, Family Practice Residency, 2008-2014.
  • University of Michigan, Department of Orthopedics, Alumni Instructor- 1997-2004.

Positions Held

  • Chairperson, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), Educational Development, 2005-2009.
  • Chairperson, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), Adult Reconstruction Section, 2004-2005.
  • Board of Directors, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, 2009.
  • Research Reviewer, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Consortium of Graduate Medical Education, 2005-Present.
  • Founder, Acting Director, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Livingston, Bone and Joint Program. Howell, Michigan, 1997-2011.
  • Case Reviewer – Physicians Review Organization of Michigan, 2000-Present.
  • Committee Member – Michigan Arthritis Collaborative Partnership, 2002.
  • Founder, Co-owner and President, JointHealing.com, 1999.
  • Founding Member, Chairperson, Comprehensive Arthritis Recovery & Education (CARE) Program, Howell, Michigan, 1997
  • Board of Directors, Novi Bone and Joint Center, Novi Michigan, 2006-2008.
  • Case Reviewer – State of Michigan, Department of Community Health,
    2005-Present..

Committee Appointments

  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Resident Research Review Committee 2015
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital - Pain Control Committee- 2005.
  • St John's - Providence, Bone and Joint Center, Board of Directors, 2006-2008.
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Adult Reconstruction Educational Development Committee 2005-2008.
  • Michigan Arthritis Collaboration Partnership, 2002.
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics - Scientific Exhibit Evaluation Committee, 1997- 2005.
  • American Osteopathic Association - Young Physicians Committee, 1999- 2004.
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons/American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics - Clinical Guidelines Committee, 1998-2000.

Education

  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, University of Chicago, Chicago IL. 1995-1996.
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI., 1991-1995.
  • Internship, Botsford General Hospital, July 1990- June, 1991.
  • Doctor of Osteopathy, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1986-90.
  • B.A., Hotel, Restaurant, & Institutional Management, Michigan State University, 1979-83.
  • University of London, Bedford College, London, England, 1982 (coursework completed in Hotel Marketing and Comparative Business Management Theories).

Honors

  • Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman 2010-2012
  • Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), 2005. The recipients of the FACOS designation have demonstrated their commitment to the practice of surgery, surgical teaching, authorship of professional papers, and participation in local, state, and national organizations.
  • Fellow, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), 200. Members of the academy may be granted the title of "Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics" for outstanding contributions to the art of healing, to the practice of orthopedic surgery, to research, or for such other meritorious services reflecting credit upon this organization and the osteopathic profession at large.
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) Resident Achievement Award, 1995.
  • Andrew Taylor Still Achievement Award, 1995. Received an award from the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOP&S) for research advancing the principles of osteopathic medicine.
  • National Osteopathic Foundation/ Burroughs- Wellcome Community Leadership Award, 1995.
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Best of Show, Research Presentation, 1995. Received first place and best of show awards for poster presentation of research.
  • Burroughs-Wellcome Osteopathic Research Fellowship, 1994-1995. Recipient of a competitive funded research fellowship examining the effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments after total joint arthroplasty.
  • Appointment, American Osteopathic Association, Council of Osteopathic Postgraduate Training, 1994-1997.
  • Alvin Yarrows Award, 1993, 1994, 1995. Recipient of an award for best scientific paper, Botsford Hospital, Farming ton Hills, Michigan.
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, poster presentation award, 1993.
  • Chief Intern. Botsford General Hospital, class of 1991.
  • Commencement Speech- Michigan State University, Class of 1990.
  • Ciba - Geigy Community Service Award, 1988.
  • Mead - Johnson National Board Representative Award, 1988.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Alpha Epsilon Delta, 1985.
  • Athlete - Scholar Award, Michigan State University (MSU), 1981.
  • Most Improved Athlete, MSU Crew Team, 1983.
  • Relay for Life, Brighton, Michigan, 2007.

Research, Publications and Presentations

  • Use of Viscosupplementation in Degenerative Arthritis of the Knee. Grand Rounds Presentation, Genesys Health Systems, Congdon Memorial Lectures, January, 2008.
  • Osteoporosis- Basic Diagnosis and Treatment- Presented Mary Free Bed Hospital Grand Rounds, 2012, 2014.
  • Everything You Need to Know about Joint Replacement. You Learned in Kindergarten. Presented to the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, May, 2007, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Osteoporosis for Dummies. Presented at Grand Rounds, Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Training Program, December, 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Livingston County Medical Society, February 2008.,
  • Orthopedic Upper and Lower Body Exam. Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, March, 2006.
  • The Use of Platelet Rich Plasma in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Presented to the Michigan Orthopedic Society, Annual Meeting, June 2006, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Annual Meeting, February 2007, Gaylord, Michigan.
  • Microfracture Chondroplasty with Platelet Rich Plasma in Advanced Arthritis of Adults. Poster presentation, Michigan Orthopedic Society, Annual Meeting, June 2006, Mackinac Island, Michigan.
  • Diagnosing, Planning and Treatment of Infected Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Presented to the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, May, 2004, Chicago, IL.
  • Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Avoiding the Pitfalls. Presented to the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, September 2003.
  • Preventing Dislocations in Primary Hip Replacements. Presented to the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, September 2002, Orlando, Florida.
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty for Traumatic Arthritis. Presented to the American Academy of Orthopedics, September 2001.
  • Material Properties in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Presented at Michigan State University COGMET meeting, March, 2001.
  • Experience with a Multidisciplinary Team Approach for Joint Replacement in a Community Hospital. Presented to the Mercy Hospital System Leadership Conference, 1997. Nominated for the USA Today Quality Cup, 1997.
  • A Comprehensive Arthritis Recovery & Education (CARE) Program. Presented, Grand Rounds, Botsford General Hospital, Farming ton Hills, MI.­­­
  • Quality Parameters in the Manufacturing of Total Joint Arthroplasty's. Grand Rounds, St. Joseph.Mercy Department of Orthopedics, Ypsilanti, MI, Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, Mt. Clemens, MI.
  • Conservative Surgical Treatment for Periacetabular Osteolysis after Porous Total Hip Arthroplasty. Presented at the Third International Consensus of Surgery of the Pelvis and Acetabulum, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996. Grand Rounds, Botsford General Hospital, Farming ton Hills, MI.
  • Applying Osteopathic Principles & Practices (O.P. &P) in Research: Clinical /Resident Involvement. Presented at the American Osteopathic Association, Medical Education Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL, 1996.
  • Conversion of an Arthrodesed or Ankylosed Knee Joint to a Total Knee Arthroplasty. Published in Flexion, Volume 4, No 2, November 1996.
  • The Effects of Immediate Weight Bearing after a Porous Coated Total Hip Arthroplasty: A prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled outcome study. Used by Biomet to promote their new Balance Hip.
  • The Effect of Smoking on Porous Ingrowth Prosthesis. Retrospective, controlled, blinded study evaluating the effects nicotine intake on the clinical a radiographic outcome after a porous coated femoral stem.
  • Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Submitted to American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1996.
  • The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty, 1995. Journal of Alternative Medicine in Health Care, September 2000. The author of the first prospective, controlled, randomized and blinded outcome study evaluating Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments in the early postoperative period. Presented at the American Osteopathic Association Scientific Seminar, 1995. Best of Show at American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1996.Winner of the "Andy" award for Osteopathic research excellence, 1995. To be published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine in Health Care, 2,000. Presented at the International Scientific Conference on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medical Research of the Harvard Medical School and the NIH April 2002
  • Arthroplasty for Post-Traumatic Arthritis. A review of the literature and personal case presentations on the pre-operative planning, treatment options, and outcomes for post-traumatic arthritis. American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, National Convention, September, 2001.
  • Experience with a Multidisciplinary Team Approach for Joint Replacement in a Community Hospital- A retrospective review of the impact of a surgeon -driven peri-operative team on cost, length of stay and patient satisfaction. Presented to the Mercy Hospital System Leadership Conference, 1997.Nominated for the USA Today Quality Cup, 1997.
  • A Comprehensive Arthritis Recovery & Education (CARE) Program- A review of the literature examining the effectiveness of a comprehensive holistic approach for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Presented, Grand Rounds, Botsford General Hospital, Farming ton Hills, MI., Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Winter Conference, 1999.
  • Quality Parameters in the Manufacturing of Total Joint Arthroplasty's- A review of the literature reviewing the world-wide data supporting specific manufacturing methods for optimal long term survival of hip and knee replacements. Grand Rounds, St. Joseph-Mercy Department of Orthopedics, Ypsilanti, MI, Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, Mt. Clemens, MI., Michigan State University , College of Osteopathic Medicine, April 2000
  • Conservative Surgical Treatment for Periacetabular Osteolysis after Porous Total Hip Arthroplasty- Describes and evaluates a conservative surgical technique for the treatment of contained cavitary osteolysis in the superior dome/and/or medial wall of the acetabulum while maintain the current prosthesis. Presented at the Third International Consensus of Surgery of the Pelvis and Acetabulum, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996.Grand Rounds, Botsford General Hospital, Farming ton Hills, MI.
  • Applying Osteopathic Principles & Practices (O.P. &P) in Research:Clinical /Resident Involvement: Provided a resident's viewpoint on how the integration of OP&P into an outcome based resident research program can produce tangible results.Presented how a prospective, randomized, controlled, and blinded outcome study can be completed for under $1,000. Presented at the American Osteopathic Association, Medical Education Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL, 1996
  • Conversion of an Arthrodesed or Ankylosed Knee Joint to a Total Knee Arthroplasty- Reported the outcome of a unique surgical technique for conversion of an ankylosed or arthrodeses knee to rotating hinge prosthesis. Published in Flexion, Volume 4, No 2, November 1996
  • The Effects of Immediate Weight Bearing after a Porous Coated Total Hip Arthroplasty: A prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled outcome study- Evaluated the effects of immediate postoperative weight bearing on the radiographic and clinical outcome of a newly designed porous femoral stem. Used by Biomet to promote their new Balance Hip.
  • The Effect of Smoking on Porous Ingrowth Prosthesis- Retrospective , controlled, blinded study evaluating the effects nicotine intake on the clinical a radiographic outcome after a porous coated femoral stem.
  • Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty- A retrospective review of this surgical technique evaluating the optimal length needed and the ability to remove the prosthesis easily with minimal operative trauma. Submitted to American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1996.
  • The Effectiveness of Twice-a-Day Physical Therapy in Unilateral Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients, 1994- Not yet published.Primary Author of a prospective controlled clinical study evaluating the functional and cost effectiveness of performing twice-a-day physical therapy on patients receiving a total knee arthroplasty. Winner of the Alvin-Yarrows Award for Research Excellence, 1995Presented at Detroit Academy of Orthopedics, Resident Research Day, 1996
  • The Split-Flip Graft Technique for Varus Deformity of the Knee, 1994- Not yet published. One of two primary authors of an introduction and evaluation of an operative technique used to preserve bone stock and correct severe varus deformities of the knee in patients undergoing a total knee arthroplasty. Third Place Winner, Alvin Yarrows Award for Research Excellence, 1995
  • Functional Outcome Results of Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion, 1993. Primary Author with Harry N. Herkowitz, M.D. of Beaumont Hospital of a retrospective study examining the functional return of normal activities for patients after anterior cervical fusion. Presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 1995, Michigan Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, 1995.
  • Is Family Function Important to the Overall Outcome of a Surgery...? The Correlation of the Family APGAR Score to the Hospital for Special Surgery Score, 1993- Not yet published.Primary Author of a prospective study examining the relationship of family function to the total and sub category results of the HSS score. Presented poster exhibit to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1996, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, 1993 and the American Osteopathic Association Scientific Seminar, 1993.
  • The Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty, 1992 - Primary author in retrospective study of complications after revision arthroplasty. Presented poster exhibit of above topic during the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Conventions 1992.
  • Posterior Tibial Slope of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, October 1991 - A retrospective study examining the functional outcome of patients as it relates to the posterior slope angle of a UKA. Presentation to the Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

 

Activities and Organizations

  • Student Osteopathic Medical Association’s Advisory Board, Underserved Medical Scholarship 2015
  • Relay for Life Chairperson, Advanced Orthopedic Specialists. 2002-2005.
  • Michigan Consortium for Osteoporosis. Member 1999-Present.
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation, Practice Partner, 2002-2015.
  • Member, American Osteopathic Association, Young Physician's Association Advisory Committee. 1999-2005.
  • Secretary, American Osteopathic Association Intern Resident Committee, 1991-1998.
  • Member, American Osteopathic Medical Association, Osteopathic Principles and Practices Committee, 1993-94.
  • Chief Intern, Botsford General Hospital, Class of 1991.
  • Founding Member, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons Subcommittee on Leadership Development, 1990
  • Founder, Student Osteopathic Medical Association's Legislative Affairs Action Committee, 1987-88.
  • Committee Member – Michigan Arthritis Collaborative Partnership, 2002.
  • Chairperson, Student Osteopathic Medical Association's Public Relations Committee, 1986-88.
  • Chairperson, Student Osteopathic Medical Association's Foundation, 1988-1991. Founding member of SOMA Research & Development Program.
  • Speaker of the House, Student Osteopathic Medical Association, 1987-88.
  • Founder, Alpha Epsilon Delta Chapter, Michigan State University, 1985.
  • Member, Ad-Hoc Committee on Osteopathic Unity, 1988-89.
  • Board of Directors, Michigan Council of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons 1988-89.
  • Founder, Student, Faculty, Administrator Committee, Michigan State University, 1988.
  • Chairman, Health-4-U Day, Michigan State University, 1988.
  • American Osteopathic Association- 1986-Present.
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics- 1991-Present.

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